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-Bunns4 days ago
Like so many rescues and shelters countrywide, the Hillside SPCA in Pottsville, PA is inundated with bunnies in need of loving forever homes. This SPCA just took in 16 bunnies from a neglect case, and are looking for adoptive and foster homes for those bunnies in addition to those that they already have in residence at the shelter. Please hop on over to their website - https://www.hillsidespca.com/ - or check them out on Facebook - Hillside SPCA. There are many ways to help!
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Luv-N-Bunns5 days ago
🐰$5 FRIDAY - Meet BINNY O'FLYNN! 🐰

The newest member of our big bunny family is here! Binny O'Flynn arrived yesterday into our rescue and presented with an injured back leg and a severe case of diarrhea. The wonderful team of doctors and staff at Radnor Veterinary Hospital are doing what they can to help this dear girl as we type.

We would be very grateful for any small donation you are able to provide on Binny's behalf. We anticipate that her medical needs and bills will be extensive. Thank you in advance for your support - we've reassured Binny that she has an army of bunny lovers cheering her on!

Donations may be made through this post or by clicking on the 'Donate' button on our Facebook homepage, via Venmo (@lizzymcneil - Elizabeth Luczyszyn - see girl in neon yellow running shirt, last 4 digits of phone 6758), or Paypal to luvnbunns@gmail.com. Thank you. ❤

Please note that Binny O'Flynn will not be available for adoption until she is spayed and receives a clean bill of health from our vet. If you are interested in adopting or fostering a Luv-N-Bunns bunny, please e-mail bunnies@luvnbunns.org or lizzymcneil@hotmail.com for more information.
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Luv-N-Bunns7 days ago
BUNNY CARE CORNER

Well, friends, Wednesday has hopped around again, and that means it's time for another edition of BCC with yours truly. Today, I am answering a question from Judith Books.

She says, "A column on how to get your rabbit to exercise more would be great, especially for those of us who may not be able to engage in clicker training them or enable them to be completely free-roaming companions. In my case, I have two middle-age rabbits that each have their own condos and take turns in an x-pen. Yet, no matter how I may rearrange the pen space, the enthusiasm or will to explore only lasts for so long. Thank you."

Well, Judith, as it turns out, I am an exercise expert - not only at getting it myself, but also in helping my Ma fit in lots of cardio, too, because sometimes I zoom around so quickly that she quite literally has to run to keep up - and to keep me from getting into trouble. Which, of course, I totally only do so that she can get some exercise. I'm just looking out for her, because that's what a good bunny bestie does. Right? 😉

Anyway - when it comes to exercise, it is important for us bunns to always have enough space to run, play, and hop 'til we flop. Ma has found that the more room she gives me, the faster I speed around. I mean, don't get me wrong, I most definitely compete in the Bunny 500 when I'm only in "my" room, but when I have the whole bottom floor of the house? Sometimes the humans just see a flash of fur as I dash by. I know, though, that not all rabbits have that much space, and that is totally fine. One thing that is helpful is to open up an x-pen to use as a gate/fence, so that instead of being penned in, there will be an area for playtime without being enclosed. Ma used to use that technique frequently with me, before I turned up the bunny charm and convinced her to just get rid of the pen altogether. Now, she uses it as a fence to block off the one area where I'm not allowed (under the desk), and that's it.

If your bunny likes to jump, that is another way to get some exercise in! I love to spring up onto the furniture (Ma calls me a pogo stick because of the way I bounce up!). Even something as simple as giving your bunns a treat while sitting on the sofa is a good way to get in some extra exercise - because trust me, most of us rabbits will happily and hoppily leap up anywhere to get treats!

If your bunn is the playful sort, you might also try a game of "Follow the Leader." Ma chuckled when she read about that in the bunny guides she got from LNB when she first adopted me, but it TOTALLY works. September will be seven years since Ma brought me home, and I still love to play this game with her every single day. Sometimes I will even ask her to play by going over, nudging her ankle, and refusing to move until she hops to it. I have even learned to match my speed to hers. If she walks across the room slowly, I follow leisurely. If she speeds around, so do I. I even take the most creative routes possible, weaving my way through my tunnels and under chairs!

