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

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
Monday
Mar122018

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

 

Wednesday
Feb142018

With all this LOVE in the air, we here at BWF are asking you to consider our HOSPITALIZED and URGENT CARE bunnies and our $12,5K VET BILL that’s on the rise! Will you help us TODAY, so we can CONTINUE TO SAVE LIVES? 

We don't turn away the worst medical cases, we target them! Because, if not us... WHO? These babies don't deserve a life of mistreatment that ends on the EUTHANASIA TABLE. This is what SERIOUS RESCUE is about. No lip-service - we're joined here putting LOVE into action; getting these buns from misery into lives THEY ALWAYS DESERVED.  Please help us carry on. Bunnies await rescue - we must pay this down to move forward. Can we count on your GIFT OF 'LOVE’ TODAY?  NO DONATION IS TOO SMALL!

Northwood Animal Hospital (our vet!) will take calls with pledges of $100 or more. Please call 949-559-1992 to make a donation directly to our vet. To donate ANY amount, please visit www.bunnyworldfoundation.org/donate and click PayPal option.

Thank you and Happy Valentine’s Day!
BWF Team
>>P.S. ALL the buns rescued from the Creek Fire back in December received medical treatments. Many were hospitalized for weeks and are still undergoing treatments. In addition, we pulled MANY from DEATH ROW (LAAS & Pasadena Humane) in Jan & Feb.  Each rescued bunny has an inspiring story that needs to be told.  We’re short of writers and are doing our best to keep up with the daily cries for help and rescue. However, we promise to tell each story in detail when the time permits.  But for now, here are some of the MOST crucial needs.  Please CLICK ON EACH PHOTO to find out more!
>>ELIZABETH STILL HOSPITALIZE!
>>CARLOS – STILL HOSPITALIZED!
>>HORATIO
>>LILLY BELLE 
>>EMMA
>>CHARLOTTE
>>LOLITA
>>LUIGI JR
>>BIANCA 
>>BAXTER 
>>ROSIE’S BABY
>>MARY 
>>JOJO
 >>COOPER, DAHLIA, ESMERALDA, NEMO, DAVIS, MOONBEAN, ELOISE, SMORES, MALIA, MAVIS, MAYNARD, MINMAE, WILLIAM, OLIVE, FELICITY, FRED, HOLLY, MOLLY, POLLY, SALLY, BETSY.
>>MULTIPLE SPAY/NEUTER SURGERIES  6 taken to Gateway Animal Hospital in the last 5 days: ECHO, ASTRO, INDIGO, MARLEY, COSMO, and AZUL, and 8 a couple of weeks prior: MURPHY, VICTORIA, BETSY, BEA, OZZIE, BREEZE, BLAZE & HAROLD.
>>FACEBOOK LINK TO THE POST: https://www.facebook.com/BunnyWorldFoundation/photos/a.1700664316638650.1073742350.125339407504490/1700664956638586/?type=3&theater
Tuesday
Feb132018

Forever My Valentine! 

"Hoppy Valentine's Day ❤ We have so many loving couples awaiting forever homes. Please open your heart to a pair of love-buns, or bring your single bunny for match-making with our bachelors or bachelorettes. Give your single bun his or her heart's desire - a forever Valentine to love and be loved by... in The Bunny Way, and the bonding is free!"
Please e-mail us at info@bunnyworldfoundation.org for  the Adoption Package and plan attend our Sunday Adoption Event! SEE OUR BUNS ON PETFINDER!
We have 150+ more that are not there....but they will be up soon! 
Thank you,
BWF
Tuesday
Jan162018

BWF Awarded a 7.5K Grant by Petco Foundation for Oct 2017 Grant Cycle

Bunny World Foundation is deeply honored to be a recipient of the funds designated to assist 150 bunnies rescued from the CREEK FIRE in Los Angeles City/County during the Winter of 2017.  The project made possible by the Petco Foundation enabled us to continue our mission through February of 2018 and tackle many medical challenges related to the rabbits we rescued.  Thanks to our Adoption & Charitable Partner Petco Foundation, together, we continue to make a real difference for animals.

About the Petco Foundation: At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $125 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 8,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 4.2 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.