Rabbit Advocacy Animal Matters


Rescue work is full of challenges and heartache but to remain indifferent or turn our backs on those innocent lives in need of help is not an option for us. We’ve given a new lease on life for many little critters and for each and every one it’s been well worth it. If you know of any rabbits requiring assistance contact us @ info@rabbitadvocacy.com    

We Would Have Died
I would've died that day if not for you.
I would've given up on life if not for your kind eyes. 
I would've used my teeth in fear if not for your gentle hands. 
I would have left this life believing that all humans don't care,
believing there is not such thing as fur that isn't matted,
skin that isn't flea bitten, good food and enough of it,
beds to sleep on, someone to love me,
to show me I deserve love just because I exist. 

Your kind eyes, your loving smile, your gentle hands,
your big heart saved me.
You saved me from the terror of the shelter,
soothing away the memories of my old life. 
You have taught me what it means to be loved. 
I have seen you do the same for other rabbits like me. 
I have heard you ask yourself in times of despair why you do it when there is no more money, no more room, no more homes. 
You open your heart a little bigger, stretch the money a little tighter,
make just a little more room to save one more like me. 
I tell you with the gratitude and love that shines in my eyes in the best way I know how reminding you why you go on trying: 
I am the reason. 
The rabbits before me are the reason, as are the ones who come after. 
Our lives would've been wasted, our love never given. 
We would die if not for you.
  Author Unknown

"Old Bunny"

“One by One, they pass by my cage.
Too old, too worn, too broken - no way.
Way past his time, he can't run and play....
Then they shake their heads slowly and go on their way.
A little old man, arthritic and sore,
It seems I am not wanted, not at all anymore.

I once had a home, I once had a bed.
A place that was warm, and where I was fed.
Now my fur has turned grey, and my eyes slowly fail.
Who wants a bunny so old and so frail?
My family decided I didn't belong,
I got in their way, my attitude all wrong.
Whatever excuse they made in their head,
Can't justify how they just left me for dead.

Now I sit in this cage, where day after day,
The young and small bunnies get adopted away.
When I had nearly come to the end of my rope,
You saw my face, and I finally had hope.
You saw through the grey, and the legs bent with age,
And I still felt I had a life beyond this cage.

You took me home and gave me food and a bed,
And shared your own pillow with my poor tired head.
We snuggle and play, and you talk to me low,
You love me so dearly, you want me to know.
I may have lived most of my life with another,
But you outshine them with a love so much stronger.
And I promise to return all the love I can give,
To you, my dear person, as long as I live.
We may go together for a week, or for years,
We shall share many smiles, you will no doubt shed tears.

And when the time comes that God deems I must leave,
I know you will cry and your heart, it will grieve.
And when I arrive at that bright shining bridge,
My heart and my thoughts will be with you still.
And then I will brag to all who will hear,
Of the person who made my last days, oh so dear.”

Author Unknown

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