For the past THREE YEARS BWF has been helping to put an end to the illegal sales of animals in Downtown Los Angeles' Fashion District. Since August 2008 we have taken in almost 1,050 un-weaned baby bunnies, provided them with medical care and found homes. This requires the hand-feeding and medicating of bunnies, altering them as they mature and housing them in the process.
Each bunny we rescue costs BWF approximately $400 until it reaches the adoptable stage. Bunnies with serious medical conditions can leave us with vet bills as high as $2,000 or more per bunny. We are faced yet again with meeting our annual fundraising goal so that we may continue our efforts on behalf of the bunnies. Your support at this time is crucial and we cannot afford to continue to do this without your help. Can you help by making a donation today?
Your tax-deductible gift will help us:
- Rescue baby bunnies being bred and sold illegally in downtown L.A.
- House and care for these rescued bunnies while they await adoption.
- Provide food, medicine and medical treatment.
- Cover spaying and neutering costs.
- Continue our advocacy efforts to change laws and stop illegal sales of animals.
Thank you for considering making Bunny World Foundation and the animals we serve a part of your life! Your tax deductible gift to BWF makes a real difference in the fight to end animal cruelty and find permanent, loving homes for adoptable pets.
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To date we have rescued over 1,050 homeless bunnies. In 2010 alone, we took in almost 500 baby bunnies and most required hand feeding by syringe. In January 2011, we received 40 new babies, most of them barely 7 days old.
We have yet to say "no" to the Santee Alley (LA Fashion District) bunnies - that means that no baby bunny confiscated from the illegal animal vendors in Downtown Los Angeles La Fashion District has been euthanized or turned away since BWF took over in June 2008. Most of BWF bunnies were confiscated from the illegal animal vendors in the Los Angeles Fashion District by LAPD's Central Division as well as LA Fashion District Clean & Safe Team.
In 2010 nearly 100 bunnies came from North Central, Agoura, West Valley, Carson, Baldwin Park, and Orange County shelters. We were alerted of some 30 bunnies posted on Craigslist that surely would have ended up as food for snakes, or worse, and we rescued and found homes for all. BWF volunteers confiscated 40 adult and 1-2 days old baby bunnies from an animal hoarder in Hollywood who kept them in deplorable conditions in a cramped van in his backyard only feeding them dog and cat food. All these babies are now safe and in foster care or adopted out to happy families.
BWF has appeared in various magazines and newspaper articles and on television news exposés. We were featured in LA Times, KABC-TV Eyewitness News and on KTLA News.
Urban Pet in Silver Lake, CA is our new home for our Adoption Events. For more info on our Adoptable Bunnies visit Bunny World Foundation on Petfinder.
In 2010 we perfected the protocol to ensure the baby bunnies survival. In the last 3 months we had the success rate of 99% and the survival rate has become 99%. As a result, our vet bills have decreased 50% from the year before.
BWF representatives spoke before the City Council at the City Hall, requesting that the issue of the illegal animal sales in the LA Fashion District and Santee Alley be put back on the agenda. A few weeks later the City Council's Public Safety Committee approved the concept of an ordinance that would make it a misdemeanor for consumers to purchase these animals off the street. Visit Blog Downtown L.A. News.
Our documentary "The Deadly Secret of Santee Alley" is under way with the collaborative effort of USC Cinema & TV School volunteer filmmakers.
BWF has also worked alongside various agencies such as PETA, Humane Society, and Born Free to put an end to the use of Avitrol to poison birds. Specifically, we have captured and recorded the immense suffering of birds caused by the ingestion of Avitrol. These videos were posted on YouTube and went viral, increasing awareness and public disapproval of the danger and cruelty of the use of this chemical. Avitrol Corporation closed its doors on October 31st which is a significant victory for birds and other animals. However, the fight is not over. Avitrol kills approximately 200 million birds per year! We are still working towards getting Avitrol banned in Los Angeles just as it is banned in London, New York, and San Francisco.
But the truth is -- we could not do any of this without our generous
Board, Volunteers, and Friends like you who continue to support us so that we can provide food, medical care, foster homes, and continue our advocacy work on behalf of all of these incredible, magical, and grateful animals.
Thank you from all of us at Bunny World Foundation!