The Doctor’s Adoption Story

Helloooooooooooo fellow bunny lovers!!!!  This a new special feature where I tell you how this cute bunny got adopted. Once upon a time, his name was Oat….

By: Lauren Galle-Boyko

His Story


Is this my good side?

This summer, Oat with his friends was rescued from a breeder in Butler County.  He and his friends were housed in a garage without air conditioning.  The day he was found, the garage was at least 100 degrees!  The animals were distributed between different rescue centers, including E.A.R.S.  The animals were testing for different ailments, but Oat was healthy.

On one of my visits to the shelter, mom and I saw Oat and it was love at first hop!  We decided that he would be the perfect companion for my bunny,  Melonna!

The Adoption


 Look at my beautiful coloring!

On August 7, 2016, I was at the Because You Care animal walk with some other volunteers and my mom, she was asking when we could adopt Oat. Linda, one of the E.A.R.S founders, said, “How about today?”

Were we excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  So right before the event was over, mom called dad to bring the bunny carrier.  Dad came in about 10 minutes with the bunny carrier. Mom squealed and so did I when we realized we were finally taking the bunny home today.

When we picked him up from the shelter, I got to sit in the back with him. It was so hard for me not to open up the carrier and play with him the whole way home!



Love Buns!

At my house today, he lives very hoppily in his new cage with his nearly-bonded girlfriend Melonna. We actually changed his name to The Doctor (We named him that because of a British TV show we like called Doctor Who).  Just last night (September 20, 2016), they slept side by side with just the fence of their homes between them.  Soon they will live together full-time, their bonding going well.

So with that, he and Melonna live hippity-hoppily ever after. That is the story of how this cutie got adopted by my loving family ☺


Baby Bunnies! | A Bunny Blogger Feature


Hi everyone! Today’s story is about the newcomers! We have babies!

By: Lauren Galle-Boyko

This summer of 2016, we had 2 moms give birth to 6 babies each!! The moms are

Oakley and Magnolia.

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Oaklee and her baby munching on hay.

Oakley’s story:

Oakley was found in a drainpipe outside of McKean Park. When we got her out, we

noticed that she was dirty and covered in ear mites, but we cleaned her up!

After a few days, we notice that she was pregnant. Two weeks later on May 28th, she had a littler

of 6! They are now about 13 weeks old. Here are her babies!

The girls are:



 I would love a new home!



 I love to have my picture taken!



I am shy, but I would love to meet you!

 Annie Oakley

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Like my name sake, let’s have some

adventures together!

The boys are:



I love warm snuggles!

And Cowboy


 Yee-Haw! Let’s have some fun!

Magnolia’s story:

Magnolia was found under a porch next to a park. When we got her out, she came

with 4 other babies. We already named them though. Now, we thought something

was wrong with her, but again, she was pregnant!! One weeks later on May 21st, she also had a

litter of 6! They are about 14 weeks old. Her are her bunny’s names.

Her girls are named:


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 Look at how beautiful I am!



 Nora thinks she’s beautiful, but I am the beautiful




 I love binkies and walks in the meadows!

And Juniper


 This is my photogenic side!

Her boys are named:

Mr. Bojangles


 I will steal your heart with sweet kisses!

And Hemi


Don’t forget the treats!

Fact or fiction: when bunnies are curious, they sit up on their hind legs, it is called a

bunny yoga pose. Answer at end of blog*


Both moms had 4 girls and 2 boys. While E.A.R.S was at Discover Presque Isle, we

asked you, the public, to give name suggestions with a small donation. So pretty

much we had a little baby shower there, and as you can read, the names that were

chosen fit each of their lovely personalities. There were so many to choose from, and

we thank everyone for participating in our baby naming shower.

Why to adopt

Yes! All the babies are up for adoption! They are so sweet! I recommend adopting

one of these sweet bunnies to you!!!

* Answer to Fact or fiction is.. FICTION! It is called the prairie dog pose.

Bridget! | A Bunny Blogger Feature

Hello all bunny lovers!! I am here again with another story for you!

This one is about a sweet girl called Bridget.

By Lauren Galle-Boyko

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Hello there!!!!!!


Bridget is a white bunny that came to E.A.R.S on St. Patrick’s Day. Some people

found her outside and then called E.A.R.S to see if we would take her (we said yes!!).

