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Sharing the stories of our rabbits and rescue.  Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest happenings:  https://www.facebook.com/southbayrabbitrescue/


Ginger and Pearl

May 1, 2017

Ginger and Pearl are enjoying the attention they are getting at their San Jose foster home.  Here they are with Hope on the couch!  What a life these girls have.

More kits at SBRR

May 1, 2017

These little ones were born March 16, 2017.  They are a cross of Californians and Rex.  They are just beautiful.  Their mothers were surrendered with them and are happy the kits are in there own space now!

Oops! 

May 1, 2017

Angel had a midnight rendezvous with my buck Gizmo (now neutered) and had this litter of kits today.  I think there are 6 of them, but Angel had them buried and spread all around the nesting box.  Stay tuned for updates.

HOT!

May 2, 2017

Here are the symptoms of heat stroke in rabbits:

Reddening of the ears.

Panting.

Lethargy.

Salivating.

Weakness/Slow movement.

Acting Confused.

Convulsing.

New digs for the boys!

May 3, 2017

Alfie, Sultan, Copper and Licorice are in their foster home getting some one on one time so they will be perfect little gentlemen when they are old enough to be neutered and eligible for adoption.

What a week for SBRR

May 6, 2017

Where to begin ... SBRR has made some great contacts for valuable resources needed.  Met some wonderful new people and saved some amazing rabbits.  Pictures not up yet but a beautiful blue gray buck and 2 harlequins (calico's).  In isolation for health check and sexing.  Had an emergency call for a rabbit, this is what we really do.  Accepting surrenders to help the human and rabbit is a good thing, but rescuing to save a rabbit is what we do best.  It takes a community to make it happen and we have one of the best around.  Thank you to everyone who helps make this all happen.

Angels kits are growing fast

May 7, 2017

SBRR currently has 4 different litters of kits that are just about one month apart.  11 from Angel when 1st rescued, 7 from Jenny and Bonnie, 7 kits from our most recent rescue on Friday and 9 from Angel & Gizmo.  The little black one is going to stay with SBRR.  That means that beginning at the end of June, we are going to have an explosion of kits available for adoption as the first 11 will be old enough to be spayed and neutered and ready for humans of their own!  Sponsor one now and help SBRR be able to rescue more in need.

Kit playday!

May 9, 2017

Today the older kits (Feb, Mar & April) spent all afternoon hopping and binking and flopping and eating.  Pictured left are kits from all 3 litters.  These kits are already bonded so 1/2 the work is already done for you!  Pick the kits that you want to sponsor and we will get them spayed or neutered and you can have your very own binking, hopping, eating and flopping show!

Teamwork!

May 16, 2017

Today South Bay Rabbit Rescue joined up with Rescue Rabbits Rock and rescued 15 rabbits from Monterey SPCA.  There are 91 rabbits currently being held and we hope to find forever homes for some of the rabbits we acquired today so that we can return and get another batch to find homes for.  We have a habit of taking the rabbits that "NEED" us, rather than the rabbits that are cute.  It is the ones that need that truly become wonderful loving buns.

PetSmart in Sand City was a success

May 20, 2017

Today South Bay Rabbit Rescue joined up with Rescue Rabbits Rock at PetSmart in Sand City for an adoption fair.  We met several wonderful people and 2 of our long term resident rabbits found their furever homes!  Romeo and Wilma have found their perfect families.

Rescue is full time

May 21, 2017

Teamwork saved this beautiful doe and her 6 newborn kits.  A 7 year old girl found Elsa and her kits in a plastic tub with no lid in a park.  Unfortunately the girl is allergic and her mother reached out on social media and was directed to SBRR.  The kits may need some medical attention due to a skin condition, but otherwise they appear healthy.  Tomorrow they will be weighed and given a thorough evaluation.

Who wants to play 'Beat the Clock'

May 24, 2017

Once again, the power of social media just may have saved the life of this young Lionhead doe and her newborn litter of kits.  This doe was a stray in Salinas and was taken to the Salinas Animal Shelter on the 23rd of May.  On the 24th of May she gave birth to 6 kits.  Malnutrition, her young age and the stress of being in the shelter caused her to reject her kits and she began to throw them out of the cage onto the floor.  The staff quickly sent a call out to Rescue Rabbits Rock in Marina for help but they were full up and used social media to contact SBRR.  At 4pm the shelter knew that SBRR was on their way as they closed at 5pm.  We couldn't wait until the next morning for the sake of the kits.  4:57pm SBRR arrived at the shelter, was met by RRR and the doe and kits were safely delivered to SBRR.  The doe is so underweight that she is not producing milk so the Director of SBRR is hand feeding all 6 kits.  We will be watching their growth very carefully over the next 15 days.

