VRRA currently has several baby rabbits that will need homes. One is 3 months old, one is about 5-6 weeks old and we have 7 that are only 5 days old. All these babies will need to be spayed and neutered before adoption but could be fostered to the right homes. Anyone interested should fill our our adoption application on the Adopt page.
Thinking about a rabbit for Easter. Here is some good reading.
Another Rabbit Festival and another success. Thanks so much to all the dedicated volunteers. A special thanks to Jennifer who sold so many raffle tickets. Big thanks to our 3 veterinarians who donated their time and expertise away from their own clinics: Dr. Sarah Ruack, Dr. Joseph Martinez and Dr. Uri Burnstyn. The talented Wheata did most of her tricks under stressful conditions. Many bunnies were stars in their own right just by being so adorable. The Bunny 500 race through the “bunnel” was a load of laughs. Several rabbits went to the middle and sat down, some reversed and ran the wrong way. The winner, Herman, did 8 feet in 5 seconds. Photos of the festival can be viewed at http://www.flickr.com/photos/26499362@N04/ and there is video to come. Thanks again to everyone who helped and I already can’t wait for next year.
Rabbit Festival is Saturday, Oct 8th at WISE Hall, Adanac and Victoria Dr., from noon until 4 pm. We will have three veterinarians for health check ups by donation as well as nail clipping and grooming. Lots of bunny information, prizes, games, contests and fun. And Wheata the Wonder Wabbit will be doing her tricks. Hope to see lots of you there.
This beautiful rabbit was one of 4 that were turned out to fend for themselves in a Surrey neighbourhood. The homeowner who’s garden they seemed to prefer loved seeing the rabbits hopping around. Then there were the horrid children who chased and attacked the bunnies with hockey sticks. They may have injured her or she might have been hit by a car. Either of these situations shows how unkind it is to put your rabbit out to fend for himself.
Pinky is on pain medication and getting ready for her operation. She will need a loving foster, or permanent home. Rabbits with 3 legs do well and can move around without problems. It is necessary to keep the ear on the missing leg side clean but other than that they are the same as 4 legged rabbits.
We have a chance for a rabbit sanctuary in Powell River. I know it’s not really close but the bunnies in the lower mainland need places to be safe. Go to the Pepsi Refresh Project. Sign in and vote every day until April 30. Look under the $10K category Food and Shelter. Come on and help the bunnies! Spread the word and vote, vote, vote.
Theodore and Roxy
This is Theodore and Roxy. The big, lop boy should be half this size and little Roxy is supposed to be a dwarf. For 4 years they received unlimited amounts of alfalfa pellets 16 % protein mixed in with crushed oats, corn and barley with molasses. Their droppings are tiny and they hardly move around. This is a good way to kill your bunny. They are now on a healthy diet, slowly loosing weight and becoming more active. As they are sweet, friendly rabbits they will hopefully get a home with some room to run and people who will feed them properly.
Help us and celebrate the Year of the Rabbit by dining out at the wonderful Wild Rice restaurant, 117 W. Pender St., Vancouver. Executive chef, Todd Bright, has set a special menu from Feb 2 – Feb 13 featuring many delicious dishes. The Wild Rice is generously donating 10% of the proceeds from this menu to our charity. What a great excuse to eat at a special restaurant.