Find-a-Friend Friday: Elleka, Mitten, and Bashful

February 22nd, 2013 11:21 am by Kelly

Top to bottom, mom and her baby bunnies: Elleka, Mitten, and Bashul.
Photos courtesy of the Missouri House Rabbit Society.


This is such a sad story, y’all. When their owners no longer wanted them, they released Elleka and her companion into the wild to fend for themselves. Elleka’s friend was attacked and killed by a dog before Elleka was found and rescued by the Missouri House Rabbit Society. And, surprise surprise, it just so happens that she was pregnant!

Though these babies will never know their father, at least they’ll be adopted into safe, loving homes. This is where you come in, dear readers! Three of the five babies have been adopted, but mom and her remaining two children are still available – and the MHRS wants to keep them together. If you think you have what it takes to care for three fluffy little bundles of joy, what are you waiting for? Arrange a meeting today! (Seriously, free up some more spots in the foster homes!)


Elleka, Mitten, Bashful
Dutch/Lionhead Mix: An adoptable rabbit in Greenwood, MO
Medium • Young • Female

PLEASE CONSIDER GIVING THREE WONDERFUL RABBITS A FOREVER HOME. They are litter trained and friendly. Here is their story: Elleka (gray and white Dutch) and her companion were released by their owners to fend for themselves. The other bunny was killed by a neighborhood dog then a good samaritan contacted the House Rabbit Society and we took the surviving bunny. Two weeks later she had 5 babies. They are all adorable and sweet and in some way the bunny who lost his life will be remembered through these baby bunnies he fathered. Two of the babies are staying with mama. Elleka, Mitten (boy with white foot), and Bashful (girl all black) will be adopted as a trio.

More about Elleka, Mitten, Bashful
Spayed/Neutered • House trained


Find-a-Friend Friday: Zorro

April 6th, 2012 1:35 pm by Kelly


Zorro the fluffy, black rabbit!
Photos courtesy of Independence Animal Services.


The Independence animal shelter has a rabbit! Zorro’s a young, gregarious little guy who’s been at the shelter for a month now. That’s way too long, right?! If you’re looking for a rabbit to welcome into your home, Zorro’s your guy!* Get in touch with Independence Animal Services ASAP!



American: An adoptable rabbit in Independence, MO
Small • Young • Male

Zorro is a sweet, social young bunny with lots of personality. He has been at the shelter for a month waiting for his new family to find him. Zorro was kept as an indoor bunny and does use a litter box. He has been spoiled by shelter staff, who often bring in carrots, strawberries and parsley for him to enjoy in addition to his regular diet. He always gets excited when people enter the room and would love to meet his new family today! If you are looking for a sweet bunny, you must meet Zorro!

More about Zorro
Pet ID: A15408481 • Primary color: Black • Coat length: Short
Zorro’s Contact Info


* And not just for Easter! FOREVER. Animals do not make good gifts. The timing on this post is totally coincidental, pinky swear.

Find-a-Friend Friday: Lily

April 15th, 2011 3:37 pm by Kelly


Lily the fluffy white rabbit gazes past the camera, seemingly entreating the cameraperson for a bowl of freshly picked veggies. You can come over and sneak carrots from my crisper any time, Lily!
Images courtesy of the Missouri House Rabbit Society, Kansas City chapter.

OMD Lily, what a gorgeous girl! Such long, fluffy white fur, with just a hint of pink skin showing through. And the veins in her ears – they almost look like ginormous pink leaves of lettuce! Super-adorable, all around. And it’s your lucky day, ’cause the lady would love to come home with you!



Lionhead: An adoptable rabbit in Greenwood, MO
Small • Adult • Female

Lily is a beautiful white lady with an energetic spirit! She just loves digging in boxes, rearranging her pen area, and running around to share her joy with everyone in the room! She also has a sweet, snuggly side and will love cuddling up beside you for some nose and cheek nuzzles. Lily was found running outside and rescued by a good Samaritan. She is a friendly and outgoing girl, but still a little nervous about being picked up and handled too much. She has lived in a foster home with cats and very much enjoys their company as well. Please consider giving this lovely lady a forever home with you!

Lily is staying with the KC chapter of the MO House Rabbit Society, so give ’em a holler if you’re interested in maybe adopting her – or any of their other bunny charges, for that matter. Rabbits don’t seem to be adopted quickly, or at least not around these parts, which is is shame. So sweet and cuddly!

Happy Friday folks, and don’t forget: rabbits are for hugging, not eating! Ditto: dogs, pigs, cows and mice!

Find-a-Friend Friday: Rufus

December 24th, 2010 12:21 pm by Kelly


Rufus, a white and brown rabbit with stand-up satellite dish ears.
Photos courtesy Prairie Paws Animal Shelter.

In honor of this morning’s oh-so-timely Christmas Eve snow dusting, a speckled white rabbit! Allow me to introduce you to Rufus, a cute and festively colored little guy who’s currently staying at Prairie Paws Animal Shelter in Ottawa, Kansas.

Rex Mix: An adoptable rabbit in Ottawa, KS
Medium • Adult • Male

Meet Rufus! This sweet bunny was found in a barn by a locate farmer. He sat down on the ground and called to Rufus and he just hopped his way right over to him. Needless to say, Rufus is a very friendly bunny who really needs a good home. Our guess is that Rufus was abandoned and was very lucky to find a nice person who took him in.

If you are interested in Rufus, please either email prairie.paws [at] for an application or call 785-242-2967. If you would like to come visit the shelter, the address is 3173 K 68 HWY in Ottawa, Ks. The shelter is open to the public, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00 pm. The shelter is closed on Wednesday and Sunday.

More about Rufus
Pet ID: 10-1607

Sadly, Rufus is just one of many rabbits in need of a home. Please see Petfinder for a complete list of homeless bunnies in the Kansas City area!