HRSS’ Very Own Event-
Yours For Life!
By Janice Lim & Iryn Tan
On 7th March 2004, many rabbit lovers gathered at the
Youth Park for HRSS’ very own event- Yours For
Life. Organised independently by HRSS, this event was
an adoption drive cum jumble sale and its purpose was
to encourage adoption of rabbits in foster care and
to raise funds for this cause.
There were a total of four segments: the education
booth, the adoptions corner, the merchandise booth and
the jumble sale.
Bunnies were also played up in the faces of a group
of P2 students when Mrs Chung and her assistant turned
the gamely little faces into animated bunnies. We admired
their boundless zeal as they zipped around the school
to help us spread the message.
The students, who visited our booth, also took part
in a Rabbity Quiz, designed by Janice Lim, our Education
Officer. They all eagerly gathered in front of our two
banners to digest the information and jotted the answers
away. The winners were announced at the end of the day.
In this way, we hope the kids learnt something new and
responsibility for animals.
The education booth was set up too to provide bunny
parents with information on rabbit care. Bunny parents
helped themselves to articles on rabbit care, behaviour
and health. Questions were answered and pictures were
used to show how rabbits should be properly cared for.
Even fresh yummy veges were on display to show the various
types of fresh vegetables suitable for rabbits. Healthy
poo and unhealthy poo were displayed in containers-
its aim being to educate inexperienced bunny parents
the sort of poo they had to look out for and when to
consider bunny’s health an emergency. Various
types of hay were on display too. Bunny parents were
encouraged to give their bunnies unlimited hay. Some
bunny parents, however, explained that their bunnies
dislike eating hay. They were asked to try a variety
of grass hay before discovering one that their bunnies
like. (Rabbits fed on a high-pellet diet may not take
to hay. A low protein, high fibre diet with plenty of
hay is ideal.)
The merchandise booth did extremely well. T-shirts,
bookmarks and rabbit toys imported from the USA were
snapped up in no time by eager bunny parents. There
were also rabbit fridge magnets, stuffed toy rabbit
key chains and cushion rabbit pens! The book Rabbit
Health in the 21st Century – A Guide for Bunny
Parents* was sold too. Bunny parents who have bought
the book gave it extremely good reviews. All funds raised
help provide food and supplies for our foster rabbits
& cover sterilisation costs.
The jumble sale booth was indeed ‘jumbled up’!
Almost anything you think of could be found at the jumble
sale- from a $5 Discman to a $1 men’s shirt! They
going at unbelievably cheap prices. HRSS thanks all
who donated the items and the volunteers who mended
Our volunteer bunny groomers had their hands busy the
entire morning as furry babies waited their turn to
get a cool cut or a “manicure”. It was quite
Last but not least, the adoption drive was a success!
A total of six rabbits were adopted. All potential owners
were screened to make sure they were right for Bunny.
Adopters who hadn’t had much experience in caring
for house rabbits had their questions answered and were
given bunny care tips. More potential adopters came
forward and left us their contacts. Hopefully, more
bunnies will be adopted out after the exposure they’ve
received. So if you are thinking of getting an addition
to your family, Adopt Don’t Buy!
The day started with a bang and ended on a high note.
We returned home tired but satisfied and happy.
* To purchase the book Rabbit Health in the 21st Century
– A Guide for Bunny Parents, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.