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BUNDERGROUND RAILROAD

 

 

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The BUNDERGROUND RAILROAD is the system of contacts, rabbit rescuers, rescue organizations, and shelters locally and nationally that gets alerted when there are emergency placements and transportation needed for a large number of rabbits all at once and/or for rabbits that are in danger of being imminently killed because resources for them are unavailable because of overload. At that point, local rabbit organizations get involved to make nationwide (if necessary) emergency arrangements for them.

Volunteer rescuers, known as Conductors, transport a rabbit(s) to the next railroad stop and then the next Conductor transports to the next stop until the rabbit(s) is placed in a safe living situation. Stops are usually within a 50 mile range and it is in this manner that the rabbits get moved to safety across the country if necessary. Rabbits may need to stay overnight or a few days with their Conductor until the next Conductor can arrange their schedule to get the rabbits or because rabbits need some type of medical and/or supportive care..

TO GET HELP FROM THE BGRR

This website is intended to be used as a tool by rabbit rescuers nationwide who are making the above kinds of arrangements for rabbits whose lives are threatened. To get help from the BGRR, first go to the page "How the BGRR Works," by clicking it on the navigation bar to your left. If you have questions, go to the "Rescues & Sanctuaries" page by clicking on it on the navigation bar to your left. On the "Rescues & Sanctuaries" page, click on the state where the endangered rabbits are located. On that state's page, click on the link to e-mail the State Coordinator (SC). If there is no SC for your state, click on this e-mail link:

 

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VOLUNTEER

If you are a rabbit knowledgeable person and can give some of your time and caring to help rescue the rabbits, please volunteer to be a RabbitWise® BUNDERGROUND RAILROAD CONDUCTOR and/or a STATE COORDINATOR. To read more about these roles, click on the "How the BGRR Works." On that page scroll down toward the bottom to read about what SCs and Conductors do. To start your volunteer application, click on "Volunteer" on the navigation bar to your left and then submit the form on that page. Your personal contact information will not be released to the general public but only to other SCs and Conductors. To protect their privacy, Conductors and State Coordinators communicate with each other in a non-published, membership by invitation only e-mail group known as RabbitWise®'s Bunderground Railroad State Coordinator's & Conductor Group. Please join us and help the rabbits!

ALL ABOARD!

Operating this service not only requires individual dedication to rabbits and their welfare but also financial resources. If you find this web site useful, we ask that you contribute financially by making a donation to keep it running. You can use our convenient Pay Pal buttons located on pages throughout the site and below or you can mail a check, payable to RabbitWise® INC, to P.O. Box 2543, Kensington, MD 20891-2543.

The rabbits thank you and we thank you.

 
Well–at least one is safe. One shelter'd hare
has never heard the sanguinary yell
of cruel man, exulting in her woes.
Innocent partner of my peaceful home,
Whom ten long years experience of my care
Has made at last familiar; she has lost
Much of her vigilant instinctive dread,
Not needed here, beneath a roof of mine.
Yes–thou may'st eat thy bread, and lick the hand
That feeds thee; thou may frolic on the floor
At evening, and at night retire secure
To thy straw couch, and slumber unalarm'd;
For I have gained the confidence, have pledg'd
All that is human in me to protect
Time unsuspecting gratitude and love.
If I survive thee I will dig thy grave;
And, when I place thee in it, sighing, say,
I knew at least one hare that had a friend

Willian Cowper, The Task, Book III, "The Garden"

 
ONE OF THE REASONS WE DO WHAT WE DO:

 

 
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