Meet our Rescue Family!
Our volunteers allow our rescue to be functional!
I have always had a passion for our furry friends as a child. Becoming an adult has only increased my passion to make a difference for these sweet babies.
Our rescue was formed when I was contacted to assist in looking into a hoarding situation. I was asked to do visual exams and document the home along with injuries/illnesses. Multiple organizations were involved however she would only release the rabbits to me under the promise that I'd personally get them the help they required. 12 in total were pulled from the home and surrendered into my care. With nowhere for them to go and medical attention needed asap, our rescue was formed that day. My personal funds went towards the recovery of all 12 rabbits to make sure they would be ok. This is when I realized the need for a medically inclined rescue as not many are willing to take them on due to the financial burden and time required for their care.
I started as a foster and worked my way up to running the rescue I was volunteering for. Having the experience of running a rescue while also handling all their medical cases, allowed me the opportunity to align myself to be able to open my rescue while having a firm background knowledge in common illnesses, conditions, and injuries.
I feel so blessed to be able to be in the position I am and getting to help rabbits that would otherwise not have a chance.
Assistant to the Owner
I am a huge animal lover and currently a foster for both Hagrid's Haven, as well as Purrfect Haven Cat Rescue. I have loved animals my whole life and remember my first rescue was a stray cat that was caught in a tree. I work with children on the Autism spectrum, and love working with behaviours.
I got my first rabbit in 2021. I had always wanted one and did a lot of research, but it still wasn't enough. I'm still learning more everyday! I found Cadbury on kijiji who was with a family that no longer had time for him, he was purchased around Easter for their children. I brought him home and he was amazing with myself and my cats. It was love at first site! I had been in contact with Hagrid's to help ensure I was doing thing right. In June of 2021, Cadbury got very sick, it came on very suddenly. I brought him to a savvy vet, who sent him home. A few hours later, things got worse. I reached out to Breanna, who had me come see her right away.
She helped to stabilize him until I could rush him to Campus. Sadly, he passed away that night.
It was then I realized I wanted to foster and help other rabbits in need. I have loved every minute of fostering for Hagrid's. 💜
I am thrilled to be helping such a great rescue!
Rescue Care Taker
I've always had rabbits growing up and absolutely loved them! It has been a while since I had one for a pet but my passion for rabbits never went away. When I saw a post asking to assist a rabbit rescue, how could I say no?!
I work closely with the owner in her home to help care for the rabbits in her care. With Breanna taking in medically inclined rabbits, I assist in taking care of all their basic care needs to allow Breanna more time to medically care for the rabbits in her care. This also helps relieve her to have more time for the rescue itself.
While caring for the rabbits in her care, I also assist with social media posts. I primarily handle the rescues TikTok account.
My favourite part is watching the recoveries from beginning to end and meeting the new bunnies. It's so exciting to see these rabbits that were once thought to be a lost cause be able to fully recover and now be up for adoption!
I wanted to become a volunteer for Hagrid's Haven because I know it takes a lot of work to help these tiny creatures and it takes a small army to make a difference. The rabbits in the rescue depend solely on the kindness of others and I'm so happy to be part of such an incredible rescue doing so much for the rabbits in their care!
Social Media Manager
I love to read, crochet, and I've been an avid animal lover since as early as I can remember. I have had numerous species of pets throughout my life, including rabbits. I recently became interested in rabbits again when I started my small business, Snoot & Stub Co.
Shortly after I got my first rabbit since childhood, Lennon, once he was neutered we decided he needed a friend. We looked to rescues this time around and had some less than great experiences with a few before finding Hagrid's Haven. Once we met Breanna and her team, things just fell into place beautifully. We used Breanna's bonding service for Lennon and one of their rescue buns, now we have a happy bonded pair!
I've been looking for a rescue that I can dedicate my time and efforts into helping. I'm thrilled to be able to do something however big or small it may be to help them save as many rabbits as possible!