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ANIMALS ARE DYING AT SANTEE ALLEY! Please help us combat animal cruelty in the Los Angeles Fashion District.

Monday
Dec252017

Show your caring support for bunnies rescued by BWF!

 
Time remains for that SPECIAL, tax-deductible Holiday Donation in honor of somebun you love, and show your caring support for bunnies rescued by Bunny World Foundation.

We're still desperately seeking help for the CREEK FIRE rabbits waiting in makeshift cages exposed to freezing nighttime Winter temps:https://www.facebook.com/pg/BunnyWorldFoundation/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1638209436217472

You can donate via PayPal by visiting http://www.bunnyworldfoundation.org/donate/ and clicking the “Donate with PayPal” button.

LOVE is a thing that can never go wrong. Merry Christmas & Hoppy Holidays to all of you from all of us at BWF!
Monday
Dec252017

L.A. 911 - 'CREEK FIRE' INFERNO! CALL FOR FOSTERS 100+ RABBITS!

 

>>ABANDONED FIRE-BUNNY RELIEF:
www.bunnyworldfoundation.org/donate
>>'CREEK FIRE' BUNNIES - DESPERATE HOURS>>100+ abandoned terrified bunnies await refuge in plummeting temps - please read on...
>>FULL ALBUM - PLEASE SHARE:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/BunnyWorldFoundation/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1638209436217472
>>Able to SEND SUPPLIES - please visit our Amazon Wish List:
https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3CMC7ONQWSRBZ/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_ws_25ePpb18E8967
>>To Join BWF FIRE-BUNNY RESCUE EFFORT>> EMAIL us: info@bunnyworldfoundation.org ASAP >> Or head to BWF Adoption Event at Petco - S. Pasadena SUNDAYS 1-6pm! The more current BWF bunnies successfully adopted/fostered out, the more bunny emergencies we can pull to safety, so E-MAIL US!!! INFO@BUNNYWORLDFOUNDATION.ORG
'CREEK FIRE' SAVIOR:
Tujunga Canyon Good-Samaritan called BWF volunteers following his heroic weeks of humanely trapping 100+ dumped domestic bunnies left to perish after their human families fled without them during the area's mandatory evacuation; some rabbits brought from as far as Sylmar. We raced on-site, greeted by a gory scene of a new mother bun under extreme stress; though instinctively ingesting her placenta, was also mindlessly chewing the legs of one of her newborns. Bitter reality. We warmed the infant, gave her love, and helped her cross. We relocated mother & her remaining babies to safety where, no longer suffering stress, mother is nurturing her litter. 
That was merely one of NUMUROUS miseries we addressed yesterday (Dec. 16) - the photos tell the story. 
Freezing nights bear down on these DESPERATE bunnies, they need IMMEDIATE EVACUATION. Our phone rings NON-STOP with reports of 'STRANDED' buns found EVERYWHERE, plus LA Shelters' constant reliance on us to pull their present load, but BWF remains ready to RESCUE AS MANY BUNNIES from THIS disaster as YOU can help foster! WILL YOU AID VICTIMS OF YET ANOTHER BUNPOCALYPSE?! 
WHAT WE'VE DONE SO FAR/WHAT IS NEEDED: 
• We've sought assistance from area Animal Control and await further response - they directed us to local Community Advancement Network (CAN) before stepping in, since intake of the CREEK FIRE rabbits would jeopardize their current shelter rabbits. 
• We've lined-up mentors to mobilize/educate/help future fosters. Foster Applications have been screened and we’ve met certain applicants today, (SUN. Dec. 17). Screening effort continues, but we need more applicants. 
• RIGHT NOW: Aid and Fosters needed NOW for 100 CREEK FIRE rabbits. 
>>>Large crates/carriers/litter boxes/bedding/Alfalfa pellets for babies/towels/paper towels/Revolution/Advantage, and more! 
>>> Funds for transport & boarding until ALL foster homes are found. $15 per rabbit per day or $25 per pair .
>>$$ for spay/neuter/Revolution treatment/Vet exams/health certs/micro-chipping -- an estimated $275.00 per rabbit; assuming all are healthy, but no doubt they are not! 
THOSE WITHOUT PRIOR COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED FOSTER APPLICATIONS: CHANCES ARE YOU COULDN'T TAKE BUNNIES WITH YOU TODAY. BUT REGARDLESS OF APPLICATION STATUS, PLEASE ATTEND OUR SUNDAY ORIENTATION TO BE READY FOR THE FOLLOWING WEEK'S PLACEMENT WITH FOSTER BUNNIES. IT’S CRUCIAL THAT MEETINGS WITH FOSTER PARENTS BE IN-PERSON BEFORE ENTRUSTED WITH OUR BUNNIES. RESCUING IS EASY... HUMANS; NOT SO. WE NEED GOOD SOULS WILLING TO COMMUNICATE AND WORK WITH US TOWARD GETTING THESE BUNNIES SAFE, HEALED, AND ADOPTABLE. YOU MUST HAVE ACCESS TO A CAR AND BE WILLING BUNNY-TRANPORTERS TO BWF ADOPTION EVENTS, AND TO OUR VET, IF NEED BE. REMEMBER, RESCUING A LIFE IS ANYTHING BUT CONVENIENT... IT’S A LABOR OF LOVE... A SACRIFICE... BE WILLING TO MAKE ONE, AND THE REWARDS ARE ENDLESS. PLEASE HELP IN ANY WAY.
THANK YOU! ~BWF
Thursday
Dec072017

