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Bunnies in Baskets (BIB) is a 501c3 public charity. Beginning in October 2009, BIB volunteers have given people positive emotional/physical experiences through visits with highly socialized, “human curious,” and affectionate rabbits. Veterinarians routinely evaluate the medical and behavioral health of BIB rabbits. BIB carries comprehensive general liability insurance for BIB volunteers and aligns with American Veterinary Medical Association guidelines.
BIB Animal Assisted Activities (AAA)
A rabbit or bonded pair of rabbits provide opportunities for motivation, education or recreation to enhance quality of life. Bunnies in Baskets volunteers provide AAA in a variety of environments with rabbits that meet specific criteria.
BIB Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)
Animal Assisted Therapy is a goal directed intervention in which a rabbit or bonded pair of rabbits is delivered by a health or human service provider working within the scope of their profession. Bunnies in Baskets AAT is designed to promote improvement in human physical, social, emotional or cognitive function. BIB AAT is provided in a variety of settings and may be group or individual in nature. The process is documented and evaluated.
BIB Human Animal Support Services (HASS)
Volunteers with a rabbit or bonded pair of rabbits enhance and encourage responsible and humane interrelationships of people, rabbits and nature for small or large groups.
BIB Therapy Rabbits
- provide positive physical and emotional experiences
- serve as communication catalysts
- serve as diversions during anxiety provoking situations
- can be included in behavior modification programs as a source of support and diversion
- provide a type of “reality therapy” by empathizing with the rabbit's natural instincts
- provide contact comfort