Wednesday, August 25, 2010

2010 Bunny Hop for Hope

Join us this weekend at the Bunny Hop for Hope!! (from 11am - 3pm @ Robinson's Your Independent Grocer, 1160 Beaverwood Rd. Manotick).

There will be a BBQ, fun for kids (including games, prizes & facepainting), raffle and our bake sale.

Bill Welychka of 'A' Morning will be showing his support & will be cooking up the burgers, hot dogs and veggie dogs for the afternoon!

Come out and show your support! Help save a bunny!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

3rd Annual Bunny Hop For Hope

Join us for the Bunny Hop for Hope 2010!

On August 28, 2010, Stasia Gaffney will once again be braving a nearly 20 kilometre journey from College Square at Baseline Road and Woodroffe Avenue all the way to Robinson’s Your Independent Grocer at 1160 Beaverwood Road, Manotick. Her walk will benefit New Moon Rabbit Rescue as she raises pledges prior to the event and collects donations along her route.

New to this year’s Bunny Hop for Hope, two shorter walks have been incorporated for those less daring folks who still wish to raise pledges. There is no entry fee, but we do encourage everyone to try for a minimum of $40 in pledges. Everyone is welcome, so please download a Pledge Form today! If doing so, please send an email to to confirm your participation. Though not required, it is definitely appreciated in order to get an accurate estimate of participants!

The nine kilometre walk will commence at 9:30am at Barrhaven Mall (900 Greenbank Rd.) and the three kilometre walk will commence at 10:30am at Beryl Gaffney Park (3901 Rideau Valley Dr. N.). See the Route Map for more details.

fun-filled fundraising event at 11:00am awaits all walkers at the finish line, with barbeque, entertainment, many raffle items, fun for kids and bake sale. There will be games, prizes and face-painting for children and a variety of great raffle items to win.

For the latest Bunny Hop for Hope 2010 updates, visit New Moon Rabbit Rescue’s Facebook page or follow New Moon on Twitter.

If you would like to make a pledge to the Bunny Hop for Hope, benefiting the rabbits of New Moon Rabbit Rescue, please click on the Canada Helps logo on the left, selecting Bunny Hop for Hope as the Fund Designation. You can also send a cheque or money order with "Bunny Hop for Hope" in the memo line to:

New Moon Rabbit Rescue
PO Box 24
North Gower, ON K0A 2T0

Participating in any of the
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Volunteering at the finish

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fundraising With Flower Bulbs - Ottawa Area Fundraiser

New Moon Rabbit Rescue is "Fundraising with Flower Bulbs" and could use your help!

We are participating in Vesey's Fall Fundraising Campaign to help raise some much needed funds for the bunnies. For every $1 we are able to sell, New Moon keeps 50% but we need your help!

If you live in the Ottawa area and are interested in helping us raise funds with the "Fundraising with Flower Bulbs" Campaign, here's what you need to know;

Each salesperson will receive:

Full Colour Brochure: Shows beautiful photographs and selling prices of the 15 items available

Payment Collection Envelopes: Keeping the sales money straight is always important and to make your life easier as the Chairperson of the project, we will provide collection envelopes for each volunteer sales person. Please make sure that all cheques are made payable to New Moon Rabbit Rescue 

The deadline for selling is August 31st 2010You must have your order forms and money collected back to the Campaign Chairperson by this date.

We do not ask people to try to sell door to door. Like any fundraiser, friends, family and co-workers are your best bet as customers. 

What you need to do:

- If you are interested in helping with this fundraiser please contact to receive your fundraising package.

- Sell to family, friends and co-workers. Please fill out order forms clearly and accurately and make sure that all cheques are made out to New Moon Rabbit Rescue.

- Once you have finished making your sales return your collection envelope and order form to New Moon. Please make sure it is returned by August 31 2010!

- When your orders have arrived you will be contacted. You can then pick up your orders and distribute them to your customers. Please note: You must be willing to pick up and distribute your orders when they come in as we don't have the resources to deliver all the orders throughout the city. Pick up will be in North Gower.

If you have any further questions you can post them here or email New Moon at

Thank you!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Who needs gifts?

Having a Birthday Party?  Wedding?  Anniversary?  Or any other gift giving event?  Why not have your guests make a donation to New Moon Rabbit Rescue instead of buying you a gift.

Donations can be made through Canada Helps, PayPal or by cheque or money order.  See our website for all of our Donations options.  

Monday, June 21, 2010

3rd Annual Bunny Hop for Hope

The 3rd Annual Bunny Hop for Hope will be held on Saturday, August 28th, 2010.  Mark you calendars to show your support for New Moon Rabbit Rescue at our Finish Line BBQ to be held at the Your Independent Grocer in Manotick.  Please watch for more details in the coming weeks.

