Good News for the Canmore Rabbits!
We have confirmed placement for 50 more ferals on an acreage NW of Calgary.
The property owners have opened the barn door and welcome the arrival of their new charges.
The rabbits will be received at our holding area. Our veterinarians will give the rabbits an overall health check, tattoo one ear for identification, and perform a spay/neuter. The recovering rabbits will open their eyes to blue sky and yellow fields in the warmth and safety of a heated barn. Come springtime we will build permanent outdoor runs and shelters.
Read about this happy new development in the news:
And please continue to support our rescue work with donations. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you believe you could accommodate a number of rabbits on your property.
November 17, 2012.
Thank you to the persons who alerted me to the hacking and destruction of this blog site. We immediately filed a complaint with the Canmore RCMP.
We believe we have the identity of the individual who broke into my email accounts this afternoon and corrupted the site. And we will press charges!! This reckless and dangerously obstructive behaviour is fuelled by unbalanced people who purport to care for the rabbits, yet use every opportunity to thwart and sabotage our rescue efforts. They rally in public places to draw attention to themselves and make anonymous attacks on good works and true supporters from the keyboards of their computers. Meanwhile, rabbits continue to die....
A number of very positive offers came in this evening. Fingers and ears crossed that we find more sanctuary space soon.
We have a good working relationship with the Town of Canmore, lots of dedicated volunteers and supporters, and an unwavering commitment to help save those little lives.
The website still needs some repair, but our spirit and will remain unbroken!
October 15, 2012.
The Town of Canmore has announced that trapping of Canmore's ferals will
We are ready to take in the first rabbits trapped and relocate them to sanctuary.
We need the assistance of our caring communities to continue our work.
Our primary needs are:
Financial support from donations to continue to care for the animals in our trust and provide for incoming rabbits.
Additional sanctuary space to accommodate our new arrivals.
Please support our rescue effort - every little bit helps!
If you are a property owner who is interested in helping us create a feral rabbit sanctuary on your land please contact us: email@example.com.
April 11, 2012.
I wish to extend a very special thank you to EPCOR for creating the Employee
Thanks to the generosity of their employees: Aleida Guerrero, Coreen Guerrero, Vincent Guerrero, and Zachary Yackimec, many more little lives were spared.
Today we learned the Town of Canmore will continue to work with us in the Fall to safely relocate Canmore's rabbits to sanctuary. For now, the trapping has stopped.
I cannot express the deep gratitude I feel for the awesome community support we have received over the past few weeks. I am confident many more individuals in your caring communities will join us and save the remaining Canmore rabbits.
We have secured two new sanctuaries and raised enough funding support to save many more rabbits!!
Thank you for helping us make the world a better place for our animals!
On behalf of EARS and the rabbits of Canmore
The Town of Canmore is currently trapping about 50 rabbits a week. At $130 per rabbit we need to see an additional $5,000 per week until the end of April 2012 to keep up with the trapping schedule. Our current funds are almost exhausted. We have clinics, veterinarians, and many volunteers on board; Several sanctuary locations are available for our incoming rabbits; We do, however, require immediate funding to provide sustainable support for any new ferals. Rabbits we are unable to take will be killed.
February 25, 2012.
EARS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Town of Canmore for the transfer and sanctuary
EARS is a registered charity currently working with the citizens of Canmore, Alberta to relocate the feral rabbit population to sanctuary. Save Canmore Bunnies is our local campaign. Visit: www.earthanimalrights.org to learn about our rescue work with the rabbit population at the University of Victoria last year.
In January, 2012 the Town of Canmore began trapping the rabbits of Canmore. If we can demonstrate that we have the financial means to sterilize the rabbits, relocate them to sanctuary, and provide for their on-going care and maintenance, Canmore Administration will continue to direct the hired trapper to release the rabbits to us. Otherwise, they will be killed!
Our current proposal to Canmore provides for sanctuary relocation for the first 200 rabbits trapped. We have secured two sanctuary locations outside of Calgary where these rabbits will live the remainder of their lives. Your donations and in-kind support spared these animals lives! We are looking into several other sanctuary prospects and have secured funding for a total of 215 rabbits.
Please read these articles and enjoy the videos:
As well, we have included this link to the Town of Canmore's media release from December 21st: www.canmore.ca/index.php?option=com_docman...
Please continue to support our efforts so we can relocate more of Canmore's feral rabbit population to safety - before it is too late!!
All monies donated will directly support sanctuary relocation. We want to save as many lives as we can. Our success will be directly proportional to the amount of support we receive from the community. We value each life. We estimate the feral rabbit population to be about 800.