Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hair stylist needed! Nicollette needs YOU!!

 8/30/10.  Well, have you ever????  here at RabbitMatch we have Gardner who looks like a girl and ME, Nico,  who looks like an 18th century businessman with muttonchop whiskers  when I"M THE GIRL!!!!!!!!    I have these other wisps that float all over the place picking up bits of my alfalfa hay.  What a grooming nightmare!!!!  I weighed 3 lbs 2 oz a few days ago.  Maybe Gardner and I could be a pair????  So cute, little guy, bigger mama!!!!  SO come to visit...  Delicate butterfly kisses, your Nico

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Check the mane on Gardner! Our adoptable lionhead boy!!

Hello L.A.!!!!!! Gardner here, 8/30/10 with a mane update!!!!!  Mine is coming in big and bushy!!!!  The mom weighed me a few days ago.  She reports 2 lbs 15 oz and I assure you, it's all in the mane!!!!!   The rest of me is going to stay really small!!!!  Have you ever seen a bunny as cute as me????  I love to race around the room, my favorite activity.  Come on in for a  few  nosebonks!!!!   Your literary bun, Gardner. 

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...well, uh, reflexively practicing propagating my species...neuter Thursday! And Very Adoptable!

Sutherland checking in 8/30/10.  I'm a stunning cinnamon bunboy.  Pay no attention to my surfer dude bleached coat.  I was housed outdoors, you see, in the hot sun.  My former humans seemed fond of me when I was a baby. My birthdate is 4/1/10  so as you may imagine, recently my hormone levels have been going up, up, up!!!  So I've become a bit  irritable  and smelly.  When those humans would pick me up, the pressure of another warm body made me, well, uh, reflexively practice propagating my species.  The humans found this outrageous.  Had never informed themselves about spay and neuter for rabbits.  I heard them talking about what to do with me.  I was afraid they'd put that halter and leash on me and tie me to a tree someplace.  But instead, the box and duct tape came out and....here I am, squeezed into RabbitMatch.  In a few months I'll undergo my first shed and my coat will become a proper cinnamon color.  Oh, and I weigh 4.5 lbs.  I intend to stay small!!!!

The moms have me on the calendar for the vet appointment.  They tell me I'll lose the bodyparts that are tormenting me and be ready to go home with YOU!!!!!!. 

Cinnamon kisses to you!!!!   Your Sutherland.

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Stella the Stoic Bunny needs <3 and a home...warning: painful pic!

Keri, a bunny human, found this girl and thought she'd been attacked.  She Was.  By ear mites.  Stella has now been to the vet and is getting her doses of Revolution.  Keri needs to find a home for her since she's already over her limit...  ; )  If you, a friend, a relative, a favorite bunny rescue, a coworker, a bff, or an S/O who can help this little fuzzball enjoy her life now, please let us know and we'll put you in touch.  Keri's latest message is below.

I want to thank those of you who reached out and gave some helpful info regarding the bunny I found.  Turns out Stella as she's known now has a bad case of mites (which is what all the crust I was mistaking for a wound was) and is now undergoing treatment with 2 doses of Revolution.  She had the first one on Thurs and then will need another one in 2 weeks. She's already responding very well to it and her neck's looking better each day.  She's got an insatiable appetite and is constantly wanting to smell whomever's hands are in the crate. At this point, I'd love to find her a home...

Pleeeeeez forward and crosspost too!  Thank you!

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Don't forget! International Rabbit Day = Los Angeles Rabbit Foundation Event

Ask Thumper    Los Angeles Rabbit Foundation

Ask ThumperInternational Rabbit Day! 

Sunday, September 26
  • Ask Thumper1:00 - 1:45  Basic Care Review
  • 2:00 - 2:45  Bunnies on a Budget
  • 3:00 - 3:45  Q&A Other
  • 4:00 - 6:00  Party
Location: Westside Pavilion, 10800 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90064 Community Room A (behind the food courts). Parking is free.
Description: Rabbit care and product information sessions, followed by a party for rabbit enthusiasts. There is no entry fee, however, donations to LARF will be cheerfully accepted.
Ask ThumperMore Info: Each information session will consist of a presentation followed by Q&A. You are encouraged to email larabbits@earthlink.net in advance with your questions.
RSVP:  losangelesrabbits@earthlink.net and let us know which sessions you'll be attending.
Please note: no pets (sorry, this includes your companion rabbits) or alcoholic beverages allowed in the mall. 
Los Angeles Rabbit Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit rabbit welfare organization. 

