Project information

Extension of our outdoor rabbit rescue facilities.

We need to improve and extend our outdoor facilities for rescue rabbits awaiting re-homing. This will improve the quality of life of our rabbits during their time with us, and will allow us to successfully take in many more rabbits in desperate need of a safe haven due to abandonment and neglect.

April 2012 - June 2012

Charity information: Camp Nibble - rabbit and rodent rescue shelter

Camp Nibble - rabbit and rodent rescue shelter logo
  • Need


    Despite being the third most popular pet rabbits have been identified as the most neglected pet animal in the UK. At least 35,000 rabbits enter UK rescue shelters each year. Although, it is suspected that this number is a gross underestimation and the real numbers are significantly higher.

    There is a virtually no rescue support available for rabbits in our local area. Therefore, the competition for rescue spaces in huge.


    Improving and extending our outdoor rabbit reception facilities will significantly improve the welfare of rescue rabbits whilst in our care. It will also significantly increase our ability to help more rabbits on an ongoing basis.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To improve our reception facilities for outdoor rabbits.


    » Expand the outside area dedicated to rabbit hutches and exercise runs.
    » Purchase new and improved hutches and exercise runs.

    Success will be ensuring that all rescue rabbits have access to improved spacious accommodation and exercise arrangements during their stay at Camp Nibble.

    Aim 2

    To increase our outside capacity.


    » Expand the outside area dedicated to rabbit hutches and exercise runs.
    » Purchase new and improved hutches and exercise runs.

    Success will be measured by the increased numbers of rabbits that we will be able to rescue and successfully re-home each year.

  • Impact


    In the long term improving our outdoor facilities and capacity will ensure that the welfare of hundreds of vulnerable abandoned and neglected rabbits is best met.

    By ensuring that we have adequate reception facilities for rabbits we will be able to offer a very high standard of care to hundreds of rescue rabbits from around Yorkshire that could otherwise experience great suffering.


    The small possibility of relocation of the shelter in the future could be identified as a potential risk. We have addressed this by choosing to purchase rabbit housing that is fully transportable and can therefore be moved to any location by the charity.


    We are happy to report to donors as frequently as desired via their preferred method.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £2,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,500 Hutches/runs etc. Purchase of new outdoor rabbit accommodation and flooring.

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Donated hutches £750 Guaranteed
    Grant £450 Guaranteed
    Donation £100 Guaranteed
  • Background


    We are based in Leeds. However, we rescue and re-home rabbits from throughout Yorkshire.


    Our main beneficiaries will be the many abandoned and neglected rabbits that we are able provide safe haven to. The project will also be of significant benefit to members of the local community needing assistance re-homing their rabbits due to financial hardship or other changes in circumstances.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Rabbits have been identified as the most neglected animal currently in the UK. However, there are very few rabbit rescue charities operating in the Yorkshire area. Our rabbit care experience and passion for animal welfare make us ideally placed to carry out this project.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Hannah Potts

    General Manager/Trustee

Rabbits require spacious accommodation

Rabbits require spacious accommodation