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Saturday
May122018

>>>ESCALATED MISSING-ANIMAL EMERGENCY!!! 

THIS IS A DESPERATE PUBLIC PLEA FOR HELP TO FIND SPIRIT - OUR ADOPTABLE RESCUED BLUE-EYED DUTCH FEMALE BUNNY WHO VANISHED FROM PETCO PASADENA ON MONDAY, MAY 9!!! SPIRIT IS STILL OUT THERE WAITING FOR US TO REUNITE HER WITH HER BWF CAREGIVERS AND HER BONDED BUNNY FAMILY WHO SHE IS MISSING, AND ARE MISSING HER!!! 

THE WHEELS OF JUSTICE ARE BARELY MOVING WHERE THEY ARE MOST NEEDED, AS THOSE WITH ACCESS TO HIGHLY USEFUL PARKING LOT SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE ARE DRAGGING THEIR FEET TO HELP!!! ONCE AGAIN, DOMESTIC RABBITS HIT A WALL WHEN IT COMES TO BEING TAKEN SERIOUSLY!!!
WE ARE FACING DOWN THE INDIFFERENCE WITH FORCEFUL PERSISTANCE, BUT GAINING COOPERATION IS PROVING TO BE A CHALLENGE THAT IS COSTING VALUABLE TIME THAT SPIRIT CANNOT AFFORD!!! EVERY SECOND COUNTS!!! 
PLEASE USE ALL YOUR AVENUES OF SHARING THIS DESPERATE EMERGENCY!!! BUNNY WORLD FOUNDATION IS AN ALL-VOLUNTEER NON-PROFIT WITH NO PAID STAFF, AND AN ONGOING HUGE VET BILL. BUT SPIRIT IS OUR CHILD, AND SHE MUST BE RETURNED!!!
ALL TIPS CONFIDENTIAL!
PLEASE CALL 310-498-8600 OR EMAIL: INFO@BUNNYWORLDFOUNDATION.ORG WITH ANY INFORMATION LEADING TO HER LOCATION...
Thursday
May102018

>>>EMERGENCY! MISSING ANIMAL ALERT -- PLEASE READ AND CIRCULATE WIDELY -- IMMEDIATELY!

BUNNY WORLD FOUNDATION IS FRANTIC TO LOCATE SPIRIT - OUR ADOPTABLE BUNNY WHO WAS RESIDING WITH HER 3 BELOVED BOND-MATES AT PETCO PASADENA (OUR ADOPTION EVENT PARTNER). SHE VANISHED FROM PETCO - S PASADENA​ ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 9. 

SPIRIT WAS UNDER VERY SPECIFIC CARE BY BWF EXPERTS, AND IS NOW IN IMMEDIATE JEOPARDY WITHOUT HER DAILY PROTOCOL, AS WELL AS SUFFERING SEPARATION GRIEF-STRESS AND STRANGER TERROR! 

PLEASE CONTACT BWF WITH ANY INFORMATION REGARDING SPIRIT'S WHEREABOUTS! TIP LINE IS OPEN 24/7 >> 310-498-8600. EMAIL: info@bunnyworldfoundation.org WITH ANYTHING YOU THINK WILL HELP LOCATE SPIRIT. 

PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO HELP US RETRIEVE SPIRIT, SHE IS IN DIRE STRAITS! EVERY SECOND COUNTS! AS YOU KNOW, BUNNIES ARE SUPER-SENSITIVE, DELICATE ANIMALS WHO CAN DIE FROM THE STRESS AND JARRING SHOCK OF THIS!

THANK YOU!
~BWF
Tuesday
Mar272018

The Completely Avoidable Tragedy of Easter

A mother and father purchase a baby male Holland Lop to put in their 6 year old daughter’s Easter basket. On Easter day, little Samantha sees the rabbit sitting in a bright pink basket amongst various colored plastic eggs- Samantha is giddy with excitement! The baby bunny’s soft fur, little paws, big ears, and his twitching nose are delightful to behold! The curious bunny hops out of the basket and he begins to explore the living room. Samantha wants to pet the bunny, so she begins chasing him throughout the room. The terrified bunny darts about the room, but he soon finds himself trapped in a corner. Little Samantha reaches down and clumsily picks up the tiny bunny. The bunny desperately wants to escape from Samantha’s grasp, so he kicks his legs as hard as he can until she releases him. The bunny flies through the air and falls to the ground with a loud thump. The horrified parents see that the bunny’s hind leg is dangling from underneath him.