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We LIVE for emails like this!!! : )

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Emma
Date: Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 9:05 AM
Subject: Re: Congratulations on your new bun!
To: Rabbit Match <rabbitmatch @ gmail.com>

Hello, thank you for the follow up! You'll be happy to hear that Sailor Toscaninni is doing very well in his new home. He's an absolute joy and I can't thank you enough for allowing me the privilege to take him home. He binkies with happiness every time I come home and loves being cuddled. He is the most mild-mannered, sweet bunny I have ever met. He has since met my pug and as I had thought, he is totally fearless around her and they coexist very peacefully. 
Thank you for all of the links, it's good to have plenty of information at hand! I'll send pictures soon, there's rarely a moment when he's not looking photogenic ;) 

Thank you again!


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rex genes with a dash of lop...too cute!

Hi!!!  HI!!!! Hi!!!!!  No, do not blame the mom with the camera for this one.  My coat IS extra special.  I have some rex genes as well as a dash of lop genes.  I have the softest petable coat and best personality.  Sadly I joined the line at the door at RabbitMatch 8/20/10 because people grab baby bunnies on impulse.  No idea what to do with me once we get home.  My coat is a glamorous brown, I have a white foot and my ears are adorably semi-lop.  I weighed 2 lbs 1 oz today and my birthdate is 5/1/10.

Please do come and join the line at the door visiting us!!!!!   The moms would like to send you a video library of information about rabbits of course!!!!!  Leaps and binkies!!!  Your Ishtar.

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Hotot fashion diva available for adoption...

I'm embarassed to show myself to the world of internets!!!!  Can you see my feet????  Filthy and orange from neglect.  Can you imagine, ignoring a little dazzler like me???   But that's what happens to bunnies stuck in a hutch out back....out of sight out of mind!!!!!   Well, now I'm safe here at RabitMatch.  It is 8/20/10  and it seems there is a line of buns awaiting entry.  The moms look frazzled BUT they keep the greens, hay, toys, hugs and pets coming!!!!  My name is Coco Chanel,  I'm a little   hotot fashion diva.  I weighed 2 lbs even today.  My birthdate is 5/1/10. 

I'll be counting the days 'til you come and visit!!!!   email the mom, please!!!!  Your sweet Coco-bun. 

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

gorgeous 3 1/2 month old baby girl weighs 2 lbs and wants a furever home!

Yes, another bunny has turned up at RabbitMatch during  August (8/27/10) .    Hi, my name is Valeska.   I'm a 3 1/2 month old baby girl and weigh 2 lbs.  My birthdate is 5/1/10.  You wouldn't know it from the mom's camera skills but I have lovely golden caramel eye makeup and several delicate designer markings on my ears  of  the same color.  My coat is pristine white and my eyes cute and buggy.  My previous human only had me for two weeks and was shocked, SHOCKED, I tell you, that there is cleanup involved with having a pet.  Of course the children had lost interest after the first few days.  My nails had never been trimmed so holding me was about as soothing as embracing a yucca plant!!!!

Anyway, I now have a spiffy RabbitMatch condo and the best of everything except the furever home.  That's where YOU come in!!!!!  Please  come and visit  ME and my friendly, beautiful, sociable rabbit housemates very soon.  The moms have a "Bunnies on a Budget"  info sheet for you if finances are what's making you hesitate.  The depressed economy is hurting everyone.  A rabbit companion will lift your spirits and that's PRICELESS!!!!  Signing off w an ankle nosebonk, Your Valeska.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Plato-Bun! Bun philosopher available for YOU!

Hello there!!!   We've had an epidemic of young bunnies being dropped off here in South Bay!!!!   I'm Platonicus.  I'm a stunning earth tone dutch-x boy and i have bright blue eyes!!!!  I weighed 2 lbs 8/20/10 and my birthdate is 5/1/10.  Please visit soon!!!!  Binkies to you!!!  Your PlatoBun!!!!

