Fulfill Iowa’s only rescue for pet rabbits, A Household for EveryBunny

Diana Ford put in her Easter Sunday with a headlamp, a shovel and a dedication to conserve a spouse and children of baby bunnies stuck underneath someone’s deck.

She’s among the the community of Iowans who donate their time to functioning the state’s only rescue targeted just on rabbits, A Property for EveryBunny. The nonprofit is preparing to celebrate five yrs of growth — and more than 500 bunnies saved — on Sunday. 

But the business has other preparations to do, too.

The strategy of summer also brings the yearly write-up-Easter influx of undesired rabbits. A number of months following the holiday getaway that usually drives pet store sales, Ford claimed, is when “the cuteness variable has worn off and men and women understand they’re not effortless animals.”

In 2017, Ford and the nonprofit’s founders anticipated to take in 10 rabbits a calendar year. Now the corporation run entirely by volunteers takes about 100 annually, with a ready record for foster homes that continually tops 30 rabbits at any given time. Ford lives in Coralville, but the nonprofit has no actual physical dwelling, as an alternative relying on a statewide network of foster family members to care for rabbits.