Barb Kelley, Rabbit Agility Coordinator
Barb Kelley has been actively involved in the Minneapolis/St. Paul rabbit community since 2005. She is affiliated with Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society (MCRS), Animal Humane Society (AHS), Pet Partners (registered therapy animals) , and R.E.A.D (Reading Education Assistance Dogs).
Barb teaches rabbit agility for MCRS at the Animal Humane Society in Golden Valley and was instrumental in the creation and development of Hoppy Hour (an open socializing time for rabbits and their families). She coordinates all Hoppy Hour activities at Golden Valley.
Barb provides special foster care to rabbits with fear, aggression, or behavioral problems giving them a safe environment to heal and prepare for adoption. Barb also leads a very committed team of rabbits and their families who are involved in community service. Utilizing the wealth of rabbit care information prepared by Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society Barb and her friends offer a rabbit educational program to youth groups, day camps, university classes, and schools. You can also find them sharing their time at nursing homes, Children’s Hospital, and programs for people with special needs bringing smiles to people who need comfort and warmth. She and her rabbits participate in the R.E.A.D. program helping children struggling with their reading skills.
Barb supervises rabbit dates, transports and treats rabbits with health concerns, and grooms long haired rabbits. She spent several years on MCRS email duty so has the knowledge to respond to rabbit related questions and concerns. She and her rabbits can be found representing MCRS at Pet Expos, the AHS Walk For Animals, Pride Festival, and community celebrations.