Her breed is a New Zealand mix. Her age is about 1 ½ years old.

Factoid: Did you know that bunnies are good at keeping themselves clean? They can

be litter trained as well.

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If u wanted to spoil her, then a good place to start would be toys!!! She loves toys!

She is always very determined to be as playful as she can. She is also a very good


Fact or opinion: A bunny can survive on a diet of timothy hay. (Answer is at the end

of the blog)*

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I’m coming for you!

Why Adopt Bridget?

She is so sweet with people as well! She would be so honored to have a sweet family

that will love her! Also if u wanted to bond her, she would be a good bonding

candidate! So, I recommend Bridget to you!

* Answer to fact or opinion: FACT

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I am waiting for you to adopt me.

Thor! |A Bunny Blogger Feature

Hello everyone!! I have another bunny story for you!

This little bunny’s name is Thor.

By: Lauren Galle-Boyko

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Snuggle Bunny, I love you!


Thor was brought to E.A.R.S as a baby by his owner because his owner had an accidental litter. He is 2 years old and is a silver fox breed. His fur color is black. He was fostered before coming, but now he is at E.A.R.S waiting for a loving family to take him home.

Fact: It is known that if a bunny is bonded to another bunny, they are inseparable!

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 Notice his front paws and the shape his darkened fur makes!)


Now, Thor loves to be pet! He will sit and let you pet him and he is sooo soft!!!!!! If you want to take a picture of him, well, he will definitely pose for you as well!!! He will sniff playfully.

Fact: Did you know that if a bunny does a binky, that means he/she is very happy?

Why to adopt Thor

If you are thinking to adopt this cute bunny, then do it!! He will melt your heart away. This bunny needs to be adopted into a loving home and be very well taken care of. I recommend Thor to you!!!!

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Pet me!!!

Discover Presque Isle Days & Baby Shower!

Come join us at Discover Presque Isle!


  July 29th, 30th & 31st

EARS will be there all weekend! Come see all the adoptable buns, including Magnolia’s and Oaklee’s 12 babies which will be there from 10-4 on Saturday! The 12 babies have not yet been name and we are asking for you help to name them on Saturday. If you would like to participate in the naming of the babies, we are asking for a $1 donation or a donation of supplies, which are listed below. Each donation gets you two chances to name the babies. We will be doing face painting of bunny faces on kids. We will also have EARS t-shirts, candles, magnets & more for sale.  


Acceptable Supplies


-paper towels


-new litter boxes

-new fleece blankets

-30+ gallon trash bags

-disposable gloves

-ceramic bowls

-bunny toys

Upcoming EARS Events

July 29-31

Discover Presque Isle Days

discover-presqueFriday 12-8pm

Saturday 10am-8pm

Sunday 10am-4pm

August 7

Because You Care Walk for Small Animals @ Liberty Park

August 9

Erie Gives 8am-8pm

August 13

Zumbathon for Erie Puppy Mill Awareness @ Seawolves

August 20

Millcreek Animal Hospital Grand Opening 12-4pm

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August 25

Claytopia wine glass painting 6-8pm

September 17

Midwest Bunfest!!!!

September 24

Vegfest @ Shriners Zem-Zem Club 10am-6pm

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Featured Bunnies!| A Bunny Blogger Feature

It is always a hoppy day at E.A.R.S!  On this particular interview day, the bunnies were visited by several children and enjoying the special attention they were getting.  This blog article features several bunnies and their visitor friends.

By: Lauren Galle-Boyko



This little cutie is a lion head/silver martin breed and he 1 ½ years old. He, along with his brother, were not wanted by the owner.  So, the owner brought him and his brother to E.A.R.S. His brother was adopted, and now Oliver is looking for a home of his own. In this picture, David St. George came to visit.



Little Chip came from  New Jersey. He came to E.A.R.S. because if he was not taken in by a rescue he would have been sent to auction. Chip is 5 months old. He is an English lop bunny with VERY long ears!!! He is a love bug!! Chip was adopted once, but it wasn’t a good match with the family dog. So he, once again, is looking for a forever home.  This photo features visitor Aidan stopping by to enjoy the sun with him.




