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Wednesday
Apr052017

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 

Saturday
Apr012017

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!

Friday
Mar172017

Hoppy St. Patrick's Day

Don't miss our Los Angeles ADOPTION EVENT THIS SUNDAY!
Don't miss the SPECIAL NEEDS BUNNIES that need help!
Thank you!
~BWF
Thursday
Mar162017

GARRY IS HOSPITALIZED. ANOTHER BROKEN BONE, ANOTHER SURGERY! :(

What's happening here? Are we attracting all the bunnies with broken limbs into our foster system?  :(  Garry is the 4th rabbit we took in that required a broken bone surgery.  There were BUTTONS, HONEY, BOK CHOY just a few weeks prior.   

We pulled Garry directly from North Central Animal Shelter yesterday and rushed him to Northwood Animal Hospital. Dr. Roberts operated on him immediately and was able to save his paw.  He will be in cast for a month or two. If you're able to FOSTER Garry, please contact us at info@bunnyworldfoundation.org. 
In addition, we could use help with hospitalization, medication, x-rays, and post-surgery treatment.  If you’re able to donate towards GARRY, please call our vet directly or donate via Paypal. For donations, less than $100, you can make an ON-LINE DONATION via PAYPAL at info@bunnyworldfoundation.org or at http://www.bunnyworldfoundation.org/donate/.
DIRECT DONATIONS TO THE VET ARE THE MOST APPRECIATED. If you can help now, please call Northwood Animal Hospital at (949) 559-1992 and make a TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donation towards Garry's Medical bill.  The vet only accepts $100+ donations. 
Finally, please CONSIDER DONATING MONTHLY even if it’s just a few dollars. http://www.bunnyworldfoundation.org/donate/
Thank you so much!
~BWF Rescue Team

 

Friday
Mar102017

ANOTHER HOSPITALIZED BROKEN LEGGED AMPUTEE, BOK CHOY, NEEDS HELP!

Two months ago, we rescued Buttons from East Valley Animal shelter (LAAS) who had a broken leg. The pin surgery was successful, his leg saved, and Buttons is up for adoption now.  Then, there was Honey, a month later from the West Valley Animal shelter (LAAS) with a broken leg that was ALSO pinned and is healing nicely.  Not out of the woods yet, but at least no amputation on the horizon.
Bok Choy was found by a Good Samaritan, and surrendered to Bunny World Foundation. He was emaciated, in pain, and on the brink of dying.  Even the vet refused to do surgery on him due to his skeletal state.  The Bunny Lady took him in for a couple of weeks, syringe fed him, stabilized him and got him to the point where surgery was now possible. 
Unfortunately, Bok Choy was not as lucky as Buttons and Honey, and his leg needed to be amputated.  He’s been hospitalized for almost a month and we’d like to get him out TODAY is possible. There’s a possible adopter next weekend, but the funds are needed to cover his Vet Bill.
Dr. Roberts says: “I think Bok Choy will do fine. He's really tough and seems to already be hopping around pretty well.” ๐Ÿ˜Š
Bok Choy is currently hospitalized, undergoing the post-surgery treatment. WE NEED FOSTER WILLING TO WORK WITH A DISABLED BUNNY.  IF YOU CAN HELP, PLEASE E-MAIL US at info@bunnyworldfoudation.org.
IN ADDITION, BWF needs the additional $2,500 to cover Radiology, Amputation Surgery, Recheck Films, and, Hospitalization, and Medication.  If you’re able to donate towards BOK CHOY, please call our vet directly or donate via Paypal to info@bunnyworldfoundation.org.
For donations, less than $100, you can make an ON-LINE DONATION via PAYPAL at info@bunnyworldfoundation.org or at http://www.bunnyworldfoundation.org/donate/
DIRECT DONATIONS TO THE VET ARE THE MOST APPRECIATED. If you can help now, please call Northwood Animal Hospital at (949) 559-1992 and make a TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donation towards Bok Choy’s Medical bill. The vet only accepts $100+ donations. 
Please remember, BWF is an ALL-VOLUNTEER, NON-PROFIT 501(c)3 animal welfare organization with 300+ volunteers/fosters working around the clock to save lives of babies and adults alike. Every week we take bunnies from the death row from LAAS and other situations. Our volunteers are funding the care of their own fosters, providing supplies, and often paying for the surgeries and medical bills. BWF has no paid staff, and with our limited resources we are doing our very best to help the little ones. But our VET BILLS are piling up and we need your help TODAY!  
Finally, please CONSIDER DONATING MONTHLY even if it’s just a few dollars. http://www.bunnyworldfoundation.org/donate/
Thank you so much!
~BWF Rescue Team