Why we do what we do
In 2010, two boys walked into a vet clinic with a rabbit they thought had gotten loose from it's owner, but Tammy knew had been abandoned. She never imagined trying to find an organization to take that one rabbit would lead to her opening her own rabbit rescue, however, that is exactly what happened.
She had always worked with rescues, but this made her realize that rabbits fall through the cracks in the government programs responsible for the rescue and protection of domesticated animals in Nova Scotia, the Maritimes and honestly Canada. It was while looking for an organization that was knowledgeable with rabbits that she realized that there was no one to stand in that gap.
She started helping individual rabbits - one at a time - using her own money to spay / neuter, give medical care and proper diet. Eventually she was finding them an indoor only home and educating the people adopting these rabbits in the proper care, diet and housing of these loving sentient animals to make sure they were the perfect, forever home that rabbit deserved.
Over time, people wanted to help, and that was when 10,000 Carrots Rabbit Rescue Association was formed.
We have learned a lot in the last 12+ years and that is why we have 4 main areas we focus on.
Educate - Rabbits are one of the most misunderstood animals that are kept as pets, and we strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information on the social, housing, nutrition and medical needs for rabbits in Nova Scotia.
Advocate - Rabbits are one of the only animals in this province who are both farmed for their meat and fur and kept a family pets. Because of this, they fall into a "grey area" in the law which causes them to have less rights than other "farmed" animals and also less rights than animals kept as pets.
Rescue - There are so many rabbits in this province who need help and we work hard to make sure that the rabbits that come into our care get to live out their best lives in the forever homes we find for them. All our rabbits have seen a vet, been spayed / neutered, have been treated for parasites and socialized so that they can learn to trust humans again.
Support - We want to make sure that ALL rabbits are living their best and most healthy life, regardless of whether they were one of our rabbits, or not. If you have questions about your rabbit, please reach out!
We offer a free education program for small groups to help people understand the plight of rabbits in Nova Scotia. Rabbits are not like Hares and are unable to fend for themselves in the wild. Send us a message.
The laws need to change, and it has been - and will continue to be - an uphill battle for these domesticated animals to have the similar rights under the law as a cat or dog. Rabbits are more vulnerable than other domesticated animals as they are prey to all, and predator to none.
90 - 95% of the rabbits that have come through our doors have come to us from being abandoned outside. These rabbits are our #1 priority as they are in immediate danger.
Rabbits are so misunderstood and we want to help with their health, care and to make sure that people have the support to provide them with what they need to live their happiest life!
If you would like to financially donate to help us continue with the work we do with abused, abandoned and unwanted domesticated rabbits, you can e-transfer to 10000CarrotsRescue@gmail.com and please put "donation" in the message.
If you would like to make a payment to our vet account, please call either Fall River Animal Hospital (902-861-4003) or Cobequid Animal Hospital (902-865-8110) and ask to put a payment on our account.
Please click here to see what we have coming up for events. We love it when people come by and say "Hi"
What you can do to help
If you are interested in helping with the rescue, please send us a message.
There are a lot of ways to help from education events, fundraising events, and many other "behind the scenes" jobs as well