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Bunnies need forever homes too!

It’s not just dogs and cats that need to find forever homes, all sorts of pets, including bunnies, need homes!

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There is a great rescue in California that is working hard on behalf of bunnies, The Bunny Bunch. The Bunny Bunch was established in 1984, and is a non profit, no kill rescue and education organization run entirely by volunteers. Over the years they have rescued thousands of rabbits, mostly from high kill shelters.

Most of the rabbits they rescue come from shelters, sadly rabbits are taken to shelters everyday, mostly because people have bought them without learning about their care. A big part of the Bunny Bunch is education about the proper care of rabbits.

They even hold classes at both of their adoption centers in addition to off-site events throughout the year to educate the public.

They serve the southern part of California, so if you are in that area and looking for a bunny as a pet, please check with The Bunny Bunch first.

You may even have heard of a recent news story about the rescue of 135 rabbits that were being kept in the back of a U-haul truck. The Bunny Bunch currently has 24 of the rabbits, the rest are at Animal Control, and they are taking them in groups to their adoption centers as space permits. You can read more about it here.

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Rescue Spotlight: Rabbit Meadows

Rabbit Meadows is a rescue group out of Seattle. As the name suggests, they rescue rabbits, but they also rescue other small animals like ferrets, and other small rodents. They also have a huge vision and mission for their sanctuary! They are undertaking a great project that sounds like it will be beneficial for both the sanctuary rabbits and the people who love them.

Over 1,000 rescued rabbits have roamed the 4.5 acres of Rabbit Meadows Sanctuary since we opened twelve years ago. Our first rescue mission was at a business park in Redmond where we saved 650 feral rabbits from the ultimate fate of the arriving bulldozers. We’ve subsequently rescued feral rabbit populations from Rocky Reach Dam in Wenatchee, Seattle’s Woodland Park, and the Aqua Barn of Kent, insuring each rabbit a safe haven to live out the rest of their life at Rabbit meadows without threat of harm.

Today, Rabbit Meadows shows definite signs of age, wear and tear from weather and badly needs an upgrade. To accommodate the sanctuary rabbits, our adoption center and our compassionate human visitors, Rabbit Meadows plans to build a series of small cottage-like structures among the picturesque fir trees on its grounds. The structures will be small so we don’t disturb the trees or our resident wildlife (raccoons, deer, owls, cottontail rabbits, etc.) who feel comfortable enough to return to Rabbit Meadows each year to raise their young.

If you are in the Seattle area and are looking to add a rabbit or other small animal to your family, be sure to visit the Rabbit Meadows website. They also sell supplies for your pets, the proceeds of which support their rescue efforts.

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The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs

The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs, in Cleveland, OH is a wonderful organization! They take in older dogs and try to find them homes. The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs makes a lifelong commitment to the dogs they rescue. so even if the dog is too ill or too poorly socialized to be adopted into a loving home, that dog stays with an experienced Sanctuary foster caregiver for life.

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There has been a big upswing in the number of loving, older dogs, being given up. It’s heartwarming to know that there is a specific rescue that is trying to help older dogs. Right now they are part of the Shelter Challenge on The Animal Rescue Site! I would encourage you all to go and cast a vote for The Sanctuary for Senior dogs, and remember that you can vote daily.

When you go to vote for the first time you will need to search for them by name, and state. Remember, they operate out of Ohio. After you have voted once, when you return there will be a vote button showing you who you last voted for. Please help them win so they can continue to help older dogs.

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Cute and tiny deer.

I got this adorable photo in an email, and had to share it! More than just a cute photo though, it’s also a great story about people helping animals, namely wild life!

This tiny deer was delivered by Cesarean section at a wildlife hospital after his mother was killed by a car.  Little Rupert, who is so small he can fit in an adult’s hand, was born after vets failed in their battle to save his mother.

At just six inches tall and weighing just over a pound, he is now in an incubator in the intensive care unit at Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in Buckinghamshire, England . He has only recently opened his eyes. Les Stocker, founder of Tiggywinkles, said: Rupert’s mother had very severe injuries. We brought him out and got him breathing and then he went into an incubator on oxygen. He is now being fed by a tube.

Staff are optimistic Rupert, now five days old, will make a full recovery. Deer are very, very tricky but this one has spirit. He’s an extremely feisty little guy and quite pushy, Mr Stocker said.

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