|Rabbit Haven Newsletter June 2010|
|Barn Sale Brings in $2,000 for the Bunnies!|
Thanks to everyone who helped make the Rabbit Haven Barn Sale a success. With all of the items we gathered we brought in $2,028, 100% of which will go toward the support of the rabbits in our care.
Thank you - Angie Green, Shani Parrott, Jen Johannson, Kaylee McKavoy, Cathy McKavoy, Mike Christensen, Justin Christensen, Brian Brennan, Kim Conrad, Tavis, Brian, Jamie, Michael, Steve, Kathy Kamp, Diedre Ranger, Bonnie Organ, Kristin Tow, Nancy Christ, Hank Peterson, Karen, Linda Bellis, Molly Rose, Rachel, Jane Sobotka, Laurie and Jon Rodriguez, Helen and Bill Wagner, Taylor Trowbridge and Levi, Tom Quick, Elizabeth Redpath -- and of course all our shoppers!
Sue and the bunnies
Please Support HR5092 to Ban Crush Videos
A crush video is just what its name implies, an animal snuff movie, and its purpose is
animal cruelty to satisfy a sexual fetish.
On Tuesday, April 20,
2010, the Supreme Court, in an 8-1 vote, struck down the
law that has for the past ten years virtually eliminated the sale of
videos because they concluded that the language was so broad it
speech guaranteed in the first amendment in a case involving a dog
Just one day after
the Supreme Court ruling, California Representative Elton
Gallegly and Virginia Representative Jim Moran and 54 other cosponsors
HR Bill 5092 to once and for all ban crush videos.
Sign the Letter of Support to Representative Gallegly to Ban Crush Videos and help prevent horrific acts of animal cruelty.
|Caring For Your Senior Rabbit|
As your rabbit gets older, you might begin to notice changes in his behavior and body condition due to aging. Older rabbits are more prone to illnesses than when they were young. Most rabbits are considered to be "seniors" when they are 5 or more years of age, and these rabbits often have special needs and health care requirements.
Your vet can help manage all of these conditions for your senior bunny and provide appropriate medical treatment to improve the quality of bunny's life. Seniors should have checkups once every six months to catch an illness or disease early, including blood tests and urinalysis. Areas of concern include:
Starting a program of extended veterinary care, along with special home
care, diet, and appropriate exercise can maintain his quality of life
extremely well as he ages.
- Exercise and mobility
- Behavior changes
- Skin and coat
- Fecal soiling and urine scalding
- Digestive system
- Dental problems
- Nervous system, eyes and ears
- Heart and respiratory
- Kidneys and urinary system
- Uterine cancer in unspayed females
Familiarize yourself with issues your
bunny may face as he ages, and have your rabbit checked by your vet if
you notice any signs of health problems.
Read the full article from Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff.
The Tacoma Art Museum's newest model has
two long ears and a fluffy
Rudy, a 3.5-pound brown-black Rex rabbit, wriggled on a
white towel Sunday afternoon as dozens of young aspiring artists
sketched him with pastels. The "still-life" bunny drawing was part of
the Walk on the Wild Side community festival, promoting the museum's
exhibit The Secret Language of Animals, which runs through June 27.
Freddy - young, wild and goofy guy found at Fred Meyers in the plant area. Looks like someone
shoved him through the gate - and he doesn't even like to shop.
Karma - a young (6 months or less) female Sue rescued from a pet store where she was in a small tub cage, no water, food or hay and had not been out
since November. Her front teeth were broken off and our vet suspects she was either dropped on or kicked in her face. The good news, this sweet little girl's teeth are growing back.
Find more information about these bunnies on our website.
When we are full, we post information and photos on our website for people who have
bunnies that need new homes. We've included the information we have on the bunny, pictures, and contact information on our website. (Just click on the bunny's name).Carmello
is a retired stud bunny. A 4-year old Creme D'Argeant, he was saved from slaughter. He has a sweet personality and loves to be rubbed on the cheeks, ears and rump.Spot
is a sweet 5-6 year old male indoor rabbit who was rescued before he was turned lose into the wild, where house bunnies do not fare well.
We're thankful that these guys were saved, and now they each need a safe, forever home. Can you help?
Lotus finds a friend with Jumping Jack
Montana and his girl Blackberry
Pele and Pompeii have new digs.
Alex, renamed Moose, loves to snuggle and take naps with his new mom.
Willow and Bandit with Lynn and her daughter Ginger
Griz found his own little Cinderella.
Autumn and her kids Spring and Summer found a family with a mom who spins their beautiful Angora locks.
Dillon found a home and a girlfriend, Tsuki.
We are thrilled these beloved bunnies found loving homes. Check out these and other adopted rabbits' Success Stories on our website. http://rabbithaven.org/success-stories/
If you adopted from us, we'd love to receive and update and/or a picture of the happy bunnies.
Diane was a beautiful and sweet little girl who was with us for too short of a time. It is our hope that we helped her feel safe and loved while she was with us.
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 is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization and your donations are fully deductible to the extent of the law. Please contact your tax advisor if you have any questions.
Have a safe Memorial Day weekend and if there will be fireworks in your
area, please be sure your pets are secured indoors and away from the
noise and excitement.
Vote in The All-Star Animal Rescue Site Shelter Challenge.
Vote every day through August 22nd and help us win one of 77 grants (up to $10,000) for the bunnies. www.theanimalrescuesite.com
Gig Harbor, WA
Thank you for taking action on behalf of the bunnies!
Bunnies In The Spotlight
3 year old female, Netherland-Dutch mix. She loves to be petted and is getting use to being picked up. She especially likes to chew on her cardboard box when she's not sitting or prairie dogging on top. This cutie has excellent litter box habits FreddyThis little Dutchie-mix guy is not shy! I opened his pen for a picture and he came right up to me. I had a hard time getting enough distance for this picture. Do you have a girl bunny who might be looking for a guy bunny in her life?
Read more and see pictures of these, and other wonderful bunnies available for adoption on our website.
If you're interested in meeting any of the bunnies at Rabbit Haven, please email Angie: email@example.com.
It takes a lot of support to keep Rabbit Haven going and we want to thank everyone who helps.
Here is the April/May
Skip & Tammy Parkinson
Don and Un Sun Weitz
Inga Duncan Thornell
Linda Curtiss (in memory of Poochie).
A BIG THANK YOU to ALL, including our dedicated volunteers!
Our sincerest apologies if
we've missed anyone.
Did You Know?
Roo is demonstrating that rabbits
can rotate their
ears nearly 270° to detect
the source of a sound.
We always need supplies for the bunnies. Please visit our Wish List