Meet Oreo, the bunny of the week!
Oreo shows off his big ears!
Oreo is a 2-3 year old boy who has been at EARS for about a year. A girl rescued him from people who were going to eat him! She eventually realized that she was unable to take care of him and took out a classified ad to give him away for free. Luckily, one of our volunteers saw the ad and went to get him! He came to us in a hamster-sized cage (hopefully he didn’t live in it)!
Oreo is a very sweet boy. He loves to be cuddled and loves head scratches. He would like a home that can give him lots of space to run and explore- he enjoys it so much, sometimes it’s difficult to get him to go back in! Oreo is such a great bunny and we can’t believe he hasn’t been adopted yet! He is a larger-sized rabbit (which causes many people to overlook him), but he is fluffy, soft, and friendly. Oreo has been waiting a long time for his forever home. Come to the shelter to cuddle with him!
This week’s featured bunnies are Rudy and Claire!
Rudy and Claire are two sisters who are bonded and have been together since birth. They are Penelope‘s daughters; Penelope was pregnant when she was brought to the French Creek shelter and gave birth there. Rudy and Claire were born in March of 2013 and named by Jess at French Creek after the Huxtables from the Cosby Show. They were transferred to EARS, and have been here ever since.
Pretty Rudy with her eyeliner.
Rudy is a beautiful girl with dark markings around her eyes that look like eyeliner. She is shy and often hops away when you try to pet her. However, she does love to come out of her crate and explore and she is very friendly, regardless of her timid disposition.
Sweet little Claire.
Claire is an adorable agouti bunny with a little white spot on her nose. She is more adventurous and inquisitive than her sister. She is very friendly and energetic, and also very sweet.
Claire and Rudy are very good rabbits- they are very neat and well-behaved. They can be shy at times, which only means that they need someone who will be patient and understanding. They need the socialization that only a forever home can provide, and they will finally be able to break out of their shells. These sweet girls have been in a shelter their entire lives, will you be the one to finally show them the comfort of a forever home?
Snuggled together in their box!
Winter is here and EARS is currently caring for close to 60 rabbits; our shelter is completely full. We have new rabbits in need of health checks, and many that still need to be spayed and neutered. We also have a few rabbits with special needs that require extra medical care. All of these veterinary expenses add up, and our funds are running low. We rely entirely on donations to care for the rabbits at our shelter. Here’s how you can help:
If you would like to donate to help us pay for veterinary expenses, click here:
You may also donate by sponsoring a bunny at the shelter- read more under the “Sponsor a Bun” tab.
And of course, adopting a rabbit is a great way to help! Check out our many wonderful bunnies on Petfinder and Adopt-a-pet!
EARS is hosting a fundraiser at the new Bunny Bungalow! Bring your bunny (or bunnies) to get their nails trimmed and fur brushed! We will also have baked goods and holiday crafts for sale. Stop by 2316 W 38th Street from 12-4 pm on Sunday, November 30th to treat yourself (and your bun)!
Meet Nestle and Elsa, the bunnies of the week!
Nestle & Elsa- a love story!
Nestle has been at our shelter for a long time and was previously bonded to a black lop named Poppy. They were happy together, but were also complete homebodies, too shy to come out of their crate. Then without warning, Poppy passed away. Nestle lost his mate and he became withdrawn and depressed. Our volunteers supported him, giving him extra love and ensuring that he was still eating, but we knew we needed to bond him to another rabbit.
Nestle in camouflage.
Elsa was living in an old, rusted car in an abandoned lot when she was rescued. She was not very trusting of people (with good reason). She would sometimes venture out of her crate, but was never comfortable with being held or cuddled. Elsa would often get bored and shred the newspaper in her crate, flip over her food bowls, and otherwise make a huge mess.
Pretty Princess Elsa!
We knew Nestle needed a new friend and Elsa seemed to be lonely, so we tried them together. They were an instant match, and were living together in no time! Since that moment, the personality of both bunnies has changed dramatically. Nestle is no longer as timid as he once was. Now, he greets you when you open his crate, and is much more calm when being held or pet (his fur is so soft)! Elsa no longer spends her time shredding newspaper because now she has a friend to keep her company. She has also become less shy and scared- she sits in the front of the crate rather than hiding in the back and actually enjoys having her head scratched.
These bunnies have come a long way, but they can go further still in a loving forever home. Their trust must be earned with patience and understanding, but in time their wonderful personalities will shine through and these bunnies will become great pets and companions. All they need is someone to give them a chance.
Meet Tonka & Lulu!
Lulu (left) and Tonka (right) wish you a Hoppy Halloween!
Tonka and Lulu are beautiful Himalayan bunnies! They are brother and sister and have been together their entire lives. Their mother died when they were born and their owner didn’t notice for two days. When she finally realized what had happened, she called the shelter. Tonka and Lulu were bottle fed while a surrogate mother was being located. They were transported to four different cities in 36 hours until they finally found a mother to feed them! They are survivors!
Tonka has the true Himalayan markings- black nose, ears, and feet!
Tonka is the more adventurous of the duo. He is very friendly and inquisitive; he loves to explore and play!
Sweet Lulu and her beautiful lilac eyes!
Lulu is a little more reserved than her brother, but she is still very sweet and loves to have her head scratched!
This adorable bonded pair has been in the shelter for a long time, and we honestly have no idea why! They are very friendly and they love attention. They are very cute together- they love to cuddle and groom each other. Sometimes they even play follow the leader- Lulu will hop happily around their cage and Tonka will follow her (it is very funny to watch). These sweet bunnies have waited a long time for their forever home; they deserve a home worth waiting for!