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-Bunns23 hours ago
Hoppy #BunnyButtFriday from this cutie patootie. TGIF, friends!
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Luv-N-Bunns2 days ago
Hi everybunn! A few facts about Luv-N-Bunns that many people don't know, but helps things run smoothly once you realize:

1) we do everything by email. That's right! Don't text or call our cell phones, don't tag us on Facebook and please don't keep contacting our board members on their personal accounts. Since we receive up to a thousand emails each week, we need everyone to contact us the same way. That way we can stay organized and pass info between board members and, most importantly, we have records of everything.

2) we're volunteers. Each of us has a very full time job, and we aren't on call for bunnies 24/7, but we do have systems in place for all situations. Just email one of the addresses on our website and we will get you squared away. All emails are answered within 3 days.

3) we adopt out a LOT of bunnies! Every one is special to us as is every adopter is in our big, crazy LNB family. But do keep in mind that there are now over 2000 of our bunnies in homes so we do need a bit of time to get back to you.

4) at the moment, we don't have a facility. But that's about to change 🙂 We currently and have always run using a network of private foster homes. So only approved adopters are allowed to visit the bunnies at their scheduled adoption appointment.
Even with a centralized facility, we will not be open to the public. The only people meeting our bunnies will be approved adopters and volunteers at their scheduled appointment times.

5) and finally the most important thing: if your bunny is sick or acting "off" at all, go right to the vet! If you message any one of us for help, our answer is going to be GO TO THE VET every time. We aren't a vet nor do we try to be. When any one of the bunnies in our network is sick, we go immediately to the vet and so should you 😊
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Luv-N-Bunns3 days ago
BUNNY CARE CORNER

Hiya, everyone. My buddy Cosmo is back with a follow-up column today, talking all about care for senior bunnies. Over to you, Cosmo!

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Hi, it's Cosmo again!

I am here to address some more older bunny problems.

Weight Loss:
Another problem us older bunnies have is that we lose weight. I weigh about two and a half pounds on a good day, so Mom is constantly worried about me losing weight.

If your elderly bunny is losing weight, you should first visit the vet and have a complete physical done, with a blood panel, to rule out any illnesses. Then discuss with your vet the options for helping us maintain our weight. For example, my mom gives me supplemental feedings with Critical Care to get extra calories in me. She uses Oxbow or Sherwood. Sherwood even has a weight gain formula, but it contains alfalfa, which you need to be careful with. Alfalfa is high in calories but also high in calcium. Because this can cause bladder sludge and kidney issues, please check with your vet before giving alfalfa.

Sleeping More:
Honestly, just leave us alone and let us sleep. Make sure we have a comfy spot to snooze in. Some bunnies like memory foam bath mats or soft beds. I am a chewer and can't have nice things, so I can only have a towel.

Vision Problems:
Some buns develop cataracts. This will obviously affect our sight. Don't move our stuff around too much so we can find where everything is. Most of us adapt pretty well to this.

Lack of Grooming:
Sometimes us senior rabbits topple over when we are grooming ourselves, and this can make it hard to keep ourselves clean. You may notice white flakes on the skin like dandruff, urine on the fur on the inside of the back legs, or poop stuck to their bottom. This occurs because it can be harder for us to balance, bend, twist around and sit to groom. You can help us by brushing us often to get all the loose hair off. If we have stuck poop or "pee legs," a warm wet cloth on our bums should do the trick. NEVER GIVE YOUR RABBIT A BATH. Our bums have to be kept clean though because urine can burn our skin. If the wet washcloth isn't enough, ask your vet to show you the proper way to clean your rabbit. Wax may build up in our ears, too. Luckily, I have a friend named Klaus who is a vigorous eye and ear groomer and he takes care of that for me. Us senior rabbits usually enjoy a soft scratching all over, too, as it is harder for us to do this ourselves.

