Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Adopt a rabbit today!

Why not give a rabbit a loving home?  There are many beautiful rabbits hoping to spend Christmas with a forever family. 

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

We need links!

The Rabbit Sanctuary are asking people to add a link to their websites or blogs or facebook etc. to our blog to help us spread the word out there to help rabbits. With the rabbit myxomatosis season starting again we must get lots of rabbits adopted into new indoor homes.

2 new rabbits flying up to The Rabbit Sanctuary from Sydney today!

We will be picking up two rabbits this evening from Grafton airport that are being surrendered to The Rabbit Sanctuary via NSW Ferret Welfare. 

They are being flown up by Coates Pet Transport

Thank you once again to Michelle from Coates for helping rabbits!

Cruelty Free Christmas Shopping - a way to help animals

News from The Cruelty Free Shop who support The Rabbit Sanctuary
In This Issue:
- Happenings
- New products: french champagne truffles, onion & garlic-free bounty burgers, vegebear sweets, custard powder
- Cruelty-free Christmas gift ideas
- Christmas delivery deadlines
- Carols by barnlight (VIC)

- How do you know if a product is really cruelty-free?
- Indian cooking classes (NSW)
- Designer vegan cakes (NSW)
- Vegan blog

- Vege social events
- Charity of the month (he’s a Christmas turkey!)
- Recipe of the month
- Quote of the month
We got an early Christmas present in November when we found out that we had been voted “Australia’s Favourite Vegan Business” in the Aduki/Uproar Awards. Thank you to everyone who voted for us and everyone who has supported us over the past (almost) ten years. We are very proud to be your favourite; we love what we do and are so happy you do too! Click here to check out the other winners.
The Cruelty Free Shop will be open all the way through the Christmas, New Year period so you never have to go without your vegan treats. We would like to wish you all a merry cruelty-free Christmas and a very happy new year!
New Products
Booja Booja French Champagne Truffles
These deeply luxurious and seductive truffles are infused with organic, biodynamic French Champagne. Presented in an attractive, gold and black square box these are sure to delight every chocolate connoisseur.
Bounty Burgers
We all know that
Bounty Burgers are "meaty" and delicious, high in protein, low in fat and made here in Australia but did you know that they now also have an garlic and onion free option for people who avoid these foods for health or religious reasons?
Vegebears Sweets
Gelatine-free treats!
Frooty Fruits are delightfully chewy and fruity pastilles and Fruit Jellies are delicious organic bear-shaped fruit jellies. Both are bursting with organic goodness and make the ideal natural treat for kids.
Custard Powder
All natural custard powder that makes rich, creamy custard almost instantly. Great to pour over your Christmas pudding!
Cruelty-free Christmas Gift Ideas
Christmas is the perfect time to share some cruelty-free, vegan cheer! Here are some gift ideas, guaranteed to please.
The 12 gifts of Christmas
1. Pure Gaisha makes a wide range of natural products for your body, their divine Body Whips are my absolute favourite, they smell amazing and moisturise better than anything else I've tried.
2. Gaia has a very popular organic men's range with scrubs, moisturisers, hair care and shave gel.
3. Organic Home makes the loveliest, long-burning soy wax candles in a range of gorgeous scents.
4. Vegan cookbooks such as Lynda Stoner's Now Vegan! make a great gift.
5. Edgar’s Mission calendars feature truly beautiful photos of rescued animals to make you smile every month.
6. Alba Botanicals have a lovely tropical smelling range of sea salt scrubs and body creams and lotions
7. Desert River soaps< /font> are palm-oil-free and scented with essential oils.
8. Gingerbread Christmas Miniatures make a great little gift for teachers, posties or anyone who deserves a treat.
9. Alpha chocolate coated plums or liq ueur apricot gift boxes feature the lush, dark Alpha chocolate that is the best vegan chocolate I've tasted.
10. Booja Booja's hand-made, organic truffles are the connoisseurs chocolate.
11. Snacking on vegan caviar & pates shows that vegans don't have to do without anything now!
12. Redwood's Cheatin’ Turkey Roast stuffed with cranberry and wild rice or Cheatin' Beef Roast stuffed with Horseradish make the perfect centrepiece of your vegan Christmas dinner surrounded by crispy roast vegetables and followed with Chocolate Rum Balls or .Constant Craving Truffles
Easy Gift Giving
Our beautifully presented Gift Hampers are packed with luxurious cruelty-free products and gourmet vegan goodies and can be delivered anywhere in Australia. Or you can simply give a Gift Voucher so they can choose their own treats.
Christmas Delivery Deadlines
To ensure your vegan goodies arrive in time for Christmas, we suggest that you place your orders before the following dates:
Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra – 20/12
Regional VIC, QLD, SA, ACT – 17/12
Sydney - 22/12
Regional NSW – 20/12
NT, Tasmania, WA – 15/12
Carols by Barnlight (VIC)
Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary invites you to  join them from 4-8pm on Saturday 11 December for Carols by Barnlight at 365 McHargs Road, Willowmavin. Enjoy a delicious vegan BBQ, meet over 150 rescued animal residents, take the farm tour and then settle in to the barn for carol singing. For more information visit
How do you know if a product is really cruelty-free?
Since no government regulation exists for cruelty-free labeling of personal care and household products, companies can essentially make any animal testing claims they want. So how is the conscientious consumer able to discern which products are truly cruelty-free? Choose Cruelty Free Australia was created to provide consumers with the most accurate information possible about a company's no-animal testing policy.
To become Choose Cruelty Free (CCF) accredited, a company must agree not to conduct or commission animal testing of any kind after a fixed cut-off date. In addition, the company must get all third-party manufacturers and suppliers to individually agree not to engage in animal testing for its products. The Cruelty Free Shop carries a wide assortment of products from CCF accredited companies including MyUtopia, Pure Gaisha, Alba Botanics, RJ Mineral Cosmetics, Nat io and Biologika.
CCF has made it easy to shop without cruelty. To make sure the products you use are genuinely cruelty-free see the list of companies accredited in Australia visit
Indian Cooking Classes (Sydney)
Ma Indian Cooking courses represent a passion for cooking and a passion for life. They are designed to equip you with the skills to create vegetarian and vegan Indian cuisine that is delicious, wholesome and fresh. Find out more about the classes and when they run here:
Vegan cake business (NSW)
Now vegans too can enjoy designer cakes for weddings, birthdays and other special occasions. Pure Dawning specialises in award wining centerpiece cakes that are delicious and moist, made fresh for you from quality ingredients and are exquisitely decorated to suit your style. They specialise in 3D custom designs and fun sugar art decorations, while also providing beautiful traditional and contemporary cakes depending on your preferences. Their cakes really are works of art....and they’re all vegan! Visit
Vegan blogs
Zinnea Pea, Vegan and designer and creator of handmade little treasures in the gorgeous Adelaide Hills:
Zinnia Pea's Blog.
Charity of the Month
Banjo is one of 36 turkeys who will not be turning up on a table this Christmas; Banjo was rescued from the horrors of intensive farming by caring people who took him straight to the safety of A Poultry Place Animal Sanctuary. Banjo’s new life of waking up on a bed of straw and spending the morning on a grassy field before retreating to the shade of fruit trees to nap as the day warms up is a far cry from the windowless shed he came from. That shed denied him the freedom to do any of the things that come naturally to him and his mates, like dust-bathing, running, flapping his wings and dancing.
Despite his luck, Banjo still bears the scars of having been a factory farmed turkey. Part of his beak has been cut off and will never grow back; he has a slowly healing wound on his right shoulder where his brothers and sisters walked over him in the crowded shed to get food and his infant skeleton struggles to support his 13kg body weight. Despite his handicaps Banjo will enjoy a much longer life than the 12 weeks he would have lived in a factory farm before being slaughtered for someone’s Christmas dinner.
A Poultry Place is an animal sanctuary in Southern NSW that specialises in the care of our feathered friends run by ex-Animal Liberation director Bede. Bede provides a home for over 250 rescued and abandoned turkeys, geese, peacocks, ducks, ex-battery hens, rescued broilers and roosters, along with several sheep, goats and cats. A Poultry Place receives no government funding and is reliant on donations to continue their wonderful work for animals. Please consider adding a donation to your next Cruelty Free Shop order for Ban jo and A Poultry Place.
Recipe of the Month
Simone’s Cheesy Puffs
- Puff pastry sheets
- Redwood cheatin'
pepperoni slices
- Redwood cheatin'
ham-style slices
- Cheezly super-melting
- Preheat oven to 150'C.
- Cut pastry sheet into quarters.
- Cut mock meats into little squares.
- Place the mock meats into the middle of each quarter of pastry.
- Grate cheezly and place on the top of the mock meats.
- Fold quarters so they are closed.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes on 150C
Quote of the Month
“If we could live happy and healthy lives without harming others... why wouldn’t we?” Pam Ahern, Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Rabbits Available For Adoption Phone: 0416 062 947

