Rabbit Festival 2012 was a success. We had one fewer veterinarian than expected which caused a bit of a line up but other than that things went well. Thanks so much to all the wonderful volunteers who helped. Andrea Malone organized set up, which was huge. Lots of other really good help, can’t mention everyone but you all know who you are. Have to thank Christine Engles for the lovely door prizes againthis year and a huge thanks to Les Nerdhal who made and donated the bunny condo we raffled. Emily Statler was the lucky winner. And Olya Schmidt won the Furminator raffle. Sorelle Saidman guessed the correct number of rabbit droppings in the jar. (1492)
Many thanks to the veterinarians who came and donated their time to the rabbits: Dr. Janne Potter of West Boulevard, Kerrisdale and Dr. Joseph Martinez of Little Paws, Steveston.
The pack-up crew was amazing and we were packed up, cleaned up and out by 4:30. And things were packed well in the proper boxes. A really super job.
The Vancouver Rabbit Agility Club has recently been formed . To learn about the activities of this club that is fun for both their rabbit trainers and the rabbits that are learning how to navigate an agility course visit their website.
Our veterinary expenses have been adding up and recent surgery has been expensive. Along with the usual neuters and spays we have had eye and dental surgery and a leg amputation. Please give so that we can go on saving injured rabbits. We appreciate all the work that our volunteers provide for making the bunnies lives better. Thank you.
Bella was only 8 weeks old when she was purchased on Kijiji. Almost immediately her new owner noticed that the baby Lionhead was not using her right front leg. Examination showed that the elbow joint was badly swollen. There was a serious abscess full of pus. The baby bunny was in pain and needed surgery. The abscess was removed but the leg soon swelled up again. X-ray showed that the bone was infected. As nerves in the leg had been affected so that Bella could not use it the best course of action was amputation. This was done and now at about 13 weeks, Bella is a happy, bouncy bunny who seems not to miss that painful leg at all. Thanks to everyone who donates to the Broken Bunny Fund which helps us cover these medical expenses.
Volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization. We especially need help to keep the facility clean. This mainly involves keeping their cages clean so that our bunnies enjoy healthy lives. The cleaning consists of replacing used litter, newspaper, towels, sweeping and changing water. We normally need a person for 2 or 3 hours in the morning and afternoon. This is not a dirty smelly job because the cleaning is done every day so that there no chance for a buildup of dirt and odour. We also need people who can handle bunnies so they can be moved from their inside cages to outdoor exercise pens. To volunteer please submit this form.