Rabbit Haven
January 2009
Adoptable Bunnies Jan 2009
News From        Rabbit Haven
Welcome 2009! 
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 Did you receive a sweater that isn't your taste? A spice rack but you don't cook? Or maybe you received a new bike and don't want your old one anymore. Donate your unwanted items to us for our spring Barn Sale.
Dates have yet to be set but we're already collecting items. So as you put away your holiday gifts or start your spring cleaning, please donate your unwanted goods to help raise money for the bunnies.  Please contact Sue or Angie to arrange delivery or pickup. 
What's New at the Barn
Sue has been hard at work installing the wood stove and mantel. It looks great and it's so efficient the furnace hardly comes on.  If you have wood to donate, we'd be happy to provide a receipt for your taxes.
What's New at the Annex
We survived over two feet of snow, followed by rain which melted the snow but flooded the river and stopped any access to or from the annex for 3 days!  
We've finished most of the clean up and just finished hanging insulation on the barn ceiling to help with the heating bill.  Sheetrock will be next.
Report Animal Cruelty
  44 states now has a felony animal cruelty provision. In Washington this includes up to 5 years jail time and $10,000 in penalties.
The most common type of animal cruelty is neglect or abandonment. 
If you witness animal cruelty in progress and do not know the number to the appropriate agency, call 911. There are many times when an investigation into an animal cruelty crime uncovers human-related crimes as well, such as domestic abuse, child neglect, drugs and other dangerous situations. Besides saving the animal, reporting animal cruelty could save a human life.
For more information on identifying and reporting animal cruelty, neglect, pet store abuse, hoarders, or to learn about your local laws, please visit petabuse.com or aspca.org.
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The Barn in Gig Harbor
The Annex in Carnation
Report Animal Cruelty
Recent Adoptions
Incoming Bunnies
Love Bunnies?
warren bunnyLove the outdoors?
Love rabbits?
We're desperatey looking for someone who can visit the warren at Rabbit Haven in Gig Harbor once a week to rake out the old vegetables at the food stations, put down new hay, wash and refill the food and water dishes and check the rabbits. If you're 16 years of age or older and can help, please call or email Angie. We'll pay $10/hr for 3-4 hours a week.
What you do matters
Thanks to people who took a minute each day to visit The Animal Rescue Site, 77.8 millions bowls of free food was given to the Fund for Animals and the charities they support in 2008.
With each click on the button at the top of the page advertisers give the value of .6 bowls of food to animal rescue, including a rabbit sanctuary.
Animal Rescue Site
There are also tabs at the top of the page for Hunger, Breast Cancer, Child Health, Literacy and Rainforest that work the same way with donations to related charities.
Make it easy by signing up for the daily email reminder and help shelter animals with each click.
Thank you


These lucky bunnies found new homes.
Thumper and Blue
      • Thumper - Our little spotted lop girl bonded with Blue and went to a very loving home.


 Boingo & Ivy
Boingo - Little Ivy doesn't care that he has a crippled leg. She even showed him how to use the ramp up to her house. We're so happy that this often overlooked bunny has found a wonderful  family. 
Bugsy - This little girl found a boyfriend and we're happy they've found each other.       
Phil and Loddie
Phil and Loddie - The charm of these sweet buns were finally recognized and they found a loving home where they can cuddle together.

Recent arrivals -- Read their full biographies on our Adoption  page.
Iceman - a white Netherland Dwarf with attitude. He doesn't like to be enclosed and is lightening quick at biting to get his way.
Ruthie - a beautiful Flemish Giant with excellent litterbox habits. She likes her space and lots of time to be out of her pen.
Ms Muffet - this beautiful girl is a real sweetheart and you'd never know she has only 3 legs
Jezebel -  a beautiful girl who came to us very cage protective but she's getting friendlier
These unnamed beauties are Rex - English Lop mixes. They're very curious about people but still shy.  We think with love and attention they'll learn to trust people.
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Lola - This little girl just wants to be held and her favorite place is to cuddle up under your chin, where she'll push against your neck and fall asleep.
Wish List 
  • veggies (ex. broccoli, bell peppers, carrots, celery)
  • greens (ex. green leaf lettuce, parsley, cilantro, watercress)
  • split logs for the wood stove
  • bunny-safe play chips
  • paper towels
  • HE laundry soap
  • Clorex bleach for colors
  • vinegar
  • heavy duty black garbage bags from Home Depot
  • cotton bath towels
  • Q-tips
  • Kleenex

If you're expecting a tax return and have a little extra to give, we could really use a large heavy duty carport. The one we used at the Carnation annex was destroyed under the weight of the snow. We need something to cover the outside supplies and the volunteers changing litter boxes.

We're finishing the Carnation barn ceiling to help with the electricity bill. We've  finished hanging the insulation but could sure use some sheetrock if you have any extra laying around and would like to donate it to a good cause.

100% of your donations go to the care and support of the bunnies.
Thank you.
Rabbit Haven is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization and your donations are fully deductable to the extent of the law. Please contact your tax advisor if you have any questions.
About Rabbit Haven 
We are a non-profit shelter and sanctuary dedicated to the care of unwanted and mistreated rabbits ... until they all have homes.
The barn is in Gig Harbor with an annex in Carnation, WA.
PO Box 2268
Gig Harbor, Washington 98335The Barn at Gig Harbor
Rabbit Haven
 The End
 Luke, fleeing the scene of the crime