The following rabbits are up for adoption to good homes 2010

Hi I have two rabbits needing a home, a short haired black male (desexed) and a fluffy white female (not desexed). I think they are about 3 years old. I am in Bexley NSW. I don't have a photo at the moment but could get one. If you have any information that might help me it would be greatly appreciated. I can be contacted on
Thank you

Smoochie is looking for a loving home ADOPTED! YIPPEE!

Henry - Mini Lop PurebredADOPTED! YIPPEE! Click to see who got Henry!
Sooty Fawn colour - Desexed Male - 2 years old - Must go to a home where he will be a house rabbit. Very clean rabbit with good nature. He uses his litter tray perfectly with no mistakes.

Spicy - Dwarf size up eared rabbit - Himalayan colour white with smokey grey tips - Male 4 months old. Litter tray trained. Would make a nice indoor rabbit with day cage to eat grass.

60 other rabbits available. Please enquire as not enough space here to list them all.

We Welcome Henry to The Rabbit Sanctuary

Henry joined us at The Rabbit Sanctuary on Sunday when he was sadly surrendered by his mother Carla who was worried for his safety due to extensive house renovations and her being at university much of the time.

Henry is a perfectly trained House Rabbit. He would only be rehomed to a loving person who would include him into their family home.

He is a desexed male purebred mini lop rabbit. On arrival at The Rabbit Sanctuary he was vaccinated against Calici virus.

Anyone who thinks they could give a suitable home to Henry should contact us by email or phone or text.

Henry uses his litter tray. He has not made even one mistake since he arrived. A very clean rabbit. He rushes to the door when he sees someone coming looking for a pat.

Give us a call if you would like to give Henry a home. He will only be alowed to go to the right type of setting, not a hutch in a backyard.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A New Section to the Big Rabbit Run! Hooray!

Thankfully all the heavy rain is over.

We have added a new section to the Big Rabbit Run which the rabbits are beginning to explore with great excitement.

A big thank you to Raj and Neha for making that possible. It is named Noddy & Pepper's section.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Rabbits at The Rabbit Sanctuary

24 new rabbit photos Slideshow showing rabbits for adoption and some who have been adopted. Did you know some rabbits have actually come to The Rabbit Sanctuary to adopt a rabbit friend for themselves?

Rabbit Needs a Home - Californian Dwarf Rabbit Thumper

Shelter: Lort Smith
Location: Victoria
Description/Breed: californian dwarf
Colour: white/black ears
Male around 2 years old.
Training: litter trained house rabbit

Hey there, my name is Thumper and I'm a very friendly and playful bunny. I'm pretty good with other bunnies, but if I am going to live with another rabbit I'd like to meet them first just to make sure we get along. I enjoy playing with toys and sticks and picking them up with my mouth, it's very entertaining to watch. If you have been looking for a playful bunny companion like me then you should come into the cattery to meet me! A diet of Barastoc Rabbit Pellets, hay, carrots and other vegetables and love is all I need.

Friday, November 19, 2010

2 chickens break up rabbit fight!

Chooks can be quite upset and take action when rabbits disturb the peace! This very short video is a true view into the nature of chickens and just watch how the rabbits obey them. Watch how the chooks police them for a while until they are subdued! Amazing...

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Animal Adoption Agency

There is an Animal Adoption Agency in Penrith Sydney NSW that has two rabbits looking for good homes.  They are both desexed and vaccinated and ready to go to their new homes.  

