Rabbit Festival 2013 was successful and lots of fun. A big thank you to the veterinarians that participated: Dr. J. Potter from West Boulevard Clinic, Dr. U. Burstyn from Arbutus West Clinic and Dr. J. Martinez of Little Paws Clinic. Also a big thanks to our groomers, Michelle, Gina and Erika who saw plenty of furry bunnies. Then there are the other tireless volunteers who looked after the different tables and displays, who help set up and break down. Everyone enjoyed the Vancouver Rabbit Agility Club competitions. Watch this space for our 2014 Rabbit Festival, our 10th which will be at a new venue.
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.
Mikhail was only 8 weeks old when he was purchased on Kijiji. Almost immediately his new owner noticed that the baby Lionhead was not using his 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 Mikhail could not use it the best course of action was amputation. This was done and now at about 13 weeks, Mikhail 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.