ย 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 youโ€™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-Bunns17 hours ago
BUNNY CARE CORNER

Well hi there, friends! I bet you didn't expect to hear from me on a Wednesday. Between the pouring rain yesterday, and the super strong wind, and the lights that flickered ... well, I figured it probably was not the best time to hop on the computer. But because I am so dedicated, I could not leave you without a column this week, so here I am!

I thought we could have a chat about bunny breeds today. Did you know there are fifty of them?! Each breed has its own characteristics. For example, the Netherland Dwarf has the smallest ears and the English Lop has the longest. Some breeds, like the Flemish Giant, are often calmer and more laid-back, and others, like the English Spot, love to run, zoom, and zip around the house at the speed of light. Also, certain breeds are more prone to specific issues, such as lops with ear infections.

Now, all that said ... one of the many, many (many!) cool things about us bunns is that we are each unique. We all have an individual and special personality that transcends breed. There are exceptions to every rule! So when you are looking to adopt a rabbit ... instead of being set on one specific type, I encourage you to go to a rescue or shelter and see which bunny you connect with inside your heart and soul. That is what's most important, after all.

And another awesome thing about adopting your bunn(s)? Rescues have both rabbits that are one breed - like the New Zealands and other REWs that the lovely Lucy told you about last week - and mixed breeds, too. I am an English Spot mix! Ma doesn't know my exact background or who my bunn parents are, but it doesn't matter. She loves me for ME. The way I flop on her feet, and play Follow the Leader, and jump onto her lap for treats, and even the way I am constantly trying to find new mischief to get into ... those are all what matter most. Because, just like with you humans, it's what on the inside that counts.

Also ... ALL rabbits of ALL breeds are totally adorable on the outside, anyway. Obviously. That's just a given.

So remember : every rabbit is different. Every rabbit is unique. And every rabbit is deserving of a wonderful home.

Tell me, friends ... what breeds or mixes are your bunns?

Until next time...

Nose boops and binkies,
Jasper Jellybean ๐Ÿฐ
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Luv-N-Bunns2 days ago
Update! We've received so many applications for this pair, we'll be screening these and won't be accepting more at this time.
But we certainly have no shortage of bunnies! We'll keep posting new ones throughout the week ๐Ÿ™‚

We are so excited to be hopping back into the swing of things with adoptions! Coco and Luna have been waiting very patiently for things to be safe enough. Maybe you can be the person who shows them that good things really do come to bunns who wait?

These cuties are a bonded pair of lops. Coco is about 4 years old, and his bunny wife Luna is around 3. They are super sweet and would love to add some hoppiness to your 2020 (because letโ€™s be honest, this year sure could use it). Interested in making them part of your family? Email lizzymcneil@hotmail.com for an application!
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Luv-N-Bunns6 days ago
*Sigh* So very accurate.
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Luv-N-Bunns1 week ago
Check out these Hop Boxes - created by a local bunny mom for spoiled bunnies! Not that we know any of those... https://www.facebook.com/thehopbox20/?hc_location=group
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Luv-N-Bunns1 week ago
BUNNY CARE CORNER

Hoppy Tuesday, everybun! We have a special guest poster for BCC this week, and she just so happens to be my summer crush. ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜ You see, I stay at my Aunt Kristin's house when Ma goes on vacation, and when Aunt Kristin goes away, Ma helps to take care of her bunny crew. The very first summer I went to summer camp with Aunt Kristin, I decided Lucy is one of the prettiest bunns I've ever seen. And so I am excited to turn the computer over to her today, because she has a very important message for you about why all bunns are equally deserving of love and attention. Take it away, Lucy!

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Dear Readers,

My name is Lucy and it has come to my attention that when given the choice of several rabbits, most people will NOT pick the one that looks like me!! By that, I mean the red eyed white rabbit (henceforth referred to as REW in this article). I can't believe it!!! I mean seriously, out of the 6 of us rabbits here in this house, I am the smartest. I am the neatest. I am the sweetest (but only with mom). I hope that by the time you are done reading this, you will want to adopt a REW bunny!