If your rabbit is food-motivated, that is another option. See if your bunn will run over to you for food, or a treat, or even a new toy that's made out of hay! I do this with pretty much anything I can munch on, and especially with my pellets at night. In fact, a couple weeks ago I flew over so fast that Ma couldn't move out of the way in time and we accidentally collided. I was fine, but I was running so quickly that I am not kidding when I tell you Ma had a huge bruise from the impact and had to ice her ankle on and off for days. One note of caution with this, though (aside from the potential of injuring a human 🙃) - it is SUPER important that a bunn not be running or binkying while eating, as that could make him or her choke. If I am acting like a goofypants, Ma will not give me any pellets until I settle down.

And then one more caveat: every bunn is unique. Some are naturally inclined toward being a little jumping bean, and others are more chill and prefer to relax for most of the day. And, of course, as bunnies get older, it's typical for us to slow down a bit, especially if arthritis develops. But if your rabbit is energetic and wants to play, there are lots of ways to help with that.

What do you think, friends? Any tips to help a bunny get more exercise?

Until next time ...

Nose boops and binkies,
Jasper Jellybean 🐰
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Luv-N-Bunns1 week ago
🐰FOSTER FEATURE OF THE WEEK - JENNIFER LEVITO🐰

This week we are so excited to highlight one of our newer foster volunteers - Jenn Levito and her family. Jenn applied to foster for us earlier this year after seeing one of our foster plea posts on social media. She gave the idea some thought, and then asked her kids if it would be something that they would like to do to also - knowing that it would be an opportunity to learn about and care for a living creature. For us, it's so much fun to see a new family who has not had experience with bunnies before come to know the love and joy that comes along with bringing a bunny (or two) into your home.

Here's what Jenn has to say about her experience as a Luv-N-Bunns foster family:

"On April 6, 2021, I met my first foster, Oreo. Right away, Oreo melted my heart and taught me so much about amazing rabbit behaviors! Not only was she curious and independent but she took the time to acknowledge and show love to everyone that was in her presence. I never knew what a 'binky' was until I met Oreo. It is a sight that I can't ever unsee!

Even though it has been only three short months, I have been able to foster three very special bunnies. Oreo, was the first and will always hold a place in our hearts. It wasn't easy for us to let her go, but fortunately, on the day of Oreo's adoption, we were able to bring home two other precious, young female bunnies in need of a safe spot to land. Their personalities are a little different from Oreo's, but that is one of the reasons why this experience is so awesome. Peggy, a brown lionhead, loves to give kisses, receive scratches behind her ears, and snuggle. When Peggy binkies, everyone in the room freezes and time stands still. We are mesmerized at how a little bunny is able to hop sideways over an object while flipping her hair and twisting her body! Pecan, a Netherland dwarf bunny, is so sweet and loves to snuggle. Pecan maybe small in size but she is so full of love and is not afraid to show it. Just looking at her warms my heart.

Fostering for Luv-N-Bunns has been wonderful. Liz and Suzanne are two of the kindest, most caring individuals that I have ever met. They go above and beyond to make sure the bunnies will be placed in safe homes with individuals or families that will provide the proper care. Since I had never cared for a bunny or rabbit before, when I was approved to be a foster, Liz and Suzanne spent time going over the proper feeding, housing, and care for the bunnies. I was even able to attend a virtual meeting with other fosters to discuss everything bunny! Luv-N-Bunns is an exceptional organization that provides support to fosters, adopters, and most importantly, to the bunns!"

Jenn - we are so grateful to you and your family for fostering for us. Thank you for supporting our rescue and loving the bunnies the way that you do - the delight that you take in them, and the love and care that you pour into them represents the very heart of our mission as a rabbit rescue. We are so very glad that you found your way to us, and look forward to working together with you for a long time to come. 🐰❤
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Luv-N-Bunns1 week ago
☀️SUMMER T-SHIRT SALE☀️

Luv-N-Bunns T-shirts on sale now! 100% cotton t-shirts are $20 each which includes free USPS shipping. Orders of more than one shirt are $15/shirt plus $5 shipping. Sizes and quantities are limited, so hurry for the best selection.

Please e-mail bunnies@luvnbunns.org to place your order. Please specify size (S, M, L, XL, 2XL), and logo color (pink or red).

Payment may be made via Venmo (@lizzymcneil - Elizabeth Luczyszyn - see girl in neon yellow running shirt, last 4 digits of phone 6758), or Paypal to luvnbunns@gmail.com.
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Luv-N-Bunns2 weeks ago
You guys are awesome! Five dollar Friday (plus one additional donation this morning) brought in a total of $515! With the match, that's over $1000 for our vet bills, which is an amazing amount of help. Thank you from every single bunny in our care.