Rabbit Haven
News from Rabbit Haven
August 2008

   Bopper - a netherland dwarf

Woofstock was a success!
102 cats, dogs, ferrets and rats found new homes. We were there with Cody, Twix and Peggy's 7 babies!
Though we had bunnies with us, we were there to educate people on the wonders of house rabbits. Many people didn't expect to see how playful they are. Or to learn that with the right bunny proofing, they make wonderful house pets; right down to litterbox training.
Sue holding Teresa at WoofstockAs a bonus, we had a visit from Teresa and her humans who live near the UPS campus. A couple years ago Teresa came in with 2 litters of 7 and then immediately gave birth to another 7. That's 21 babies to care for!  Apple, Devlin and Pinto are just a few of her kids. We're glad she found such a wonderful home and it was a nice reunion for Sue and Angie.
In This Issue
Rabbit Haven Dinner & Silent Auction in September
Animal Rescue Site
Unexpected Animal Testing Advocate
Incoming Rabbits
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Silent Auction & Dinner Next Month - buy your ticket now!  
bunnies in pink car
We're still collecting auction items and selling dinner tickets to our silent auction Saturday, September 20th starting at 3:00pm and finishing about 6:30pm at the Rusty Pelican in Wallingford. 
We have collected some great items for auction and are hoping to receive more. We're still looking for donations of new items for auction and we have lots of seats open to attend dinner. To donate or purchase dinner tickets at $35 each, please contact Angie at angie@rabbithaven.org.
For a list of auction items and more details on the dinner, please go to our website.  www.rabbithaven.org/Auctionitems.html
The Animals Need Your Help!
Animal Rescue Site
The Animal Rescue Site sent out a plea for help. Lately they aren't getting enough clicks to feed the animals.

The Animal Rescue Site provides food for some of the 27 million unwanted animals given to shelters in the U.S. every year. Over 10 million animals are put to death every year in the U.S. alone because they are abandoned and unwanted.

Each click on the purple "Click Here to Give - it's FREE" button at The Animal Rescue Site provides food and care for a rescued animal living in a shelter or sanctuary. Funding for food and care is paid by site sponsors and distributed to animals in need at the Fund for Animals' renowned animal sanctuaries (including Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Texas and the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in California), pet shelters supported by the Petfinder Foundation, North Shore Animal League, and other worthy animal care facilities supported by the GreaterGood.org foundation.

Please remember to click every day to give help and hope to those most in need. Take the opportunity to sign up to receive daily click reminders. Every click counts in the life of a rescued animal. 100% of sponsor advertising fees goes to their charitable partners.   http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/
Animal testing gets an unexpected advocate - the pharmaceutical industry
  White bunny
According to the 2008 Summer report of NAVS - National Anti-Vivisection Society, "scientists are accepting the truth that animal tests cannot predict human response in drug testing."  
Anyone with a rabbit knows that many drugs used for dogs and cats, as well as humans, are toxic to rabbits.  While we're talking about it - I don't know a single rabbit that wears makeup or uses cleaning products.
In response to pressure from the public and animal advocacy groups, many large consumer product companies have discontinued animal testing in favor of non-animal alternatives. Still, animal testing remains an accepted practice for many of the largest companies, despite its serious limitations in assuring the health and safety of American consumers.
To read more or to receive a free copy of their Cruelty Free shopping guide, visit www.navs.org.
Incoming rabbits 
Oreo, a sweet lop with a bad ear infection has come into our care. He is currently staying with one of our volunteers until his ear surgery is done and he has recovered a bit.   Frisko was found during a dog cruelty investigation. He is a mess. He has multiple wounds and abscesses and recently had surgery but we're hoping he feels better soon.  Shadow, a little black Netherland, and a little black and white Holland lop joined us last weekend. Cash is a baby black bunny who was rescued from a field where a cat had killed his mother and siblings, but he's safe now.  If you would like to meet any of our bunnies for possible adoption or fostering, please send an email to Angie at angie@rabbithaven.org.
Help Bunnies When You Shop On-line
I'm inviting you to change your online shopping into support for a truly worthy cause.

With over 716 participating stores, it's easy to find the things you need AND support a good cause.  If you do happen to make a purchase through iGive.com within 45 days of joining, iGive.com will donate an EXTRA $5 to your favorite cause!
1.  Join iGive.com to support Rabbit Haven. It's free, safe, and easy to join.
2.  Shop through iGive.com OR just surf their stores. Their online mall features trusted online retailers like Lands' End, Staples, Nordstrom, JCPenney, eBay, Expedia.com, Barnes & Noble, QVC, & PETsMART to name just a few!
3.  Watch the $$ roll in for Rabbit Haven! Up to 26% of EACH purchase is donated, plus a bonus $5 donation if you shop within 45 days.
Use this link to JOIN FOR FREE and begin supporting Rabbit Haven:
We hope you will attend our dinner and silent auction next month at the Rusty Pelican.  100% of the proceeds, including the dinner ticket cost, goes to the feeding and care of the rabbits.  Please plan on attending a great dinner and an opportunity to help the bunnies.
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Rabbit feet peaking under box