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 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-Bunns11 hours ago
BUNNY CARE CORNER

Hi, friends! Hoppy Wednesday to bunn and all. I personally am feeling ESPECIALLY hoppy today and so is Ma, because this past Monday was a very good day. A very, very good day. I got my first dose of the RHDV2 vaccine - the first bunn to get it at my vet’s practice! Ma says there aren't enough words to describe her overwhelming relief, gratitude, and joy. She has been waiting for the day when I could get vaccinated literally for years. Can you believe her eyes even got a little teary as she got ready to take me inside the vet's office?

I know we have talked about RHDV2 before, but this is such a serious topic that it deserves another mention. Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus is a highly contagious and fatal disease that affects bunns both domestic and wild. This is a "sticky" virus that can live for months in the environment and spreads super easily - through contact with a sick rabbit or its belongings. Indoor only bunnies are still at risk, because it can also be transferred on items such as shoes, clothing, and even the hay we eat, if it's grown in an outbreak area (many companies are quarantining their hay for the recommended amount of time before sending it out, to ensure it's safe for all the hungry bunny bellies!). The current RHDV2 outbreak started in March 2020 (just in case one pandemic wasn't enough to deal with, right?), and is continuing to impact many states. While there thankfully hasn't been a case in our area yet, there was an isolated one as close as New York this past December.

Ma and the rest of my family have been taking so many precautions to keep me safe, and I know the same is true for lots of other bunny families, too. But there is no better protection than this vaccine. And so I really meant it when I said we are overflowing with gratitude this week. For Medgene Labs, who created this domestic version of the vaccine. For all the dedicated and compassionate vets who have worked - and are continuing to work - so hard to make the vaccine available to their furry patients. In fact, I am so thankful to my wonderful vet that I still love her even after she took my temperature AND gave me the shot. Trust me, I wouldn’t grant that kind of forgiveness to just anyone.

Friends, I implore you - give your bunns the opportunity to forgive their vets, too. But most of all, please consider getting them vaccinated against RHDV2. This is an official BSA (Bunny Service Announcement). The Medgene version requires two doses, with the second shot three weeks after the first. And then two weeks after that second shot, a bunny will reach full protection from this horrific virus. An annual booster will be needed to keep us bunns safe.

We are incredibly lucky that several vets in our area now have the vaccine. I will list the ones I know of at the end of this post (alphabetically, so you can find yours easily!). Please feel free to share other vets with the vaccine, as well, and I will update the list!

All LNB bunnies will now be vaccinated before they are adopted. Let's spread the word so that ALL rabbits can be protected. Together, we can save so many little lives.

Until next time...

Nose boops and binkies,
Jasper Jellybean 🐰

Vets with the vaccine:

2nd Street Animal Hospital
Animal Hospital of Warwick
Center City Veterinary Hospital
Exotic Animal Hospital of Philadelphia
Penn Animal Hospital
Radnor Veterinary Hospital
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Luv-N-Bunns24 hours ago
Have you seen our sweet new fundraiser? Check out these incredible - and adorable! - cookie bouquets created by one of our amazing volunteers. Each bouquet is $30, and the proceeds go straight to LNB. Please email Kristine at kristinedomergue@gmail.com for payment details and to place your order. Local pick-up only. And hop to it, because quantities are limited and this delicious deal only runs through February 5th!
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Luv-N-Bunns4 days ago
Hey Friends,
We have a little stack of 5 calendars left that are available to pick up on adoption days, but if you'd like me to send you one, email me at lizzymcneil@hotmail.com.
The price is now $12 since January is well underway 🙂
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Luv-N-Bunns5 days ago
No sugarcoating here - our new fundraiser is awesome! Check out these amazing and adorable cookie bouquets created by one of our superstar volunteers. Each bouquet is $30, and the proceeds go straight to LNB. Please email Kristine at kristinedomergue@gmail.com for payment details and to place your order. Local pick-up only. And hop to it, because quantities are limited and this sweet deal only runs through February 5th!
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Luv-N-Bunns6 days ago
It's that time again! Our annual Gertrude Hawk fundraiser is here, which means you can treat someone (including yourself!) to some delicious candy AND help raise money for the bunns. Really, what could be better than that? It's a deal too sweet to pass up!

Check out all the options and place your order here:

https://fundraising.gertrudehawkchocolates.com/fundraisingproducts/index/index/organization_id/712448/seller_id/5
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Luv-N-Bunns1 week ago
BUNNY CARE CORNER

Good morning, friends. Hoppy Wednesday to bunn and all! I'd like to start off today with a thank you to my honorary Auntie Liz for her super special post about Ma and me the other day. We are very touched and incredibly grateful for the kindness. And yes, it is indeed true that bunnies make a cameo in every book Ma has written since she adopted me. In fact, yours truly in particular may or not be in more than one of them. 🙃😃 What can I say? Ma and I ARE best buddies, after all.

That leads me to today's BCC topic - bonding with your bunny! We've done posts before about bonding rabbits, but I thought we could also chat about ways for you humans to forge your own unique kind of friendship with the bunn(s) in your home. The first thing to know is that every rabbit is unique. Some of us are much more open to interacting with our people from the get-go, and others need more time. Because we are prey animals, it can often take bunnies a while to warm up and trust our new surroundings and family members. And so it is very important to follow your bunn's lead. Let his or her comfort level be in control of how things go, and remember that some bunnies require time, space, and effort on your part so that they can learn to love you.

So what can you do to help this process? Spend time with us on our terms. Start off by just sitting or laying on the floor in our room. Let us come to you. Bunnies are inquisitive animals, and we love to explore. So let us discover what our humans are all about! But here's the thing : it's best to do this on our level. It's part of that whole prey animal thing. Most of us are not exactly big fans of being picked up or held. We much prefer to have all four paws on the ground, so when you get down on the floor with us, we have the best of both worlds. We feel safe, and we also get to know you better!

Another great way to bond with your bunny is to offer a small, healthy treat. This will help us get comfortable taking food from your hand, and if your bunn is amenable to that, you can try to give some gentle pets. Always start off slowly, and again, follow your bunn's lead. If he or she enjoys the pets and asks for more, go right ahead! But if your bunn shies away or seems hesitant, that's okay, too. Accept that, and let your rabbit dictate the bonding process between you.

Actually, here's a good general rule : always let your bunn dictate everything. HahaHA.

But seriously, friends, once your bunny finds something he or she likes, it truly is a good idea to encourage that (within reason, of course ... I mean, I personally am a ginormous fan of trying to eat the carpet, but Ma puts on her spoilsport hat at that point and doesn't let me). When it comes to things like games and snuggles, though, go with what your bunny enjoys! I started playing "Follow the Ma" within a few months after Ma adopted me, and over the years that has not only become my very favorite game, but I now ask Ma to play every single morning and night. I hop over, wedge myself between her feet and boop her ankles ... and she knows just what that means! Proof that humans can be trained very well, I suppose.

If your bunn has a favorite game, too, or maybe a favorite place to cuddle or a favorite spot for you to pet them, that is an excellent way to deepen your friendship. Because, truly, a bunny really does make the very best friend you will ever have.

Tell me, friends - how do YOU bond and interact with your rabbits?

Until next time ...

Nose boops and binkies,
Jasper Jellybean

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