The Carrot Tribune - November 2016 - BUNS

The Carrot Tribune

In this issue...

  • November Hoppy Hour
  • Pampered Chef Event
  • Black Friday Sale
  • Fluffy Goes to Hydopaws
  • Rabbit Symbolism in other Cultures
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November Hoppy Hour

We have another Hoppy Hour in a couple of weeks! Join us Saturday, November 19 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM. 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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Pampered Chef

BUNS is hosting a Pampered Chef Fundraising Event!

It’s easy to support BUNS by going to the website below and ordering some great products. 10% to 15% of the sales will go to BUNS. It's a simple way to get your Holiday Shopping out of the way and also support your favorite charity. Pampered Chef products make cooking and entertaining easy and fun. Be sure to place your order before the fundraising show closes on November 29th. Let the shopping begin!

To browse the catalog or order online, go to http://PamperedChef.com/go/BUNSfundraiser
If you have any questions, you can contact Lori Crestfield, Pampered Chef Independent Consultant at 805-448-1412.


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Black Friday Sale

BUNS and the Santa Barbara Animal Shelter are having a Black Friday sale!

  • 10am to 2pm – Door buster sale 
  • 10am to 12pm – Bunnies or guinea pigs with any amount of black fur are free 
  • 10am to 2pm – All rabbits and guinea pigs 1/2 price

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Fluffy goes to Hydopaws

Fluffy hopped into BUNS on three legs; his fourth leg was dangling with a protruding bone - broken and irreparable. Fluffy and his friend Jubaloo were rescued from a ranch where they were not doing well. We have a photo, but I can’t bear to share it. Jubaloo was missing one ear and the other was scarred. Fluffy was four months old and as sweet as can be, but it was clear that day that he needed our help badly. A kind lady rescued them and came to BUNS for help.

His first trip was to Dr. Haskell at Adobe Animal Hospital. Fluffy’s injury was so extreme and so old that it could not be repaired and the exposed bone was an invitation to a deadly infection. The leg had to be removed.

We all hoped that Fluffy would hop off on his three remaining legs like our other amputees had done. But, sadly that was not to be. Fluffy rested on his hip and used his other legs to slide along the ground. We did not want this life for such young rabbit. Dr. Haskell recommended exercises to strengthen his remaining hind leg. But even with exercises, Fluffy still rested on his hip. Hopping just seemed to be in his past.

Santa Barbara is fortunate to have a certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, Karen Atlas, MPT, that works with animals at HydroPaws. We contacted Karen and she agreed to take on Fluffy’s case. We are so hopeful that Fluffy will hop again one day and so thankful that he is in the hands of a skilled therapist. You can see how hard Fluffy is working to learn to hop on our Facebook page.

We are happy to help Fluffy recover from his broken leg and, we hope, learn to hop again. That is what BUNS does; that is what you expect us to do. We can help rabbits like Fluffy because of your generous support. You make it possible to care for the rabbits and guinea pigs, to treat their injuries and illnesses, and to find them new homes. In this time of Thanksgiving, we give thanks every day for your kind generosity. You bring untold joy to the families who adopt healthy rabbits and guinea pigs at BUNS.

Please visit our donation page to see the many ways you can support Fluffy’s journey. If you shop on Amazon, please join Amazon Smile to make a donation to BUNS with every purchase at no extra cost. Visit the Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter wish list on Amazon as well, to purchase needed supplies for the shelter. Fluffy, and BUNS, thank you.


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Did you know?

Some eastern cultures don’t see a “man in the moon” when they look up into the night sky, they see a rabbit! In ancient times, the belief was that the “rabbit in the moon” was the ruler of all the rabbits on earth.

In Japan, ancient belief held that the rabbit was responsible for keeping the moon clean.

Those born under the Chinese Lunar sign of the rabbit have attributes of virtue, intelligence and skill.

In the ancient Mixtec calendar, the rabbit represented one of four different year signs.

Mythology of the Far East held that rabbits were creators of an elixir of life and eternal youth.

The word "rabbit" is thought to be derived from either French/Flemish, or from the Middle Dutch word, "Robbe".

In some Native American cultures rabbits are linked to the creation of the world, and are a benefactor of mankind.

And now you know!