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:

Luv-N-Bunns

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.
Luv-N-Bunns
Luv-N-Bunns47 minutes ago
🐰 FOSTER FEATURE OF THE WEEK - MEGAN BARTLETT 🐰

Discarded bunnies - dumped in boxes or let loose outside to fend for themselves - are always the ones that we feel most desperate to try and help. And yet, in the absence of a foster volunteer, there is sometimes nothing that we are able to do to help other than direct the finders of abandoned rabbits to another rescue or shelter. Being a foster-based rescue means that we absolutely cannot do what we do without our army of foster volunteers. This week we're proud to highlight the story of someone who recently joined our ranks who ironically never intended to....but because of one bunny, she's now part of our big bunny family.

"My journey to fostering was an unexpected one: I found Murray in late August munching on grass by the woods behind my apartment complex. I decided to take him into my home "just for the night" to make sure he didn't become hawk food. I was convinced I could surrender him to a rescue agency the next day. To my shock (and eventual delight), it would be five days before I could even get him in to see a vet to make sure he was well. In the meantime, I found Luv-N-Bunns online and contacted them. They assured me they could help Murray get adopted, as long as I could continue fostering him. That was three weeks ago and let's just say I (who knew nothing about rabbits prior to this) have learned so much! It has been trial and some error to find the right diet, toys, pen, and amount of exercise for Murray, but he is a (mostly) patient teacher. The thing I love most about fostering is learning Murray's "language": knocking down his temporary enclosure to tell me "I want to see you more!"; standing on his hind legs to say, "Feed me now!"; nose-booping me twice on the leg or knee to say "Pay attention to me!"; sitting in the middle of his pen with his back to me to say "I don't like what you just did!"; and (my favorite) flopping down on his side in "dead bunny pose" to say "I'm so comfortable with you!" I never knew rabbits had so much to "say"! And I'm so grateful to Liz and Suzanne of Luv-N-Bunns for answering all my questions and having a good laugh with me when needed!"

Megan - thank you for being Murray's bridge to a beautiful furever, and for rising to the occasion with such grace and good humor. We feel so lucky that Murray's path crossed with yours, and that you both found your way to us. You've made all the difference for one little life - and for that, you will always be a bunny hero. 🐰❤
Luv-N-Bunns
Luv-N-Bunns2 days ago
We're routinely contacted by our rescue partners throughout the Philadelphia region and beyond when there are bunnies in need of transfer and adoptive homes. We always make it a priority to help our rescue partners wherever possible, however, due to the overwhelming number of bunnies currently in our rescue combined with the volume of surrender inquiries that we are receiving at this time, we're currently unable to help as we would like to.

In lieu of absorbing these bunnies into our rescue, we're sharing them with our wonderful friends and fans in the hopes that maybe someone out there can help! Ivey, Clover, and Max are currently available for adoption at the Humane Society of Lebanon County (lebanonhumane.org), and Lola, Lennon, Big Bertha, and many others are currently available for adoption at the Animal Rescue League of Berks County (berksarl.org). Hop on over to their website for more information!

Please note that most of these bunnies are not spayed/neutered, so any person seeking to adopt them will want to be sure to have access to a rabbit savvy vet. Spaying and neutering bunnies is essential to their health and well-being, and adds to their life expectancy. Apart from preventing reproduction, these routine surgeries have the most important benefit of eliminating the risk of reproductive cancers that are dishearteningly common in unaltered rabbits, and reducing aggression and other undesirable behaviors.
Luv-N-Bunns
Luv-N-Bunns5 days ago
Hopping right along with calendar submissions. Get your bunny pics in today before the calendar fills up!

We'll be collecting photos through the end of September. To submit them, please email directly to Liz at lizzymcneil@hotmail.com and she will confirm that she's received them along with payment.