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great binky vid from HRS!

okay, let's try that again...  ; )

On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 6:30 PM, Rabbit Match <rabbitmatch@gmail.com> wrote:

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great binky vid from HRS!

Erishkegal, Sumerian bunny goddess needs home!

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Yikes!!!  I'm last in line during rush hour at RabbitMatch 8/20/10.   I do hope the moms find space for little me.  My former humans never cleaned my living space once they brought me home.  My feet, tummy, tail are ORANGE.  Disgraceful!!!!  I chose my name Erishkegal.   Look,  Erishkegal  is a famous goddess in mythology and a little albino girl like me needs SOMETHING to make her stand out besides filthy feet  !!!!  I weighed 1 lb 14 oz today.  My birthdate is 6/1/10.

I hope the thousands of people in LA who have the good sense to appreciate a pigment free bun will see my photos and fall in love........we bunnies stand ready to love in return!!!!   Ankle nosebonks to you!!!!  Your Erish!!!!!

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

one day the man came muttering something about too many rabbits...

Hello there!!!!  My name is Summersdawn, Summer for short.I'm new to RabitMatch (South Bay) 8/20/10.  I am a charming  4.5 lb  spot-x girl.  My spots are the color of the best milk  chocolate or the sun touching the High Sierras at dawn.........I was born in a backyard with so many bunnies I was never sure about Mom or brothers and sisters.   I was born around 1/1/10.  Then one day the man came muttering something about too many rabbits, threw some of us in a box and........I was given to a neighbor who put me in a bird cage. (!!!???)   I quickly outgrew the birdcage and was dropped off at RabbitMatch.  No complaints.  Some bunnies are just left like that in alleys by dumpsters.  What a life for rabbits!!!!!

Please come and visit.  I'm longing for a real home.  I am such a good rabbit!!!!  Bunnyhugs to you!!!!  Your Summersdawn.

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Trouble the Water | It's not about a hurricane. It's about America. GREAT VIDEO on Natl Geo this weekend!

Trouble the Water demonstrates and celebrates the power and resilience of a community in the face of massive government failures. Here's how you can see the movie and share it with friends and family:

Tune into the national TV Broadcast this weekend.

Trouble the Water will be broadcast on the National Geographic Channel at 9pm this Saturday, August 28th. The channel reaches more than 68 million subscribers in the U.S.!

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

International Rabbit Day -- Los Angeles Rabbit Foundation Event -- Join our sister LA rescue to celebrate our bunbuns!

Ask Thumper
    Los Angeles Rabbit Foundation

Ask ThumperInternational Rabbit Day! 

Sunday, September 26
  • Ask Thumper1:00 - 1:45  Basic Care Review
  • 2:00 - 2:45  Bunnies on a Budget
  • 3:00 - 3:45  Q&A Other
  • 4:00 - 6:00  Party
Location: Westside Pavilion, 10800 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90064 Community Room A (behind the food courts). Parking is free.

Description: Rabbit care and product information sessions, followed by a party for rabbit enthusiasts. There is no entry fee, however, donations to LARF will be cheerfully accepted.

Ask ThumperMore Info: Each information session will consist of a presentation followed by Q&A. You are encouraged to email larabbits@earthlink.net in advance with your questions.

RSVP:  losangelesrabbits@earthlink.net and let us know which sessions you'll be attending.
Please note: no pets (sorry, this includes your companion rabbits) or alcoholic beverages allowed in the mall. 
Los Angeles Rabbit Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit rabbit welfare organization. 

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Toscanini sprung!!!!!!


Stacey, you are rockin' the world for bunnies!  ; )

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Lisa
Date: Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 4:24 PM
Subject: Toscanini sprung!!!!!!
To: Bunny Peeps

Vol Stacey brought her friend Emma and mom and even though Emma thought she was in love w Okalani, Mr. Personality of 2010 captured her heart straightaway. Sweet wonderful boy.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Brigitte Bardot, I'm 3lb 13oz of CUTE!!

