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02/14/2013

Meet Bunlet! Per SaveABunny,

Bunlet is an incredibly sweet, loving and brave little baby bunny. He was found abandoned in a San Francisco park with a badly broken leg. It was recommended that we allow him to get euthanized because “no one wants white rabbits—especially one with a broken leg.”

That statement broke my heart and was a deciding factor in rescuing him. Bunlet deserves to be loved and to have the chance to live a long, happy life doing binkies and dances like any other rabbit.

Won’t you be Bunlet’s Valentine this year, and throw a few dollars to SaveABunny to help this poor little guy? We love you, Bunlet! Get well soon!

12/07/2012

This poor snowshoe hare hasn’t gotten the memo about climate change. YOU’RE THE WRONG COLOR, BUNNY! THERE’S NO SNOW!
It’s like showing up to a party wearing white shoes in October, except the fashion faux-pas doesn’t mean you’ve suddenly upped your chances of getting eaten in a LITERAL sense. (<—Can I get some props for an actual correct use of “literal” there?)
So let’s not forget: Climate change is an animal-rights issue too. And somebody get that bunny a scarf or something.
[Via High Country News]

This poor snowshoe hare hasn’t gotten the memo about climate change. YOU’RE THE WRONG COLOR, BUNNY! THERE’S NO SNOW!

It’s like showing up to a party wearing white shoes in October, except the fashion faux-pas doesn’t mean you’ve suddenly upped your chances of getting eaten in a LITERAL sense. (<—Can I get some props for an actual correct use of “literal” there?)

So let’s not forget: Climate change is an animal-rights issue too. And somebody get that bunny a scarf or something.

[Via High Country News]

11/15/2012

Got a heart? Foster some bunnies for Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary!  »


Things your Vegansaurus loves: Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary; bunnies.

Things your Vegansaurus advises you do: Foster some bunnies for Harvest Home!

As our pal Anne Martin says, “Opening your home to a single or bonded pair of bunnies for the holidays is a great way for them to get special TLC, and help them get ready to find their forever homes!”

We ask for a fostering commitment of at least one month.  You can specify a fostering end date, but we are particularly appreciative of foster homes that can keep their foster rabbit until they are adopted, which can be anywhere from two to nine months.


Harvest Home needs fosters for lots of different bunnies, in the following four categories:

Adoptable Rabbit Fosters: These rabbits have no special needs, they just need a foster home where they can get daily hop time, fresh salads, and love! These fosters will take their foster bunny to a monthly adoption event.

Special Foster: Rabbit Behavior: These fosters specialize in rabbits that need extra TLC because of their personality or past experiences that have left them shy, fearful, or protective. We would love fosters who have time to spend some one-on-one time with their foster bunny each day, to help them become more comfortable in a home environment. … These fosters will take their foster bunny to a monthly adoption event.

Special Foster: Rabbit Medical Care: These fosters have experience with rabbits, would like to specialize in special needs bunnies, and would be happy to foster a bunny with limited mobility (like a healed, formerly broken leg), congenital problems (like splay-leg), a rabbit that needs a daily oral medication, or a rabbit that needs to visit our vet occasionally for conditions like overgrown teeth, or a weepy eye. Harvest Home pays for all approved vet care, including medications. These rabbits would not be shown at adoption events until they receive a clean bill of health from the vet—they could be returned to Harvest Home at that time.  We can match the medical care foster rabbit to your level of experience.

Special Foster: Sanctuary Foster: These fosters take home a single or pair of rabbits who are in sanctuary care. Similar to adopting, these rabbits can live out the rest of their lives in their foster home, however, Harvest Home will pay all approved medical expenses for the life of the rabbits. People interested in becoming sanctuary fosters can meet the available sanctuary singles & pairs and select the rabbits that best fit their lifestyle.  We have many older bunnies who would love to spend their golden years in a home.


Harvest Home provides all the startup materials necessary for keeping a happy, healthy bun in your home, including a pen or cage, litterbox, dishes, and initial food. You feed your foster rabbit, and give him or her daily out-of-cage fun time.

If you’re interesting in fostering one (or more!) bunnies for Harvest Home, contact Anne. To see some of the bunnies available for adoption right now, including the three cutiepies in this post (Bugsy, Flower, and Dudley), check out Harvest Home’s Petfinder.

[Photos by Ian Elwood via Petfinder]

08/30/2012

Bay Area: Bunny adoption event this Saturday!  »


Saturday, also known as the day after tomorrow, you should go check out these cute buns! Info:

A Rabbit Education and Adoption Event!

Saturday, Sept. 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tri-Valley East Bay SPCA,  4651 Gleason Dr. in Dublin.

Join us at our rabbit adoption event with 20+ rabbits and bunnies from six different rescue groups from all over the Bay Area. Rabbit experts will be on hand!

  • Bring your family to pet the rabbits and enjoy interacting with them
  • Learn about rabbits, what they eat, and how to take care of them
  • Get answers to your rabbit questions
  • Bring your spayed/neutered bunny to find him/her a bunny friend (bunny speed dating!)
  • Free nail trims for visiting rabbits
  • Meet and adopt the rabbit of your dreams
  • Check out our great bunny blankets & bunny toys for sale!

Sounds like my kind of party! Hope you can all make it!

07/25/2012

Thirty seconds of two rabbits fighting over a tasty stalk of leaves. Starring Harper and Holly; brought to you by SaveABunny.

