ABOUT OUR MASCOT
Neither 100% Lop nor 100% up-eared rabbit, our mascot represents the domestic rabbit who is abandoned for being “imperfect” according to some human standards. According to our standards, she is perfect. Janey comes from a public animal shelter. She has since been adopted to a loving family and lives indoors, cage-free in the Los Angeles area.
To help abandoned domestic rabbits by promoting spay and neuter, providing education on their care, volunteering in shelters and humane societies, and by fostering and rehabilitating rescued rabbits until such time as suitable permanent homes can be found.
We envision a day when public animal shelters in the County of Los Angeles are fully staffed with volunteers knowledgeable about house rabbits. Our volunteers will provide potential adopters with the information they need to make the best choice. With the added benefit of our off-site mobile adoptions, adoption rates will improve and return rates will decrease.
In addition, we hope to establish a spay/neuter fund for low-income families to help address the domestic rabbit overpopulation problem in the Los Angeles area.
Domestic rabbits are the third highest population of animals put to sleep in shelters in the United States. Human beings have a responsibility to these rabbits as they are domestic rabbits bred by people. We believe that by saving these rabbits, we also enrich the lives of people who care for them.
ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
Michelle Kelly has volunteered on behalf of abandoned rabbits for over a decade. She has spent countless hours caring for rabbits in public animal shelters, provided humane housing, and paid for spay/neuter of the rabbits at L.A. Animal Services until the mandatory neuter policy took effect. She lobbied L.A. City for years to get a mandatory neuter policy and higher adoption fees in place to stop the population growth and protect the rabbits. Michelle is also a licensed educator for House Rabbit Society and continues to hold workshops and classes on rabbit care for the public, shelter employees and volunteers.
OFFICERS and BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President – Michelle S. Kelly, Ph.D.
Vice President – Anna Mackenzie
Secretary – Pamela A. Wilkes
Treasurer – Dawnn Winter
Board Member: Deborah K. Diederich
Board Member: Sybille Gerull
Board Member: Elizabeth Atwater Menes
Website Administrator: Rebekah Paul