Sunday, 27 February 2011

You could win £100 for taking part in a survey.

Do you own a rabbit? Bristol University want to hear all about your rabbit as part of a research project. The aim is to find out about the different ways that rabbits are cared for in the UK and to discover what is most important to them in order to live healthy and happy lives. Please take part; there is the chance to win £100!


Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Rabbits stolen from Surrey / Hampshire border

Yet another distressing message from an owner who has had rabbits stolen from the garden. Please ensure that your fencing is safe and garden gates are bolted and where possible are padlocked. Its also an idea to padlock any hutch and run doors too, this is becomming more common.

Emma has contacted the police and has been advised to speak to her local vets, rescue shelters and pet shops in the hope that they have been found and handed in.

We have Emma's contact details if anyone has any information to pass to her.

This is her message below:


I'm not sure if you deal with this sort of thing but i'm emailing anyone i can find in desperation. My two rabbits have been stolen/let out of their hutches while we were at work today and i want to get in touch with as many people as possible in the hope of getting them back.


The smallest one is called Shandy and he is light brown and white, he is very friendly once he feels safe with someone and loves giving kisses and being cuddled, he is a dwarf dutch. The 2nd rabbit is called Dylan he is grey and white, he has a skin allergy resulting in the loss of some of his fur on his sides, he is shyer than Shandy and doesn't like to be cuddled just likes to be stroked when he knows someone, he is a dutch english cross and a lot bigger than Shandy.

Both rabbits mean an awful lot to our family and we are desperate for their return. If you can help in anyway or direct me to someone who can help we would be extremely grateful. The rabbits have gone missing from the Mytchett area near the Quays pub, the police have been informed as the rabbits couldn't have escaped and the doors on their hutches were closed behind them. I have pictures that i can circulate if required.

Friday, 4 February 2011

Year FOR the rabbit.

Well it’s now the Chinese year of the rabbit, so happy new bunny year everyone!



Rather than this being the year of the rabbit, we want to make this a great year for the rabbit.


Your support is crucial so please keep keep on checking the postings on facebook for news on our campaigns, and see how you can help. And look out for our new website that’s coming soon – and if you know anybody who has a rabbit then please point them in our direction.


Thanks everyone!

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

VHD outbreak reported in Scotland

Scotlands wild rabbit population is in danger of being totally wiped out by a deadly disease which is killing them in their thousands.

Colonies from the Borders to Aberdeen are being decimated by an outbreak of Viral Haemorrhagic disease. Experts have warned that the plague which strikes wild and pet rabbits could kill as much as 90% of the Scottish population and are calling for more to be done to monitor its spread. "


Please be aware that VHD is highly contagious and once this virus takes a real hold in the countryside, it will sweep down from Scotland into England and Wales very quickly. How can pet rabbits catch VHD ?

* Hay may have been in contact with infected wild rabbits as grass growing in the field.

* Birds or insects may transport the virus on their feet ( or in their droppings) to your rabbits grazing on the lawn

* The virus may be blown on the wind

* You may bring the virus home on your feet ( or car wheels from rabbit droppings)

Please ensure that your rabbit has been vaccinated for both VHD and Myxomatosis and warn family or friends with a bunny how important it is that they are protected.