I always appreciate the fashion scarf touch, don't you??  That touch that says color, charm,  elegance.........oh, I need to intoduce myself.  I am Brigitte Bardot, svelte and beautiful in my chinchilla coat.  I weighed 3 lbs 13 oz today, 8/16/10.  My birthdate is 8/1/09  so I definitely will not get any larger!!!!   My original humans dumped me in the street.  I still have yellow feet from that hutch home .  Another family found me.   I thought I was a lucky girl  and would be loved forever.  I deserve no less.  But it was not to be.  There was another bun already in the home and the humans decided I was a strain on the budget (sigh).    At least they dropped me off at RabbitMatch.  I keep looking at Mouffie at exercise time.  I think I'm in love!!!!   Do come and visit, mon cherie.   Your  Lovable  Lapin Mademoiselle, Brigitte Bardot

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Workout Coach Bun Shows No Mercy

Workout Coach Bun Shows No Mercy


"Are you resting??  You have ten more sets to go, let's move it!!  You need to build up your strength... I ordered a full-size bale of hay and I need you to lift it!  ...What's that you say?"


"...Me, exercise??  Hah!  If you haven't noticed, I eat quite healthily and am very cute, and having a big fluffy butt is quite ideal for a rabbit.  I think I'm good, thanks."

Confucius says he'll be happy to help you with the salad-eating part of your weight loss plan... and that's about it.  :P


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People say...

"People say that what we're all seeking is a meaning for life. ... I think what we're seeking is an experience of being alive."   ~Joseph Campbell

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

Any bunny angels out there with a home for 2 CUTE rescues buns????

Here are the two rescues I have-they are getting spay and neutered tomorrow. They are about  3-4 months old.

Colby is a VERY SWEET reddish tan lop. Litter box trained I think she is a girl.

Blue is super cute and friendly white with grey spots is working on litter box training half way there. I think he is a boy.

Both love petting especially Colby!

It would be great if you could put them up on RM.  I am fostering them here in Joshua Tree-but I can deliver them!

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Airline's Puppy Deaths Spark Debate

we need to share the cabin space with our animal kin when we travel...when will the airlines 'get it'...jeesh.  and breeders shouldn't SHIP animals.  (of course, they shouldn't BREED either.)

Latest News from the Frontlines of Animal Welfare
August 13, 2010

Airline’s Puppy Deaths Spark Debate about Travel Safety, Commercial Breeders 1. Airline’s Puppy Deaths Spark Debate about Travel Safety, Commercial Breeders
Last week’s tragic death of puppies aboard a flight from Tulsa to Chicago has renewed efforts to improve airline safety for pets. But it also points to another pressing issue—the proliferation of unregulated commercial breeders selling dogs online. Read More...

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

'mara's excellent journey

Hello all, Monday evening I started out in Lisa's kitchen.  So generous of Mr. Fluffston to loan me some of his excellent toys.  Early Tuesday morning we were all packed and I took my place in my grand star's trailer carrier.  Here I am in Mojave, taking a break to do some grooming, gotta keep the paws and nose sparkling,  and relax with a snack.  It was hot outside but as you can see I was well protected in my cocoon!!!!  
Finally my new home at The Bunny Castle in Bishop CA!!!!!!  I have a lovely home base  and more than 190 new friends!!!!   I especially like the  California giants.  They look like Toscanini just four times his size and their marks don't fade as much in the summer.  Giant fuzzy mellow fellows!!!!    I'm in love!!!!!      AND  would you believe, I am,, at 7 lbs 4 oz.   one of the more petite buns at The Bunny Castle!!!!! 

Now listen up y'all!!!!  From time to time Alinda will be asking you to buy a raffle ticket from The Bunny Castle OR click to vote for ME, Palomara ,        (  oh, well, The Bunny Castle, Bishop CA,  that is!!!)  on the Animal Rescue Site.   You should visit the  site  regularly anyway to click on the free food for shelter animals.  There is voting going  on  right now .  www.theanimalrescuesite.com,   Bunnykisses and nosebonks from your lovable bungirl, Palomara.

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Monday, August 09, 2010

GR8 news 4 Palomara + bunny quilt raffle!!!

Our Palomara was sprung by Lisa and is heading to a cushy rescue in Bishop, CA called Bunny Castle Rabbit Rescue tomorrow.