Let me tell you a bit about REWs. We are albinos. This means we lack melanin in our fur and eyes. Originally, albinism in rabbits was a result of genetic mutation. This mutation caused a dominant gene to block the creation of an enzyme called tyrosinase. Tyrosinase is what creates pigmentation. Pigmentation is what brings color to our fur and eyes, in the form of melanin. Itโ€™s what gives rabbits their unique markings and appearance. Albino rabbits lack this melanin, so our fur is white.

But now the albino gene has deliberately been bred into some rabbit breeds. (booo, breeders!) This is because people choose to keep white rabbits as pets. (Of course they do!! Why wouldn't they??) No rabbit without the albino gene will have white fur and no rabbit with white fur will lack this gene. Californian and Himalayan rabbits carry this gene too.

Our eyes are red because the iris reflects light from pigments in the eye. If there are smaller melanin particles, those bunnies have blue eyes, larger melanin particles mean brown eyes. No melanin particles means that the iris reflects light straight from the blood vessels. This is what gives us white rabbits our red-eyed appearance.

Being a REW does not mean we are prone to any more health issues than any other rabbit. The only difference is that we are extra sensitive to light and sunlight. I am most comfortable in a not too brightly lit room. (But really, it's better for snoozing anyway, right?) Though most rabbits prefer it kind of dim because we are crepuscular (that means active at dawn and dusk). Also, if I were to play outside, because of my light coloring, I could get a sunburn!

All rabbits have poor vision. It's a myth that we have good eyesight from carrots. (It's also a myth that carrots are good for us, but I'll let Jasper tell you about that another time.) But REWs have fewer rods in her eye than another rabbit. (Rods are photoreceptors that send messages to the brain.) You may notice us "bobbing and weaving" our heads when we are looking at something. No we haven't had a carrotini and we are not preparing for a boxing match. It's called "scanning." We do this when we are attempting to process something and the initial sighting was slightly blurry because of the lack of rods in our eyes. So we "scan" to take in the sight with both eyes. I do this a lot. But our REW foster bunny, Carl, doesn't scan and not all REWS do!

Ok so now you know the science behind the way I look. Lets move on to personality and intelligence, shall we?

I am not saying this to brag about myself, but I am the smartest rabbit in the house, and there are 6 of us here right now. You can ask our mom. She will tell you that from the time I was a baby, I would go to her when she called my name. And after years of having rabbits, no other rabbit in her care ever came when called. If she was talking I would follow her voice too. I had a puzzle ball that the other rabbits just chewed to get to the center of. I pulled out each pin carefully and took the toy apart. Mom says she can watch me and tell that I am solving something in my head, whether it be how to get on top of that item of furniture or how to move the gate. She says I "eye things up" and then I make my move. Obviously I am smart. I wrote this article!

Carl, the REW that stays here has been described by my mom as "a toddler." That means he's really smart too. Mom has tried to pair us up but I don't like other rabbits, just my mom. He has lifted up the pen several times, balanced it on his water bowl and escaped underneath. I could escape if I wanted to, but I don't anymore because I am very happy here.

The spokesbunny for Small Pet Select is Belinda, a REW. She is the spokesbunny of a major company! No dumb bunny is being hired for that job.

I am immaculate with my litter box, except for the occasional territorial poop because I am the princess of the house and I have to keep the boy rabbits that live here in line. Carl is really great with his box too. We were some of the easiest bunnies to potty train says our mom.

Carl and I are both very social. In fact we are 2 of the 3 most social of the 6 of us. We are also lovebugs and enjoy a good petting if you are a human that's into that. Mom says that most of the REWS she knows are very sweet and love head rubs. You just have to be careful not to startle us when approaching for a petting session because of our vision issues.

Anyway, I think that if you are looking to adopt a bunny, you should not overlook REWs because we are "weird" or "creepy." My mommy says I am the most beautiful bunny in the world (and she has seen a LOT of bunnies in her time with Luv-N-Bunns, trust me). Take into consideration how smart and loving we REWs are and take a chance on us!
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Luv-N-Bunns2 weeks ago
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