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Tuesday, June 16th, 2009
8:43 pm
[rabbit_haven]
Help Bunnies--JUST CLICK!
Want to help bunnies?! Sure you do! What if you could help FOR FREE!? Isn't that totally the best of both worlds? Helping? *check* Free? *check*

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Current Mood: bouncy
Saturday, June 30th, 2007
1:48 pm
[rabbit_haven]
Boozing for Bunnies: Happy Hour Fundraiser!
If you live in the SF Bay Area, you're invited to our happy hour fundraiser! C'mon and get yer drink on for the rabbits!
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Current Mood: awake
Sunday, June 10th, 2007
9:17 pm
[rabbit_haven]
Happy Tails!
Happy news! Here's the latest batch of buns to find loving homes! Thanks to the LJ community for love and support--good vibes get bunnies adopted, I just KNOW IT!

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Current Mood: ecstatic
Wednesday, March 21st, 2007
6:02 pm
[rabbit_haven]
Adoption Event!
Name: Bunny Adoption Show - Santa Cruz
Date: Sat 24-Mar-2007
Time: 11:00am until 5:30pm
Location: Petsmart 490 River Street Santa Cruz, CA
Info: The Rabbit Haven sanctuary will be showing precious, rescued bunnies available for adoption Saturday at Petsmart in Santa Cruz from 10:30AM - 5:30PM.

The public is welcome to come to visit the bunnies, to adopt, or come by to have questions answered about their own bunnies as well! We also need more foster homes so drop by and fill out our foster site application if you can help.

The Haven will have a great variety of bunnies looking for permanent, indoor only, loving homes. Call the Haven at 831-239-7119 to make an appointment or stop by Petsmart this Saturday.

The Haven staff also provides free nail trims for your bunny too! Just bring your bunny with you in a secure carrier – We’ll see you there.

For a personal home appt call Rabbit Haven 831-239-7119 or E-mail at director@therabbithaven.org

Media contact: Heather Bechtel 239-7119/440-0282

AVA/the Haven is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.






Current Mood: hopeful
Monday, March 19th, 2007
6:55 am
[rabbit_haven]
Help Houdini Escape!
You guys were so awesome with Albus--I just KNOW your positive vibes got him adopted. I know so many of you are far away, but even your thoughts help! If you have a moment, send a prayer for Houdini:
The Rabbit Haven is once again asking for your help in rescuing a precious bunny on death row at a local shelter. He is such an effective escape artist that the shelter cannot place him in their special show cages, so the public cannot see him. Houdini is a very alert, smart and healthy bunny. He is also gorgeous, with beautiful facial markings. This cute fellow is stuck in a shelter cage right now facing death due to space concerns. He has a few days, not much more.

Houdini has already been neutered. He likes to come up to you and say hello and he likes to be pet on his forehead. The shelter cages are metal and make a loud sound when opened so the rabbits at the shelter are always frightened. He seems uncomfortable and wants out of his cage. A shelter advocate said "It took me a while to pick him up, so I used one of my own soft blankies to comfort and to hold him. As soon as I held him he was like a big baby. I believe he loved being held in a soft blanket." He has black and white wiskers with a black moustache just like his famous namesake. Houdini is an absolute joy, and he just wants to be able to go home.

Can you help save his life? His time at the shelter is growing short, he only has a few days left. If you can help him, please call us. Call Auntie Heather at 831 239-7119 if you think you can help.



Look at that earnest face!!!

Current Mood: nervous
Saturday, March 17th, 2007
10:05 pm
[rabbit_haven]
Albus--the FULL story
March 15th
Adorable Albus, desperately needing rescue, was rescued by The Haven this evening just in time! He had been in a shelter for over six months, and was now facing euthanasia. His time at the shelter was almost done, he was living on borrowed time. The shelter notified us about his plight, and we immediately started looking for a way to get him out and safe. Haven volunteers notified rabbit people all around the world about Albus by posting on MySpace, Craig's List, LiveJournal, BinkyBunny, The Lagomorph Lounge and other bunny web sites. The messages of encouragement we received were much appreciated!

