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Bunnies for Foster/Adoption

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We have the cutest babies just in after losing their home. Mom is a lop, Dad is a white lionhead, and the six babies are all over the map! They’re 11 weeks and they can be fostered until they are old enough for spays and neuters, and then adopted. (The boys can be done in another month, the girls likely in two months). There are four boys and two girls. (Pictured is mom and the two girls and the four boys in another shot). We need to get mom and dad done and then they will also be up for adoption. Please spread the word! They’re currently at our shelter in Richmond, BC. (Thanks for the ride, Vlad!) We’re not getting any support on this one so spay/neuter assistance would also be appreciated.

Fosters Needed

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We’re in need of people who can foster one or more of our bunnies in treatment. We have bunnies needing medication, Critical Care feedings, a bit of cleaning, who need to be closely monitored, etc. Would anybody be up for that over the holidays? It’s Christmas Eve but thought we’d throw that out there. Our caregivers are really overwhelmed right now. Please contact us if you are able to help!

Rabbitats DXE Work Party

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Some great photos from the Rabbitats DXE work party on the weekend.We keep the house bunnies in the basement and we have a holding area for outside bunnies under our huge deck. We’ll be developing the half-acre yard into a rabbit sanctuary come spring if we can round up volunteers and funding. Support from organizations like DXE — Direct Action Everywhere – Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories — gives us hope! We can’t thank them enough!

Remembering Uncle Joe

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Rabbitats (and the rest of the world) has suffered a tremendous loss today. RIP ‘Uncle’ Joe Stefanich.  It’s beyond words right now.  Not only did Joe build all of our wonderful bunny houses, he built our sanctuary in South Surrey.  He was an amazing human being and a friend to bunnies and people alike.

Garage Sale!

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Garage Sale

Rabbitats will be participating in an ocean side yard sale, part of a huge community-wide event. This will be in Crescent Beach (South Surrey/ White Rock) next Saturday. We’ll be bringing some of our friendly bunnies out to enjoy some fresh grass and cool ocean breezes while selling a lot of typical yard sale items as well as bunny crafts. Attendees will be invited to do a ‘meet n’ treat’ with our rabbits (by donation). We’d love to see people attend the event but we could also use volunteers to help wrangle rabbits and man the tables.

Saturday June 3rd from 9am-2pm

2534 Bayview St, Surrey, BC V4A 2Z4, Canada

A call for volunteers

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Big Bertha with her jaw abscesses is doing okay but now we’re losing Dancer, another one of the very first rabbits trapped at the Auto Mall and part of our first colony of a dozen or so that went to our Surrey, BC, sanctuary. She was an adult when trapped 4 1/2 years ago. We just lost Dee Dee and another bunny from that group before her. Old age is setting in. (Kudos to sanctuary manager Kathy Lucier for spotting the problems so quickly). Meanwhile, we need more help with special needs rabbits, that’s our biggest issue. We have a hard time finding the resources to care for the sick and injured ones. We don’t have the volume of shelter volunteers who can handle the frequency and timing required to medicate rabbits, etc.. We REALLY need more volunteers willing to help with that. We don’t want to see these bunnies suffer and they have a lot of life in them yet so we don’t want to euthanize them, either. Please message or email if you can help!

Big Bertha

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Big Bertha, one of our earliest Auto Mall rescues — trapped as an adult in 2013 — was spotted at the sanctuary with a lump on her face, and the subsequent vet visit showed she had abscesses on both sides of her jaw as well as fragmented bone. The jaw was too fragile to attempt dental examination, the vet says it could also a dental issue or trauma from running into something. He put her under, cleaned out the infection, put her on antibiotics and she’s actually doing okay so far — she’s eating pellets and produce and being a very good patient! (Thanks to Kathy Lucier for the stellar care).