This pretty brown/gray bunny is named Courage. She is 1 ½ years old and is a mini-lop. The snap shot of courage has Lauren (me) holding her. She already has a loving family, but we have more mini lops up for adoption just as beautiful as her.


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And of course, don’t forget Mooi (our bunny feature from last week). At E.A.R.S, Mooi looks sad in her cage, but when she comes out to play, she is very lively with people and other bunnies! Natalie St. George was also visiting this day and enjoyed her snuggles. She is a Dutch bunny.


No matter which bunny you choose, they all would love to have a family to call their own. Adopting a bunny makes your family and home complete.

Mooi | A Bunny Blogger Feature

Hello all you bunny lovers!!! The story today is about a sweet bunny named Mooi.

By: Lauren Galle-Boyko

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Mooi’s birthday is on July 4th, 2014. So, she is 2 years old. She used to be fostered before coming here. She is also a Dutch bunny. Her parents had not been spayed or neutered so they had too many bunnies. Mooi came in as a baby because the owners did not keep all the bunnies they had. When she came to E.A.R.S, she was grown up enough to be adopted (she has never had an home of her own).

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 I hope my fur doesn’t get wet!


Mooi’s personality is more calm and sweet. She is a little scared at first, but when she starts to smell you, then it means it is ok to pet her. She is black and white and her front toenails look like they have been painted white! She is playful and she can be interested in what you are doing. When I was playing with her, I had a stuffed soccer ball and I put it down. She came right over and checked it out.

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Soccer, anyone?

Why to adopt her

If you wanted to adopt Mooi, then go ahead! She is very sweet and wants to be loved by an owner that will take her. Like I said, she has never had a home of her own and she would be so delighted to have a wonderful home to live in! So, I recommend Mooi to you for adoption!

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Natalie enjoying the snuggles from Mooi


Claudia | A Bunny Blogger Feature

Hey guys!!! This week’s blog is about a bunny named Claudia.

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Claudia is a female bunny and she is 4 years old. We do not know what kind of breed

she is. She arrived in December of 2013. The reason of why she came here was of

owner surrender. This means the original family gave up their pet so that another

loving home could have her. That is why they gave her to E.A.R.S Interesting though,

before she came, the family thought she was a male. The name was actually Clyde,

but we changed it to Claudia.

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Now, this cute bunny hasn’t been spayed*, and for her situation, she can’t have any

other bunnies in the household. So, if you are looking for only one bunny to love,

Claudia is your girl!!!

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Claudia’s personality is so cute. She has chocolate-brown fur and honey-brown eyes.

When you first meet her, she might come to you. What you want to do is put your

hand out for her to smell you. She will decide if she likes you or not. For me, she

liked me immediately, and she is very friendly. She smells every thing at first. When

I played with her, she went through the tube and it felt like we were playing a game

of hide and seek!!

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Why to adopt her

This cute little bunny loves to cuddle with you and is very sweet and loving. She is

one of the bunnies that have been at this shelter for the longest time!!! Another thing

is that she LOVES to be pet! She could be your perfect bunny companion. Overall, I

recommend Claudia to be adopted by a sweet, one-bunny family that will take care

of her well!

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-Bunny Blogger Lauren, 11

*Claudia cannot be spayed. EARS spays/neuters all of our rabbits unless, like Claudia’s case, the procedure is too risky. We attempted to have Claudia spayed shortly after she came into rescue, but during the procedure the veterinarian noticed something was wrong and did not spay her, knowing it was too risky to continue.

Tofurky Trot 2016 | Sunday June 12th

EARS will be attending the Tofurky Trot, which is to be held on Sunday June 12th from     8-1pm at Frontier Park. We will have a tent with T-shirts and other EARS merchandise for sale. As always, we will bring a few of our adoptable bunnies along with us for the fun.



The Erie Vegan Meetup Group and the Tofurky Company invite you to join in the Erie Tofurky Trot 2016 in Erie, PA. The Tofurky Trots are designed to support both the health and vitality of local communities and raise money for impactful groups supporting plant-based diets. The race is a 5K(3 miles) and is a run, trot, or walk open to all levels of physical fitness. The proceeds from the race will be donated to The Humane Society of the United States and also to Farm Sanctuary.

For more information about the Tofurky Trot go to: