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Saturday
Aug042018

Will You Help Clouse?

CLOUSE’S POLYP SURGERY WAS SUCCESSFUL.  HE WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR A MONTH. NOW HE NEEDS HELP WITH HIS MEDICAL BILL & COULD USE A FOSTER OR PERMANENT HOME!
Blue-Eyed Clouse, a striking B&W Dutch boy, is EIGHT years old.  He was dumped at the high-kill shelter – North Central (LAAS) -- by his human on June 27th. To avoid the most certain euthanasia, BWF pulled him from the Medically Alerted List on July 7th. He has been hospitalized since; his balance rising each day. As of today, his bill is $1,500.
If you can help with Clouse’s Vet Bill, please go to:  http://www.bunnyworldfoundation.org/donate/
Direct donation to the vet are also welcome, but they need to be $100+.  Either way, we are grateful, and every bit helps!
As per Dr. Roberts at Northwood Animal Hospital: “Clouse was seen on July 7, for vestibular disease, with his head tilting to the left, but a large polyp involving the entire ear canal was found in the right ear. He tested positive for E. cuniculi and has been on Panacur since entry to the hospital, so he has until August 4th on Panacur. His ear surgery was done on July 12 and appears to be healing well. In addition to the Panacur once daily, he gets Ofloxacin Drops in his right ear twice daily and oral Metacam twice daily. His head tilt has improved, and he is eating and acting normally. He is able to be released anytime if you have a spot for him where someone can do his medications.”
There’s no need for Clouse to sit at the hospital any longer since he’s no longer contagious.  Also, he could really benefit from someone’s loving hands and daily massage to help with the remnant of heat tilt.
IF YOU ARE ABLE TO FOSTER CLOUSE, please e-mail us ASAP at info@bunnyworldfoundation.org and we’ll send you the Foster Application and invite you to our Adoption Event this very Sunday at PETCO Pasadena on Arroyo Parkway ( 1- 4pm). Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/216334575698825/
FOR MORE PHOTOS OF CLAUSE - PLEASE VISIT OUR RECENT FB POST:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/BunnyWorldFoundation/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1911291678909245
Thank you so much for your support!
~BWF Rescue Team
Tuesday
Jul312018

300 Bunnies Rescued since March '18 Need Medical Assistance!

LOS ANGELES: Since March 2018, BWF rescued OVER 300 bunnies including this precious boy ANDREA who, in addition to 10 more bunnies has been hospitalized for weeks already. He's awaiting second surgery, but not until the first one is paid off.  His story was posted on FB a couple of weeks ago. Our vet bill THIS MONTH ONLY for the last 50 bunnies seen is approaching $20K and we're in desperate need of help as well as FOSTER HOMES!

In addition, BWF Fosters are in DIRE NEED of CAREFRESH BEDDING, TIMOTHY & ALFLAFA PELLETS, PAPER TOWELS (we can never get enough of these!), PEE PADS, LITTER BOXES, HEAVY ceramic dishes, laundry detergent, trash bags, Vinegar…and anything else you can part with that you find on our AMAZON WISH LIST:
LINK: https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3CMC7ONQWSRBZ/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_ws_25ePpb18E8967 
If you’re local, you can drop off the items at 4470 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 482, Los Angeles, CA 90027 or at our adoption this Sunday at Petco Pasadena between 1 – 4 pm. Please call us prior at (310) 498-8600 or e-mail at info@bunnyworldfoundation.org to let us know.
You can donate via PayPal or Sign up to DONATE MONTHLY even if it’s just a few dollars. It’s a huge help! 
LINK: http://www.bunnyworldfoundation.org/donate/
Oh, we also like the checks in the mail, if you fancy that. :)
Bunny World Foundation, Inc. 
4470 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 482 
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Anything helps!  Literally ANYTHING. 
PLEASE HELP US HELP THEM! LOS ANGELES BUNNIES NEED YOU! <3 
Thank you so much!
~BWF Team

 

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