Rabbit Haven
Rabbit Haven Newsletter October 2008
Dinner & Silent Auction Raises $8,000!

auction_tableOur dinner and silent auction was a success, raising $8,048 to feed and care for our wonderful bunnies!
We had a full house. 74 people attended the dinner hosted by the Rusty Pelican Cafe in Seattle with over 200 items donated for auction. Sue welcomed everyone to the event and later Dr. Maas took a few minutes to speak on the progress being made in rabbit veterinary medicine. Angie created a slide show which she was able to project on a wall TV for all to see and Kim framed pictures of our bunnies that she placed on each of the tables and sold at the end of dinner, with proceeds to the buns.  Shani, who coordinated much of the event, created visual displays to better show the gift certificate items. But the angel of the event is Marilyn. Besides donating a delicious dinner Marilyn, owner of the Rusty Pelican Cafe, donated 28 handmade desserts and at the end of the evening she invited us back next year!
To everyone who donated or attended, we truly appreciate your involvement and interest in raising funds to support the bunnies.
Thank you 
Fluffies off to Silicon Valley
Winkin Blinkin & NodThis weekend Winkin', Blinkin' and Nod are packing up the car and heading south. Okay, they'll be along for the ride when our volunteer Christy Wires drives them down to their new forever home in San Jose, CA.
Their new guardian fell in love when she saw them on the website and has been in continuous contact with Angie while their transportation was arranged. We're so happy these three sweethearts have found a wonderful home.  Road trip!
Halloween Safety

Halloween is only a month away and we want to remind people that Halloween can be a very frightening holiday for rabbits. While adults and children alike enjoy the costumes and candy, these things can actually distress or endanger your bunny. Companion animals rely on daily routine. When that routine is disrupted by lots of noise and commotion, like trick-or-treaters ringing the doorbell or lots of strangers in unusual clothes in their house, your bunny can become frightened or agitated. It's best to keep all pets at a safe distance from the festivities. pumpkin 
To help people keep their pets safe at Halloween, Rabbit Haven recommends taking these precautions:
Keep pets safely inside, away from trick-or-treaters and other Halloween activities. This will ensure that pets won't become frightened or feel threatened at the sight of noisy costumed children.

Keep candy out of your pet's reach. Candy can be harmful to pets and chocolate is toxic to many animals.

Keep pets away from decorations. Flames in jack-o-lanterns and candles can quickly singe, burn or set fire to a pet's fur. Pets can become tangled in hanging decorations like streamers and can choke on some decorations if they chew on them.

Keep your pets in their own furry birthday suits. Most pets dislike the confinement of costumes and masks, and flowing capes can cause injuries if pets get caught on something.

Keep your bunny safe in an enclosed area with a toy and soothing music. Resist the urge to include your pet in your Halloween activities, and everyone can enjoy the holiday.
Spiff up your buns for the holidays
 On Sunday, December 7th bring your bunny in to get all spiffed up for the holidays.
For $25.00 we will be offering a "Spa Day" for your bunny that includes grooming, nails, scent glands, a 10 minute massage         (for the bunny- NOT you!) and a treat box. 
Come sit and enjoy a hot drink and cookies and chat with other bunny lovers while we take care of your bunny.  More details will be posted soon  including details for signing up your bunnies.
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In This Issue
Off To Their Forever Home
Halloween Is Only A Month Away
Spa Day in December
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