Β 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-Bunns16 hours ago
Despite a bit of drizzle, today was Cookie's day in the sun. Congratulations to Cookie and his new bun Mom and Dad, Lauren and Bryan! We couldn't be happier that you found your way to Cookie - today is the very first day of a beautiful furever. πŸŽ‰πŸ₯•β€
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Luv-N-Bunns5 days ago
BUNNY CARE CORNER

Good morning, everybun! Today, we interrupt our regularly scheduled Bunny Care Corner for a special Olympics themed edition! If your home is anything like mine, the coverage is on ... well ... basically always. Seriously. And if I have to hear Ma continuing to hum the theme song for the next week and a half, I just might decide to start thumping along with her. Adding a rhythmic beat to the tune, or telling her my ears need a break and SHE needs to stick to things that don't involve singing? I'll let you decide. πŸ™ƒ

I will admit, though, that it is actually really awesome to watch all the different sports. The athletes are super inspiring with their dedication. That is a quality us bunnies share. If you've ever watched a bunn trying to get into an area that's blocked off, or find a treat bag that's been stashed away, or eat something off limits, like the carpet or furniture ... well, then you know that we can be pretty persistent, too. Some might even call it stubborn, but I prefer to put a positive spin on it.

ANYWAY - this makes me think that there should totally be a Bunlympics, too. I am READY for them, my friends. I even have my own torch! Now, if I could only decide which event to compete in. Bunny 500 racing? Creative binkying? Hopping high jump? Speed eating? I do believe I would qualify for them all. The pawsibilities are endless!

How about your bunns? What sport would they choose to go for the gold in?

Until next time...

Nose boops and binkies,
Jasper Jellybean 🐰
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Luv-N-Bunns1 week 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-Bunns1 week 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-Bunns2 weeks 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? πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ™ƒ) - 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 🐰