RABBITWISE®: WHO WE ARE
John White, Education Director
Scott Baker, Services Director
Paulette Baker, Volunteer Director
BOARD OF ADVISORS
David Crum, DVM, Vet Consultant
Karen Hamrick, Development
Howard Lyman, Humane Education
Gary Schwartz, DVM, Vet Consultant
Scott Stahl, DVM, Vet Consultant
RabbitWise® is comprised of rabbit-knowledgeable volunteers in consultation with professionals and organizations in animal welfare, rabbit rescue, and animal medical services related fields to educate for the improved care and welfare of the domestic rabbit.
Most, 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 organizations.
BGRR: WHO WE ARE
VOLUNTEER STATE COORDINATORS
Volunteer Sate Coordinators are usually people who are well known in their home states, regionally, and/or nationally for their rabbit rescue work. They are also familiar with their state's resources for rabbits. Many of the coordinators run their own rabbit rescue organizations.
Volunteer conductors are usually people who have or have had their own rabbits, belong to various rabbit organizations, and/or do rescue work themselves. They become conductors by volunteering but have to be recommended by someone known in the rabbit community who can vouch for them as rabbit knowledgeable people. Animal lovers without former rabbit experience who volunteer may be trained by a recognized rabbit organization in their state.
April Jones, State Coordinator, for her Herculean efforts researching rabbit rescue organizations for this site.
Evonne Vey, Evonne's Art, for her artwork contributions, consultations, and unwavering support.
Kerry Stewart, The Rabbit Habit, for her consultations, research efforts, and her unbelievable willingness to share.
All the gang from TNR for their suggestions and support.
Cindy (the kind soul, whoever she may be) who in 2000 pulled my beloved rabbit, Muggins (AKA Rocko), and two of his companions off that truck bound for slaughter in the York/Lancaster area of Pennsylvania. See what you have wrought? Muggins has been my teacher. If you see this, please contact RabbitWise®.
RABBITWISE® is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization (501c3 public charity) 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 EDUCATE and ADVOCATE for the broader welfare of rabbits in general.
ABOUT RABBITWISE’s® BUNDERGROUND RAILROAD:
The Bunderground Railroad is a RabbitWise project whose mission it is to:
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
-educating and advocating publicly and privately for humane treatment of rabbits locally and nationwide.