The veterinarian tells the family that the bunny has a broken hind leg and that it is going to cost between 500-1500 dollars for the rabbit to be treated depending upon if the x-rays show that he will need surgery. The dejected family asks the doctor to wrap the leg without setting it, then they take the bunny to a local animal shelter where they drop him off. As they are driving away, Samantha asks her parents, “Why are we leaving Thumper behind?”. The mother and father solemnly tell Samantha that they cannot keep the rabbit and that he has “Gone to a better place”. Little Samantha clings onto her stuffed bear, buries her head in his synthetic fur, then sobs the entire way home. Meanwhile, two exhausted volunteers from the shelter look in the box and see the injured rabbit. They sigh, contact their vet, then one of them takes the rabbit to get treated. It is the eleventh rabbit that has arrived and they are expecting hundreds of more abandoned and injured “Easter” bunnies to arrive for weeks to come. As the two volunteers are leaving the shelter, one woman says to the other woman, “Do you think it will be better next year?”, the other woman disconcertedly replies, “For the sake of the rabbits, I hope so”.

The story above is just one of the tragedies that happens during Easter time. Unfortunately, the novelty of owning a rabbit will eventually wear off for a lot of children and parents. Many neglected rabbits will eventually be released into the wild where they will die from dehydration, starvation, predation, or from a number of other horrors. Other abandoned rabbits will end up at shelters where the majority of unwanted Easter rabbits are euthanized.

When parents go to purchase a baby bunny for Easter, many don’t realize that owning a rabbit is big commitment. Rabbits live between 8-12 years and rabbits are not suitable pets for young children. Rabbits require copious fresh hay, fresh veggies, a limited amount of pellets, nail trimmings, brushings, toys to chew on, a bunny proofed play area, fresh water, and they must be spayed, or neutered to ensure that they do not mark your house or get testicular, or ovarian cancer. Rabbit owners must also learn how to properly handle a rabbit since rabbit’s bones are quite fragile. If dropped, or handled incorrectly, rabbits can be severely injured.

Please save the Easter bunnies this year and choose a plush, or a chocolate rabbit for your child. If you understand how to properly care for a rabbit and you would like to have one, there are thousands of sweet rabbits waiting in shelters for a forever family. You can visit www.bunnyworldfoundation.org for more information on adopting and caring for bunnies.

Written By. Heather Lei Hernandez

~Bunny World Foundation 

Monday
Mar262018

Happy Easter Not for Bunnies!

DON'T buy bunnies as Easter Gifts, because they are NOT! They are a 10-year Commitment, and if you're A+++ home, they can grow as old as 15! ADOPT, DON'T SHOP!

Don't put bunnies in a cage or in a hutch! If it's too small for a cat, it's too small for a bunny! Get a PLAYPEN instead!

Don't home them outside! They are indoor pets!

Contact Bunny World Foundation for more info on adopting a RESCUED spayed / neutered / litterbox trained / socialized bunny at info@bunnyworldfoundation.org.

Check out some of BWF ADOPTABLE BUNS ON PETFINDER!

Come to our adoption event EVERY SUNDAY from 2 - 5 pm at Petco - S Pasadena 

DO THE RIGHT THING!

Tuesday
Mar132018

UPDATE: 193 RABBITS SEIZED FROM HOARDING SITUATION - LOS ANGELES

Bunny World Foundation​ TOOK IN 100 RABBITS FROM LAAS! UNWEANED ORPHANS, MOMS AND LITTERS ARE STILL LOOKING FOR FOSTERS. PLEASE HELP!

MEDIA LINKS:
>>ORIGINAL POST:
Due to an unfortunate overcrowding situation, LA Animal Services has rescued approximately 193 rabbits this week and will continue to rescue them for the next couple of days. The bunnies range from tiny babies to adults. All rabbits were evaluated by the LAAS Veterinary staff and appear to be healthy – but we won’t know until we get them. The adults will all be made available for adoption to the public today through LAAS, but the unweaned, underweight bunnies will only be available through New Hope rescue partners. With so many coming in, we're asking for ALL THOSE EXPERIENCED IN BOTTLE FEEDING TO COME FORWARD AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!  We will rescue as many babies as the number of experienced fosters found! 
>>>ALL interested parties - PLEASE contact BWF IMMEDIATELY VIA E-MAIL; allowing us to RESCUE AT LEAST ONE! 

>>>Email: info@bunnyworldfoundation.org or by calling Bunny World Foundation at (310) 498-8600.
 
>>>CURRENT PREDICAMENT: After rescuing all the bunnies left in a picnic cooler at a storefront and dealing with their medical needs, BWF is presented with yet another large medical bill of $10k and cannot cover new unpredictable medical procedures without help. 
 
We haven’t reached out goal since. So, if you can, please click on the link and make donation directly to our vet or via PayPal.
  
>>> P.S. As for THE adults, they are located at our East Valley, Harbor, North Central and West Valley Animal Shelters. For addresses and phone numbers of the shelters, please visit: http://www.laanimalservices.com/shelters/. PLEASE NOTE: ONLY SPAYED/NEUTERED RABBITS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC ADOPTION THROUGH LAAS. IF INTERESTED IN HELPING UN-WEANED BABIES/SPECIAL NEEDS RABBITS - PLEASE FOSTER THROUGH A RESCUE/NEW HOPE PARTNER.

Either way, please share this message with ANYONE who can help these sweet, deserving souls!
Thank you,
~BWF