If you are interested please phone Lee or Fiona on 02 04777 4746

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Bonny the English Angora Needs a Home

Click on the link above to see her details.  Can you rehome her?  She is 100% purebred English Angora!  Her current owners can't keep her.  Can you help?  She is in Jannali in Sydney.  She comes with her own indoor cage on wheels.

The Rabbit Sanctuary welcomes Haku

Haku which means 'animal warrior' in Maori is settling in nicely at The Rabbit Sanctuary.  He was the beloved rabbit of Raelane who sadly passed away leaving Haku alone.  Raelane had loved Haku as a house rabbit.  She litter trained him, desexed and vaccinated him and spent her days with him.  He is very trusting of people and very affectionate.

Raelan'e daughter Tania was heartbroken to have to surrender him to The Rabbit Sanctuary but due to Queensland's harsh laws about which pets people are allowed to keep she had no choice.  The Queensland Government does not allow its citizens the right to own a rabbit, even Haku who was a link to her mother for Tania. 

Today Haku spent the day in an integration enclosure with two other gorgeous rabbit gals, Glenda and Violet who are vying for his attention!  His happy day came to a close and he was carried back to a comfortable lawn hutch and run for the night.  He will join them again tomorrow. 

The aim is to integrate Haku and Violet into the big rabbit run where the rabbits run free in a 60 meter run with little huts, plumbed water and lots to do.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Rabbit in Penrith needs a loving home - Currently awaiting adoption at Penrith Veterinary Hospital

Penrith Veterinary Hospital have had a rabbit handed in.  They are looking for a home for this pet rabbit urgently. 

He is a red-eyed white rabbit with black stripe down his back. 

Phone Carissa on 02 4721 5494 if you can save this rabbit.  
You can also email your enquiry to:

He will be put down on Friday if someone does not take him.  

Please help and pass this around facebook etc if you can.  

Penrith Veterinary Hospital has a very good page on rabbit care at: 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pepper is doing well after her desexing op

Yesterday Pepper had her desexing operation at Riverbank Animal Hospital conducted by rabbit vet Dr Chris Gough in preparation for her journey to her new life in Sydney with Raj and Neha. 

She is in a cosy recovery capsule sitting on vet fleece with a water bottle and Barastoc Rabbit Pellets.  She is sitting still so that her wound will heal. 

Her capsule is positioned so that she can view the other rabbits in the near vicinity especially Noddy who came up from Sydney all by himself to adopt her and take back to his family in Hurstville. They fly out on Friday this week with Coates Pet Transport. 

Monday, October 25, 2010

Big Announcement! Noddy has chosen Pepper as his new adopted friend! They leave for Sydney by air on Friday!

Noddy and Pepper are great friends!  They both fly via Coates Pet Transport (thanks Michelle) from Grafton airport to Sydney on Friday.  Pepper is being adopted by Noddy and his family Raj and Neha of Hurstville in Sydney.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Noddy the mini lop arrives to adopt a friend of his choice!

We welcomed Noddy to The Rabbit Sanctuary on Friday as we picked him up from his flight from Sydney.  Thank you to Michelle from Coates Pet Transport for arranging his travel.

Noddy is visiting to choose a new friend to take back to his apartment in Hurstville in Sydney.  Noddy's parents, Neha and Raj, were concerned that he was alone in the apartment during the day when they are working so they decided that they would adopt another rabbit friend for him.  Noddy is a desexed male rabbit and since he arrived has soaked up the attention shown to him by his fellow rabbits in the sanctuary.  See a photo of him as he disembarked from the plane in Grafton Airport which is just 20 minutes from The Rabbit Sanctuary.

Noddy is looking forward to being in the Australian Bush for a while, picking his own grass and meeting new friends.

During his stay at the Sanctuary, Noddy is booked in for nail clipping, a sudsy warm bath and a vet checkup.

 Not like the screaching parrot in the background!  The Rabbit Sanctuary is filled with parrots of all types.

Noddy has a Bath!