BUNNIES I LOVE YOU.

07/02/2012

Adopt these adorable bunnies!  »

They’re adorable and kid friendly! Here’s the info, plus photos. Which is all you really need because LOOK AT THEM: 



1) The buns are currently in Santa Barbara but we will adopt out to anywhere as long as there’s transport available! Can you help with transportation?
2) They are all white, New Zealand rabbits, about 1 year-old, and further information about each of the buns can be found on Blue Skies Animal Sanctuary’s website.
3) The best way for people to contact us is through the contact form on our website or via email.

05/04/2012

Bay Area: Bunny adoption event this Saturday!  »

This is Dudley, can he stop being ridiculously cute for like a minute? Jeez louise!

Here are the details, friend:

Join us Saturday, May 5th from 11am-3pm at our rabbit adoption event at the East Bay SPCA in Dublin with rabbits and bunnies from 5 different rescue groups and shelters from all over the Bay Area. Rabbit experts will be on hand!

  • Bring your family to pet the rabbits and enjoy interacting with them
  • Learn about rabbits, what they eat, and how to take care of them
  • Bring your rabbit questions
  • Bring your spayed/neutered bunny to find him/her a bunny friend (bunny speed dating!)
  • Free nail trims for rabbits
  • Meet and adopt the rabbit of your dreams
  • Check out our great bunny blankets & bunny toys for sale!

Meet and adopt rabbits from:

Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary
House Rabbit Society
Hayward Animal Services
Tri-City Animal Shelter
Bananas for Bunnies rabbit rescue 

A Rabbit Education & Adoption Event!

Saturday, May 5th
11am-3pm

East Bay SPCA
4651 Gleason Drive, Dublin, CA

05/02/2012

Five minutes of snuggling baby bunnies! This is “Baby Bunnies with an Epic Sountrack,” by Ian Elwood. If you loved this (and what kind of heartless bastard doesn’t love baby bunnies), you’ll love all his videos, they’re sweet and heartwarming.

About this video, Ian says:

These babies were born shortly after rescue at the municipal shelter, so the birth couldn’t be prevented. Momma bunny was confiscated by animal control from an Oakland resident who was raising them in squalid conditions for meat.  The local animal rescue community intervened, and we were able to save all of the rabbits from slaughter. Here are (depressing) photos and a newscast from that situation.

Oakland is considering allowing residents to keep rabbits in their backyard as “farm animals.” And we all know what that means. Neighbors Opposed to Backyard Slaughter is working hard to protect all of Oakland’s animals, please support this important work by following on Facebook.

This video will be on loop all day at Vegansaurus HQ, and for ALL TIME in our hearts. Thanks, Ian!

04/06/2012

Celebrate Easter by attending a bunny adoption on Saturday!  »


Our pals at Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary are having another bunny adoption on Saturday, and you should go! Got the Easter Bunny fever? Meet some actual bunnies, get more information about how totally great rabbits are and whether one would make an awesome new best friend for you! (Hint: Probably.)

Harvest Home wants to note that they have a “no same-day adoptions” rule, so you won’t be going home with a bunny on Saturday, though you will most likely want to take them all and feed them strawberries and carrot greens, but that would put your heart at serious risk of exploding from cuteness, so, no dice. Instead, you can meet some cool rabbits, learn about what bunnies need from a human, and maybe start the adoption process so that someday soon you will be romping with your bun. Like Bugsy up here!

This event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at the Tri-Valley SPCA at 4651 Gleason Dr. in Dublin. As always, there’ll be bunny speed-dating and nail-trimming for you lucky people who already have rabbits.

Preview some of the adoptable rabbits here, and contact Harvest Home for more information.

04/05/2012

Get ready to drop dead of adorableness: It’s highlights from the Rabbit Grand National! Bunnies doing hurdles! Bless you, The Cute Show, for bringing us this thing of beauty and wonder. I feel like I’ve found my calling and it’s training bunnies to jump over stuff fast.

Now, I did wonder if this was especially good for rabbits. I know that things like obstacle courses can be enriching for dogs, but shy little bunnies? So, I consulted with rabbit expert (and vegan we love) Anne Martin. And she gives it her OK! Anne says:

That video is pretty adorable!  I think rabbit show jumping is OK, as long as the rabbits have good lives as companions while they’re not jumping hurdles (and it sounds like these women in the video love their rabbits, and have them live inside), and rabbits aren’t being killed/disposed of if they’re not champion jumpers or that their “titles” were being used by breeders to sell rabbits (I don’t think you have to worry about that here).

I think it’s a good video to share—it shows how rabbits are intelligent, agile, and not the stereotypical bunny-in-the-backyard-hutch-that-is-so-depressed-he-just-sits-there-and-waits-for-nothing-forever.

Here’s a website with great info on how to clicker train your rabbit, for those who might be interested in training their rabbit to jump hurdles, after they watch the competition video!

The only caveat I would put on the clip is that they show rabbits in cages with wood shavings—the phenols from the wood can cause liver damage, so House Rabbit Society recommends avoiding shavings.  Also, spayed/neutered rabbits will use a litterbox, so don’t need “bedding” all over their cages like that—check out my handout on safe alternatives to pine shavings [pdf].

Thanks, Anne! Isn’t she the best? If you have the bunny-jumping fever, there are, in Anne’s words, a bajillion rabbits on Petfinder in a location near you. If you need me, I’ll be watching this video on repeat until my brain explodes from cuteness.

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