Sunday Hoppy Hours and More - The Carrot Tribune - February 2019

The Carrot Tribune

In this issue...

  • Bunny of the Month
  • Hoppy Hour (on a Sunday!)
  • Basic Bunny Class (also on Sunday!)
  • Life at BUNS During Evacuation
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Bunny of the Month

Miss Fluffy really stands out in a crowd due in part to her amazing coat, which is a beautiful variety of black, grey and cream, and true to her name, fluffy and very soft! She's not just a pretty face either - this honey bunny is a calm and sweet girl who is equally at home sitting in a lap or enjoying time in her exercise pen. Miss Fluffy is sure to steal the heart of some lucky human, and she hopes to spend Valentine's day in a loving, forever home.

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February Hoppy Hour

Did you know that our registration/waiver form is available online? Print it out before you come to save time at Hoppy Hour and Pignic registration! 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):

Starting in 2019, our Hopy Hour and Pignic are on Sundays. This month's is Sunday February 24 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM. So bring your fuzzy friend 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. 

We'll be at 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.

Please join us for an afternoon of fun!

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Basic Bunny and Guinea Pig Classes

Note: Basic Bunny and Guinea Pig Classes are now on Sundays.

Our next class is Sunday February 10. 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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BUNS Resort and Refuge

When those now-too-familiar evacuation orders go out in the Santa Barbara area BUNS welcomes all rabbits and guinea pigs in need of shelter.

What can our guests expect when they arrive at BUNS during these stressful times? Well, say, for example, that you are one of a trio of sweet bonded bunnies named Minx, a velvet-furred chocolate rex, or Mouse, a fluffy and bouncy lionhead, or Bun Bun, a chill, made-for-love gray lop with a white spot on your nose. We have a cage already prepared for you where you can all be housed together. Every day you'll enjoy time out of the cage in one of our large play areas where the three of you can run laps around the pen, dash through or hide in tunnels, run up ramps, rest in a hidy place or socialize with neighbors. You may even get to do some digging. Cages and hay boxes are cleaned and filled with fresh hay, plus pellets and water every day and a healthy, fresh salad is also served daily. Gentle handling by experienced bunny lovers is also part of every day, and may include mani-pedi's, (ie. nail trims,) and grooming if needed.

Several families have told us that a stay at BUNS is a mini-vacation for their furry loved ones who clearly enjoy their time with us. BUNS volunteers are delighted to be able to help folks and their pets during stressful events and no charge is ever made for these services. Of course a donation is never turned down and much generous gratitude has been shown to BUNS for helping out. But our goal and our joy is to provide refuge to those in need—or, as our name states--to assist “Bunnies (and guinea pigs) Urgently Needing Shelter!”

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