Plz support BCRR by buying raffle tickets for this amazing bunny quilt:


Tickets: $1 each or 6 for 5$
Tickets are available at:
Radio Shack
Bee Gee Beauty Supply
Wye Road Feed and Supply
Spellbinder Books
If you live out of town, mail us your payment and the number of tickets you want and we'll enter you in the raffle.
If you are out of town and you win-we will mail the quilt to you!

The Bunny Castle Rabbit Rescue
105 Rawson Creek Rd.
Bishop, CA 93514

Winner will be announced September 1st, 2010
If you need more information please call Marie Morris @
760 872-1523
Or email: bcrabbitrescue@aol.com
Proceeds from this fundraiser will help us feed and care for the bunnies.

The Bunny Castle Rabbit Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the welfare of the domestic rabbit.
Permission to cross post

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What a Rescuer has to deal with daily...

So, I get up... and I check my emails. Five surrenders, one from a volunteer saying she can't come on her regular day this week, and one about a potential upcoming event. As it is, I work midnights, and I'm up at 8 am because we've got spays and neuters to deliver to/from the vet this morning, and I'm only getting three hours of sleep before a 12 hour overnight shift, but that's not here nor there...

I check my email.

I got the following email last night;

"Hello My name is ***** ******. We have three beautiful bunnies who need a home. They started as indoor pets for our triplet daughters, but we quickly realized they were not suited for our home. We have other pets and they are not compatible.
Regretfully, we decided to try and keep them for the girls in an outdoor hutch, which worked during the cooler months, but now we are not happy with the situation and feel extremely badly for the bunnies, and that our girls need to give them up. Would it be possible for us to give them to the rescue and hope that you can place them in a proper indoor living environment, singly so that they receive the proper care?
We can not provide the proper care for them in an indoor environment, and the outdoor hutch is no longer a proper environment since they are fully grown. (We have had them approximately 1 year).
We live on a golf course in south Fort Myers and there is lots of other wildlife in the area which is becoming attracted to the hutch for a food source from the food and droppings. We could deliver the bunnies to you if you can find a proper home. I do not want to take them to the local animal control shelter. Please respond to my cell phone 239-***-**** or my husband's cell 239-***-****. What are your hours of operation and your location?
Thank you ***** ******

(Don't even get me started on the LONG LONG list of cliche "dumper" things in this email.)

So I had replied last night;

"We've just taken in sixteen bunnies, two ferrets and 30 guinea pigs in the last sixteen days, so things are a little cramped. HOWEVER... if you can the spay(s) ($45) or neuters ($35) I can commit to taking buns around August 16th. I just have to wait until a few of the adoptions / pick-ups clear before I can fit anybunny else into our schedule.

If your rabbit is currently not spayed or neutered, and behavioral issues (such as spraying, biting, humping, chewing, etc) is part of the problem, please consider fixing your bunny and keeping them in your home - that really is the best place for them since there's so many rabbits being euthanized in local shelters (about 200 bunnies die in Florida shelters without homes every week because of the HIGH number of folks who buy them and dump them less than a year later)

I'll just need to the following info from you ... (insert details about the bunnies here)
Thanks! Kristie"

So imagine my surprise when I get back this email;

"I sent pictures attached to my earlier email, please let me know if they do not come through again. I will re-attach.
Is there any possible way you could take these three before the 16th of August? The spay/neuter fees are no problem, we just want to find placement for them before we leave town on the 10th of August.
If it is not possible for you, are you aware of any other no-kill shelters that we could try in this region?
They are three beautiful flop eared bunnies, and it is important that we find loving homes for them so that we can assure our daughters that the bunnies are being cared for properly. As I mentioned in our earlier email, we have other indoor pets that are an issue with keeping the bunnies inside, and our work and school schedules are not conducive to giving the bunnies the care they deserve.
We are not sure of the sexes, as the per store could not guarantee the sex when we bought them, they were young. We do believe that there is at least 1 male in the trio. We had them indoors for a few months until they "became of age" and they started adult behaviors. They were then separated and moved outside.
Please help us if you possibly can.
We believe they are flop eared, possibly two females and one male, about 1 year old and in good health condition overall.
They have been very well fed. They are basically gentle, our 10 year old daughters hold them and bring them inside to play. "

