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HELP KEEP US HOPPING! Cottontail Cottage Rabbit Rescue ( a 501©3, non-profit, tax-deductible organization and fully-licensed animal shelter located on the coast of Maine, is in need of Bunny Angels to help sustain our rabbit shelter.


"I noticed how beautiful the sky was the other day. . . and then I realized. . . it's because you're up there."

Give a GIFT IN MEMORY of your lost, little one (it doesn't have to be a rabbit.) Anyone who has ever loved a pet knows how great a hole it can leave in one's heart. Please donate in memory of your lost, little one, if you would like. And know that your donation will help bunnies in very great need of your support - and so deserving of it. (Please note: there is a place for comments upon donating where memoriums may be written. They will be viewed by the public.)

HELP KEEP US HOPPING! Cottontail Cottage Rabbit Rescue a 501©3, non-profit, tax-deductible organization and fully-licensed animal shelter located on the coast of Maine, is in need of Bunny Angels to help sustain our rabbit shelter. With the mission: "Together, we can save somebunny today" we need YOUR HELP with our mid-year appeal to maintain and grow our Veterinary, Food, Shelter Maintenance and Help-Fix-Me (spay/neuter) funds. As you can imagine, with sometimes as many as thirty rabbits to feed, provide housing and veterinary care for, as well as, spaying and neutering, our monthly expenditures can be quite high. Not only that, but rabbits are frail creatures disposed to multiple illnesses and disease. Because of this, rabbit emergencies must always be planned for. That is why it is so critical to have funds in place to deal with any kind of unexpected medical situations. 

Cottontail Cottage Rabbit Rescue, is dedicated to rescuing abandoned, neglected and surrendered rabbits and finding them loving, forever homes. Our orphaned rabbits are provided with physical and social rehabilitation and sanctuary at the “Bunny Barn,” until they are deemed fit to be matched with qualified fosters or adoptees. Not all of our rabbits qualify for adoption. Some of them have been neglected and abused to the point where they are not able to leave our facility. Others are disabled or have been surrendered in their old age. These rabbits will spend the rest of their lives living in our sanctuary - and given as much love and care as is humanely possible.

Rabbits are one of the most cruelly neglected and misunderstood pets. Not only are they being kept in woefully cramped conditions, they are becoming sick and dying from being given the wrong food and care. One of the services CCRR is passionate about is educating the public concerning the needs and welfare for domesticated rabbits through public outreach and local and national advocacy work. Our social networking sites, including Facebook and high-traffic website (, reach rabbit lovers from around the world - and has become a leader in rabbit care.

CCRR (physically) serves the State of Maine, as well as New England, to people of all ages and genders. Unfortunately, area shelters generally do not accept rabbits due to the fact that they are considered “exotics.” That leaves us to carry the burden of rabbit neglect and mistreatment in our region. Cottontail Cottage is a very special place and draws many visitors from as far away as Massachusetts and Vermont; some to surrender and adopt, others to enjoy our lecture series and hands-on

learning events, many of which are directed at children. Folks from all over the world contact us on a daily basis via the internet – even as far away as Africa - asking questions and advice regarding rabbits and their welfare. We work hard to educate for the well being of these beautiful creatures.

At Cottontail Cottage, organic vegetables, herbs and fruit from the orchard is grown, harvested and fed to both humans and buns alike. Composting bunny berries is essential to our organic practices and in this way a full-circle is formed. Much foraging also goes on in the woods behind the cottage that rambles through a half-mile path to the ocean's edge, where wild willow and apple branches are gathered and stored along with plantain, dandelion and other indigenous plants that feed our bunnies all year long. Comfrey, echinacea, parsley, feverfew, sage and oregano and many other herbs are organically grown and used to prevent disease and onset of digestive issues. When summer is over, cold-weather crops like kale, pasley, dark leafy lettuce and spinach are planted in the hoop house in an effort to extend the growing season. In this way, fresh vegetables can be provided to our bunnies nearly all year-round.

Rabbits are one of the most cruelly neglected and misunderstood pets. Many come to us in deplorable condition and have received the very worst kind of inhumane treatment. Rabbits have no voice. Unlike other species, they cannot cry out, bark, whine or meow. They are utterly defenseless in a world that responds to noise.

Won’t you help keep our shelter in existence? By reaching out to one another in our mission, we can link hands and circle the globe in our combined efforts to change the way rabbits are kept and treated. We are a force - strong and far reaching - but we cannot do it alone.

Please become a Bunny Angel and make a tax-deductible contribution to our critically important work and HELP KEEP US HOPPING!

Thank you so much for your support of our very special organization. And if you choose, give a GIFT IN MEMORY of your own lost, little one.


Jenny Nichols - Executive Director

Please visit our website at:

Checks may be sent to:

CCRR, 21 Cottontail Lane, Lamoine, Maine 04605


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