LOS ANGELES FIRE EMERGENCY: FOSTERS NEEDED NOW!

L.A. FIRE 911: URGENT CALL FOR CITY/COUNTY SHELTER BUNNY FOSTER HEROES! BWF is a New Hope Partner; ready to PULL AS MANY BUNNIES as YOU can help us foster!
Meanwhile, our phone rings OFF THE HOOK with concerned folks reporting STRAY buns found EVERYWHERE. It’s a BUNPOCALYPSE! WILL YOU HELP?!
TO JOIN FIRE-BUNNY RESCUE EFFORT>> E-MAIL us at info@bunnyworldfoundation.org ASAP >> Or head to our Sunday Adoption Event at Petco - S Pasadena​; 2-5pm! The more current BWF bunnies we can adopt/foster out, the more Shelter bunnies we can pull to safety. E-MAIL US!!!
INFO@BUNNYWORLDFOUNDATION.ORG
If you'd like to MAKE A DONATION to help our rescue efforts, please visit: http://www.bunnyworldfoundation.org/donate/
If you'd like to DONATE SUPPLIES, please visit our Amazon Wish List:
https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3CMC7ONQWSRBZ/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_ws_25ePpb18E8967
PLEASE HELP IN ANY WAY.  THANK YOU!
~BWF
PLEASE VISIT OUR COMPREHENSIVE POST/ALBUM ON FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/BunnyWorldFoundation/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1627839013921181
Note: All images, apart from the scalded bunny, are of Lancaster Shelter dumped bunnies who will be put down on December 11.  We've also heard that Baldwin Park is euthanizing all animals; RABBITS INCLUDED.
(The scalded brown bunny shown in this set is included to represent the need, and is not among our rescues. He is a bunny who suffered terrible burn injuries during a different fire incident, but is NONETHELESS a poignant image of what happens when fire strikes domestic rabbits)
Thursday
Nov232017

Hoppy Thanksgiving!

MUST-SEE HAPPY VIDEO!  ^_^ RESCUED: Day One  <3https://www.facebook.com/BunnyWorldFoundation/videos/1611024825602600/
Historically, Thanksgiving began as a tradition to give thanks for a good harvest and to rejoice together with the rest of the community after much arduous work. What better time to celebrate our NINE-and-a-half-year voyage and give thanks to ALL who have contributed to our Mission.  
Especially, we thank each foster, volunteer, and supporter here who has contributed their time, energy and commitment to BWF. It takes a community to move mountains and without all of us doing our parts we couldn't even make a dent. Thank you for showing your support through thick and thin and especially during times of crisis, for we couldn't possibly overcome them if it weren't for YOU!
Now, as bunny loving families across America sit down to full dinner tables with their pet bunnies enjoying all the privileges of a family member, it's more important than ever to remember million others suffering in bunny mills, labs, backyard breeders, fur farms, and abattoirs. Most people would be unaware that most animal cruelty laws exempt farm animals and rabbits are not even covered under federal humane slaughter laws -- so their lives and deaths for our holiday celebration are unconscionably painful. This said, the road is still rocky with many challenges ahead, but continue we must and we thank you for your continued support in our efforts to make the world a better place for our much-loved companions.
If you would like to do give a special gift for this Thanksgiving holiday, please remember that on Monday alone, TWELVE buns were seen by various BWF Vet partners; 3 bunnies having been pulled from euthanasia the day before. These bunnies face many more costly challenges, so please follow their story of rescue, share, and give from your hearts what you are able to.
MAKE AN ON-LINE DONATION via PAYPAL or GIVEZOOKS: http://www.bunnyworldfoundation.org/donate/
VISIT OUR AMAZON WISH LIST:
http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3CMC7ONQWSRBZ/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_ws_25ePpb18E8967
LAST MINUTE HOLIDAY GIFTS? When you do your Holiday shopping at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to BWF. Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-3792479 and support us every time you shop.
CONSIDER DONATING MONTHLY even if it’s just a few dollars.  No donation is too small. Bunnies need you! http://www.bunnyworldfoundation.org/donate/ 
Thank you again and may you find time this Thanksgiving to enjoy the things you hold closest to your heart!!
~BWF
Thursday
Nov022017

