We’re helping our friends at Ystradgynlais-based Carrot Cottage Rabbit Rescue this weekend who are holding their very first fundraising event – a family fun day. ‘Coppers For Hoppers’ will take place on Saturday 9th September 2023 from 10am to 2pm at the Ystradgynlais Community centre, next to Ysgol Golwg Y Cwm and will feature a range of attractions including crafts, jewellery, cakes, sweets, candles, teddy tombola, face-painting, bouncy castle, lucky dip, raffle and more! Admission is free, so bring the family down for a cost-of-living friendly day out.

About Carrot Cottage

As a not for profit association, Carrot cottage was founded in by husband and wife team, Daisy and Chris Barratt back in February 2023, but they have come a long way in less than a year. Starting with just seven rescued rabbits, they now provide sanctuary for over 30.

And it’s not stopping there. Carrot Cottage Rabbit Rescue are already planning to expand in the future by operating on a larger scale, and building their network across the UK in order to support more rabbits in need. They are also in the process of applying for charitable status.

“We love these little guys so much and like the other rescues we work with, we are a voice for the voiceless, for the forgotten and for the unwanted”

What Rabbits Need Rescuing?

Many rabbits are still sold in pet shops or by breeders, unvaccinated and not neutered. This opens the them up to a lot of problems – accidental litters because a pet shop have left males in with females; a life of loneliness because pet shops/breeders will allow people to buy just one rabbit, being kept in cramped hutches for long periods of their live, being bred from continuously – Carrot Cottage works to help these rabbits.

What Carrot Cottage Do

Often working with other rabbit rescue operations across the country, Carrot Cottage’s rabbit rescue process involves providing rescued rabbits with a safe, secure home while they are nursed back to health, vaccinated, and neutered before being offered for adoption. However, as rabbits are social animals, Carrot Cottage have a policy of not rehoming a recue rabbit unless the adopter has a rabbit at home that they can bond to. Additionally they will not rehome a rabbit to live in a cramped hutch and the absolute minimum space acceptable is a 3m x 2m predator-proof enclosure that they have access to 24/7.

“For some reason I can not seem to understand personally, rabbits seem to be deemed as ‘ easy pets’, ‘ starter pets’, ‘ great for kids’. Well I can tell you now, NONE of these things are true. “

Where You Can Find Out More

You can like and follow Carrot Cottage’s Facebook page for all rabbit-rescue related updates, and hopefully, we’ll see you at Hoppers for Coppers on 9th September!

Categories: Blog, Community, NewsPublished On: September 5, 2023

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