Noddy is towel dried
He is wash in full sun to avoid a chill and towel dried in the sun.  Then he hops around on a sunny grassy spot in a hutch cage to further dry out.  Later he is finished off with a gentle relaxing blow dry.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Rabbit Found in Willoughby in Sydney's North Shore

Phone June: 02 9419 6617 to enquire about this big rabbit that has moved into June's backyard in Willoughby near Chatswood in North Sydney.  He is cream in colour with pale fawn markings and a pale fawn stripe down his back.

If you would like to adopt this rabbit.  June currently has him in a cocky cage which can't be his home for long.  She would love enquiry from people interested in taking him on a permanent or even a foster basis because she is not set up for keeping a rabbit.  She just saved him from the dangers of being free in her area where there are lots of feral cats and lots of dogs that would kill him if he were to hop into their backyard.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Another happy rehoming of two rabbits to Coffs Harbour NSW!

Amidst all this rain a ray of sunshine with two of our Sanctuary rabbits being adopted by a very responsible and loving family from Coffs Harbour! 

Two Baby Rabbits Looking for a loving home. Owner allergic!!! URGENT Tweed Heads NSW

Linda from Tweed Heads has two baby rabbits (12 and 14 weeks old) looking for a new place to live.

She bought them for her son who immediately developed a severe allergy to them. 

Phone Linda direct if you are interested in taking them on as your own pets.  0407 515 188 or email her at

Friday, October 8, 2010

If you are looking for a GUINEA PIG! Click here to see Guinea Pigs for Adoption from The Cavy Cottage

The Cavy Cottage rescues Guinea Pigs, restores their faith in humans with kindness and good healthy food and comfortable surroundings and vet care.  You can adopt one or more guinea pigs from them or you can take a rental package.
For a look at some of these gorgeous piggies for adoption click here.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Cost of Pet Transport from Sydney to The Rabbit Sanctuary for a Rabbit or Reverse!

Quite a lot of people have been asking us how much it is to transport a rabbit either to or from The Rabbit Sanctuary.

 Here is the rate from Sydney:

Road Transport in an air conditioned van: $90

Air Transport in an air conditioned plane: $150

The link above gives you a list of Pet Transport Companies that can transport a rabbit.

Friday, October 1, 2010

A question for The Rabbit Sanctuary!

Today we received an interesting question from Robert who is considering surrendering her rabbit to the Rabbit Sanctuary.  Here is the question and my answer:

Robert's question:

Dear Kim
 What has driven you to create this sanctuary ? and what would a rabbits day look like in your care?

Kim's Answer:

Hi Robert,

Thank you for your questions.  I will try to answer...

My husband and I set up and run the sanctuary on our rural bush property.  We are in semi retirement and wanted to do something for rabbits because we love them and because there is so little help for them.  We began by helping one rabbit which led to two etc. and we saw this huge need for a sanctuary to help people like you who are desperate to find their rabbit a safe loving and comfortable environment when they can no longer care for them.  The reasons that people can no longer care for their rabbit are many and varied.

We have many long term or life long rabbit residents in the sanctuary.  Some people don't want their rabbits rehomed and so they live their lives in the sanctuary.

We have a very good rehoming rate too.  We only let rabbits go to new homes if they are very good homes with the right equipment and care plan.

Rehomed rabbits are always welcome back and we stress that to those that adopt them.  That way the rabbit is assured of ongoing care.

A rabbit's day in the sanctuary consists of:

Crack of dawn running and playing
Breakfast of pellets
Water change
Watching people put rocks into freshly dug or too deep rabbit holes
Morning tea treat of carrot or other treat such as 1/4 slice of bread each or a couple of salted peanuts or sultanas each etc.
Afternoon tea of fresh hay
Evening top up of waters and pellets
Dusk running and playing on into the night if the moon is out!

All male rabbits are kept in lawn hutches until desexed at which time they go into the big rabbit run with females and desexed males.

New rabbits are in quarantine hutches on our back verandah until they are vaccinated and it takes effect.

Our local vet sees the sanctuary rabbits at no cost and is available 7 days a week and nights, so vet care is always available for sanctuary rabbits.