Pricing and payment options are as follows:

Via Venmo @lizzymcneil - Elizabeth Luczyszyn (see girl in neon running shirt, last 4 digits of phone 6758)

Paypal - luvnbunns@gmail.com

Zelle to Elizabeth Luczyszyn - lizzymcneil@hotmail.com

Cashapp to $ElizabethLuczyszyn

check made payable to Luv-N-Bunns, send to 8630 Bloomfield Ave, Phila PA 19115

the 'Donate' button on this post or our Facebook page

the 'Please Donate' graphic on our homepage, www.luvnbunns.org

Pricing
$10 for one photo
$18 for two photos
$25 for three photos
Calendars will be $15 each
Luv-N-Bunns
Luv-N-Bunns1 week ago
Please join us at our fall party on Saturday, October 9th from 2-5 p.m., at Mason's Mill Park in Willow Grove (pavilion #3). We're so excited to (safely) see everyone in person again! Individual lunch boxes and beverages will be provided. Tickets are $20 per person, and masks are required (except when eating/drinking). See you there!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/luv-n-bunns-fall-party-tickets-167857152261
Luv-N-Bunns
Luv-N-Bunns1 week ago
BUNNY CARE CORNER

Good morning, friends! Jasper Jellybean here, coming to you this Wednesday with a column on something that will probably make your bunnies do a binky of amusement : discipline. Yes, you read that right. The idea of discipline will make bunn and all binky in the air, because as us rabbits know, the head of the house is indeed the one with the tail, and that means we can do whatever we want.

😁

But in all seriousness, if you have ever adopted from LNB, you know that there's a question on the adoption application about how you would discipline a bunny. And the answer? You can't, and you shouldn't, at least not in a conventional way. Never, ever, EVER use physical discipline with a rabbit - or with any other animal, for that matter. Another big no-no? Spraying your rabbit with a water mister. As you know, we are prey animals, and something like that can really, really frighten us.

And here's the thing ... a lot of what people think can be solved by discipline is honestly just a bunny's natural behavior. Chewing and digging? That's part of who we are. You will have much more success by helping us find other places to direct our attention and determination. Chew toys, foraging mats, dig boxes ... these are all things that can distract us from munching on your furniture, carpets, and baseboards. When it comes to "discipline," redirection to safer and better alternatives is the name of the game, my friends. Some people will also give their bunn a timeout back in his or her enclosure. Ma tried that with me exactly once, because I stood right at the entrance, as big and tall as I could, and looked at her endearingly with my big cocoa brown eyes. As I'm sure you have already guessed, she gave in and the timeout did not exactly last very long.

One other thing that does work (sometimes) in our house is simply saying "No, no, no," in a slightly louder voice. Much as I like to pretend otherwise at times, I do actually know what that means and I can be pretty good about listening ... when I want to. Because I AM a bunny, after all. HahaHA.

How about you, friends? What methods have you found work best to keep your bunny from getting into (too much) trouble? Remember: instead of disciplining your rabbit, it's all about working with his or her natural tendencies to make sure it's a happy and hoppy home for you both. And always, always, always make sure your bunn's area is bunny-proofed and safe.

I will be taking a break next week, but will see you back here on the 22nd. Until next time ...

Nose boops and binkies,
Jasper Jellybean 🐰
Luv-N-Bunns
Luv-N-Bunns1 week ago
2022 CALENDARS

It's that time again! We're starting to put together next year's LNB calendar, and we'd love for your bunns' sweet faces to fill the pages. We'll be collecting photos through the end of September. To submit them, please email directly to Liz at lizzymcneil@hotmail.com and she will confirm that she's received them along with payment.

Pricing and payment options are as follows:

Via Venmo @lizzymcneil - Elizabeth Luczyszyn (see girl in neon running shirt, last 4 digits of phone 6758)

Via Paypal - luvnbunns@gmail.com

Via Zelle to Elizabeth Luczyszyn - lizzymcneil@hotmail.com

Via Cashapp to $ElizabethLuczyszyn

Via check made payable to Luv-N-Bunns, send to 8630 Bloomfield Ave, Phila PA 19115

Via the 'Donate' button on this post or our Facebook page

Via the 'Please Donate' graphic on our homepage, www.luvnbunns.org

Pricing
$10 for one photo
$18 for two photos
$25 for three photos
Calendars will be $15 each