Friends of Unwanted Rabbits (F.U.R.)
Friends Of Unwanted Rabbits (F.U.R.) Is A Rabbit Rescue Organization Founded In 2004. We Are Dedicated To Finding Forever, Loving, Indoor Homes For Abandoned And Neglected Rabbits Dumped At Local Area Shelters. Our Goal Is To Increase Public Awareness Of These Intelligent, Social Creatures As House Pets. We Are Committed To Improving The Lives Of Companion Rabbits Through Education On Proper Rabbit Care. We Support Spaying/Neutering Rabbits To Improve Overall Health, Behavior And To Decrease Overpopulation.
What Does FUR Do?
FUR rescues rabbits abandoned at the Sacramento County Bradshaw Animal Shelter. Rabbits are spayed/neutered and placed in temporary foster homes where they receive much needed TLC while they recover. All rabbits are litter box trained, and socialized before being housed at Petco adoption center, located at 855 east Bidwell Street in Folsom, ca. Some of our rabbits stay in foster homes until they are adopted and are not housed at Petco due to their size and/or special needs. Volunteers care for the rescued rabbits housed at Petco and provide exercise and socialization time outside their cages. The rabbits are adopted to carefully screened indoor homes by fur volunteers.
Why Does Fur Exist?
Each year thousands of rabbits are abandoned at local area shelters. Rabbits are the 3rd most frequently discarded animals at shelters and the most often overlooked. Most are discarded by their owners due to a lack of understanding and knowledge of these highly intelligent creatures. Others are dumped by irresponsible breeders. In the recent past 100% of the rabbits discarded at the Sacramento county animal care & regulation were euthanized. Since its inception, fur has rescued over 1276 rabbits and decreased the euthanasia rate to less than 1%.
How Does FUR Survive?
FUR is run by a group of dedicated volunteers and is supported by T.E.A.M. (Teaching Everyone Animals Matter). TEAM is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation formed to help the Sacramento County Bradshaw Animal Shelter. Friends of Unwanted Rabbits is dependent upon generous donations from the public. Contributions to FUR are used for spaying/neutering, medical care and fostering expenses.