The Mission of Luv-N-Bunns:

  • Rescue domestic rabbits from abandoned stray situations, kill shelters, private relinquishments and hoarding cases
  • Provide nurturing foster homes that will ensure proper care, shelter and love for each animal in our foster network
  • Provide necessary veterinary care including spay/neuter surgery
  • Screen applications to find perfect forever homes for each rabbit that we rescue
  • Host outreach events in the community to provide education and information on the proper care of domestic rabbits

 

We stress the importance of neutering and spaying all rabbits to reduce the ever-growing population of unwanted rabbits and to prevent highly prevalent reproductive cancers in unfixed rabbits. Since our inception in 2007, we have accomplished our mission by saving the lives of almost 2,000 abandoned rabbits. However, the over-abundance of unwanted domestic rabbits keeps us working toward our goals, year after year.

Together we can accomplish our mission. Reach out today if you’d like to help!

Below are some of our latest Facebook updates:

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Rescue and placement for abandoned bunnies in the Philadelphia area. We take in rabbits who are no longer wanted, have been abandoned, and/or have been abused. Once cleared by our vet, we have them neutered/spayed and find new, loving homes for each. In addition, we host various events to educate people about rabbits and their needs.
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Luv-N-Bunns24 hours ago
Hello there! I’m Hannah. I’m an eleven year old girl, and I’ve been kind of sad lately. You see, I recently lost my bonded husbunn. But I’d really love to feel happy - and hoppy - again, and I need YOU to do it. Does anyone have an elder gentlebun who’s looking for a friend? Please help me find love again, of both the human and bunny kind. I’m crossing my paws tight as can. Please email bunnies@luvnbunns.org for an adoption application!
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Luv-N-Bunns1 day ago
BUNNY CARE CORNER

Hiya, friends, and welcome to this week's edition of Bunny Care Corner! Even though it's another sunny, soupy Tuesday out there, September is creeping up on us. Ma and I wish it could be summer forever, but sadly it can't, which means it's getting to be time for us bunns to start our seasonal shed. Did you know that rabbits typically molt four times a year, coinciding with the change of seasons, with two of those sheds being more extensive? In fact, the fur may already be flying in your home, if your bunny is an overachiever like me and begins to shed well in advance of the season switch. Also, I like to keep on shedding all winter long, just to keep things interesting for Ma. And some bunns simply don't ever stop shedding!

Anyway ... this all brings me to a topic suggestion from Beth Anne, who wants to know what to do when us bunnies are molting, especially if you have a rabbit who doesn't enjoy being brushed. Here's the thing ... even if your bunn isn't a big fan of human-assisted grooming, it's still really important. Because bunnies are such fervent self-groomers, it's super crucial to remove as much loose fur as possible so your rabbit doesn't ingest it. This can upset a bunn's digestive system and lead to stasis, which nobody - and nobunny - wants.

So what can you do to help? Invest in a great brush, and use it. Ma bought the small animal furminator a few years ago, and it does a great job at getting the loose fur out from my undercoat. A word of caution, though : please be careful when using brushes. Us bunns are sensitive, and our skin can be, too, so you need to be gentle when grooming and brushing us. How you go about this depends on your bunn's personality. I don't mind being groomed, so Ma will simply wait until I'm chillaxing with my legs sprawled out or sleeping between her feet. Easy peasy! Other rabbits aren't a fan, though, and so some people will have a more designated grooming spot, like a kitchen counter. This makes it tougher for the bun to squirm or wiggle away. But please, if you're placing your bunny somewhere higher up, be very careful not to let him or her fall or jump off. You can also try bribing your bunny with a treat ... bribes are ALWAYS a good option.

If your bunny STILL doesn't want to cooperate? You can try plucking the fur! A lot of times, it's so loose that you can simply ease it out on your own. Another option is to dampen your hands with water, then gently run them over your bunny. The loose fur will often come right up and stick to your hands! (Just be prepared ... you might end up looking like a bunn yourself .... which, I mean, is actually a good thing, because who wouldn't want to look like a rabbit?)

Whatever the case, make sure you're keeping up with the grooming, especially during high molt times. When I'm shedding a lot, Ma is constantly pulling off the loose fur several times a day. She also tries to redirect my attention when I'm licking myself by offering me a toy or activity to focus on instead. Sometimes I oblige, and other times I hold out for a treat instead. What can I say? There are benefits to being a McLickerson.

Alrighty, everyone, now it's your turn. What brush(es) do you recommend? Any handy-dandy tips for bunnies who don't enjoy being groomed?

Until next time...

Nose boops and binkies,
Jasper Jellybean 🐰
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Luv-N-Bunns1 day ago
Hey bunny friends! It's Liz here to let everyone know that we're in a bit of a slow down for adoptions. With foster families on vacation as well as some weekend triathlons for my husbunn, we haven't been keeping up with our normal weekly bunny parties. But fear not! Everything picks up again the weekend of August 30.
To all the approved adopters who are patiently waiting, you'll hear from me today!
Ps if you have been approved and don't see an email from me by the end of the day, check your junk mail folder 🙂
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Luv-N-Bunns2 days ago
Hey, bunny friends. Do you work for a business that would like to support the bunns, and get some great publicity at the same time? We've come up with a corporate sponsorship form you can use to do just that. We have more than 5,500 Facebook followers now, and tons of people see our biweekly email - your business would get some serious bang for modest bucks! We're a 501c3 nonprofit, so all contributions are tax deductible. Let us know if you'd like to take part!