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California got it right!!!

Senate Bill 917 is Signed into Law!

This is great news for all animals, especially the all-too-familiar Santee Alley baby bunnies sold in downtown Los Angeles!  Please email Senator Ted Lieu and thank him for introducing the bill and fighting to make sure it passed and also to Governor Brown for signing the bill.  Believe it or not, there was much opposition to the bill by rabbit breeders [ugh!] and dog breeders and canine AKC clubs, etc…

Please let them know how thankful we are for their efforts.  The bill goes into effect on January 1, 2012!

State Senator Ted Lieu:

Governor Jerry Brown:


home vegetable wash


It's important to wash your veggies before feeding. Here's a recipe for
an inexpensive home vegetable wash: 2 cups water, 2 cups vinegar, 2
T baking soda and 2 T lemon juice.) Water and soap alone won't remove
most pesticides as they are designed to adhere to the fruit through rain and
other pollutants. You actually need a little acid (vinegar and lemon juice)
to break them. You can keep the wash in a spray bottle, just spray, let it sit for several
seconds, then rinse off.

from Michelle at LA Rabbit Foundation

One of our cute kids on Daily Bunny!

Cute Bunnies – House Rabbit, Pet Rabbit, Pet Bunny Pictures & Video

Stunning video.

found this on HRS. All Too True. : )

Welcome to The Animal Rescue Site $300,000 Shelter+ Challenge of 2011
— with

Now you can help The Animal Rescue Site choose which eligible animal rescue organizations will receive special funds to help animals! It’s easy:

 · Select your Country and (if U.S. or Canada) State/Province.
 · Optional fields accept partial (but not misspelled/inaccurate) information.
 · You can cast one vote every day for your favorite rescue organization.

Voting begins Monday, July 4th!

Having trouble finding your favorite rescue organization?

Please double-check your spelling to make sure it’s correct and matches your organization’s exact name. If you’re not sure, use just part of their name, spelled correctly. It’ll turn up!
Note that “optional” fields are not required for your search, and that they accept partial information. For example, you could enter “Lon” instead of “London” in the “City” field, and “Fluff” or “Farm” instead of “Fluffy’s Famous Farm For Family Furballs” in the “Shelter Name” Field.
Since U.S. Territories, such as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, are part of the international category, they can now be found using the Country dropdown rather than the U.S. state dropdown.
Remember that, to be eligible, the rescue organization must be a registered member of!

Where can I go to learn more?
Check out our links to various Shelter+ Challenge resources!

Read our Challenge FAQ Challenge Rules & Conditions
Full Results (updated daily) Follow the Challenge on Facebook
Rescue Organization Resources List of Previous Winners
Funny Fluffy Photo Caption Contest

How long is the Challenge, and how can we increase our chances?
This voting round begins on July 4, 2011, and ends at midnight (PT) on September 18, 2011. There will be other voting rounds throughout the year – more chances for your organization to win! The more friends you can rally to vote for your favorite rescue organization, the better its chances of winning. Every vote, every day counts – shelters can pull ahead even during the last few days with enough support. Get people involved! Your favorite rescue organization is counting on you!

What kind of grant could my shelter win?
Sixty-nine (69) grants will be awarded for a total of $75,000 to eligible members during the third voting round of the 2011 Challenge. Final prizes will go to the eligible organization with the highest accumulative votes for the duration of the Challenge as specified in the rules.

The Prizes Are:
Grand Prize:  One $5,000 grant!
Funny Fluffy Photo Caption Contest:  Two $2,000 grants, & two $1,000 grants!
State Winners*:  Fifty-one $1,000 state grants
  (50 U.S. states and Washington D.C.)
Canadian Winners*:  One $1,000 grant will be awarded.
International Winner*:  One $1,000 grant will be awarded.
Weekly Winners*  Eleven $1,000 grants will be awarded, one for each week of this voting round of the Shelter+ Challenge.

Under the rules of the 2011 Shelter+ Challenge:
  · No group may win more than one Grand Prize in 2011. Winners of the Grand Prize are not eligible for state or regional grants during the same voting round, but are eligible for all other prizes. We congratulate Villalobos Rescue Center and Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc., our first and second Grand Prize winners of 2011!
  · Weekly Winners are not eligible for Regional (State, Canadian, or International) awards during the same voting round. Weekly Winners are not excluded from Grand prizes and Special prizes.
  · The Challenge Champion of the previous year is ineligible for Grand prizes during the current year. The previous year’s Challenge Champion remains eligible for other prizes, including weekly or state prizes.

Congratulations to our 2010 Challenge Champion: Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, located in Kanab, Utah.


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*The organization with the most votes from each U.S. state, one in Washington D.C., one in Canada, and one organization located internationally will receive a grant of $1,000 at the end of the current voting round of the Challenge. Winners of the Grand Prize and of Weekly Prizes are not eligible for state or regional grants during the same voting round — the award will go to the next eligible organization with the highest accumulative votes as specified in the rules.

**Each weekly voting period begins on a Monday and ends at midnight PT the following Sunday. Participants are eligible for only one weekly prize during each voting round of the Challenge. Winners of a weekly prize are no longer eligible for regional (State, Canada, and International) prizes during the same voting round. Winning a weekly prize does not prevent an organization from receiving the Grand Prize — so keep voting!

Shelter+ ?
Wondering what Shelter+ means? The network is full of many types of rescue organizations, including shelters, humane societies, and foster networks. All of rescue organizations who have chosen to participate are included in the $100,000 Shelter+ Challenge.

Hi everybun!

Since July 1 we've had 4 bunbuns find homes!!

 7/3  Tirrone (Nancy adoption, to retired doctor)
 7/1  Dumbledore (in foster with one of our Harbor vols, Stacey (we think it'll be permanent)).
 7/7  Pippin (an adoption by Inge to really nice man)
7/10 Amelia (Nancy adoption, bunwife to boy bun!)

Thank heaven, since we had 3 new ones come in over the weekend too!  All very cute! So we're still 5 over limit! Help!

  Milo + Hortense in a photo of how we found them…in a little metal box… : P

(pic of 3rd new bunkid soon)


Flickr Photos of our 168+ adopted kids...

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