Gnaw into RAW on June 18-26 – and help enrich rabbit lives

Our Rabbit Awareness Week hops into action next month and we’re calling on all rabbit lovers to get behind the 10th birthday of this unique welfare campaign.

Posted: 17 May 2016

Gnaw into RAW on June 18-26 – and help enrich rabbit lives

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Our Rabbit Awareness Week hops into action next month and we’re calling on all rabbit lovers to get behind the 10th birthday of this unique welfare campaign.

RAW is an important week for rabbits and over the past 10 years we have made it the biggest and best campaign about rabbit care and welfare in the UK!

This year, we’re pulling out all the stops to get RAW on the agenda with a ’Buddies for Bunnies’ theme, highlighting the need for companionship and encouraging more owners to re-home rabbits from welfare centres in order to stop the suffering caused by solitude.

Like us, rabbits are social animals and companionship is crucial, however 57% of the UK’s pet rabbits live alone (PDSA PAW report 2015) – so RAW 2016 wants to change this.

Throughout June, more than 3,500 UK vets will be offering free healthcare checks for bunnies; rescue centres will provide advice and support; and many pet shops and retailers will have offers and events.

As part of RAW’s 10th anniversary celebrations, we created a ‘warren wonderland’ at our Small Furries Zone at the National Pet Show at London’s Excel on May 7-8 – complete with landscaped Secret Rabbit Garden and even a wild food cookery show, with Great British Bake Off contestant Sandy Docherty – to push the message about good nutrition and enrichment for rabbits.

No other national pet campaign has raised the profile of rabbit welfare as much as RAW, and supported by more than 40,000 vets over its 10-year history and high-profile official partners: MSD Animal Health (the producers of Panacur Rabbit), RSPCA, PDSA, The Blue Cross, Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund (RWAF) and Wood Green The Animals – is it time you and your rabbit gnawed into RAW?

Find out more at www.rabbitawarenessweek.co.uk, like us on Facebook (search for Rabbit Awareness Week) or follow us on twitter (@rabbitawareness)

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