News footage from CBC Vancouver.
This little baby was picked up at the Richmond City Works Yard with no Momma in sight. With the rain storms flooding in this week, most of these little guys won’t survive, but this lucky one is warm, safe and dry in a worker’s home. The baby can’t stay there, though, so s/he will be coming to Rabbitats, but we’re going to need a foster home. Please contact us if you can foster this little one!
Tis the season 😞 another wee bunny found on its own here in Richmond near No 5 at Cambie. Eyes not quite open, so maybe 8-9 days old, with very unique markings. The distraught teen who found the baby said s/he wasn’t moving and was very cold. Luckily she brought the baby into the school and found another girl whose family fosters bunnies for us, and they were able to bring the baby to our shelter. Welcome to Rabbitats, baby ♥️
We’re trying this baby with our little bunny girl rescued from the Richmond McDonald’s drive-thru parking lot.
Thanks so much to the staff at the Little Paws Animal Clinic for volunteering for our vaccination clinic yesterday evening! Pictured is Jillian, Diana and Dr. Adam Avitan in the back row, and Dr. Joseph Martinez and Rabbitats’ Deanna Hamm in the front row. We managed to get close to another 40 rabbits protected from the deadly Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHDV2). We invited rabbits from the VRRA and RAPS as well. (Added note: If anyone remembers the box of little chocolate brown Holland Lops dumped on the side of a road, we thought there were three, but it turns out there were four, someone brought another baby to RAPS, a little boy who got vaccinated as well . Deanna is holding daddy. The other bunnies are Patches and our three surviving white Maple Ridge bunnies. They’re all friendly as all get-out and up for adoption!
Thanks so much to SARC (Surrey Animal Resource Centre) for taking in what appeared to be a single cute bunny only to be hit with a whole family! This girl was spotted and caught in Surrey by a volunteer who took her into to SARC. We just heard she gave birth the next day. And now the (presumed) daddy has been caught. If anybody has ever entertained the idea of hosting a colony of cuties, now’s your chance. Bunnies are so enjoyable when they come in a ‘fluffle’. Give SARC a call!
Here’s the internet version of the Richmond News story. Please drop a line to the paper and let them know you appreciate the coverage and write to the Richmond Mayor and Councillors, the provincial government, RAPS, the BCSPCA, and other animal organizations and let them know you want to see more done to help the rabbits (and the property owners) in Richmond and beyond!
Yay for Las Vegas!
“The new ordinance requires the spaying and neutering of ferrets, rabbits, and potbellied pigs over the age of four months…”
This is proof that the cost of a cull is as expensive if not more so than a rescue. For $350,000, at our rate, all those rabbits would have been sterilized and supported for life in a sanctuary. We did try and help the Canmore rabbits, the town never responded to us. It’s a story that required a deep analysis. There was a lot of blame on the town, the trappers and the rescues, we need to concentrate on solutions.
THANK YOU from the bottom of our HEARTS!!!!
We at Rabbitats want to thank everyone who supported our Fall Auction. We our truly blessed to have so many supporters that have been very generous with their donations to help feed our Rabbits & Medical bills. We our truly, truly lucky.
Not only do we have great online supporters we also have amazing volunteers who help out in many different ways. Without them we couldn’t do what we do and that is to give these Rabbits a better life.
Sorelle, Deanna, Kathy & ALL our furry Friends