About BWF

BWF Mission & History: Bunny World Foundation (BWF) is an ALL-Volunteer, non-profit 501(c) 3 animal welfare organization founded in 2008 in Los Angeles, California. Set up to promote (Shelter) Equity and Equality for Rabbits, BWF’s mission is to combat animal cruelty, illegal animal sales, exploitation and neglect of all animals, through rescue efforts, public education, investigations, legislation, special events, and media attention.

BWF is proud to celebrate a NINE-year voyage which begun with the fierce struggle to bring to light illegal animal sales in the LA Fashion District. In terms of global outreach on Facebook, BWF grew to be the largest Rabbit Rescue & Educational Service in the world. With 230K fans on Facebook, BWF’s posts are shared by millions of BWF members worldwide.

BWF works to reduce rabbit overpopulation and to establish rabbits as companion animals that deserve the same individual rights, level of care, and opportunity for longevity as cats and dogs that live as human companions. BWF manages a complex Foster & Adoption Program that requires constant strengthening and expansion to accommodate new rescues and provide for their intensive care, medication, supplies, and spay/neuter funds. BWF has 300 volunteers/fosters and rescues 500-700 abandoned and abused domestic rabbits a year. In 2014, BWF was featured by CBS as one of the "Five Best Volunteer Opportunities for Animal Lovers in Los Angeles.”

BWF rescued over 8,000 rabbits in the City of LA, ranging from un-weaned baby bunnies from Santee Alley to adult bunnies from the over-inundated city shelters. In the past year alone (2016), BWF took in over 400 “Red” and “Blue” rabbits from the SIX City Shelters. In addition, BWF housed, provided medical care, promoted, and found permanent and loving homes for more than 700 spayed and neutered rabbits.
BWF was featured multiple times in LA Times, Huffington Post, LA Business Journal, KABC, CBS, and NBC’s Eight-piece Investigation . BWF voice was heard on KSWD/100.3FM The Sound, 89.3 KPCC, and 102.7 KIIS FM/570 KLAC AM/98.7 KYSR FM. Santee Alley Baby Bunnies *WON* the Genesis Award at the Humane Society of the United States and the Emmy Award at the 65th LA Area Emmy Awards Nominations & Winners. In 2016 BWF was featured on ABC7 in FABlife episode promoting “Bunnies & Tragedy of Easter,” The Show & Tell Show with Caroline Elliott, and “Vegans in Music.”

BWF track record of effectiveness has led to meaningful victories for animals in city legislatures. BWF received the recognition by The County of LA (Michael D. Antonovich), The California State Assembly (Cameron M. Smyth), and The City of Santa Clarita (Frank Ferry, Mayor).

Recent Public Outreach & Education:
In 2016, BWF Volunteers pulled off TEN events during Easter including Kidspace Children's Museum in Pasadena, Western University of Health Sciences College in Pomona, Arts for Animal's Sake in Silverlake, Bunnymania in Wilding Crane Gallery and Chung King Studio (The National Museum of Animals) in Los Angeles. In addition, BWF representatives visited California Wildlife Center, attended the First Eagle Rock Animal Fest, the HSUS Gala, and participated in The National Animal Rights Day (NARD). BWF organized 50+ Adoption events, including the Bunny Brushing Fest at Petco Pasadena. In Oct-Nov, BWF Volunteers showed up at the Bridges Academy Community Service Fair in Studio City, Montebello Pet Fair in Montebello, Kidspace in Pasadena (again), Temple Aliyah’s Mitzvah Day Fair, Tofurky Trot 5K at the Rose Bowl Stadium organized by National Museum of Animals & Society.

