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Lazylops
09-09-2004, 11:29 AM
Hello everyone, myself and Jules are holding an RWA/RWF information stand on 23rd October in Pets At Home, Hampshire, for all those who are in the county we would love you to come along and offer moral support and tea. :D :lol:

If you are able to join us then pm me or Jules for further details.

annie

emilou
09-09-2004, 11:42 AM
where in hampshire?

Sage
09-09-2004, 12:17 PM
I'll come along :)
If it's not too far of course (I'm about twenty miles from Southampton)

bunnyhuggger
09-09-2004, 12:25 PM
Oh Annie, I just remembered what happened to another group of people who had a similar set up outside a pet store. Before it started, some members of the public brought along their rabbits cos they didn't want them any more............... maybe better take along a couple of pet carriers :? :shock: :? Can anyone remember who it happened to?

Lazylops
09-09-2004, 12:32 PM
Hi Lynda, absolutely, Pets At Home are doing some publicity of the event for us, and we have asked them to stress on the posters that we are not a rescue organisation purely an advisory body. So fingers crossed we won't get that..... :shock:

Jules
09-09-2004, 07:59 PM
Annie and I are in complete agreement that neither of us can take on any more bunnies so will be there to support each other in these kind of circumstances :?

Oh. listen to me trying to be strong.. who are we kidding :roll: we all know full well that if a bunny in need is presented to us there we have little choice but to rescue them. We will then need the support from you guys to find them loving homes :D :lol: :D

Lets just hope that all Andover bunnies are well treated / loved and that situation doesn't arise :!:

Diddeen
09-09-2004, 08:23 PM
Where in hampshire?
was it andover?

Chris

Bob
09-09-2004, 08:26 PM
Oh Annie, I just remembered what happened to another group of people who had a similar set up outside a pet store. Before it started, some members of the public brought along their rabbits cos they didn't want them any more............... maybe better take along a couple of pet carriers :? :shock: :? Can anyone remember who it happened to?

That was me Lynda LOL We thouiht that it was going to be a nightmare and we would get a line of people wanting to dump rabbits rather than rehome! It all worked out well in the end and they were all found homes as were many others :-) At first I was mortified as I had designed and distrubuted the leaflets and I rushed to check that I had not given the wrong impression to everyone!

Jules
09-09-2004, 08:50 PM
Chris,

Please PM me for more info.

It would be great if you can come along :D

Jules

Diddeen
16-09-2004, 12:04 AM
what time will you be there? Im working part of the day but might have time after to pop down to say hello.
Chris

Lazylops
16-09-2004, 01:15 PM
Hello that would be fun if you could, if all goes to plan we will be there until 4:30pm
:D

Lazylops
22-09-2004, 03:30 PM
This has now changed to 30 October 2004.

Come and join us. :lol:

Diddeen
22-09-2004, 05:26 PM
aaww cant visit ya then.. i'll be in london at a Bryan Adams concert! :D
hope it goes well.. if you do anymore, basingstoke branch or anything let me know.
Chris

AmberUK
22-09-2004, 06:33 PM
aaww cant visit ya then.. i'll be in london at a Bryan Adams concert! :D
hope it goes well.. if you do anymore, basingstoke branch or anything let me know.
Chris

Is it safe to admit this in public? ;-)

Diddeen
22-09-2004, 08:39 PM
hahahaha yes!!! He's great in concert! seen him many times hehehe
Chris :P

Lazylops
23-09-2004, 10:40 AM
Hiya, not to worry, we are hoping to do them trhoughout the south, so Basingstoke should be on the list, will let you know.

enjoy the concert. :lol:

bunnyhuggger
25-10-2004, 10:54 PM
Ooooooooooo Annie, nearly time! :shock: Are you all set?

Caz
27-10-2004, 08:07 PM
I am going to try and pop down, or should that be up? But first I have to find out where it is in Andover.

My vets is in Andover - pity you aren't there tomorrow as I am there for a check up (well Zeus is - not me - I couldn't afford the vets fees for myself ;) )

So many people on here live around my area. Everywhere I look I see Hampshire and Berkshire coming up on people's profiles.

The Newbury branch might be ameniable - I have chatted to a guy there who seemed quite knowledgeable about rabbits - I think he may have been the manager. I am usually in and out the Basingstoke branch in a flash as I only pop in on the way back from the vets and have the animals in the car so can't be too long.

Caz

Lazylops
29-10-2004, 11:28 AM
It would be fab if you could pop along, more the merrier, we are nearly there, Julia managed to source us a wonderful Display Board which she is collecting this pm, to add a professional look to the stand. So fingers crossed......

Caz
29-10-2004, 03:44 PM
What time are you going to be there?

Are you bringing any of your rabbits along? It would be kinda cute and get peoples attention but obviously not sure the rabbits would like it that much!

Are P@H Andover going to have the rabbits and guinea pigs seperate for the event (or do they do it already) and do you have care packs etc to hand out in case people buy a rabbit while you are there or are you going to have a section on rescues and try and persuade people to adopt?

I suppose I could just answer the questions for myself by turning up tomorrow ;) :lol: !

Hope to see you guys tomorrow - good luck!

Caz

Adele
29-10-2004, 04:47 PM
Annie Good Luck for the stand tomorrow...hope all goes well, sorry we cannot be with you, but we will be thinking of you.
Adele and all the bunnies

Jules
29-10-2004, 09:33 PM
Hi Caz,

We are going to be there from about 11.00 but are not taking our bunnies, we are trying to build a relationship with P@H to see if we can begin working with them to help pet bunnies get a better life.

We have leaflets and will generally be giving information and the forum address of course :lol: :lol:

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Jules

Caz
30-10-2004, 05:03 PM
I went down there about 12:30ish and ended up staying way too long chatting ;) - sorry guys I am a real chatterbox - hope your ears have recovered :lol: :D !!

The stand looked great and they had loads of info/leaflets and some cute bunny pics.

P@H employees seemed a bit unsure of what to do around us though and when someone bought a bunny for their 2year old son (because their other one had escaped :shock: ) they didn't really give out much advice or point them in the RWF/As direction - so we had to introduce ourselves.

If this becomes a regular event though and the employees realise that the RWF/A aren't trying to work against them but work with them for the bunnys sake I think it would really help prospective rabbit owners (and there were quite a few questions from those who already owned rabbits too).

Perhaps P@H could even consider stocking RWF/A leaflets as they are more detailed than the general ones P@H give out.

Anyway great effort guys and good luck for future events!!

Caz