Garage Sale!

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Garage Sale

Rabbitats will be participating in an ocean side yard sale, part of a huge community-wide event. This will be in Crescent Beach (South Surrey/ White Rock) next Saturday. We’ll be bringing some of our friendly bunnies out to enjoy some fresh grass and cool ocean breezes while selling a lot of typical yard sale items as well as bunny crafts. Attendees will be invited to do a ‘meet n’ treat’ with our rabbits (by donation). We’d love to see people attend the event but we could also use volunteers to help wrangle rabbits and man the tables.

Saturday June 3rd from 9am-2pm

2534 Bayview St, Surrey, BC V4A 2Z4, Canada

Rabbitats Needs Wire!

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We need a roll of special wire to finish the South Surrey sanctuary expansion. It’s going to cost close to $300 CDN, but we can use it for other rabbitats or the next sanctuary as well. The Richmond Auto Mall will order it for us if we can raise the funds, so PLEASE if you can make a donation to the Richmond Auto Mall Cares Fund, we’ll put it to good use!  Just use the ‘Donate’ button on the left side of the page if you can help! IMG_0057 Daisy
This is the stuff we use on the ground, and we wouldn’t recommend anything else for rabbit enclosures. https://www.wireclothman.com/shop.php?cPath=31

Rabbitats Sequim Sanctuary Update – 11-10-13

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Rebecca PLAS 1 view up the hill

We’ve been working hard and long on helping the Precious Life Animal Sanctuary find a way to repair their netting (a difficult task especially when travel involves a border, a bridge and a ferry making it a 4 to 5 hour trek). Many thanks to those who offered their assistance for our scheduled work parties, but we didn’t need the help after all.  We had an AMAZING offer from a United States Navy and Marine volunteer platoon (30 soldiers!!) out of Bangor, WA, to come out and pitch in!
However, during our advance trips down there it was determined that the existing netting is at the end of its lifespan, it needs to be replaced, not repaired, including ideally much of the support structure, an expensive undertaking.  We have researched and found a stronger, more resistant and less expensive style of netting (thanks so much to Kit and Pete at the Rivers Wish sanctuary in Spokane and Gina Matthews here in Richmond, BC, for the great tips!).  This brings the costs down, but we have a ways to go.
Even with funding in place, the netting required special-order materials that could not arrive before the cold weather. We won’t send our garage bunnies outside without a chance to acclimatize, and PLAS won’t take the rabbit village and its inhabitants without the netting in place, so we’ll use the time to do additional fundraising, approach sponsors and make capital grant applications.
We will be asking the Ministry for a permit to continue holding the rabbits at their current location in the Auto Mall garage, and/or at one of the other holding areas offered to us, until the PLAS netting issue is resolved, or the government gives us permission to relocate them elsewhere.
If anybody can donate to the sanctuary’s Broken Netting Fund, thank you, the link is here:

https://www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/broken-netting-fund-/86778

HELP US HELP THE AUTO MALL BUNNIES!

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Donate to support at-risk Richmond, BC rabbits!

The bunnies at the Richmond Auto Mall, abandoned domestic pets and their offspring, are being hit by cars and carried off by hawks daily!  They are in desperate need of rescuing!  Can you help? It will cost an estimated $50,000 to spay/neuter and relocate all 300 rabbits to safer, secure environments including homes and sanctuaries. The Auto Mall will match all public donations made to their Richmond Auto Mall Cares fund and donations made to the Precious Life Animal Sanctuary in Sequim, Washington, who have kindly agreed to take a colony immediately. Read More