Here are just a few of the ways you can help out with this event:

*Collect pledges and join in the 20km walk from College Square to Manotick, raising much needed funds and awareness for the rescue.  If you are really brave, you will do the walk in a bunny suit, if you aren't so brave, bunny ears will do!

New Moon Trustee and walk co-ordinator, Stasia, modeling her bunny suit.

*Donate an item for our raffle table, we accept donations, big or small from individuals and businesses.

*Be a corporate sponsor of our finish line BBQ and activities.

*Donate baking for our bake sale.

*Volunteer with our Finish Line event - we will need people to BBQ, run the bake sale, the raffle table, and kids activities, as well as help with set up and clean up.

*Come out on August 28th and buy a hamburger, let the kids get their face painted and have some fun while supporting a good cause!

June Newsletter

Check out our latest Newsletter here:  June Newsletter

If you haven't already, you can sign up on our website to receive our Newsletters by e-mail.  New Moon Rabbit Rescue

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Veg Fest and Animal Fest

Thanks to everyone who came out to show their support for and interest in New Moon at National Capital Vegetarian Association's Veg Fest this past weekend.  We were able to raise $316 for the bunnies of New Moon!

We are looking forward to seeing many friends and supporters at Big Sky Ranch Animal Sanctuary's Animal Fest, June 19 & 20, 2010 in Kemptville.  This will be our fourth year attending this event.  Come out and show your support, not only for New Moon but also for Big Sky.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Thank you

I would like to say a much overdue Thank you to everyone who lent their support to our 4th Annual Garage and Bake Sale.  We raised just over $1200 for the wonderful New Moon Bunnies!

There are so many people who help to make this event a success every year.

* Everyone who donated items to the garage sale.  Without your continued donations, this event wouldn't be possible!  Please contact us if you have any items to donate to future garage sales.  Thank you for all the treasures!

* Everyone who helped with set up and during the sale itself.  It wonderful to have people who want to help us help the bunnies!  Thanks for your hard work!

* Everyone who donated items to our bake sale.  Once again you all provided us with some delicious goodies!  I won't get into specifics, but I helped the bunnies by purchasing many yummy snacks through out the day!

* Everyone who came to shop!  Thank you for every treasure that you bought and every donation that you put in the jar is very much appreciated by us and the bunnies!

Mark your calendars for the first weekend in May next year, when we will do it all over again!!

Thank you so much!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Open for business!!!

Our 4th Annual Garage Sale
Is open for business!!!! We made almost $80 from our first sale!!!!
Tons of exciting treasures left, come see what you can find and help
the bunnies at the same time!!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Setting up for the Annual Garage Sale

We are busy setting up for our 4th Annual Garage And Bake Sale. Come
and see us on Friday (3 to 7 pm) and Saturday (8 am to 3 pm) at 6045
Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, K0A 2T0. We have lots of treasures!!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

4th Annual Garage Sale & Bake Sale!

Feel free to print these and help us advertise in your area! Thanks!!


by M McIlree

I don’t deserve to be bought because I’m young and cute
I don’t deserve to be tossed because you’re bored and want something new
I don’t deserve to live in the cold
I don’t deserve to be euthanized because I’m old
I don’t deserve to be bred for you to make money
I don’t deserve to be fed only carrots because you watch Bugs Bunny
I don’t deserve to die from neglect
I don’t deserve to be thought of as a disposable pet
I don’t deserve to be left in my cage
I don’t deserve to be hurt by your rage
I don’t deserve to be picked up by the ears
I don’t deserve to be ignored - you can’t see my tears
I don’t deserve to be thrown in the trash
I don’t deserve for my fur to be tied up in mats
I don’t deserve to be fed food that makes me sick
I don’t deserve to be raised in ignorance

I deserve love, compassion and kindness
I deserve a home that is real, forever and safe
I deserve to live without fear, sickness and hate
I deserve nothing less than you yourself deserve

I need you to know how much I need you
And with time you will need me too

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

4th Annual Garage & Bake Sale

Come out and Join Us at:

New Moon Rabbit Rescue's 4th Annual Garage Sale

April 30, 2010 3:00pm-7:00pm
May 1, 2010 8:00am-3:00pm

Harry Craig Community Centre
6045 Prince of Wales Dr., North Gower, ON


Bake Sale is scheduled for Saturday (May 1, 2010 8:00am-3:00pm)

Huge Garage Sale including:
Toys, Entertainment & Electronics, Xmas & Seasonal Decorations, Pet Supplies, Linens, New & Used Items and Much More!!

Our Biggest Garage Sale Yet!!

Come out and show your support!

100% of the proceeds will go towards the rabbits of New Moon Rabbit Rescue, medical care and costs of spays and neuters.

