About BUNS

Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter (B.U.N.S.) is an all volunteer, non-profit organization that cares for stray and abandoned rabbits at the Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter. B.U.N.S. operates the rabbit area under a contract to the county and at no cost to the public.  Shelter rabbits are available as pets.  Adopting families are counseled by a B.U.N.S. volunteer.  We make sure that a rabbit is the right pet for you. We help you to select a rabbit that will fit into your home and life style.  After adoption B.U.N.S. provides ongoing information on rabbit care. B.U.N.S. has brochures on rabbit care, companion rabbits and spay/neuter. A phone hotline provides access to a knowledgeable rabbit volunteer. Adopting families receive a newsletter with rabbit care information.

We welcome volunteers of all ages. Visit our volunteer page to find out more!

Our Mission

  1. To provide shelter and care to rabbits in need;
  2. To promote the spaying and neutering of rabbits;
  3. To promote the education of humane care, welfare & behavior of rabbits.
  4. To provide humane care to other small animals at the shelter.