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Thursday
Apr252019

WES' TIME IS UP AT HIGH-KILL SHELTER, HIS EYE IS ABOUT TO EXPLODE!

Bunny World Foundation managed to pull Wes from North Central Shelter just in time.  He was stabilized by our vet, hospitalized over night, medicated and prepped for surgery which is currently in progress.  HIs eye is getting enucleated.  If you're able to help, please tap: www.bunnyworldfoundation.org/donate (any amount!) OR call Northwood Animal Hospital at: 949-559-1992. They will process donations of $100 or more toward BWF medical bills that STILL exceed $16K. (VCA included). The detailed estimate is included in the Wes' album!  

BWF is All-Volunteer - Zero paid staff - ALL donations go towards BWF Medical Bills & Supplies. As always, it takes a village and we couldn’t rescue a single baby without your support, shares, and generosity.
Thank you!
BWF for WES! <3 
p.s. Original Story posted yesterday on FB:
Wes lived with his owner for two years. He was recently returned because his owners were no longer able to care for his medical needs.  Medical at LAAS believes Wes has a tooth root abscess that has impacted the eye. Please let them/us know if you can help.  His eye is PROTRUDING, NEEDS ENUCLEATION.  He’s neutered male, 4 years old, weighs 4.4. lbs. 
Despite SO MANY foster bunnies in our care, we WILL save him, but we need A FOSTER who will see WES’ journey through surgery, enucleation, recovery, and adoption. If you can help with FOSTERING this boy, e-mail us at info@bunnyworldfoundation.org.

Saturday
Mar162019

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 

Tuesday
Dec252018

 Here are options for those wishing to give a special gift this Christmas & Holiday Season:

-MAKE AN ON-LINE DONATION via PAYPAL or GIVEZOOKS: http://www.bunnyworldfoundation.org/donate/
-Please CALL Northwood Animal Hospital​ AND DONATE TOWARD OUR OUTSTANDING MEDICAL BILL: - Their phone # is (949) 559-1992 - They accept $100+ donations.
-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/ 
Again, thank you... and may you find time this Holiday Season to enjoy that which you hold closest to your heart <3
~BWF 
Thursday
Nov222018

Hoppy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Message from Bunny World Foundation​!

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 TEN-and-a-half year voyage and give thanks to ALL who have contributed to our Mission!  
We especially thank each Foster, Volunteer, and Supporter here who has given his/her time, energy and commitment to BWF during the most recent tragedy that riddled California with incalculable pain and suffering. 
The fires were lethal, but your display of SOLIDARITY, COMPASSION, GENEROSITY and EMPATHY exceeded our expectations;  in ONLY 10 days - SEVENTY displaced bunnies were re-homed by Bunny World Foundation.  It took a  COMMUNITY to move mountains, and without ALL of us doing our parts we couldn't have made a dent. 
Thank you for showing your support through thick and thin; especially during times of crisis, for we couldn't possibly overcome them if it weren't for YOU! <3
Today, as bunny-loving families across America are seated at their Thanksgiving tables; their companion bunnies enjoying all the privileges of a beloved family member, it's more important than EVER to remember the millions of homeless bunnies suffering in high-kill shelters, bunny mills, labs, backyard breeders, fur farms, and abattoirs. 
People are unaware that most animal cruelty laws exempt farmed animals, and rabbits are not even covered under federal humane slaughter laws -- so their suffered lives and painful, terrifying deaths for any Holiday celebration are unconscionable. 
That said - the road ahead remains rocky, with many challenges, but continue we must... and we thank you for your loyal support of our efforts to make the world a better place for our much-loved companions. 
Here are options for those wishing to give a special gift this Thanksgiving Holiday....
-MAKE AN ON-LINE DONATION via PAYPAL or GIVEZOOKS: http://www.bunnyworldfoundation.org/donate/
-Please CALL Northwood Animal Hospital​ AND DONATE TOWARD OUR OUTSTANDING MEDICAL BILL: - Their phone # is (949) 559-1992 - They accept $100+ donations.
-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/ 
Again, thank you... and may you find time this Thanksgiving to enjoy that which you hold closest to your heart <3
~BWF
Monday
Nov192018

🚨SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INFERNO! CALL FOR FOSTERS 100+ RABBITS

🚨L.A. And Extended🚨FIRE DEVASTATION >> FOSTERS NEEDED NOW! EMAIL: info@bunnyworldfoundation.org - 100s of thousands evacuate as CA Wildfires turn deadly:  https://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/california-fires-camp-malibu-woolsey-golden-gate-park-latest-evacuations-2018-11-10-live-updates/
NUMEROUS BWF FOSTER HOMES EVACUATED! - OUR MEMBERS SCATTERED IN LOCAL CHURCHES WITH BUNNIES STUFFED IN CARRIERS IN NEED OF RESCUE AND SUPPLIES! info@bunnyworldfoundation.org
🚨Our phone is ringing OFF THE HOOK with reports of 'STRANDED' buns found EVERYWHERE! It’s BUNPOCALYPSE! WILL YOU HELP?! 
🙏JOIN BWF FIRE-BUNNY RESCUE EFFORT>> E-MAIL: info@bunnyworldfoundation.org ASAP >> Or head to BWF Sunday Adoption Event at Petco - S Pasadena; 3-6pm! The more current BWF bunnies we can adopt/foster out, the more bunny emergencies we can handle and get those babies to safety - so E-MAIL US!!! INFO@BUNNYWORLDFOUNDATION.ORG
🙏To AID RESCUE EFFORTS - please visit: http://www.bunnyworldfoundation.org/donate/
🙏To SEND SUPPLIES, please visit our Amazon Wish List or drop them off at our weekly adoption event at Petco - S Pasadena on Sunday:
https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3CMC7ONQWSRBZ/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_ws_25ePpb18E8967
🚨🙏PLEASE HELP IN ANY WAY, BUT FOSTERING EVEN ONE SINGLE BUNNY IS WHAT WE NEED THE MOST NOW!   
THANK YOU!
~BWF