What your first email SHOULD have read is:
"I have three ten year old triplet daughters who I thought would look cute with three bunny rabbits. The rabbits are no longer tiny and cute, and they are doing annoying things like pooping and chewing (you know, acting like rabbits) - and I want to get rid of them ASAP because we're going on vacation. Oh, by the way, when we first got tired of them we stuck them in hutches in the back yard to be forgotten, but it's 100 degrees outside, they just haven't died yet, and now we're going on vacation and want to make sure they are gone so we don't have to feel bad for them. Plus, we want to look like the heros to our little girls when we get to tell them the bunnies went off to some pretty farm where they will be loved and happy forever. Sorry we didn't bother to look into or read anything about rabbits when we got them. All we could think about is HOW CUTE they would look with our three matching daughters! Oh, and seriously, did you know these things actually kick when you try to hold them? Or that they scratch and geeze, now they all weigh like 8 lbs instead of being hampster-sized like they were at the pet store! They totally outgrew that tiny little "starter cage" in like a week! Anyway, if you could just drop what you're doing and come get them, regardless of how many animals you're already taking care of, that'd be great. If you have to let a few other rabbits die at the shelter to make room, that's fine. I don't have to feel bad about them, they weren't my bunnies! I'm sure you have nothing better to do anyway, so if you could come pick them up, awesome!
-Yours truly, one more person who wants to dump their bunnies and not feel bad about it."

ARGH. So Kristie, knowing that she REALLY cares about the health and well-being of the rabbits, but really REALLY dislikes people treating her and her staff like CRAP and worse, treating their animals like disposables... writes back;

"I'll make you a deal. Seriously, so hear me out.

I'll find a way to squeeze these bunnies in before the 10th, despite having NO room at all (We just took in 16, and over 30 guinea pigs, you saw that email, yes?) - but you have to do me a favor if I find a way to make that happen.

Sit down with your ten year old and explain that getting pets and then not properly taking care of them, and ultimately "getting rid of them" isn't the answer. Seriously. It's VERY important children be taught the value of pets, and that you don't just dump them when they start "adult behavior". When people GET rabbits, 90% of them die or get dumped within the first year because they don't do any research first. If you guys had read up on rabbits before you got them, you would know that putting them outside is the #1 way to kill them quickly from stress and heat stroke - or that if you didn't fix them, they'd bite, hump, spray urine, etc. This is a GREAT lesson for your daughter to explain what went wrong - sit down and teach her that you guys made a BIG mistake and that you should never, ever get a pet without thinking about what is going to happen to them for their entire lives. That way when she grows up, she can be part of the solution rather than the problem. Unfortunately, research has shown that kids who grow up in homes who abandon animals are 80% more likely to get pets and dump them when THEY grow up. It's a terrifying trend.

We spend $16,000 a year taking care of bunnies from people who "just got tired of them" as well as strays, kill shelter death-row bunnies, and while most owner surrenders cover the spay and neuter cost (our spays and neuters run from $35- $75 depending on the vet we have to use because we're overbooked) - that's just the bottom end. If your surrendered rabbit breaks a leg, or needs complicated tumor surgery, they get it. We've easily spent $800 on a single bunny for medical needs...

We also spend two hours each screening and educating potential adoptive homes to make sure when your rabbit leaves here, it's the LAST time it gets bounced around in a home. We make sure they will live out their lives inside, part of the family, litter-trained, getting along with all their other pets, and that they are aware of all the joys AND problems that come with having house rabbits. It's HARD work, and we don't do it just to give folks a guilt-free way out of the pets they bought and no longer feel like taking care of.

In the last two months, I found out I was pregnant, and my fiance dumped me and took off after I ended up getting a restraining order. I also had to leave my job as a police officer and go work in dispatch, which I loathe. So if I can go through all that, and still get up and take care of my 9 pets, and 85 animals that belonged to other people, trust me - anyone should be able to take on the responsibility of keeping the pets they got. Even if they are moving, even if they go on vacation, or go back to college, or whatever the latest excuse may be.