Excerpts/Prior Achievements:
Illegal Animal Sales in Santee Alley: Santee Alley, LA Fashion District, was the city's number one haven for illegal animal sales where underaged rabbits, kittens, salmonella infected turtles, parvo-infected puppies, and exotic birds were sold illegally on a daily basis. Animals were kept in filthy conditions in the glaring sun with no food or water, and many were sick or dying when sold. These activities clearly violated City codes and other statutes as well. BWF worked tediously on advocacy efforts to urge the city officials and councilmembers to enforce laws prohibiting illegal sales of animals; to better protect the health and welfare of animals and humans that are victimized by such sales; and, where necessary and appropriate, propose new legislation and ordinances in support of these efforts.

BWF successfully combatted illegal animal traffickers in Santee Alley by collaborating with the City Attorney’s Office, and by aiding in the arrest of notorious ring leaders behind this crime. BWF volunteers followed the traffickers, and provided LAPD with the evidence of their offenses. As a result, the bail amount increased from the mere $25 to $26,000, the infamous ring leader of illegal animal traffickers, Juan Mena, got arrested and the People vs Juan Mena and Norma Pluma trial began. In December 2013, the traffickers were found GUILTY by the Jury and were sentenced to jail. This marked the beginning of the end of the ongoing practice of animal abuse, cruelty and disregard for the animal protection laws in Santee Alley, LA Fashion District. Our documentary "The Deadly Secret of Santee Alley" is under way with the collaborative effort of USC Cinema & TV School volunteer filmmakers. In 2011, our documentary was a finalist at MY HERO Int'l Film Festival in the Independent Features in Development Category.

Avitrol Saga: Our investigative division has worked on several projects including capturing the immense suffering of birds caused by the ingestion of Avitrol, increasing awareness of the danger and cruelty of the use of this chemical.

Ordinance Banning Pet Stores from Selling Rabbits: In 2013, BWF was instrumental in pushing the LA City Council to adopt an ordinance banning pet stores from selling rabbits from commercial breeders and limiting pet stores to selling animals obtained from shelters, humane societies and registered rescue groups.
‘Bunnies for Puppies & Kitties’ Division: BWF formed “Bunnies for Puppies & Kitties” division that, through a collaborative effort with other solely cat/dog rescues, saved lives of over 500 dogs/cats from high-kill LA County & City shelters.

Investigations of Illegal Rabbit Breeding Operations: In 2014, BWF conducted several undercover investigations of illegal rabbit breeding operations in the City of LA that resulted in the discussion with the City Officials to bring about “(Shelter) Equity and Rabbit Equality”. At the time many of the city ordinances, particularly those governing breeders, did not apply to the breeding or keeping of rabbits. BWF presented various rabbit breeding cases before the LAAS Board of Commissioners and educated the public officials about much needed regulations and legislative changes in regards to keeping rabbits as pets. In 2015 -2016 BWF continued to work with LAAS Board of Commissioners & PAWS to bring about more city ordinances related to protection of rabbits.

Advocacy Work: Shelter Equity and Rabbit Equality: The uphill battle to amend the existing city ordinances that protect cats and dogs by adding/including the rabbits as beneficiaries to those laws is still very much alive. However, a significant progress was made. BWF requested the amendment of the existing city ordinances that protect cats and dogs, by addition/inclusion of the rabbits as beneficiaries to those laws.
The most tangible evidence related to LAAS collaboration with the New Hope partners is the LAAS’ report “Outcome Totals for Rabbits by Fiscal Year” posted on the LAAS website. Due to BWF’s participation New Hope placements increased; Intake Totals for rabbits decreased; and the euthanasia numbers decreased from 312 in 2013-2014 to 171 in 2014-2015 to 104 in 2015-2016 and 42 in 2016-2017. These numbers should continue to improve until LA is declared NO KILL Rabbit Zone. Please visit the statistics. http://www.laanimalservices.com/pdf/reports/RabbitIntakeNOutcomes.pdf