Bake sale and bunnies at Family Video

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Frisky Ferrets, Fuzzies and Feathered Friends Rescue and Sanctuary (F5RS) gave families the opportunity to take photos with their trained therapy rabbits at Family Video. Pictured are F5RS volunteers Sassy Pickard and Barb Ricker. The organization provides homes for rescued animals as well as community outreach with their trained rabbits.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Legacy Dog Rescue and F5RS shared the profits they earned from the bake sale and pictures. Both organizations rely on donations, so they both do fundraisers often.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Legacy Dog Rescue and F5RS had a bake sale and Easter pictures at Family Video in Austintown on March 25. Pictured are Jennifer Overmier, Erin Yale, Pete Yale and Blase Brush of Legacy Dog Rescue. They rescue dogs and find new homes for them as well as spay or neuter dogs.

By ZACK SHIVELY

zshively@vindy.com

Two animal rescue organizations teamed up for a “Some Bunny to Love“ fundraiser featuring a bake sale and rabbits at Family Video in Austintown on March 25.

Legacy Dog Rescue has had an Easter bake sale in the past, but they invited Frisky Ferrets, Fuzzies and Feathered Friends Rescue and Sanctuary (F5RS) to this year’s event. F5RS brought their rabbits with them so families could take Easter pictures with the bunnies.

Erin Yale of Legacy Dog Rescue said that the rescue receives all of its money through fundraising events like these. They often use Family Video as a hosting spot because the staff always accommodates them and the building is centrally located.

The organizations split the funds they raised evenly. Legacy Dog Rescue had many sweets and cookies for attendees to buy at their bake sale. F5RS gave families the opportunity to pet their rabbits and take pictures with the animals in front of a backdrop for eight dollars.

The organization trained the rabbits to be nationally certified therapy animals. All of their bunnies have been rescued pets. The group, stationed in North Lima, does events all over the area. In March alone, they made 29 different visits to places like the Austintown library, Easterseals and local schools.

F5RS provided families with information about their organization. They do not take in wild animals and are currently not looking for more rabbits. Volunteers run the group and look to give back to the community.

Legacy Dog Rescue aim to help find homes with responsible owners for dogs. They also have a program to spay and neuter the animals. They work with pets from the Mahoning and Trumbull counties.

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