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:

Mr. Nibbles and Betsy Ross- A Bunny Blogger Feature!


For my first story, I want to introduce you to two special bunnies from our organization, Betsy Ross and Mr. Nibbles. Even though these bunnies were rescued and brought to EARS at different times, while in foster care, they decided they wanted to be with each other.








Mr. Nibbles is about 2 years old. Before he came to E.A.R.S, he was a summer bunny that lived at Camp Notre Dame.  The campers were given a chance to adopt bunnies. All the other bunnies got adopted but him! The people at this camp called E.A.R.S, and asked if they would take Mr. Nibbles in. Of course we said yes!










Betsy Ross (or Baby Girl) came from a flea market at 4 months old. She is over 1 year old now. As you might see in her pictures, Betsy does not have an ear. We do not know what happened, so we can only guess. When she was rescued, Betsey had no food or water and she was in the hot sun all day! Thank goodness E.A.R.S rescued her!  In this feature photo, it looks like she is praying.  I wonder if she is thankful for being rescued or praying to be adopted?










Because they want to be with each other, now they are bonded. This means, they are life partners and they CANNOT be separated.  They must be adopted together.  And what a cute pair they are!









Betsy is a Flemish bunny. Betsy got her name because she was rescued on the 4th of July. She loves to smell everything to get used to it. She is very inquisitive. She is shy at first.







Mr. Nibbles is adorable! He is half lop bunny and half chinchilla. He also loves to smell everything and is very inquisitive. He is shy as well. He also loves to play/run in a tube!  In this picture, he looks like he’s ready to take off like an airplane, landing in your loving home.










They are the perfect pair. Some things they do together.  They will groom each other, eat food together, play together (chasing), and they always look out for each other. Overall, they LOVE to be together!!!!!!!!


Why to adopt them both

If someone were to adopt both of these adorable bunnies, they would be perfect because you wouldn’t get enough of them! They are they most cute, most adorable, and most awesome pets to have! I recommend Mr. Nibbles and Betsy Ross for you to adopt!!!

Meet Our New Website Contributor!

We are happy to announce that our website has a new contributor! Her name is Lauren Galle-Boyko, she is 11 years old, she loves bunnies, and she wants to help the bunnies at EARS find loving forever homes!

Lauren and her bunny Melonna

Here’s more about bunny blogger Lauren in her own words:

Hello my name is Lauren and I am the bunny blogger! I am 11 years old and I am going to be in 6th grade next year. I do have a bunny of my own and her name is Melonna. She is a Netherland Dwarf bunny and a miracle that came into my life. I wanted to do the “Bunny of the Week” blog because I wanted to try and help these bunnies at E.A.R.S get adopted.

My personality I would describe as unique. I love monster high and I collect monster high things. I love dance and sing my heart out. I have a craving for a candy named sweet tarts.  One thing I love to do is to play an online game called Animal Jam.  I also have a great family.

I know how wonderful it is to have a pet rabbit! You are missing out on great pets to have if you do not have a bunny. Please come to E.A.R.S and at least look at the bunnies. If you can do more, then adopt one or two!

Bunny Spa Day Fundraiser

Bunny Spa Day will be happening on Saturday May 7th from 3-6 pm at the Bunny Bungalow. Bring your buns and come by to get their nails trimmed and fur groomed! We will also have plants available for a donation, just in time for Mother’s Day! And of course, you can meet our many adoptable bunnies!

We would also greatly appreciate any donations of large heavy-duty trash bags, paper towels, or disposable gloves.

I Found a Wild Baby Bunny- What Do I Do?!

Short answer- put the bunny back in its nest!

If you find a nest of wild baby bunnies, leave it be! The mother only visits the nest at dawn and dusk to avoid attracting the attention of predators. Please do not kidnap wild baby bunnies!

If any of the bunnies are injured or bleeding, take them to a wildlife rehabilitator! EARS is NOT a licensed wildlife rehabilitation center and CANNOT TAKE WILD BUNNIES! If you are from the Erie area, call Skye’s Spirit Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at 814-786-9677.

For more information, read this article from the House Rabbit Society.

Website Contributor Wanted!

The EARS website is looking for contributors! It has become increasingly difficult to update the website regularly, so we are looking for people to help with updates.

We would especially like to restart the Bunny of the Week feature (click here for an example), and would love to find someone interested in taking it over. It requires a weekly visit to the shelter (although this can be very flexible) to get to know some of the bunnies and take pictures. Then, you just type up their story and a description of their personality. This feature has helped many potential adopters get to know some of our shelter’s residents and has led to many adoptions in the past.

If you have your own ideas for a regular feature or post, please let us know as well! If you love to write and would like to be a website contributor, send an email to Stephanie at

EARS alumni Bishop checking out the website.

It’s Just Around the Corner- the EARS Easter Fundraiser!

The event we’ve all been waiting for! It’s the EARS Easter Family Fun Day! This year’s event will be on Sunday, March 20 from 1-5 pm at Saint George Catholic Church (5145 Peach Street, Erie, Pennsylvania 16509). We will have a theme basket raffle, bake sale, games, arts and crafts, face painting, and the Easter bunny will be there for pictures! And of course- you can meet some of our adoptable bunnies! It will be fun for the whole family! All proceeds go directly to caring for our shelter rabbits.

Meet Santa & His Reindeer + Adoptable Bunnies!

EARS is having a bake sale at Tractor Supply (2275 Downs Dr, Erie, Pennsylvania 16509) on Sunday, December 13 from 10 am – 2 pm. Come to meet Santa and his reindeer, pick up some yummy baked goods, and warm up with some hot chocolate! You will also be able to meet some adoptable bunnies from our shelter! All proceeds go to help us care for the bunnies at our shelter.

Amazon Smile

It’s that time of year again! As you begin your holiday shopping, please consider signing up to help EARS with Amazon Smile. It’s completely free- Amazon will donate a portion of every eligible purchase to EARS. All you have to do is buy the stuff you were going to buy anyway!

Sign up here!

The bunnies thank you for your support!

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