BUNS Newsletter - April 2015

The Carrot Tribune

 

Volunteer with BUNS!

If you’ve been wondering if BUNS wants or needs your help the answer is YES! There are so many different ways to participate which will immediately benefit our abandoned bunnies and guinea pigs. No experience is required to volunteer as we provide on-the-job training for tasks like keeping cages clean and inviting, providing fresh food, water and salad or learning how to handle, groom and socialize rabbits and guinea pigs. 

 

All ages are welcome! For those under 16 we invite parent/child teams to help out.  If you want to help without getting furry and dirty consider offering your technical, artistic or craftsman skills. We can certainly put them to use to help our homeless furries. 

 

It’s a great feeling to know that your effort makes life better for the cute, the innocent and the needy bunnies and piggies and is also deeply appreciated by everyone else on the BUNS team!


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Hoppy Hour Recap

On a lovely Saturday afternoon, twelve bunnies came to play at the first BUNS hosted Hoppy Hour. Rabbits had the opportunity to prove they could play well with others. They frolicked and ran around in a large pen full of boxes and tubes for the afternoon on the lush green grass of the Humane Society, while their humans watched. Both humans and bunnies had a fun and relaxing afternoon. Light refreshment mainly consisting of cupcakes donated by Luna Cakes, a local baker, were enjoyed by all. Based on the positive feedback of the event, BUNS is already planning another Hoppy Hour. Please stay tuned for details.

 
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Keep Your Bunny Safe in Hot Weather

Your rabbit is at risk of heat stroke when the temperature is above 85 decrees. This summer may be hot. The National Weather Service already says this March was the hottest on record for Santa Barbara. Untreated, heat stroke can be fatal. So keep you bunny cool on hot days. Check your bunny early and regularly on hot days. Always have your vet’s phone number handy.

 

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Basic Bunny and Guinea Pig Classes

Learn how to best care for your fuzzy friend at our Basic Bunny and Guinea Pig classes! This month's class is on April 11, with upcoming classes on May 9 and June 13.

 

Classes are free for BUNS volunteers.


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Santiago

Santiago is cute, available and our Guinea Pig of the Month! On the smaller side and  thought to be under a year old, he boasts a perfect, swirly, rosette on top of his head. Santiago also has a sweet, gentle personality. Let his easy going manner win you over as he lounges in your lap munching a nice piece of lettuce.


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Help Fill Our Easter Basket

Make some bunny happy by giving adding a toy to our Easter basket. Bunnies and guinea pigs can get bored while they wait for their forever home. You can make their lives a little richer by giving a toy from the BUNS wish list. You could make the volunteers happy by sending us some supplies from the wish list too!

 

Our wish list is on Amazon under BUNS (Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter). You can visit it any time or subscribe to the list so that you get e-mails as we update the list. Learn about great rabbit and guinea pig toys and supplies.

 

Thank you for helping care for the rabbits and guinea pigs! 


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