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Bunny Cafe Now Open In East Van

22 Jun

We are pleased to share there’s something fun and super chill you can now do in East Van. That is, visit the Bunny Cafe which is now open at 1696 Venables Street near Commercial Drive. This space is the first of its kind in North America and is the mastermind of Michelle Furbacher. She is the owner and founder of Catfé, which was the first cat cafe in Vancouver. During a time when Michelle did not have any cats for the cafe, she brought in rabbits for a pop-up event and it turned out to be a huge success. Thus the idea was born for a new concept of rabbit rescue, adoption and advocacy. We had the pleasure of checking out this new space just before its official opening and got to spend time with their 22 rabbits and Michelle.

The Bunny Cafe is a beautiful open space that same may recall was previously Venables Laundry. They have renovated the space and divided it into 2 distinct spaces. One is a glassed in room in which the bunnies roam free, eat hay and hide if they so chose under various benches and other spots. The idea being that if the rabbits don’t feel like being social, they can just hide out and chill. The other half of the cafe is a retail space with everything bunny you can think of including t-shirts, pillowcases, tote bags, mugs, tea towels, rabbit food and the best bunny slippers we’ve ever seen. The future intention is create an actual cafe in the retail space which would allow visitors to sit on stools and overlook the windowed room where the bunnies roam. Due to Covid this aspect of the cafe was put on hold for the time being.

So how does it work if you wish to spend time with the rabbits? You are asked to book online at BunnyCafe.ca where you can pay and book your time. Each time slot is for 1 hour and the space is open between 11:00 am and 8:00 pm with nap time for the bunnies between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm. The cost is $15.95 per person including children who must be over 5 years of age. You enter the windowed room with the bunnies with a volunteer and you are requested to wish your hands and then given some greens to feed the rabbits and a few instructions. Speaking of greens, if you are an avid gardener near the Bunny Cafe and have extra greens and carrot tops, the Bunny Cafe would love to connect with a few locals who have any extras to offer.

All the bunnies in the Bunny Cafe are available for adoption. If interested in adopting a rabbit in their care, adoptions are handled through Rabbitat Rescue. If you wish to check out the Bunny Cafe on social media, you can find them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tik Tok. This is a super chill and relaxing space we invite you to check out.

Rescue Me: Charlie & Friends at Vancouver SPCA Looking For Their Forever Homes

30 Jan

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Hi, my name is Charlie.  I am a 7 year old male cat. Some may say I’m a bit of a tomcat.  I am a well behaved indoor kitty who was used to living in an apartment until my elderly owner became ill. Now my temporary home is the Vancouver SPCA.  I am now looking for a new forever home.  I am friendly with people, will purr like crazy if you scratch my cheeks. I must be honest though and tell you I am not used to being around lots of people, kids or dogs.  After hanging out at the shelter for a bit, I have learnt I don’t really like other cats all that much, bit of an independent spirit I guess.  I do enjoy playing with my toys and like to use my scratching post.  Like most pets I do like a nice routine. I think I would be perfect company for an adult living alone.  If you want to see me online, you can check me out on my video.  Check out my beautiful green eyes, aren’t they lovely? Do you know someone who would like a handsome tomcat to hang out with?

While you are stopping by, can I introduce you to some of my shelter buddies? Like me, they are looking for a forever home.  Meet my friends Clover & Marigold and Jasmine & Astrid. They are bonded pairs of young female rabbits that came from a home with way too many bunnies. They said there were 11 of them that came together, but now they are the only 4 remaining from the original group. They are looking for a cool forever home to hang out at.  Do you know someone that could give them a home?  They are such beautiful bunnies. 

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If you or someone you know could give me or my friends a home, the Vancouver SPCA would love to hear from you, heck we’d love to hear from you, but you have to come see us for that.  You can reach the Vancouver SCPA by email at Vancouver@spca.b.ca or by phone or 604.879.7721, or stop by and see us at 1205 East 7th Avenue. Thanks!  If you wish to share this on Twitter or Facebook with your friends, we won’t mind. 

Rescue Me – Tina The Rabbit Looking For A Home

22 Jul

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Tina came to the Vancouver Shelter of the SPCA with her friends Jeannette, Mike and Christie in February of this year after being surrendered to a BC SPCA Humane Officer. They are young English Spot and Dutch rabbits who all wait their forever homes.    They are a bit shy due to their previous living conditions, but seem to be adjusting well and looking for a new home that will have a supply of Craisins on hand which they love.   Do you know someone who would like to give Tina or her friends their individual forever homes? If so, you can also let them know until July 31st the SPCA has 50% off adoption fees for rabbits as well as cats.   If you are interested in learning more about Tina and her friends or how to give them a home,  we invite you to visit them on Pet On The Net. As always, we are grateful to those willing to share this information with others so Tina and her friends can find their forever homes.

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