Rabbit Haven Newsletter November 2009
Donate Your Used Vehicle

towing art  In a cooperative effort between Donation Line and Rabbit Haven your vehicle can be donated to our organization, running or not. And the giver receives a tax deduction from Rabbit Haven. In addition to cars, you can donate trucks, vans, boats, motorcycles, jet skis, snowmobiles, RVs and even airplanes! You must have clean title. Free Towing. No Hassle. Pickup ASAP. Call 24/7  1-877-CARS-4-US (227-7487) Extension 2523.  

Learn more on our website
Make Your Reservation Now!
  Bunny playing video gameOkay, so we don't have video games for the bunnies but we do have toys for them to play with if they want to travel light.
If you're going out of town this holiday season and are considering boarding your bunny family members with us, please send email to with the boarding dates, number of rabbits, their sizes and which location (Gig Harbor or Carnation), so we may plan for their housing.
The cost is $10 per day for 1 healthy rabbit, $15 per day for 2 healthy, bonded rabbits. This covers their salad, pellets, hay and litter. We do board sick rabbits but will need to discuss their special needs when making reservations.
Have A Safe Holiday  
Bunny stealing cookie  We all know how wonderful the holiday season can be...the lights, decorations, friends and family, and the smells of freshly baked goodies and a fragrant holiday meal.  We all love our bunnies, and while they are a part of the family, the hustle & bustle of the season can be a stressful time for our furry companions. Here are some tips to help keep them safe and healthy.
  • Avoid the temptation to give your bunny human food which is not normally in their healthy rabbit diet.  Rabbits have a sweet-tooth but too much sugar is dangerous and other foods, like chocolate, can be toxic. Consider giving him a thin slice of banana or apple as a treat or a fancy undressed salad with a few healthy greens he doesn't get everyday -cilantro, kale, basil, etc. Limit the "gas-sy vegetables - cabbage, spinach, cauliflower, and broccoli.
  • Many holiday plants are extremely toxic to your rabbit, including but not limited to: pine needles, poinsettia, holly and mistletoe berries, amaryllis, Christmas rose, and lilies. Place all plants out of reach from even your most clever and acrobatic bunny.
  • While the holiday lights, tinsel and ornaments are eye-pleasing, they can be dangerous to your animal if not kept out of reach.  Rabbits enjoy chewing on electrical cords so be sure to cover or secure these "chew toys" by taping them down. Avoid using tinsel and pick up ribbon and foil wrapping paper that might be ingested and cause a life-threatening blockage.
  • It's great to visit with family and friends but keep in mind this can cause stress for your pet. People coming and going out of the house can make for an easy escape route. To keep your bunny safe and happy, keep him/her/them in a quiet and secure enclosure or room. Provide them with comfortable bedding, fresh water and their favorite toys. And take a few minutes to give them a little attention when you deliver their meals.

    While your animal is a part of the family and should be included in the happiness of the holiday season, please be aware and vigilant of the dangers your animal faces in light of the festivities.  As we are their guardians, they rely on us to keep them safe, so please make this holiday season just as enjoyable for your animal as we hope it will be for you and your family!

    Don't forget to open your heart to those homeless animals in need of care this holiday season.   Your tax-deductible, donated funds could mean a healthy meal, a warm bed and a loving home for many animals in need.  You could also be helping to prevent the birth of animals that will be born in 2010 without the promise of a forever home. Just a little bit can certainly go a long way! 
Thank you for your generosity.


Lydia  Lydia - Adopted by a nice family with a tween-age daughter. They visited Rabbit Haven and fell in love with Lydia.



New Arrivals
  We had a lot of bunnies come through our doors in the last month. A few brought back due to their family's circumstances but most rescued from hoarders.
Autumn Summer and SpringAutumn & Spring, Summer
                         Iris & Violet
     Iris and Violet
Moon Shadow
Moon Shadow
            Rachel & her babies
    Rachel and her babies
Buddy and HollyBuddy & Holly 
Learn more about these fabulous bunnies on our website.
The End Bella sleeping on her back
                      Bella sleeping
In This Issue
Donate your used vehicle
Boarding reservations
Holiday safety
New arrivals
Bunnies in the Spotlight
Fostering fun!
Bunnies in the Spotlight
Molly Rose
Molly Rose - 1 year old female, Lionhead mix. One of the sweetest, cutest, tidiest bunnies ever. Do you have a young male looking for love?
Currier & Ives - Bonded Flemish Giant brothers, approximately 2 years old. Curious and friendly but they're too big to be caged and will need a room or x-pen with space to roam.
Fostering Fun! 
With all the recent incoming bunnies both Rabbit Haven locations are full! If you have the room and time to provide socialization and cuddles, please consider fostering Autumn and her two little girls, or Rachel and her 5 babies. If you're interested and would like to learn more, please call or email Angie. or 206.351.2637.
Thank you
Got Hay?
Hay Bunny
Your pet will love this fresh hay, a blend of Timothy hay, Orchard and Canary grasses. You'll never go back to the pre-packed stuff at the pet stores.
$10 per "flake"  (approx. a kitchen trash bag).
You can buy hay from our Gig Harbor and Carnation locations.
If you're near Greenlake in Seattle, contact Tamara 

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Current resident count : 161
plus 13 in Foster care
Not all residents are available for adoption. Some are feral, others sick, elderly or too young to leave their mother.
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 98335
Rabbit Haven

Bunnies with Santa hatGet Your Holiday Cards NowBonnie holiday card And Help The Bunnies.
 Deidre Ranger, local artist and Rabbit Haven volunteer, designed these beautiful holiday cards and is graciously donating 60% of the proceeds to the bunnies! Bunny with ornaments
Cards are approximately 3" x 5" and sold in sets of 4. One set is $4 but you can save by ordering two sets for $7; plus $5 shipping for each order.
Supplies are limited so order your cards now. 
Contact Deidre at:
Thank you!