Community Meeting

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Rabbits in Richmond and Beyond

Wednesday, May 23 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Cambie Community Centre

2800 Cambie Road, Richmond, British Columbia V6V 0A9

Rabbitats will be hosting a free community meeting to address the hundreds (if not thousands) of abandoned pet rabbits and their feral offspring populating almost every neighbourhood in Richmond and moving into new areas every day. They are gaining strong footholds in Burnaby, Surrey, Delta, Langley, Mission, Chilliwack and other areas as well.

The meeting will address the reasons for the rabbit population, the laws and responsibilities and the difficulties people face when they have or find unwanted pet rabbits and suggest solutions.
We will also provide information on ‘habits of the rabbits’, tips on rabbit-proofing gardens and flower beds, and an update on the current status of the Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus and how it affects the feral, pet and farm populations among other topics.

RSVP here –> https://www.facebook.com/events/1899533683400394/

Easter Bunny Festival

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Rabbitats Annual Easter Bunny Festival!

Sunday April 1st

11AM to 3PM

At Urban Pets

8697 Granville Street

Vancouver, B.C.

Face painting, games, prizes, sweets & treats!

Come meet our real “Easter bunnies”

*However, due to the recent RHD outbreak, you will only be able to look at the bunnies, no touching.

 

Crafters Needed!

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Crafters Needed!

We have the Pet Lovers Show coming up on Feb 24th. We need sales items to sell and also for other events we will have in the near future. Here is some crafting idea’s:

Key chains, knitted rabbits, sock bunnies, Easter craft items, small crafts that kids can purchase, etc. It does not need to be all bunny related.

Pinterest has some awesome idea’s.

Even looking for small cat & dog toys.

It does not need to be all craft related. We just need items to sell that are affordable to purchase.

Looking for someone to help me make pom pom bunnies. These sell like hot cakes. I have a extra pom pom maker. Supper easy to make while you are watching TV.

If you can help out in anyway please let me know.

Happy Herd Farm Sanctuary Trip

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The trip out to the Happy Herd Farm Sanctuary yesterday left us speechless. The good work that Diane, Stephen and their volunteers do is truly amazing. And what everybody did for Rabbitats was phenomenal.
First off, meet Bunny the chicken. We started the day by being asked to pick up a Christmas chicken on the way. A family had apparently been given this girl for dinner but thankfully had a change of heart and wanted to surrender her. The sanctuary had recently taken in 25 about to be euthanized by UBC’s farm program so what was one more. Towards the end of the day, they also got a call about a sheep with an injured eye. They sprang into action, making transport and vet arrangements. The care was the priority, not the story.
Meanwhile the sanctuary had made Rabbitats the recipient of donations brought in at their open house (and we in turn had decided to share with the in-need RASTA Sanctuary), The total was a whopping $1380!!! We were stunned, barely able to say thank you at the time. We need to say thank you now. We desperately need the funds, we’ve been saddled with unforeseen rent costs and we have to move from our shelter soon. But we also really feel we need to spread some love back to Happy Herd. If the people who did not get to attend the open house on Boxing Day can see their way to making donations to account for 1/3 of what they raised for us, we’d feel a whole lot better about accepting it. Can we raise $450 for Happy Herd? Thanks to all who care! https://happyherd.org/donations/

Boxing Day Fundraiser

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Rabbitats Fundraiser at the Happy Herd Farm Sanctuary

From the Happy Herd Farm Sanctuary:

“On Boxing Day we like to have a get-together and give back to another local animal rescue organization who is doing great work within the community. This year we would like to recognize and raise funds for Rabbitats! They aim to save the lives of homeless, abandoned and feral pet rabbits by helping to find locations, build enclosures, trap, sterilize, contain and control the rabbit colonies.

Admission is by donation with all proceeds going to Rabbitats. Check out more info and RSVP on our Eventbrite page:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/boxing-day-open-house-tickets-41477543449

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