Mary Lempert is a veterinarian, as well as a long time rabbit owner, foster parent, and licensed educator for the House Rabbit Society. Formerly, she worked as adoption counselor for the House Rabbit Network of Massachusetts and as a rabbit behavior consultant to the Boston MSPCA. She has written about the care and behavior of rabbits for newspapers, magazines, and online sources, as well as a book about rabbit behavior (forthcoming). She resides in Austin, TX, with her rescue rabbits, Graysie, Winthrop, & Oliver, and any number of foster bunnies. She graduated from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in Indiana in 2016 and took a position as associate veterinarian at White Rock Veterinary Hospital in Pflugerville, TX.
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The Rabbit Advocate attempts to explain the intricacies of bunny behavior and dispel certain myths by exploring various areas of rabbit ethology and answering mailed in reader questions. A greater understanding of these amazing creatures will lead to stronger bonds between them and their human companions, which is the first step in ending the flood of abandoned rabbits at shelters around the country. Email related questions to TheRabbitAdvocate@gmail.com.