Peter Cottontail may not have been at this year’s BunFest but plenty of his friends took his place. More than 450 people hopped on down to the shelter on April 6 to enjoy the day with and without their rabbits. The third annual event raised $2800 to help the HSTC maintain and expand its rabbit program, which includes spay/neuter, medical care and adequate housing, food and supplements.
“It was fantastic,” said Animal Care Manager Sara Kyle, who organizes the event each year. “Lots of fun was had by all.”
Those attending received helpful tips about how to properly care for rabbits and the importance of spay and neuter to help with the pet overpopulation.
Kyle said, “It is truly sad to see the amount of people who acquire pets and don’t do any research before getting the pet. But the staff at the shelter helped a large number of people at BunFest to understand rabbits and what they need to be happy and healthy.”
During BunFest, the HSTC offered a low cost spay and neuter program for just $30 for dogs, cats and rabbits weighing less than 40 pounds. Seventeen rabbit owners took advantage of the savings to get their unaltered rabbits spayed or neutered.
Visitors also had their bunnies groomed and they were shown how to safely clip their rabbits’ nails and how to keep them groomed for the overall health of the rabbit. The rabbit agility area also was a big hit, complete with tubes, hills and other fun obstacles to play in and around and hide and hop.
Special thanks goes to Tara Biek Creative, who donated the graphic design for this year’s BunFest.
“Serving South Florida since 2000, we could not be “hoppier” helping out these cute little creatures,” said Tara Biek.
You can check out photos from this event on the HSTC Facebook page of BunFest 2013 https://www.facebook.com/humanesocietyTC.
A number of generous sponsors contributed products, services and monetary donations to make BunFest 2013 a success. We thank you all so much for you help.
Alex and Ani - alexandani.com
Reel Sassy- reelsassy.com
Stuart Pottery and Ceramics - ceramicstopaint.com
Stranded Treasures - strandedtreasures.com
Laura Daniel Photography - lauradanielphotography.com
Lavender Rabbit Studio - etsy.com/shop/lavenderrabbit
Cruelty Free Consumer - crueltyfreeconsumer.com
Paint Spot’s and Splinters - etsy.com/shop/paintspotsnsplinters
White Rabbit Beauty - whiterabbitbeauty.com
The Briare Patch - thebriarpatch.com
Studio Marcy - studiomarcy.com
Patty Cake Art - Pattycakeart.com
Pet Care Depot - petcaredepot.com
Leith Pet Werks - leithpetwerks.com
Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps - drbronner.com
Natural Garden Soap - naturalgardensoap.com
Sharon Foster Art - etsy.com/store/sharonfosterart
Sierra Valley Hay - sierravalleyhay.com
Cindy Kelly - C and C Insurance Agency, Port St. Lucie
Natural Rabbit Food - naturalrabbitfood.com
Chandra Beal - rabbits.chandrabeal.com/dvd.htm
Oxbow Animal Health - oxbowanimalhealth.com
Leaping Bunny - leapingbunny.org
Ye Old Silversmith
Cathy Evans, NYR organics
Yorkie Fantasy - yorkiefantasy.com
Exfoliating Minerals - exfoliatingminerals.com
Nucelle - nucell.com
Crazy Rumors - crazyrumors.com
Busy Bunny - busybunny.com
Sue Klapholz - spritelyfinchjewelry.com
Bunny- Whipped - bunny-whipped.com
Flat Bonnie - flatbonnie.com
All You Need Is Pug - allyouneedispug.com
Tara Biek - logo & text