BUNS Newsletter - December 2014

The Carrot Tribune

May We Extend a Paw?

In this season when so many are asking for your support, may we extend a paw? With your help, BUNS is able to care for stray and ownerless bunnies. Sometimes they are like Mary and her family of 4. She was found on the Westside and gave birth in an olla (a ceramic jar). Mary and her family are living in the kitchen of a BUNS family. They are warm and safe. Sometimes they have special needs like Jax whose teeth were growing out of control; soon he would not be able to eat. Or, like Kasper and his brother Llioyd, happy go lucky boys see everything as a toy and everyone as a friend. What ever their needs, when ever they arrive, BUNS offers loving care until they find a forever home. 

 

Your help gives them a safe refuge.  You can help in many ways. We always need volunteers and fresh greens. Money pays the vet. You can donate by clicking the button below.  Or name BUNS as your charity on Amazon Smile, and we get a portion of your Amazon purchases. For other ways to support BUNS click the button below to go to our website.

 

Hoppy Holidays and a 24 Carot New Year!

- Your friends at BUNS


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Make a present for your fuzzy friend!

Does your bunny or guniea pig love tossing things around her pen? Follow our simple instructions to make her what's sure to become her favorite toy!


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Winterize Your Hutch

Outdoor rabbits need protection against wind, rain and cold. Last year we shared  some things that will make your bunny more comfortable, and thought we'd share with any new bunny parents this year!


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Need a last minute gift?

Need a last minute gift for a bunny fan? Try our BUNS Logo Store on CafePress


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Guinea Pig of the Month

Cornelius is a handsome fellow, and a charming chatterbox. He's also our Gunea Pig of the Month for December! 


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Updates from the field

We recently heard an update from Stephanie, who recently rescued Rio:

Just thought I’d give you an update on my amazing bunny boy, Rio. found this big boy hopping along on the sidewalk on some random street while driving around in my work truck. Finding stray bunnies isn’t all that uncommon, but what was uncommon was our first interaction. Usually, I have to catch a stray rabbit using a large net as they are super quick…however, with Rio I got out of my truck and just started talking to him while I went to the back to get my net. Amazingly, he looked at me and hopped right over to me and stopped at my feet. I bent over, picked him up and was completely blown away by his friendliness and lack of fear of people! He got to ride shot-gun all the way to our office where he had some spinach and water before we took the trip out to the shelter. I was sure someone would be missing him and was expecting a frantic call from his owner inquiring on his whereabouts; for some strange reason, that never happened.   

Believe me when I say I meet A LOT of adorable, adoptable stray animals from day to day as I am out and about at work. I drop off lost and stray animals at the shelter frequently and am comforted knowing they will either be reunited with their owners or adopted in wonderful homes. Rio was different. I thought about him while at work and at home and visited with him often while he was at the shelter. There was just something special about Rio and once he was up for adoption (and after a discussion with the fiancé of course) I knew I wanted to adopt him. 

 

These days, Rio continues to amaze and entertain everyone around him. He is the epitome of a “social butterfly” and has to greet every guest when he is free-ranging in our backyard. He and his chicken girlfriends (Henrietta, Betty & Wilma) all run around during the day, enjoying each other’s company and the cool shade on the grass. Every evening when I get home he runs to greet me, gets a slice of banana and goes into his double-decker hutch to munch on his pellets and veggies. We are also starting to become involved in a reading program that has children read to well-behaved animals to increase their confidence and reading skills. He’s definitely a spoiled boy and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

 

Rio and I just wanted to say hi as I know all the volunteers fell in love with him too! Thanks for what you guys do and the wonderful care and TLC you provide to many homeless bunnies. Rio and I hope someday all the bunnies out at BUNS get their own rescue story and are as spoiled and loved as he is J 

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