Caroline Charland is founder and president of the Bunny Bunch Rabbit Rescue and Bunny Bunch Boutique. She is one of the leaders in rabbit rescue and rabbit education in Southern California. More than 20 years ago she formed a no-kill, nonprofit organization called the Bunny Bunch. Its primary goal is to rescue rabbits from high-kill animal shelters and, once healthy and spayed or neutered, to find them a home as a house rabbit.
But this wasn't enough. Charland wanted to change the rabbits' lives to be the best they could possibly be. No more cages for rabbits was one thing, no more bad diets, no more bored or lonely rabbits, no more rabbits being toys for children.
Through the years, Charland started many education campaigns, such as "Rabbits are not Toys for Easter," plus set up low-cost spay and neuter programs, and education programs that would better the lives of rabbits by educating the public about rabbits and their care .
One very important aspect of Charland's organization is staying up-to-date on the latest in rabbit health and medical treatments. She works with many exotics veterinarians, staying up-to-date with the latest in medications for rabbits and treatments for rabbits. She holds classes at her adoption center, The Bunny Bunch Burrow, for vet tech and vet students teaching them about rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas.
The Bunny Bunch, a 501(c)3 organization, always has more than 200 rabbits at the Burrow and in foster homes waiting for homes. Once a rabbit finds a home, another rabbit is rescued from an animal shelter straightaway.
Bunny Bunch Boutique was founded by Charland to provide the proper large living quarters for rabbits, instead of cages. The boutique has hundreds of items just for rabbits, which are safe for them to play with or chew. It also has a line of healthy treats and quality hays. Many of the items are grown and made by Charland and her volunteers. She ships her boutique items all over the United States and currently has a store in Montclair, California, and is opening other stores and adoption centers in Orange County and Pasadena, California, shortly.
Charland lives with house rabbits, one dog, two cats, two chinchillas, two tortoises and a husband. Her days are spent caring for animals, educating the public, and trying to make the world a better, kinder place.
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