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