Surprises are on their way!  Stay tuned ...

May 26, 2017

South Bay Rabbit Rescue has some fabulous surprises heading your way!  Stay tuned ... we promise YOU WILL BE surprised!

It's beginning to look like Christmas in May?

May 27, 2017

South Bay Rabbit Rescue received some wonderful donations from our Amazon Wish List!  A great big THANK YOU to our special friends.

Tragedy struck

May 28, 2017

CeeDevil's kits did not have the best start in life and CeeDevil must have known it.  There are 2 surviving kits.  As CeeDevil had been throwing her kits out of her cage, the kits that have passed all had wounds inflicted on them by her.  The 2 surviving kits have no injuries.  This little milk stash is just too cute not to share.  We have high hopes in the 2 remaining kits, but only time will tell.

Memorial Day

May 29, 2017

South Bay Rabbit Rescue wants to thank all of the men and women of our armed forces that risk their lives and have fallen in battle in order to protect our freedom.  The freedom to spend a day giving special snuggles to a special rabbit.  God Bless America.

Cash Donations Needed

June 5, 2017

South Bay Rabbit Rescue needs cash donations to pay the general liability insurance needed to show rabbits at pet stores and other locations.  This is the only way that our rabbits are going to be seen and have an opportunity for a new life.  Please click on the donate page and make a donation of any amount.  Our insurance premium is $1200.00 so it's going to take everyone to help us reach this goal.  Thank you!

Rescue is rescue, no matter the breed

June 7, 2017

One lonely orphan kitten.  One lonely orphan bunny.  Now they aren't lonely anymore!  Both are bottle babies so they are sharing the same space and keeping each other warm.  They are enjoying the comfort of each others heart beat and the rhythm of their breathing.  

New Adoption Partner

June 13, 2017

SBRR has a new adoption partner, Pet Club San Jose!  They are offering a 20% discount on all rabbit related items when you adopt a rabbit from South Bay Rabbit Rescue at one of the in store adoption fairs!  Our first show will be Friday, June 16th from 4 pm - 7 pm and then every Sunday from 11 am - 3 pm.  Stop by and say hi and meet some bunny! 

1st Adoption at Pet Club

June 18, 2017

Biyanka wanted a rabbit friend for her Bun Bun of 6 years.  She brought him to Pet Club and we were able to bond him with Smokey (now named Hanibal)!  Bun Bun also got his nails trimmed and a little grooming in.  Every bunny got exactly what they needed this day!

Beating the Heat

June 21, 2017

Angel and Gizmo's kits are out to foster and living the life.  Air conditioning and tons of things to chew on.  This was a tunnel but they appear to enjoy it more as a basket!  Whatever these buns want, these buns get ... thanks Foster Mom!

You never know where you will find them

June 26, 2017

On Monday the 26th of June, this beautiful Holland Lop doe was found in the busy parking lot of a Walgreen's in Gilroy CA.   She was picked up and a shout went out on social media asking for help.  SBRR picked up the doe, had her scanned to see if she was micro chipped, sadly she wasn't and brought her to the facility to keep her safe until her owners could be found.


UPDATE:  June 28, 2016  - The power of social media came through.  Luna has been reunited with her family!  This is how stories should end ...

Wangling Wabbits

June 28, 2017

In a neighborhood in Morgan Hill there is a family that has rabbits as "pets".  However, this family allows their rabbits to run loose in the neighborhood and get into all sorts of trouble.  This 15 day old kit has 3 other siblings that were born in a neighbors back yard under a shed.  This kit was caught in a box trap and SBRR was called to come and get it.  Today, another kit was caught and when SBRR went to pick up the 2nd kit, guess who showed up for a visit, the mum bun!  It took some doing, but we caught her!  Now she can be spayed and given a true home where she will be loved and hugged as she should be. We got 2 more kits to get ... and we will!


Update: 3 kits and mum bun safe at SBRR.  1 kit still on the loose and while searching for the kit, SBRR spotted another bun on the run!  

Adoption News!

July 2, 2017

2 of the rabbits of SBRR found there furever families today!  Pictured is Caitlin and Felix.  Felix was one of the rabbits confiscated by Monterey SPCA and SBRR was specifically asked to come get Felix as he needed 'social skills'.  What Felix needed was Caitlin!  Now he gets strawberries everyday.  Licorice, a kit born at SBRR fell in love with Aria who in turn fell in love with him.  Follow our Facebook page South Bay Rabbit Rescue for more pictures.

Hoppy 4th of July !

July 4, 2017

South Bay Rabbit Rescue thanks all of the men and women who have fought or are still fighting for our freedom.  Without them, what we do at SBRR would not be possible.  God Bless America!

