Board of Directors
For Kaylie, the idea of rescuing rabbits was inspired by Mallory. Mallory was liberated from an auction when she was pulled out of the sale for being "damaged goods" (She had horrible ear cankers and a birth defect which caused her leg to appear splayed). Noticing that rabbits were often over looked and neglected, Kaylie made it her goal to make a difference and do something for the rabbits in her community.
In memory of the rabbits who have changed my world forever
Foster Home Coordinator and Twitter
I got my first rabbit when I was 15. His name was Bunny and he was a gorgeous grey and white Netherland Dwarf. I had him for 9 and a half years before he passed away in February 2014. Bunny had taught me so much about the world of rabbits. He showed me how sassy, spunky, wacky, mischievous and loving these creatures can be. I knew I needed to open my heart and home once again to another rabbit and had come across Hoppy Hearts while looking for a rabbit to adopt. It wasn’t long after that, that Remmi found a home with me. Soon we were joined by Beatrice and then Pearl who was a foster initially, but I couldn’t help myself and fell in love with her sweet nature. I decided that since I couldn’t take on any more rabbits permanently, I needed to find another way to help the rescue. I was asked to help run some of the social media sites to get more exposure out in the community. I quickly took up the Twitter page and am currently working on the Instagram account. During events, I am there to document and share our day. If you’re on Twitter, be sure to follow @hoppyhearts for news on events, updates on adoptions and other little tidbits we might want to share. Please don’t forget to share our tweets with your own followers; you never know who might end up being a great rabbit parent!
Ad Management, Events Coordinator
Danielle got her first rabbit, Bernard, five years ago and after their first blissful year together she began to learn more about the plight of the domestic rabbit. Seeing more and more neglected and abandoned rabbits and not knowing what to do, she looked for ways to help. This led her to Hoppy Hearts foster program. Her involvement with Hoppy Hearts also helped her find Manny, a lop ear rescued from a life of neglect as well she adopted Irinia who is now happily in love with Bernard. Luckily for her the ladies of Hoppy Hearts welcomed her into the fold and honored her with an invitation to join the organisation, she's now happily helping bunnies in any way she can and loving it! Franny is Danielle's newest addition who survived an emergency bladder stone removal and a ton of TLC to become a healthy girl!
This little love bug lived the first 8 months of her life outdoors after a breeder dumped their "stock" outside. After many hours of careful attempts, our team finally caught her and her brother Ash. Tulip very quickly won the heart of our President, Kaylie, and gets to live a lavish and spoiled life as Hoppy Heart's newest Rabbit Ambassador! Tulip and her husbun, Pancakes, make public appearances at Education events such as Easter Photos with Erin Woodgate Photography.
Ellie was a 1 year old dwarf/lionhead who had a neurological medical condition called Encephalitozoon Cuniculi (EC), which has caused head tilt and brain damage. Ellie came to us at 10 weeks old when her previous owner could no longer afford the treatment to help her.
Ellie was a very strong girl with the most amazing little personality.
Ellie passed April 23, 2015. We miss you every day.