The Haven was finally able to get him out. He was transported by Connie on very short notice!. Thank you Connie!!!! Albus was surprised to see her, yet calm. He was very curious. He just kept looking around taking it all in. The car ride didn't even seem to bother him. We were all so paniced all day, worried as he sat there at the shelter all day still at risk! But, the shelter manager helped, and as soon as she could get there Connie whisked him away - to love and safety.

Then, like magic, his forever home was found - Blessings to Sweet David who loved him the minute he first looked at him. David read about Albus on Craig's List, and decided that he would offer Albus a permanent home as his very own companion bunny. He saved Albus! It was just meant to be. David also has lots of exotic birds and eventually Albus (after we neuter him) will be considering a companion of his own! Such great news!!!!! Even after suffering the loss of his Father In-Law yesterday, David was still able to find room in his heart for Albus.

Thank you everyone and especially David for providing Albus a loving, special home and to Stephanie for helping cover the expenses of his neuter. Thank you to everyone who offered Albus a home, some from as far away as Canada. Thanks to Connie for transporting and Erin, Valerie and Ray for posting for urgent help! Losing Albus was just NOT going to happen. Tonight I hear Albus is slowly exploring, and trundling about checking out his new space, loving his new dad. "Hey there is really good food here" he says! "What!!! No cold metal cage and no barking dogs? I think I am in bunny heaven! Ahhhhh and I get such good pets from my Dad. Oh this is just GREAT!!!!!"

Current Mood: giddy
Thursday, March 15th, 2007
9:13 pm
[rabbit_haven]
Fabulous News!
Albus has been rescued!!! I don't know anything more yet, but have been promised an update tomorrow. Your thoughts and prayers really make a difference! Team Bunny all the way!!!

Current Mood: ecstatic
Monday, March 12th, 2007
7:42 pm
[rabbit_haven]
Shipping Albus
Thank you to everyone who has poured their love and best wishes for Albus. If someone is interested in having Albus shipped to them, here are the details:

In cabin transport is possible and of course we need someone flying the direction of the potential adopter. They take the bunny aboard as a registered TLC bunny in an airline approved carrier. Some airlines take them other's don't.

If you're interested in this option, please contact our director, Heather at:
ava_haven@comcast.net

Let's save Albus!!!

Current Mood: worried
Sunday, March 11th, 2007
8:58 pm
[rabbit_haven]
Death Row Plea--SAVE ALBUS!
Please help Albus
Albus has been sitting in a local shelter since August of last year, and now his time is almost up. He is on death row, and has very little time left until he is put down.

He was a happy, frolicy boy, but now he is just sad and so lonely. Does anyone have a nice big place for him with their family? He uses a litter box well and loves hay and toys! The Rabbit Haven will cover his neuter expenses if you can provide a loving home for him.

Please help save his life! He is in immediate danger at the shelter. Be compassionate, this Easter -do not buy a pet store bunny- instead, save a life.
Call Auntie Heather at 831 239-7119.



Current Mood: anxious
Wednesday, February 28th, 2007
7:29 pm
[rabbit_haven]
Our New Logo!
Hi all! Check out our new logo!



What do you think!?

Current Mood: impressed
Wednesday, December 27th, 2006
1:50 pm
[virtual_rabbit]
Friday, December 22nd, 2006
10:51 am
[virtual_rabbit]
Tuesday, September 26th, 2006
11:43 am
[virtual_rabbit]
Thursday, September 14th, 2006
9:58 pm
[alteredcreed]
Poll #821084 Breeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeds

What is your favorite bunny breed?

Holland Lop
4(19.0%)
Rex
2(9.5%)
Flemish Giant
0(0.0%)
Netherland Dwarf
4(19.0%)
Minilop
3(14.3%)
Hotot/Dwarf hotot
0(0.0%)
Harelequin/Japanese
0(0.0%)
Lionhead
4(19.0%)
Angora
0(0.0%)
Dutch
0(0.0%)
Rhinelander
0(0.0%)
Californian
0(0.0%)
New Zealand
0(0.0%)
Mixed Breed
2(9.5%)
Other (tell in comment!)
2(9.5%)
Saturday, September 9th, 2006
11:48 am
[alteredcreed]
who says adult females can't be bonded?Collapse )

Current Mood: accomplished
Saturday, June 24th, 2006
7:21 pm
[emkachan]
Does anyone know if mineral chews are actually good for bunnies? My friend gave me some that say "loaded with calcium," and I'm worried about bladder stones and calcium excess. Thanks!
Tuesday, June 20th, 2006
8:00 pm
[lovely_beezer]

Here's an update on the poor bun surrendered at my pet store. 

