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I’m glad that you understand my concerns. If you did get rabbits from the shelter, that would allow them to take more. It would save you money for the spay and neuters. You could control the number you took, only taking what you thought you could find homes for. Unlike advertising, where you likely would be inundated with requests. That is one of the duties I have at the Rabbit Sanctuary. I am in charge of the email account. We give our rabbits a home for life and can only take a small percentage of the hundreds we are asked to take each year. So, I spend a lot of my time telling people that we are full and cannot take their rabbits. It’s very depressing to have to do this, and I worry about all those that we couldn’t take. I offer them advice in the hope that they might keep their rabbit, and tell them of other rescues that might be able to help, but I know that those other rescues stay full and that there is only a slim chance that they can help. If enough people hear about you, you will definitely have to start turning away rabbits, and that will be distressing. It certainly is to me. There are many rabbits in need that I can’t get out of my head and there are nights that I can’t sleep, especially when I get late night emails about a rabbit that someone wants to discard.

It’s very admirable that you want to do this, and there are so many rabbits in need of homes, but it seems like the best way to help and the way that you wouldn’t get overwhelmed and possibly depressed, would be to take a rabbit or rabbits from the shelter as you were able to provide for them, then find them homes. Every rabbit you take from the shelter allows them to take in another one that they may not have had room for, or it may keep them from euthanizing the rabbits that have been there the longest, just so they will have room for new ones.

Good luck in your venture. Any rabbit that you can save and find a good home for will help.