**If you are interested in donating baking or volunteering for the event please contact Nicki -

**If you have items that you would like to donate to the sale please contact Marg -

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Fosters Needed

It has recently been brought to our attention that a large volume shelter in ON has found themselves in a bad situation leaving some rabbits at risk. These rabbits are in need of help. New Moon is hoping to offer aid to some of these rabbits but needs more foster homes in order to do so. If you are interested in helping by becoming a foster family please contact us or visit the Fostering section of our website and fill out a foster application.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Introducing Toofers . . .

Toofers, a 4 year old male Holland Lop was surrendered to the Kingston Humane Society in a neglected condition. Not only did he have fleas, which were immediately treated, but his maloccluded incisors were so long that the bottom teeth were cutting his nose and his top teeth were curving around inside and cutting the top inside of his mouth. Needless to say, he was unable to eat! Toofers was rushed into the vet for an emergency tooth trim and it was discovered that the roots were infected.

Needing specialized care and an experienced adopter, the Kingston Humane Society contacted New Moon for help. Toofers will be undergoing surgery to remove all four of his maloccluded incisors on March 2, then will arrive at New Moon for the remainder of his treatment, which could include further antibiotic treatment, molar trimming and of course, a special diet.

Toofers treatment, including the necessary removal of his teeth, will be a significant cost for New us help Toofers and rabbits like him…every donation is immensely appreciated.

Please see our website, New Moon Rabbit Rescue for information on how to make a donation to help Toofers and the other rabbits in our care.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

'A' Morning - Friday, January 29, 2010

New Moon Rabbit Rescue will be on 'A' Morning on Friday, January 29, 2010 as part of a show all about pets.   Be sure to watch on Rogers Cable 6, Bell Expressvu 209 or StarChoice 342.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

New Moon Gift Shop

Exciting new items have landed in our Gift Shop.  Check out the beautiful new jewelry.  Thanks to Bunslove, The Glass Girls and Lyse Marie for their generous donations!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Frankie . . . a special bunny looking for a special home.

This is Frankie.  She was born in the fall of 2007.  At first glance Frankie looks like your “normal”, “average” bunny rabbit but she comes with a heavy heart and a sad story.  

Frankie came to New Moon in April of 2009.  Frankie and Neville arrived together.  They had both been rescued from a rabbit mill by a kind women a year earlier.  They had never had a good experience with humans and had no reason to believe that humans would not harm them.  Their new owner tried to work with them and gain their trust but had made little progress.  Emotionally exhausted and losing hope she brought them to New Moon in hopes that we could help them. 

Neville as still traumatized by his previous life and to this day is still working with New Moon volunteers in hopes that he can someday trust humans.  Frankie however was younger than 
Neville and has been able to move beyond her past.  She is still timid and nervous but she tries.  She is somewhat troubled by her past but more than anything she needs a home and 
a family to love her unconditionally and to show her that not all humans are cruel. 

She is currently living in foster care and has had great success adjusting to a real life.  

Frankie is shy but curious and looking for a quiet home with no children and not too many other animals as she scares easliy from loud, quick movements. 

If you feel your home is right for Frankie please contact New Moon today.  If you are interested in adding a rabbit to your family please visit our website!  

Another year has come and gone.  2009 a very busy year for the rescue with 13 surrenders before  
we had even reached the end of March.  Sadly, most of the rabbits that came to us in the past year 
had be found as strays and without your support would not be the happy and healthy bunnies they 
are today 

Abbie, a 17lbs English Lop came to us in March of 2009.  She had been living in such filthy condi- 
tions that she had developed sores on her face for her running eyes, sores on her feet from matted 
wet hair and had difficulty breathing because of congestion. Her symptoms began to subside almost 
immediately.  Abbie received the proper treatment and care and within a month she was adopted by 
a wonderful family. 

In April we met Neville.  Neville originally came from a rabbit mill and had been forced to live in cruel 
conditions before being rescued by his previous owner.  He was so traumatized that after a year of working with him she had still not 
been able to emotionally reach him.  Neville is currently a resident of New Moon and volunteers have been working with him in hopes 
that someday he will trust humans and be able to find his forever home. 

Darcy came to us in May with molar spurs that had already cut into his cheeks and caused him much pain and in need of medical 
attention.  His total treatment costs were close to $1000.  Today Darcy is happy and healthy and living in a wonderful forever home. 

In the fall of 2009 the rescue was hit with a landslide of baby bunnies!  In September, New Moon rescued a litter of baby bunnies from 
a burrow under a deck.  These 10 baby bunnies would cost the rescue over $2000 for their spay and neuters alone!  To everyone’s 
surprise, only 8 weeks later Ophelia came to the rescue with a tummy bursting with 8 more baby bunnies!  Ophelia and her babies 
would also need spays & neuters totaling close to $1500! 

These are only some of the many rabbits your donations have helped.  Without your support these and many other rabbits would not 
have the happy lives that they have now.  Thank you to our supporters, donors, fosters, volunteers and adopters for your unwavering 
support.  You have our undying gratitude. 

Happy New Year!  We wish you happiness, peace and prosperity! 

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