Look into my eyes ...

July 7, 2017

He was overlooked so many times for so many reasons: red eyes, long hair, sheds too much, pink eyes.  Mari saw past that and found her perfect companion.  Mari understood Frost when she looked into his beautiful ruby red eyes.  It was a great day for Mari and Frost.

Every Bun needs a bun of their own

July 8, 2017

Squeakers was found in a crate in the back of a store and no one wanted him.  He was taken home by a compassionate family and built him a 3 story condo for when he is outside.  But as happy as he was, he missed animal companionship.  So, Lindsey contacted SBRR and today we introduced him to Hazelnut.  He thinks she is the 'cats meow' (the cat is glad he has his own bun).

Now Hazelnut has 2 kids, 2 dogs, 3 cats and 1 bun of her own!

Don't give up so quickly ...

July 14, 2017

Not everyone is a rabbit person.  We at SBRR know that and that is why we spend so much time interviewing and talking with potential adopters.  We don't sugar coat the amount of work involved with caring for rabbits but we also know that as much as you are trying to make a new life for a rabbit, the rabbit is again going through another change.  Time and patience are the 2 things needed to make it work.  A rabbit needs a couple days, weeks or months to trust their humans.  Please give them the time they need.  They really are trying to grasp their whiskers around what is happening to them.

No dogs or rabbits but cats are okay?

July 14, 2017

No sooner had we posted on our Facebook page about the adoption of Cali, she was back at SBRR. The couple that adopted her were so excited to have Cali in their life that they completely forgot to check with the landlord. UGH! What has SBRR baffled is how can 2 cats be okay and 1 rabbit not be? They will be back as Cali proved to them that they are Bun Lovers!

They aren't babies anymore!

July 20, 2017

SBRR is filled to the gills with bunnies that are turning into rabbits!  With so many litters of kits, we are now having to spay and neuter 8 to 12 rabbits a month to keep for having accidents around here!  Pretty soon all of the rabbits available for adoption are going to be under 6 months old at this rate!

Lionheads 

July 22, 2017

Sometimes there is more taking that giving at the adoption fairs and Friday was no exception.  SBRR accepted 6 surrenders and over 1/2 of them were lionheads!  They are all getting summer cuts so we can get down to their skin in order to accurately access their condition.  None of them were spayed or neutered so they won't be available for a couple of months.  So if you are looking for a beautiful rabbit and are ready to put some effort into it, check back in 60 days to see what we have!

7 adoptions in 1 day!

July 24, 2017

What an experience we had on Sunday at Pet Club San Jose.  3 rabbits adopted at the event and each adopter received 20% rabbit related items.  2 sets of bonded pairs adopted over the internet from our website.  We are so blessed to have such wonderful rabbits that we are being referred potential adopters by those that have already adopted from us.  Thank you for your support and confidence in us.

Another doe and kits

July 26, 2017

Just when you think you are going to finally have a couple of empty spots you get a call that there is a doe that just had babies and needs out of the shelter ASAP!  SBRR got that call from the Salinas Animal Shelter and brought Sheba and her kits home.

I surrender ... no, they surrender

July 31, 2017

Sometimes we have more rabbits coming into SBRR than we have going out.  Today was one of those days.  But that is okay.  We would rather they be surrendered to SBRR than the shelter.  At SBRR we socialize them so they have better chances of finding their perfect homes.

Shop Amazon and support SBRR!

August 3, 2017

Make your purchases work for SBRR.  Log into Amazon Smile and choose South Bay Rabbit Rescue in Morgan Hill CA to support!  Thank you.  Click on the picture to be taken to your log in to setup now.

GROWL !

August 12, 2017

Doing research to look for low cost spay and neuter clinics for rabbits.  Quotes from $95.00 to $600.00!  Kittens get free spay and neuter.  Pit bulls and chihuahuas get free spay and neuter and rabbits get no help at all.  For the complete rant visit our Facebook page.

More baby buns at SBRR!

August 15, 2017

Abandoned in the pepper fields of Gilroy, this doe took refuge in a day care center yard.  She was safe from predators but not the children!  The day she had her babies, one of the teachers contacted SBRR to come to the rescue, and we did! 

Eclipse humour

August 20, 2017

What can we say?  Just too cute not to share! Click on the picture

Same story, different day

August 21, 2017

So she went into a feed store and bought two little boy bunnies.  Oh wait, she bought two little girl bunnies.  No, she bought one boy and one girl bunny and guess what she ended up with?  You got it!  Baby bunnies. It takes an experienced person to determine the sex of a baby rabbit.  At 5 weeks it is really a hit or miss to be accurate.  Wait until they are 10 to 15 weeks old and you can tell for sure!

