Christmas in May! Christmas Bunnies Saga has a Happy Ending

You may remember our continuing saga about the Christmas Bunnies: a large group of rabbits who came to the shelter last December. They were the gift that kept on giving, and several litters later we had bunnies galore. Last month we featured a special edition of the newsletter trying to find the majority of the xmas buns a home. Fifteen adults live in a large harmonious group. They are shy but gentle bunnies that do very well in their large group, but are a bit reserved with people. It would take a special kind of adopter to tackle such a large bunch, but just such an adopter gave them a new home!

Elaine Kay read about the bunnies in our newsletter, and decided that the wonderful group was just right for her. A previous BUNS adopter, Elaine had a nice large enclosure all set to go. The majority of the Christmas Bunnies are now happily moved in and living the good life. On behalf of the bunnies and volunteers at BUNS, thank you Elaine!

But wait, there's more. Remember those litters? They're young adults now, have been spayed and neutered, and are just waiting to find a home of their own. These little guys had the benefit of fantastic foster home socialization. Looks, manners, they have it all. Come on by the shelter, maybe a pair of little ones will be just the thing to make any household complete.

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Miss out on adopting our big group? Here's some other ways to help...

Adopt some of the other Christmas Bunnies! We also have trios and pairs of gentle brown bunnies ready for adoption, including some sweet, sociable youngsters who were raised by BUNS foster families.

Adopt Any Bunny! Besides our Christmas bunnies we have a huge variety of other wonderful bunnies ready for adoption. So if you can’t take 15 home with you, consider adopting just one perfect bunny or perfect pair!  Visit our adoptable rabbit page, or visit us at the shelter to meet our bunnies in person.

Networks are magic: Help us spread the word about the Christmas Bunnies and all the bunnies, and guinea pigs. Tell your friends with fuzzy critters about the services and education that BUNS offers the community. Please also share your ideas and contacts with us via email at or by phone: 805-683-0521

Shop the BUNS Cafe Press store to sport some stylish BUNS gear. Since the City of Santa Barbara is about to implement a "bag ordinance" where you'll be charged single-use paper or plastic bags, we suggest a BUNS Logo Tote Bag!

Donations are the lifeblood of BUNS. The cost of spaying and neutering every rabbit is a tremendous ongoing expense, especially when we take in large groups. We have no paid employees, so every dollar you donate to BUNS goes directly to the animals in need.  Please help by donating via our donations page.

Shop at! If you shop on you can support BUNS with every purchase. Just go to, select BUNS as your charity, and shop like usual. Amazon will donate a small portion of your purchase price to BUNS! 

Volunteer: We provide on-the-job training and welcome your help any day of the week; Visit our volunteer page to learn how to sign up.

Veggie Donations: Salad time is a highpoint of the day at the shelter, but all those bunnies and guinea pigs eat A LOT of salad! Donations of leafy greens are always welcome.