Press Releases Archives – August 2021

ESRREC Joins “Clear the Shelters” for Third Straight Year 

Nationwide Adopt & Donate Campaign Lasts One Month

August 23, 2021
Contact: Cora Dickson,

Rock Hall-based nonprofit Eastern Shore Rabbit Rescue and Education Center (ESRREC) will join “Clear the Shelters,” a nationwide pet adoption drive from August 23 to September 19 to help find loving homes for animals in need.

NBC and Telemundo owned stations are teaming up with hundreds of organizations across the country to host a database of participating shelters. More than half a million pets have found their forever homes through this annual campaign. This will be the third year that ESRREC participates. Through the GreaterGood Charities, which partners with Clear the Shelters, ESRREC also has a dedicated portal for donations during Clear the Shelters.

ESRREC will offer reduced adoption fees during the campaign: single rabbits $50 and bonded pairs $75, with both fees discounted by $25. All rabbits are spayed/neutered, litter box trained, and socialized. Currently 15 rabbits live at the shelter on Main Street, cared for by various volunteers throughout the week. An additional 40 live in foster care around the region.

Participation in the campaign in previous two years has resulted in a total of 33 adoptions for ESRREC, which has had nearly 300 adoptions over its six year history. The shelter is open to the public on Saturdays 12-5 PM between May and September. Outside of these hours, appointments can be made by potential adopters based on volunteer availability.

In order to reach a wider range, ESRREC is also planning to hold adoption meet-and-greets at certain Petco stores (dates/times to be announced soon).

In August 2020, ESRREC was featured on NBC-4 News (Washington DC) with an interview via Zoom. Watch the archived video here.

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For more information about adopting from ESRREC, please visit

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