BUNS Newsletter - November 2015

The Carrot Tribune

 

November Hoppy Hour

Hoppy Hour is this weekend! Join us on November 7, from 1:30-3:30pm

Bring your fuzzy friend and give them an opportunity to socialize with other rabbits! Socialization is a very important part of overall rabbit welfare, and a Hoppy Hour is the perfect opportunity to let your bunny 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. All animals must be healthy and rabbits must have been spayed or neutered at least 30 days in advance.

We'll be providing light refreshments for both you and your bunny, so please join us for an afternoon of fun!


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Meagan and Buffy are our Guinea Pigs of the Month!

Abyssinian or American, you can have both styles with this guinea pig pair. Meagan and Buffy are young sisters about one and a half years old. They have always been together and are closely bonded. These girls have plenty of running and playing left to do and are looking forward to being spoiled with lots of hay and salad, especially green peppers. Are you up to the challenge?


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Basic Bunny and Guinea Pig Classes

Our next Basic Bunny and Guinea Pig Class is November 14, from 1:00 to 2:30 at the Humane Society!

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.

Classes are free to BUNS volunteers! Are you going? We'd love to hear from you on our Facebook event page.


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Support BUNS at CPK

On Wednesday, November 18, show your support for BUNS by eating pizza! Bring in the BUNS flyer to the California Pizza Kitchen at Paseo Nuevo any time from 11am–10pm on Nov 18 and they'll donate 20% of your check to BUNS. What could be better than Pizza and Bunnies?!

Click on the flyer to download a printable copy, and remember to bring it with you on the 18th.

If you're going, tell all your friends on Facebook to come too!


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Brandy’s Story - A lucky bunny who still has a leg to stand on!

In late July a teeny-tiny white bunny was abandoned in Santa Ynez. She was named Brandy and brought into BUNS on July 20th 2015 by the wonderful staff at the Santa Ynez Humane Society. Brandy was in critical condition, with one of her back feet starting to die with no circulation to her leg or foot from an unknown injury. She was in shock and septic and given a 50% chance of survival. With such damage her leg would almost certainly need to be amputated.

To make matters worse, she was very weak and weighed less than half a pound, so anesthesia was not possible. Without the option of surgery, her chances of pulling through were pretty low. Undeterred, a talented BUNS fosterer and the wonderful Dr. Haskell and staff at Adobe Pet Hospital tended to Brandy with endless compassion and hope. If they could get her weight to over two pounds she would be OK for surgery. Over the next three months Brandy went to the vet twice a week and endured many soaks, pokes, and bandages.

Even though Brandy was tiny she had big-time tenacity. Slowly, the little bunny grew, and in spite of all expectations her foot and leg started to heal and grow new vascular tissue, nerves, and muscles. Only her itty-bitty heel failed to heal with the rest of her foot. Her scheduled amputation was replaced by a skin graft performed in September, and by mid-October she was hopping like nothing had ever been wrong.

With the amazing hard work of Adobe staff and BUNS fostering she is a fully functioning and very happy bunny. She was spayed last week and will join the bunnies at the shelter in early November! Brandy loves people and has such a sweet disposition. She loves to jump and play wherever she is!!! Come in and meet sweet Brandy, maybe your home is the next chapter in the life of such an amazing bunny.

Funding for Brandy’s vet bills is provided by the generosity of our donors. Your can help us care for bunnies like Brandy by pledging a monthly gift to BUNS through our donations page at http://www.bunssb.org/donations/


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