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Magic Happens' volunteers are still here for the often forgotten pets during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are no longer hosting adoption days and have made some changes to our adoption/intake protocols & meet-ups to make sure our volunteers and people we meet are as safe as possible.
We are having Care Days but we are limiting the number of volunteers so the dates are still not currently posted on our event calendar.
We are still doing adoptions by Appointment Only, we are doing this to try to help limit and space people. Largely we are having adoption appointments during set a set period of time on Sundays for rabbits.
Guinea pigs we are doing adoption appointments as well, typically on the weekend.
We are resuming nail trims at Care Days, just let us know beforehand so we can let you know what time to swing by.
WE ARE ASKING ADOPTERS/VISITORS TO WEAR MASKS TO THEIR APPOINTMENT.
As usual, we ask that potential adopters and new fosters complete an online application/questionnaire so that we can discuss as much as possible ahead of in-person meet-ups.
MHRR is offering virtual meet-and-greets via Zoom or Google Hangouts (where available, not all foster parents have it) so adopters can talk to the foster parent of your potential new pet and see them interact with people on webcam. This is also utilized for new foster parents so that we can go over foster care information and "meet" you.
MHRR is sending adoption/foster packet information via email in advance since paper is hard to sanitize.
When the time comes to exchange a pet, we are practicing social distancing and standing further apart than normal, and most foster parents are wearing a mask or facial covering when they meet. For foster parents we will keep the rabbit in a carrier and give the carrier to you to take home and utilize for that pet. For adopters or surrenders/intakes, it is possible to bring the pet in a cardboard box that can be exchanged without opening carriers if you choose.
While we are always happy to answer questions before and after adoption, we ask that especially during this time to please ask as many questions such as possible beforehand via Zoom meeting or email/text so that we can limit the time spent in person. Any foster or adopted pet's emailed packet will include the basic care information as well as specifics such as diet and routine information.
We stay full, and while we are still having limited adoptions we do not necessarily have spots opening up, since not all fosters are taking in new rabbits (some are just fostering for short periods of time/specific rabbits).
We have had several reports that some shelters are not accepting stray rabbits/owner surrenders. We are doing our best to take in rabbits, but again, we do not necessarily have spots available. For strays, we are more than happy to provide supplies until we have a spot available. For more information on what to do if you have caught a stray and how to care for it, visit our Stray Rabbit Care page here: magichappensrescue.com/strayrabbitcare
If there is anything wrong with the rabbit/pet health-wise please let us know. Text message or Facebook messenger are the best ways to reach us along with filling out a wait list form.
Please note: Phone calls do not go to a volunteer's phone and voicemails are not checked regularly, text message is recommended.