He was brought in late Monday evening by the b****** owner.  She just walked in, plopped a cardboard box on the counter, and left.  Inside was a jet black, TINY TINY TINY bun.  Sweetest most innocent thing in the world.  I immediately named him Georgie.  It just seemed to fit.  I set up a nice spacious cage for him, and he seemed to settle right in.  After observing him for a while, I noticed that he was semi eating and drinking.  I spoke to the vet on call at the hospital where I usually take my buns, and he advised to wait until morning - keep a close eye on him, force feed, ect and bring him in first thing when my savvy vet would be there.  He made it through the night fine, when I got to the office at first inspection my vet agreed with me - his leg had been broken a few days ago, and with good luck and a cast he would hopefully make a full recovery.  I left him at the vet's to get his cast, and I was supposed to get a call saying when I could pick him up.  And plus - my vet told me this was free of charge.  However, about 45 minutes later, I got this call:

"We took him into the back room and gently sedated him to get xrays, so we could see exactly where it was broken.  Instead, we found that his leg isn't broken - it is massivly infected.  The infection appears so advanced that it has spread to his abdomen - he will never recover.  This has been left untreated for over 2 weeks, and if the previous owners had taken him to a vet when he first started limping, he would be fine now. He's already asleep - do we have your permission to put out of his pain?"

I was overcome by tears.  I asked them to hold on, and I sped over to the office.  I held him as my vet injected him.  He passed peacefully, and I hope that he knew that although I only knew him for a short time, he was deeply loved. 

Thank you to all for your amazing support.  I appreciate all the offers and help I received in terms of adoption.  It meant so so much to me.  Also, my vet asked me for the family's name and phone number.  My vet is going to "contact" them, and I have no doubt whatsoever that she will read them the riot act.  She is also going to perform an autopsy, and she will decide whether to pursue the family criminally.  That is so great, because I'm still just an 18 year old kid and she has a well established veterinary practice - she will be able to get things done. 

Please everyone, hug your buns for me.  Remember a little black bunny named Georgie.

Monday, May 1st, 2006
4:29 pm
[whuffle]
I got a bell!
Halo! This is Ecko-bunnie!

Mai momie took me outside yesturdae for the veree first tiam! I got to ware a thingee with a bell on it so momie makes shur I am not going too far awae and that I do not do aneething bad. I aet grass and explorred in the sun. It was grate fun. I want to go again todae!
Sunday, March 26th, 2006
1:59 pm
[whuffle]
Beebie's been adopted! Yay!



This is a picture of Beebie with her new adoptive mom, Paige. My mom and dad going to miss having a lap bunny around the house, but I know they are really glad to see Beebie going to a good home. Paige is a first time bunny owner and has really been looking forward to this. Here's to many happy years together for them both.

I think this has been really satisfying for my mom and dad. That's good. I guess maybe having temporary members of the warren isn't such a bad thing. (So long as they don't get too many of my blueberries!)
Friday, March 24th, 2006
4:00 pm
[whuffle]
I'm really prowd of my mom right now. She was working so hard all week to learn how to make a blog for Beebie-the-foster-bunny and her other friends to help them get adopted fast. Today she finally got it all to work right and its really pretty! You should all go look and see: blog.rabbitnetwork.org

There are 3 different adopters who are interested in adopting Beebie now. She seems like she's a nice girl so I hope she finds a home of her own really quickly. My mom and dad both say she really likes attention from humans.

Echo is going to go get fixed on Monday. Hopefully this means she can come out and play soon with me and Lookout. (Though Lookout is being awefully territorial lately. She's chased me away from the edge of the cage every time Echo comes over to say hello. I think she's just jealous and wants me all to herself.)
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