RABBIT RUN-AWAY ORPHANAGE is a non-profit public charity,with a small dedicated group of volunteers. The Orphanage receives no government funding and is reliant on donations and fundraising. It is an entity that belongs to all people that care about the welfare of pet rabbits.
The Rabbit Run-Away Orphanage aims to:provide care for sick, unwanted, stray, or mistreated rabbits, and to facilitate:appropriate short-term care;medical treatment; rehabilitation treatment; long-term re-homing solutions. Rabbit run-away also educates the public on rabbit ownership and care, and strives to prevent unnecessary euthanasia of rabbits and discourage cruelty to rabbits
Bunny orphans come to Rabbit Run-Away Orphanage as ‘overflows’ from other animal shelters such as AAPS, Lort Smith, Animal Aid, council shelters, private rescues and other shelters throughout Victoria. Bunnies also often come to the orphanage as a result of being dumped, neglected, handed into vets or rescued through the orphanage’s rescue service.
Judi & Bryce’s passion for the pet rabbit was born in 2003 when two bunnies arrived through a hole in their back fence. The two young giants were Hiro and Chi (RIP). The couple were intrigued by their intelligence and unique nature, and when they became aware of the high number of rabbits dumped in night boxes at shelters and subsequently euthanaised, their journey into pet rabbit welfare began