Help BUNS put presents for the bunnies and piggies under the tree! -- The Carrot Tribune - December 2018

The Carrot Tribune

In this issue...

  • Basic Bunny and Guinea Pig Class, Dec 8
  • Hoppy Hour and Pignic, Dec 15
  • Bunny and Guinea Pig of the Month
  • Help BUNS Put Presents Under Our Tree for the Bunnies and Guinea Pigs!
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Guinea Pigs of the Month

Manchas and Lumas are best buddies, and both are such calm and friendly boys. These wonderful piggies love nothing better than sharing treats, having a good cuddle, and they would most definitely be happy to share a loving forever home together.
Vist our website to learn who the Bunny of the Month for December is!

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Basic Bunny and Guinea Pig Classes

Our next class is December 8. Join us on our Facebook event page to learn more! 

1:00 to 2:00 - Handling and Husbandry
2:00 to 2:30 - Training

Bring your Rabbit or Guinea Pig. Learn easy handling and care-taking during the first hour, then for the last half hour play training games that are fun for you and your pet! 

$5.00 for an individual
$10.00 for a family
Free to BUNS volunteers

All classes are in the Humane Society Education Building, at 5399 Overpass Rd, Goleta, (to the east  of the Animal Shelter)

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Hoppiest of Hours

Bring your fuzzy friend, December 15 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM and give them an opportunity to socialize with other rabbits and guinea pigs! Socialization is a very important part of overall rabbit and guinea pig welfare, and a Hoppy Hour is the perfect opportunity to let your fuzzy one play with others. 

Hoppy Hour will take place on the Humane Society Lawn, at 5399 Overpass Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93111. Admission is $10 per rabbit or guinea pig. All animals must be healthy and rabbits must have been spayed or neutered at least 30 days in advance.

New this month: Our registration/waiver form is available online, making it faster and easier to sign your critters up for the Hoppy Hour and Pignic! You can fill out out a Rabbit or Guinea Pig form before coming (we'll have forms available at the registration table if you forget):

Please join us for an afternoon of fun!

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The Happiest Place in Town

Who would think that an animal shelter is the happiest place in town? Well, we would!  Happy volunteers see zooommies and binkies when bunnies go into the play yards. We hear the guinea piggies wheeking to the crinkle of plastic veggie bags and we are happy.  Children laugh with delight as they feed cilantro to bunnies and piggies. That makes us all happy. We love to send a big bag of hay home or trim toe nails.  We are happy to tell a grieving family forced to give up a beloved pet that we will find a new home. Our eyes fill with tears of joy as a favorite bunny or guinea goes to a new home.

When a bunny like Aja arrives who has been starved into skin and bone, we take her into our hearts and homes. As she recovers, and we weren’t sure that she would, our happiness grows with every ounce she gains.  She loves those greens and is happy that food and water comes every day. Go Aja!

Then there was Peggy. She came to us with a floppy leg. Peggy would walk on three legged tip toe, just to keep her floppy leg from touching ground. The bone was crushed and it HURT! Happily we could have that painful leg removed. Peggy is happy too.  No more tip toe, she hops on three leg just fine. She puts the happy into hoppy.

Rebecca noticed that her front teeth kept growing until it was hard to eat. Not to worry; BUNS had them removed. Now she gives us kisses which makes us so happy.

Hoppy Hour and Pignic make everyone happy. One can be a lonely number for piggies and bunnies. Like us, they are social! And, while their human families are lovely, they are not the same. So Hoppy Hour and Pignic give them a chance to see their own kind.  And, we love to watch them.

So this Holiday Season as we put up out Wishing Tree, we are happy to share our dreams for a joyous new year.  These are our dearest wishes. You can make them come true.

Volunteers - Please join us to make the new year joyful for all the bunnies and piggies needing a new home. Make a joyful new year for the families that find their new pets at BUNS

Monthly Donors: - whether it’s $5 or $500, knowing that your gift will be there month after month is special.  That knowledge gives us the courage to take in the injured and ill; to take them to the vet; to give them a pain free life.  A one time gift is also special. Just click here:

Amazon Smile and Ralphs each gives BUNS a portion of your purchase price every time. We get happy every month when the check arrives.

Hoppy Hour and Pignic could use some new shade canopies and pens. Leafily Palm plates, wicker balls and yummy treats. They are all on our BUNS Santa Barbara wish list on Amazon: 

Hoppy Hour and Pignic Sponsors: Shelter bunnies and piggies love to go to Hoppy Hour and Pignic.  You can sponsor one or every bunny and piggie in the shelter. So even if you don’t have a personal pet, you can still make a special day for a bunny or piggie!  Visit our facebook page to learn more

Our last wish is that you visit us at the shelter, feed some bunnies and piggies and share our joy. We would love to see you.

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