Older rabbits, like me, need to go to the vet twice a year for check ups instead of our annual well bunny check up. And bloodwork should be done every year. Your rabbit savvy vet should be able to give you any tips and tricks to help you help us to lead a comfortable life well into our old age.
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Luv-N-Bunns4 days ago
Congratulations to the 12 bunnies who have been adopted in the first 12 days of 2021!! 🎉🐰

To Evie, Flissy, Oreo, Cocoa, Flour, Mama Velvet, Jax, Mocha, Corbin, Hannah, Jasmine, Sami, and your wonderful new families - we are so delighted for you and wish you all hoppily ever after. ❤️

If you are interested in fostering or adopting a Luv-N-Bunns bunny, please visit our website (www.luvnbunns.org) for more information.
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Luv-N-Bunns1 week ago
BUNNY CARE CORNER

Hello everyone, and Hoppy Wednesday! Welcome to the first BCC of 2021. I hope you are all staying nice and cozy on this cold winter morning. Maybe you're also daydreaming of warmer and brighter days ahead? If so, you're not the only one. Kathy Books-Schirripa wrote in to ask about summer vacation.

She says, "Hi Jasper! I was hoping you could address a question in the new year. As we are all hoping we can get away for a bit of a vacation this year finally, I’m wondering what advice you might have for leaving our cute, sensitive bun-buns at home. I get concerned about leaving them and having a friend or neighbor stop by to feed them. Bunnies are so sensitive and thrive on their routines. We came home from vaca once with a bunny in gi stasis and I’m paranoid!!"

Well, Kathy, I am just the bunn for the job, because as it so happens, my Ma is all too familiar with anxiety, especially when it comes to me. You should see her before she has to leave me. Let's just say I get even more spoiled than usual. So what Ma does - and what is a great option for anyone - is to leave me with someone very experienced in rabbit care. In my case, that's my honorary Auntie Kristin (you might know her as the VP of LNB!). All my belongings go with me, so that I still have a sense of familiarity, even in a different place. And because Aunt Kristin is awesome, she sends Ma pictures and videos of me every day. As you can see in this one she sent back in 2019 (you know, when you humans could actually safely leave your homes), I was having a jolly old time. It is an enormous relief and comfort to Ma, knowing I'm in such wonderful hands.

The same can be true for your bunns! Did you know that LNB offers bunnysitting services? Things are a bit different right now because of COVID, but a couple of our board members do boarding in their homes (Aunt Kristin and Aunt Liz, who is the president of LNB). There are also several other trusted and rabbit-savvy bunn sitters in the area, and some veterinary practices offer the option to board your rabbit while you're away. Radnor Veterinary is one of them.

Depending on how long your trip is, another possibility is to have someone stop by your home a couple times each day to check on your bunns, play with them, and feed them. But again, it is super important that this be a person who is rabbit-savvy. Like you said, bunnies can be very sensitive, and many are rabbits of habit. For some of us, it might be too tough to be in a different place, and so this is a way to alleviate that. But BECAUSE we are so sensitive and because we are also masters of disguising pain and sickness, it really is crucial that whoever comes to take care of your bunnies can recognize the signs of GI stasis and anything else that would indicate a bunny is feeling off. For some added peace of mind, you can even consider buying a bunny cam to check in your furry family members. And of course, no matter whether you are taking your bunny to a sitter or having someone come to your house, it's really important to write out instructions for your rabbit's routine and care, as well as contact info for your vet and emergency vet.

And then one other option is to take your bunnies with you. Again, this depends on how long you will be gone, along with where you're going and what kind of environment it would be for the bunny. You know your rabbit best, and it's important to do what's in the bunn's best interest. For example, I am frightened of car rides, even short ones, so Ma knows it's best for me to stay home, even though that means she misses me. But for other bunnies, they are happy and hoppy to go with you!

Okay, friends - tell me, where do your bunns go when you're away? Feel free to share any suggestions in the comments section.

Until next time ...

Nose boops and binkies,
Jasper Jellybean 🐰
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Luv-N-Bunns2 weeks ago
Some unexpected good news! Luv-N-Bunns has been selected by local ACME store leadership as the benefiting non-profit in the GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Bag Program!

For the month of February 2021, Luv-N-Bunns will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $3.00 reusable GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Bag at the ACME store located at 920 Red Lion Road, Philadelphia PA.

So if you're shopping in this store and could use a reusable bag, hop to it! The bunns will be so grateful 🙂