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We are incredibly excited and very proud to announce that we have been shortlisted as a finalist in Petplan & ADCH Animal Charity Awards 2013!

We have been nominated and shortlisted within the category of ""Animal Charity Team of the Year"".  For full details of all the awards and finalists see Petplan & ADCH Animal Charity Awards 2013.

This is testament to the excellent team of volunteers who support David, Feona & Bunny in the running of the organisation.  We'd like to take the time to give them a huge vote of thanks and also to thank all those who nominated us for the award.

The winners will be announced on Thursday 2nd May 2013 at the Petplan & ADCH Animal Charity Awards ceremony held during the ADCH Conference in Stratford-upon-Avon, so we'll let you all know how we get on.

Rabbit Awareness Week is coming!  This year, it runs from 4th May - 12th May 2013.

We're planning various activities throughout Rabbit Awareness Week, starting with our online photo competition ""I Kissed A Bunny And I Liked It"".

During RAW we plan to emphasise the benefits and necessity for rabbits to be kept in pairs or small groups, demonstrating their playful nature and their desire for constant company.  We figured what better way to do this than to show off everyone's rabbits doing the thing they enjoy best - bunny kisses.

We want you to submit your photos of your bunny kisses - either you kissing your rabbit, your rabbits kissing each other, or even rabbits with other animals.

Entries can be submitted online NOW and until the end of 3rd May 2013.

During Rabbit Awareness Week, we'll then be asking members of the public to vote on the competition entries.

Winning entries will receive a free 1-hour photo shoot kindly donated by Robyn Lewis Pet Photography, and your winning entry will also be used in our literature and adoption posters.

For more details, and to enter for FREE visit

It's the month for love, and everywhere you look there's love hearts, and couples, and ""cute"" things.

So some of our lonely bunnies have asked us to work extra hard this month to find them a husbun or bunny-wife.

Today we start with Froo-Froo:

Hello, my name is Froo Froo

I am a beautiful REW (red eyed white) and i am medium to large in size. I am very clean, always use my litter tray, eat all my hay and keep my paws sparkly white.

As i openly admit i am a very prim and proper bunny, i think my ideal date would be high tea with a handsome bunny, then sharing a piece of hay under the moonlight, re-inacting the famous ""Lady and The Tramp"" spaghetti scene.

Do you have a lonely buck looking for love? If he is looking for gorgeous, friendly, outgoing lady friend, tell him to look no further, Little Bunny Froo Froo awaits.

If you would like to adopt Froo-Froo, or to see some of our many other rabbits looking for a permanent home, please see

David and his wife Feona with two of their pet rabbits.This Easter period, a local rabbit rescue charity encourages you to see past the cute baby bunnies of the season and learn more about the real issues affecting pet rabbits.

Recent research suggests that over 1 million of the UK’s pet rabbit population may not be receiving the five basic needs they require as specified within the animal welfare act, and rabbit welfare in particular is thought to be at critical levels as the rabbit appears to be Britain’s most neglected, abandoned and ill-treated pet.

Fairly Beloved Rabbit Care, a registered Scottish charity dedicated to the improvement of rabbit welfare through rescue and education services, are encouraging families, schools and community groups to join in their Easter campaign, “The Big Hop” throughout March and April.

David Bell, director of the charity, said, “Most people know that rabbits are the 3rd most popular pet, but when you start to talk about what rabbits need the majority of people start to make mistakes.  This is an issue of education and awareness, not cruelty or deliberate neglect”.

The charity, which has been in operation for just over two years, uses volunteer foster families to care for rabbits in need, whilst permanent homes are found.  Many of the rabbits that enter the service have significant health or behavioural problems.  The charity will work closely with each rabbit to bring them back to health and rehabilitate them ready for a family home.  Rabbits are of all ages too, with new born litters entering the rescue service just as regularly as older rabbits.

Their Big Hop campaign invites people to get actively involved, either through fundraising activities or by inviting the charity to attend local schools, nurseries and community groups to offer an interactive rabbit welfare talk featuring rabbit handling sessions.

“We’d love as many people as possible to hold their own sponsored hop event,” David continues, “It’s a great opportunity for some family fun during the Easter period, and can easily raise some much need funds for the rabbits in desperate need of help”.

With an estimated 67,000 rabbits in rescue services throughout the UK, and thousands more being rehomed privately through classifieds and social media networks, the message is clear to those who are considering a rabbit this Easter.

“Make it a chocolate one”, David says, “and if you still want a rabbit after Easter contact us or your local rescue centre and adopt rather than buy from a pet shop or a breeder.  As well as a healthy, loving pet you will get lots of up to date advice and support that is less likely to be available from commercial organisations”.

For more information on how you can get involved with The Big Hop visit The Big Hop website or call Fairly Beloved Rabbit Care on 0141 280 3272.  The team will also be holding a Big Hop event at the David Livingstone Centre on Good Friday and Easter Saturday as part of the National Trust for Scotland’s Easter Events.


We are delighted to welcome Bunny Green on to the Fairly Beloved Rabbit Care Management Committee.

In her role as Committee Member, Bunny will help to support the charity directors David & Feona Bell with the overall running of the charity, including fundraising, rescue services and supporting the various volunteers.

Bunny has years of experience as a rabbit owner, and has supported David & Feona with various fundraising activities over the past 12 months and we are thrilled to be in a position to recognise her support formally in this way as the charity continues to grow.

Over the coming weeks we will explore how Bunny will get involved in the charity a little more.

This is another indication of how well the charity is doing just now, and a reminder of how reliant we are on our excellent team of volunteers throughout the area.  As we continue to grow in the coming years we are confident there will be a need to further expand our Management Committee.  If this is an area that may be of interest to you, please make one of the team aware and we will include you in our considerations in the future.

In the meantime, we hope you will join us in welcoming Bunny to her new voluntary role.