Welcome to RabbitWise, your guide through
Rabbitdom, where you will find connections to everything rabbit nationwide and
specific information for the metropolitan Washington, DC area (the District of
Columbia, Suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia). You will find links to
informative rabbit-related sites on the net, across the nation and across the
world. By making this information more easily accessible in an organized
fashion, we hope to help everyone with their rabbit questions.
For a more personal touch, RabbitWise can put you in contact with rabbit
knowledgeable people to consult with, arrange hands-on rabbit care workshops for
you to attend, and locate local veterinarians that are experienced with rabbits.
Ultimately, by helping you, we hope to assist domestic rabbits, our primary
clients, find an excellent quality of life in permanent indoor homes with
responsible and caring rabbit guardians.
MUGGINS ROCKO RABBIT, Founder
Welcome to RabbitWise!
the rescue, shelter, and veterinary communities, RabbitWise hopes that this
website is a useful tool to share information, coordinate services, reduce
duplication, and create a system of integrated programs to benefit rabbits.
Welcome to your tour through Rabbitdom!
is an all volunteer, non-profit 501c3 public charities
organization whose primary client is the domestic rabbit. Our
mission is: to PREVENT irresponsible acquisition and care of companion
rabbits; to improve RETENTION rates of rabbits already living in homes
in order to avoid them being relinquished or abandoned; to EDUCATE
persons who live with, shelter, and/or treat rabbits to give them the
best care possible; and to ADVOCATE for the broader welfare of rabbits
providing easy access to local and internet rabbit resources, public
education, consultation and referral services, RABBITWISE hopes to
assist current and potential rabbit caretakers in making responsible
decisions about rabbits, in giving high quality care to rabbits, and in
understanding the nature, behavior, and communication styles of
participating in community and nation wide animal welfare
organizations' programs, by mounting public relations campaigns where
appropriate, and by offering community programs for rabbits, RabbitWise
hopes to raise public and private consciousness about rabbits to help
them achieve the status that dogs and cats currently enjoy.
RABBITWISE is primarily concerned with promoting the welfare and increasing the quality of life of an individual, group, and/or
class of domestic rabbits by:
-offering educational, consulting, coordination, and/or support services to potential and current rabbit guardians;
-offering educational, consulting, coordination, and/or support services to the rescue, shelter, veterinary, and advocacy
communities; and by
-advocating publically and privately for humane treatment of rabbits locally and nationwide.
WHO WE ARE
Lana Lehr, Managing Director
John White, Education Director
Scott Baker, Services Director
Paulette Baker, Volunteer Director
Jennifer Barbieri, Rescue Operations Director
Lana Lehr, News Editor/Public Relations
Marianela del Pino-Rivera. Certified Public Accountant
BOARD OF ADVISORS
David Crum, DVM, Vet Consultant
Karen Hamrick, Development
Howard Lyman, Humane
Gary Schwartz, DVM, Vet Consultant
Scott Stahl, DVM, Vet Consultant
is a non-profit organization, 501( c )(3) public charity, founded in
2003, comprised of rabbit-knowledgeable volunteers in consultation with
professionals and organizations in animal welfare and animal rights
related fields to advocate for the improved welfare and legal status of
the domestic rabbit.
but not all, of RabbitWise's volunteers are rabbit guardians who have
also been educators of rabbit care and behavior, volunteers, and/or
members of the board of directors of other rabbit welfare and rescue
RabbitWise's sponsors are
people from all walks of life who believe that domestic rabbits, as the
most popular companion animal after dogs and cats, should be afford the
same legal status and standards of care that are afforded to other
companion animals. Sponsorship in RabbitWise helps to advance education
to prospective and current rabbit guardians, advance advocacy programs,
and enable the creation of new programs.
P.O. Box 2543
Kensington, MD 20891-2543
(301) 530-1252 in MD
(703) 430-3453 in VA Loudoun County
(703) 421-2258 in VA Fairfax County
Fax: (301) 897-8587
e-mail: rabbitwise @verizon.net
Volunteer for and/or Sponsor a RabbitWise program or project.