We spend a TON of time trying to educate kids that pets aren't a toy or a convenience to just get rid of when you're tired of them being cute, young and easy. We don't want your daughter to think that there's some happy place where thousands of bunnies just magically find new happy homes - or worse, for her to think two years from now "Hey, let's buy some more baby bunnies!! We'll just dump 'em at that rescue when they get to be a year old!" - that's not fair to your daughter OR to any animal, and I'm sure you agree! We take in bunnies from death row, and now three of those death row shelter bunnies will have to die because we've got to make room for your three before you go on vacation.

We're all parents here, and we just want to make sure that if we're giving you the easy way out with these poor bunnies, that you're going to at least make sure the cycle of buy-and-dump ends here for your family, and that you promise next time you get a pet, you'll do all the homework first and be SURE you can keep them for the 10+ years. Fair enough?

President, Little Miracles Rabbit Rescue

P.S. There are plenty of "kill shelters" where you could take them, but I don't know of any no-kill rescue group who is going to magically make room in less than 7 days for three year old unfixed bunnies. The reality is that EVERYONE and their brother is emailing us to dump their bunnies before they go on vacation because the easter fun is wearing off - so your email is one of like fifty I actually answered and didn't just say "No, sorry, we're full."

We're waiting on a response. But we wanted to let you guys know what we go through on a daily basis. Now, if you don't mind, Kristie's going to go back to sleep for about four hours before getting up, feeding the bunnies veggies, and then going off to work for 12 hours. *sigh*


"Kristie thank you for the time and effort you are spending to our bunnies and other uninformed families like mine.I will sit down with our triplet girls and read your message and explain these issues to them. I feel bad about this outcome and situation but I am glad to know there is someone like you that can handle our negative position and will try to make a positive one from it. I can assure you that this will not happen again! You personally have been through an ordeal which I cannot even imagine. This added stress I apologize for, any help or assistance that you provide will be most greatly appreciated. Please let me know a comfortable time line that will work. My wife and kids will be leaving on the 11 th but I will stay back to get this matter resolved. I thank you "

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Look at this Japanese bunny's cool garden!

‪help get this doggie

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Monday, August 02, 2010

Love-A-Bunny Adoption & Spa Day - August 14!

Love-A-Bunny Adoption & Spa Day 
  Saturday, August 14
Join us for this popular annual event!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
12:00 noon to 5:00 pm
Highlander Pet Center
419 W. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia, CA  91016 
Meet adoptable bunnies and learn all about bunny care.  Enjoy shopping at our Zooh Store and at the special Cats & Rabbits & More booth featuring the super-popular Cottontail Cottage!   At 2:00 pm, local exotics vet Dr. Sari Kanfer will speak on "Keeping Your Rabbit Healthy, with Information on the New Deadly Virus Outbreak" - don't miss this important session!  Click here to download a flier. 

NEW THIS YEAR:  Beach Bunny Photo Shoot!  Bring your bunny for a fun photo shoot and receive a full-quality image emailed to you for just $6.00.  Reservations preferred (call us at 626.576.BUNI or email us), but hop-in appointments also welcome.
Zooh Corner Rabbit Rescue
P.O. Box 2192, San Gabriel, CA  91778
Phone 626.576.BUNI
Zooh Corner Rabbit Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization (Federal Tax ID 33-0814723).
If you would prefer not to receive future email communications from us, please reply to this message and let us know.
Address postal inquiries to:
Zooh Corner Rabbit Rescue
P.O. Box 2192
San Gabriel, CA 91778
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Sunday, August 01, 2010

Rabbits looking for humans!!

RabbitMatch.org works specifically with abandoned Los Angeles rabbits. Our goal is to find each bun the perfect indoor home. In the meantime, we also provide them a calm, healthy environment while they're waiting for that perfect human to come along. That's where YOU come in!

We provide all the training and information you'll need. It's very rewarding and we're a really friendly group.

We have two locations... one on LA's Westside just east of Culver City and one in the Long Beach/South Bay area.

If you're interested and are at least 18, please visit RabbitMatch.org or email us at rabbitmatch(at)gmail.com. Thanks in advance!

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little cascade adopted today!!!

...by a woman and two wonderful kids.  He'll have his own room but it appears he'll have LOTS of company bc they all adore him.  : )


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