Got buns?  We do!

August 23, 2017

With so many rabbits being dumped, good samaritans are doing the best they can in helping them.  Downtown San Jose on 3rd street a rabbit was rescued from the streets only to give birth to 8 kits!  SBRR has 7 of them and they are the sweetest little things.

Giving auntie the business ...

August 26, 2017

SBRR brags all the time about how adoptable our rabbits are.  We claim that they are dog, cat and kid friendly.  We have no reason to lie!  This cutie is 4 year old Kaylana and she is giving her great-auntie the business about buns while holding a bun with 1 arm and speaking with the other!  We don't need to say it anymore, we have pictures to prove it! 

Policy changes

August 28, 2017

SBRR no longer has subsidized funding for spay and neuter and it is actually cheaper for the adopter to get the rabbit spayed or neutered than it is for SBRR.  To us this is all backwards.  In addition, many places that alter the rabbits want them to be 4 - 6 months.  At 6 months they are adults.  SBRR adopted a new policy to help get more rabbits into good homes while continuing to educate the public on the importance of spaying and neutering.  A single unaltered rabbit can be adopted when it is 3 months old to a one rabbit only home.  The contract has been changed to include that they are not allowed to breed the rabbit and if they wish to bring another rabbit into their home it must be altered.  We believe that with the younger rabbits they will have a better chance of bonding with their new family and it is much healthier for them to be with families instead of at a facility.  Resources are provided to their humans on when and where to get them altered when they become of age.

Heat Wave

September 2017

SBRR was scrambling to ensure the safety of our rabbits due to the heat wave in California.  Misters were installed, blocks of ice were purchased daily, rabbits were dunked in water ... whatever it took to keep them alive.  Sadly even with all of our efforts, we still lost 4 rabbits to the heat.  It was determined that the rabbits that were really at the highest risk were the rabbits that run "hot" anyway.  What we mean by that is their pulse is always up in the high 200's opposed to the low 200's.  The higher the heartbeat, the higher the risk.  R.I.P our sweet buns - Binky Free!

Ins and Outs

September 2017

1 rabbit adopted, 2 rabbits surrendered.  It's okay.  It's what we do.  We would rather the rabbit be surrendered than abandoned and left to fend on its own.

4 year olds rule!

September 2017

How do we get our bunnies ready for the real world?  We get a 4 year old to play with them!  (No bunnies were hurt) It is truly wonderful to see children playing with rabbits instead of on an x-box.  

Accepted by Petco Foundation

October 2, 2017

Guess who was approved by Petco Foundation?  You got it! South Bay Rabbit Rescue was.  We will be holding our 1st adoption event on October 14, 2017 at 11 am. 

SBRR was invited to join!

October 2, 2017

Save the date and come join in the fun.  SBRR was invited to join the event and have an adoption fair at the same time!  We will have a raffle for some great prizes donated by some of our wonderful local businesses. 

Booksmart at 1295 E Dunne Ave #120, Morgan Hill CA  95037

We must be doing something right!

October 13, 2017

While at the adoption fair at Pet Club, SBRR was approached by South Bay Animal Hospital and Resort and was invited to attend their annual Dogtoberfest on October 22, 2017.  How could we say no?  They have a great name (hee hee) and last year they had over 200 guests attend their event.  What a way to get our name out there.  Thank you Lorrie for inviting us and we are so excited to be a part of this.

Flemish Giants Arrive

October 15, 2017

When we see an ad for Free Rabbits we usually make an attempt to see if we can help.  We are really glad we do that.  Sight unseen we agreed to go to Prunedale and pick up 3 rabbits that were listed for Free.  No questions asked.  When our volunteer arrived to get them she was shocked to see the size of the rabbits and even more shocked at the size of the wire cage they were living in.  With gloves and wire cutters the 3 rabbits were freed and are not stretching out (probably for the first time) at SBRR. Holly (pictured), Tilly and Thor are going to need lots of socializing as they have never been handled.  On top of that, Tilly and Thor were together and neither of them are altered.  Guess you know what we are going to have in a couple of weeks!

Dash Driving For SBRR

October 17, 2017

Leigh drives for Uber and for Door Dash and on October 17th, all of the money, not just some of it, but 100% of the money she made driving for Door Dash was donated to South Bay Rabbit Rescue!  We are so grateful for friends like Leigh.  She raised $120.00 which will go into our spay and neuter fund.  Thank you Leigh!

Fundraiser at Pieology

November 6, 2017

Join South Bay Rabbit Rescue and friends at Pieology on Tuesday the 7th from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to SBRR and will be put to a good use.  You need to eat, rabbits need to be spayed, make your money do both!  Show them this blog  to support SBRR.