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-Bunns20 hours ago
BUNNY CARE CORNER

Hi, friends! Today we are lucky enough to have another guest column by my good buddy Bill. This one is all about the importance of trusting your bunn - and being patient enough to let your bunn come to trust you in his or her own time. Because, of course, the bunny leads the decision making and the bunny is always right. 😉 Nose boops to bunn and all.

Jasper Jellybean 🐰

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Nipper – Trusting the Bunny - Importance of a Loving Home:

Friends of ours were going to Greece for three weeks and asked us to take care of their rabbit. HUH? Even though we had been to their home numerous times, we had never seen or heard about a rabbit. Before they moved here from Canada, it was their son’s and as the son grew older, he lost interest. The bun was then kept in a very large cage, was well treated but never had any more love and affection. No life for a bunny.

Before leaving, they stopped by with this tiny Netherland Dwarf in a huge cage. The husband insisted on putting him in the basement. Why? Because he was a vicious rabbit who had bitten him several times. I’ve always been good with animals, so I started working with him. While he made some faux biting motions, he never bit. I was willing to take the chance, since I did have 10 fingers and could get by with nine if necessary. The next day I decided to bring him upstairs to the den. The day after, I let him out of the cage. My motto with buns is “Let the bun(s) decide.”

Took off the wire top, leaving him in the plastic bottom. He didn’t come out that day or on the second day. Since he was seven years old, I figured he was too old to jump out. What to do? Build him a ramp, of course! Second day we stayed with him for over an hour…nothing. I got up and went to the kitchen.

Then I hear yelling: HE’S OUT! Sure enough, he was out and exploring his new kingdom. He went from a cage to an entire den in two nanoseconds! He never did use the ramp. After that, we set up his new home in the den, no cage. No water bottle (ugh), free run of the room, exercise, nice poopy bin, lots of loving, etc. Obviously, he was NOT a vicious bunny. All he wanted was to be loved and treated like any self-respecting bunny would. See how simple things can be sometimes?

Fast forward three weeks. It’s now time for his (former) parents to return from Greece. The wife called Jackie. I’m in the den with her and Nipper. We had already decided to bunnynap the lucky little guy. Initially, when informed we were kidnapping him, she thought we were joking. WHO would want a rabbit that attacks people? Finally, she realized we were serious and immediately screamed YES! At this VERY moment, Nipper goes into his Five Star, Gold Plated Happy Dance.

This was the only time Nipper did ALL of his repertoire at one time. There were 360’s, 180’s, binkies, mad dashes, dirt track racing…EVERYTHING. He was happy and knew this was his furever home. How did he know? One more bunny secret for humans to ponder. For the next five years he lived happily ever after until the ripe old age of 12.

Just an aside. You will notice the picture of Nipper and the Seibo vacuum cleaner, affectionately known as “Limey.” Many rabbits are afraid of machines that make noises. Some view smaller rabbits as more prone to fearfulness, due to their size. Not with Nipper, he was bold and inquisitive (as you can see). This was just after the den was vacuumed.

MORAL OF STORY:

Don’t judge a book by its cover. I had NO bunny experience whatsoever, but trusted him and he knew it. Our friends had him for seven years and told us he was a vicious attack rabbit. We refused to accept that.

Hoppy Ending: The little Canadian bun who thought he was doomed to a miserable life stuck in a cage eventually found love and happiness. We trusted the bunny and he trusted us.

Bill and the Spirit of Bunnies Past
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Luv-N-Bunns3 days ago
Hi friends, it's Liz. We could really use a loving foster home for a special pair of alumni buns that are being returned because their owner is unwell.
Bogo (8) and Cannoli (4) are a sweet pair of bonded buns looking for a soft place to land until we can find their forever home. Email melanieisu45@yahoo.com if you can help us out!
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Luv-N-Bunns4 days ago
SATURDAY SHOWCASE

Hi, friends! Jasper Jellybean here, coming to you with something super fun this weekend. If you're anything like my Ma, all this extra time at home over the past couple months has meant you've gotten to perfect your mamarazzi and paparazzi skills. You've also had the hopportunity to hang out with your bunnies even more than usual and to see firsthand all the amazing and incredible talents they have ... plus maybe some tricks they do when you're normally not home. I mean, not that us rabbits like to get into mischief or anything. Clearly that's not a thing we do.

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And so today we are having a talent show! Please show off your bunn's skills in the comments section. I'll get things started with this video. One of my talents? The flinky! This is my signature move, when I go from a binky directly into a flop. It's taken a lot of dedication over the years to get it just right, but I think I've finally achieved success. I also have a talent for trying to eat everything in sight, which is why this video cuts off so abruptly. Can I help it if the towel tastes delicious? Sheesh.

How about your bunn? Let's see those photos and videos!
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Luv-N-Bunns5 days ago
Looking for some tips and tricks when it comes to cleaning your bunny's litter box? Brooke has you covered!
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Luv-N-Bunns5 days ago
Hey everyone, Liz here. The bunns want me to thank all of you that have your companies match your generous donations. We get them all and put them right to good use, saving bunnies.
We appreciate your generosity and effort so much!
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Luv-N-Bunns1 week ago
BUNNY CARE CORNER

Hi there, friends! How is everyone doing on this sunny Tuesday? Can you even believe that it's the middle of May already? Time is hopping along pretty strangely these days. It boggles my bunny brain to think that only three months ago, it was business as usual for LNB and the whole rest of the country. Now, you humans have to wear face masks when you go places, meetings are being held over the computer instead of in person (anyone have a rabbit who likes to be part of that fun?), and events are being cancelled everywhere you look. I know so many of you were super bummed not to be able to attend Northeast Bunfest last weekend.

I was really disappointed, too, because Ma had promised she was going to buy me a banana hat this time to go with the cupcake one I already have from another year. But keeping everyone and everybun safe and healthy is the most important thing, and so we will all look forward to next year's Bunfest instead.

In the meantime, I would love to hear about all the ways your bunny's routine has changed since this whole stay-at-home thing started. Is your rabbit happy for the extra attention from his or her humans? Or are you getting that judgmental bunny look - you know the one - because you are interfering with lots of peaceful, quiet naptime?

Us bunns do well with routines and schedules. Ma likes to call me a rabbit of habit, and it's true. I know when it's time to eat, and will sometimes stare her down if she's a little bit late. The other day, I even managed to balance my litter box on top of my food bowl as a not-so-subtle reminder that she was being a slacker. I mean, seriously ... can you even believe she took a few minutes to eat breakfast before giving me my brunch? Hmph.

But seriously - us bunnies really do thrive on schedules. Not only do I know when my mealtimes are, but playtime, too. I even like to play the same game with Ma (Follow the Leader) at the same times each day. And snoozing sessions are also around the same times each day! Lately, though, since Ma is home all the time (ALL. THE. TIME.), I've chosen a new afternoon nap spot - under the piano. Like clockwork, I head there each afternoon and happily snooze away there instead of hopping back to my condo like I used to.

So even though routines are good ... so is switching things up sometimes. Ma has started alternating some of my toys, so I have different things to play with. She's even thinking about rearranging the setup of all my hidey places. Changing things around helps with bunnies' mental stimulation, which is super important. We are smart and creative animals, and we love it when you challenge us to figure things out and be clever. So tell me - have you shifted anything for your bunnies since the lockdown began? I'm all ears!

Until next time ...

Nose boops and binkies,
Jasper Jellybean 🐰