BUNS Newsletter - September 2015

The Carrot Tribune

Save The Date

Mark your calendars! BUNS Hoppy Hour returns on November 7, from 1:30-3:30pm


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Basic Bunny and Guinea Pig Classes

Our next Basic Bunny and Guinea Pig Class is this weekend! September 12, 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!


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Ralphs: Saves You Money, While You Support BUNS

I started buying rabbit vegetables at Ralphs because the prices were great!  $1.00 a bunch for Organic Kale, Romaine, Red Leaf and Green Leaf lettuce.The cilantro prices are good as well.  Because the store on Hollister also has Chinese vegetables my rabbits have developed a taste for Chinese food!

Best of all, Ralphs will contribute up to 4% of your eligible purchases to Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter. That was enough for me.  I started checking the aisles at Ralphs and, WOW, they had many products I was buying at Vons and Albertsons. So, I was convinced. Ralphs is my new market. And, they have gas discounts at nearby Shell stations.  What about you?  Will you take a look at Ralphs?

Ralphs has markets in 5170 Hollister, Goleta; 2840 De La Vina St., Santa Barbara; and 100 W Carrillo St, Santa Barbara. 

Instructions on how to sign up are available on our website!


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Wags n' Whiskers Festival

The Care 4 Paws annual Wags n' Whiskers Festival is the largest adoption event in the tri-counties, and BUNS will be there! It's this Sunday, September 13, 11:00am - 4:00pm.

It takes place at beautiful Girsh Park, Goleta, and features adoptable dogs, cats, and bunnies from more than 25 animal shelters and rescue groups. It also showcases dozens of local pet service providers and animal welfare groups. 

We hope to see you there!


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Happy Tale from Hoppy Hour

Huck came to the shelter with his mom, Susan, and brother, Thatcher. They were a happy family: friendly, curious, and very close. After Huck returned from his neuter he and Thatcher began to fight. Finally Huck was removed from the family. Susan and Thatcher were adopted together.

After that Huck changed. He began sitting quietly in corners: the corner of his cage, the corner of his play yard. He no longer approached people for pets and people no longer approached Huck. From time to time, we would see Huck grooming a guinea pig in the play yard. But most days Huck was alone.

By happy chance a BUNS volunteer decided to sponsor a Hoppy Hour for Huck. He came to life. Huck hopped all over the pen greeting other bunnies. He groomed any bunny who would sit still. Gloria, a previous BUNS adopter, saw Huck at Hoppy Hour and was enchanted with him and touched by his story. She decided to bond Huck with her bunny, April Rain, and Huck’s life began to change that day.

He was adopted and got a new name. “Huck (aka Abracadabra) & April live side by side and he presses himself as close to her pen as possible. He binkies every evening in his play area,” Gloria reports. Abracadabra and April Rain go on car rides while they get to know each other. Gloria said that “on the last car ride Huck groomed April.” Abracadabra! a little magic got added to Huck’s life. We are so happy for them all.

If you would like give joy to a shelter rabbit by sponsoring their Hoppy Hour, e-mail info@bunssb.org to make arrangements. Who knows, you could change a life.


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