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Easter Bunny Bunanza!

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The Easter Bunny Bunanza, presented by Rabbitats and Vancouver Rabbit Rescue and Advocacy and featuring the Vancouver Rabbit Agility Club, will be a mega-celebration of all things bunny!

Vancouver, BC  (April 8, 2019) — Vancouver’s largest rabbit rescue and education societies are joining forces on Easter Sunday to present a rabbit experience for both dedicated and casual fans of the furry little critters.

The ‘Easter Bunny Bunanza’ will feature a ‘Rabbit Agility’ demonstration (courtesy of the Vancouver Rabbit Agility Club), the VRRA’s  ‘Hoppy Hour’ for guardians to bring their own bunnies to socialize with other rabbits, and Rabbitats’ signature ‘Meet n’ Treat’ allowing people to feed healthy treats to the many willing bunny participants.

Bunny-themed crafts and treats will also be on hand along with a lot of information.  Rabbits are smart, sociable little beings who make awesome pets.  Potential guardians should be aware of the commitment involved when adopting one. 

Those wanting to enjoy rabbits without taking on that commitment are welcome to attend the Easter Bunny Bunanza for their bunny fix!

WHAT:  Easter Bunny Bunanza

WHEN:  Easter Sunday, April 21st, 2019, 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm

WHERE:  Ukrainian Hall, 805 East Pender Street, Vancouver, BC

Pet Lover Show

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Kathy and crew have been busy setting up for the Pet Lover Show out in Abbotsford this weekend! It looks fabulous! The empty spot on the table is for Bonnie McMurray’s Nutrinoms sales display. (Excellent bunny treats!)

Happy Valentines Day ❤️

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Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️❤️❤️ from some of our bonded boy-girl pairs.
Photo #1 — Dick & Jane (both about 1 year)
Photo #2 — Lucky & Midnight (both under 1 year)
Photo #3 — Dolly & Lamby (will be 6 years on April 1st)
Photo #4 — Ginger & Jackson (both about 5 years) 
Photo #5 — Picasso & Warhol (both about 2.5 years)
Note: with rescued rabbits, most ages are unknown, we give it our best guess

RIP Joey, Maggie and Champ

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It’s a sad month at Rabbitats.    We lost sweet Joey, one of our friendlier black bunnies picked up as a stray last year. He passed away at the vet’s from unknown causes, but the best guess is occult pneumonia. He was a young bunny and didn’t seem all that sick. Foster mom Lynn is devastated.   He was a hit at our bunny cafe visiting all the guests to get his treats.


We’ve also lost Champ and Maggie this month, soon after they were featured in our newsletter. Champ was the bunny observed to be in bad shape at our Delta barn. He had bites along his back but he was also displaying symptoms (hair loss, other oddities) of the weird genetics we’ve seen in bunnies from certain areas. (The other bunnies always seem to pick on these guys). He was in treatment for weeks, including surgery, but he never really perked up or gained weight, so we decided to let him go.  
We also let Maggie go, the big white paralysed New Zealand girl who came with her dozen-odd brothers and sisters (and possibly parents) from a horrible meat bunny situation to the Coquitlam animal shelter, and we took them from there. Maggie showed serious bone loss via x-rays and lab testing, and it may be genetic and affecting the whole family. One rabbit from the litter already passed away before we took them, and now two more are showing signs of unsteadiness. A fourth litter mate was taken in today for some dental work.
Our vet bills are through the roof, so if anybody can help with our sick bunny fund, we’ll really appreciate it.
https://www.gofundme.com/rabbitats-vet-bills-2019

Pet Lover Show: Volunteers Wanted!

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Rabbitats will again be at the Pet Lover Show in Abbotsford February 23 and 24, and we could use a lot of volunteers!  We run our ‘Rabbit Village’ and invite people to ‘meet n’ treat’ the bunnies.  We’re also looking for a truck to get us there and back!  Please email info@rabbitats.org if you can help!

Catfe Was A Hopping Success!

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The bunnies’ stint at Catfe was such a success, we were help over through to the end of December!  It generated a lot of attention and really proved how sociable rabbits can be.  Thanks to our little furry friends for making us look good and being the best ambassadors ever!

Troopers Recovery Update!

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Trooper, our broken leg guy from a couple weeks ago, is going in to Apex today to get the staples removed after his amputation surgery. He’s doing great! Sorry for the update delay, but his foster mom Rae has been busy keeping him in pristine conditions and catering to his every whim (along with her many other bunnies, including our then-tiny Burnaby baby who is now old enough to be going in for a neuter today). We can’t thank Rae and all of Trooper’s supporters enough! What a great outcome for this poor dumped bunny. (We’ll post a more complete update and more photos about his recovery shortly).