BUNS Newsletter - November 2014

The Carrot Tribune

 

Bobcats and Cougars, Oh My!

Carnivores, in search of food and water, have come into neighborhoods.  This October a family living near Elings Park, lost their bunny to a bobcat. Changes in wildlife behavior require changes in our behavior to keep our pets and families safe. Click below to read about how to keep your family and pets safe.


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Updates from the field

We recently heard some updates from Jade (now Penny) and her new buddy Pepper (formally known as Isabelle). The girls are doing really well and live very peacefully together. Pepper sometimes grooms Penny, and they're quite talkative with each other. Pepper popcorns a lot, and while she's doing that Penny likes to run in circles around the perimeter of the cage. It's very cute! Penny is still shy, but has come out her shell a bit and doesn't hide as much.

Want to share your guinea pig or bunny story? Send us a message on Facebook, or email newsletter@bunssb.org!


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Open Letter from a BUNS Volunteer

At our annual meeting, Shelley K shared with her wonderful open letter to our volunteers, and we wanted to share it here. 

On the occasion of our Annual Meeting I’d like to express what I’ve been thinking for a long time about our BUNS community.

I want to acknowledge the tremendously hard, and good, work that so many here, and elsewhere, have done, and are doing, in the service of fulfilling our stated mission.

I see incredible outlays of time, energy, personal finances, creativity, and profound caring here at BUNS. I see heartfelt concern for each other, and patience and forgiveness (not always immediately, but eventually!) for other frazzled, stressed or inexperienced volunteers, and forbearance with the uneducated public. I’ve also seen courage under miserable working conditions, ie. terrible heat waves!

The last 2 years have been the hardest of my 9 years volunteering with BUNS. I, and others, have been stretched thinner and thinner by the sheer numbers of animals in our care and by a higher number of heartbreaking losses than we are used to sustaining. I suspect that every rescue organization really should have a grief counselor on call during the inevitable hard times.

But since we don’t have a professional on staff I’m offering what small thing I can to help care for the caregivers, which is my deep gratitude for, and recognition of, the huge gifts we have given—not for personal gain, self-image, or glory—but for love.

I thank you all most profoundly for what you have given, and are giving, to protect the most innocent among us.

I will always count each of you as one of my forever friends!

Shellye K.,
BUNS Board member and volunteer

 

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Beat the chill with a BUNS Hoodie

It's starting to get a bit chilly out... keep yourself and your loved ones warm with a BUNS logo hoodie from our CafePress store!


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