Recent Rabbit Arrivals & Other News:

Notes on the Coronavirus, from Olga Betts (VRRA President): 

PURCHASING SUPPLIES FROM OUR SHELTER STORE DURING COVID-19: Due to the health threat to us (my husband and I are both seniors) you must call ahead with your order and make an appt. We will then meet you at the garage door (alley way) and adhere to physical distancing protocol. And PLEASE make sure you practise good hand cleaning practices before arriving! Numbers to call are 604 612-7699 or 604 731-6026. Thank you.  Refer to our Store web page for a list of items and prices.

STARTING APRIL 1ST, STORE HOURS & PURCHASING PROTOCOL: Wednesdays & Saturdays only! E-Transfer preferred but cash will still be accepted.  If someone has a supply emergency and cannot make it here on Wed or Sat, we will try to accommodate to ensure no rabbits go without vital supplies. But please, stick to our new opening hours to help us in keeping safe. 

FOSTER/ADOPTION INQUIRIES DURING THE PANDEMIC: If you are serious about wanting a rabbit to join your family and have done your bunny homework on their health, housing and social needs, then we still welcome you to submit an application. However, please keep in mind that the shelter is operating with limited volunteers and it is taking us longer to respond.


Adopting or Fostering a Bunny

If you are interested in adopting or fostering a bunny go to the Adoption and Foster Info page, read the introductory material and then complete and submit the adoption application or foster application form on their respective pages. We will then contact you to set up an appointment to visit our shelter and meet the bunnies. Watch this video to help with your adoption decision.

Foster Spotlight on: Alfie, Alma, Amos and Alan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Better with Two

Rabbits are social animals – most crave the companionship of another bunny. Rabbit pairs groom each other, sleep, eat and play together. They keep each other company when you are busy or out of the house – companions against loneliness and boredom. Bonded rabbits form extremely close attachments and their happy, hilarious and sweet interactions will expand your heart and life. But don’t worry that two bunnies will ignore their humans – they will give you double the love and fun of one!


Adopt a bonded Pair. 
Adopting an already bonded pair is a great way to bypass the dating and bonding process. It’s a sweet deal: you get to take home two loving rabbits whose relationship is already sorted out and established. We currently have several bunny pairs ready for adoption – in the toolbar above, click on Pairs to scroll through their bios.

 

Adopt a friend for your single. If you already have a spayed/neutered rabbit in your family, adopting a friend for them is something we can help you with.  Give us a call and we can arrange a time for you and your bunny to come to our shelter for a meet-and-greet with prospective pals.

Important: Rabbits are territorial and their choice of a new Best Friend may be different from yours. As adorable as bunnies are, they can seriously harm each other if introduced improperly. Introductions between rabbits should be done gradually and should be supervised by someone experienced with bonding bunnies (that’s us!). The House Rabbit Society has very useful articles about the process of rabbit bonding.

 

 


Broken Bunny Fund

Say Hi to Mandy, an older bun-bun who was found at a garden centre in Burnaby, eating all their plants. As you can tell in the video Mandy has an injured back leg but she was still tricky to catch!

She was treated terribly by whomever finally dumped her: very thin, torn ears, an ulcer on one of her corneas, plus the bad leg. A vet visit also revealed very bad teeth that will need care her whole life. In addition her jaw does not move properly, probably an injury from whatever incident also caused her leg to be hurt; both are old injuries.

The good news is that Mandy is now safe at VRRA and has already gained weight. Her teeth have been trimmed so she can eat well now – previously the molars were cutting into her cheeks! She needs further dental treatment for her front teeth. VRRA commits to providing vet services for all rabbits we accept into our care and if you are so inclined, we appreciate donations to our Broken Bunny Fund. Mandy thanks you and so do we!


Support VRRA

If you would like to donate to VRRA choose one of the options in the right sidebar. You will get an immediate tax receipt from them if you choose either CHIMP (Charitable Impact) or Canada Helps. Choosing PayPal requires VRRA to process the donation and then issue a tax receipt. We are a registered Canadian charity #88248 1609 RR0001.


Volunteer at VRRA

Volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization. We especially need help in keeping our shelter clean. This mainly involves keeping their cages and outside exercise pens clean so that our bunnies enjoy happy and healthy lives. We also need people who can handle bunnies so they can be moved from their inside cages to outdoor exercise pens. Most cleaners learn to do this as well. If you would like to volunteer, find out more by completing this form.