I hope that answers your questions:)

Kim Cooney
The Rabbit Sanctuary
Where time never runs out for rabbits...
phone: 0416 062 947

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Promotional Rabbit Stand at Street Party Near The Rabbit Sanctuary

The Rabbit Sanctuary had a huge crowd at their promotional stand at the commercial street party held recently in South Grafton NSW which is near to The Rabbit Sanctuary.  We were able to talk to people about rabbit care and hand out our care sheets and contact details.  Many people commented that they had learned important information about rabbits from our volunteers on the day.

The crowds loved the bunnies.  Children patted the rabbits and learned about rabbit care.

Congratulations to Norman for helping a rabbit!

A Rabbit On The Hop!  Thank you Norman for saving him!
We would like to thank and congratulate Norman from Sydney for all the time and expense he has put in to helping a rabbit and providing a loving home.  Norman spent many weeks trying to catch a rabbit that kept visiting his backyard.  He sought advice from many sources including The Rabbit Sanctuary and Wendy Parsons from Bunny Business.  He purchased a magnificent walk in rabbit house, left out food enticements, tried lots of things but finally used an idea and method from Jim from The Rabbit Sanctuary of catching him with a light fishing net.  Norman eventually managed to catch him in his hands when the little bunny came up to him.

Finally that little bunny is safely in his new house away from roaming dogs and cats or the risk of being run over by a car.  Good on you Norman!  Keep in touch.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Weekend Wabbit Workathon at The Rabbit Sanctuary!

A big thank you to Brendan, Jackie and Solomon for the wonderful work they did at The Rabbit Sanctuary on the weekend!  Solomon was excellent on the mini tractor and Brendan on the shovel!  Jackie deserves thank you's from many many rabbits for the wonderful work she did at Casuarina saving many rabbits and educating the public about their plight in the park where people had been releasing domestic rabbits. 

Rabbit Adoptions are Soaring High at The Rabbit Sanctuary! See photos of people and the rabbit they adopted!

Rabbits and their new owners...

Emma adopted our rare Jersey Wooly rabbit having driven all the way from Macksville around 2.5 hours to pick him up.
She loves "Wooly" and she also brought her own Angora girl with her and dropped her to the Rabbit Rescue Sanctuary   vet in Grafton to have her desexed while she came out to the Sanctuary.

Emma left with Wooly and a voucher for a free vet check from our vet Dr Chris Gough. Wooly's adoption fee was $25 and he came with so much added value. It pays to adopt a rabbit rather than to buy one from a breeder or a pet shop.

Little girl goes home happily with her two adopted pet rabbits.  She adopted her favourites from the big Rabbit Run - a ginger and white boy and a grey boy.  Both are desexed males that have been vaccinated, wormed and mite treated.
He father built a great run with cosy rabbit house.
They will also have a wire playpen in the house so they can be part of daily family life.
These two special tame rabbits will be loved pets in Bangalow Northern NSW.

Palomino and Mini Lop rabbits found a wonderful home

Henry now living as a house rabbit

Black and white dwarf rabbits love their new owner
White dwarf rabbit youngster with new owner

White disabled rescued by a lovely lady

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fresh Water for your Rabbits and You too!

Rabbits need the freshest of water.

Not many people realise that rabbits also need to do more than likc water drops from a 'drinker'.

Drinkers are good for certain things e.g. in a carry cage where a bowl would spill and also take up a lot of space.

When in their normal day hutch etc the rabbit should be given a heavy ceramic bowl that he or she can't tip over and that can be used to dip the paws and wash the face and best of all LAP UP THE WATER:)

Water filters are recommended for your rabbit's water.  The quality of water in Australia is rapidly decreasing. Pollution, chemicals, old piping in the reservoirs, sediments and bacteria that exist in a lot of our municipal reservoirs, are some of the alarming issues that create a need for a water filter in Australia. Bacteria in our water are one of the most common causes of sickness and the common flu.  Water Filters are far more environmentally friendly and economically viable than bottled water. One litre of drinking water from a Pure Water, water filter proves to be much more economical, costing on average 0.9 cents.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Rabbit Hutches

We recommend two hutches: one for indoors and one for outdoors.  We recommend that you bring your bunnies inside each evening.

Outdoor Hutches that you move around the grass
2 Story $145 plus delivery by courier.
Size: 104cm x 95cm x 47cm

2 Story $175 plus delivery by courier.
Size: 100cm x 78cm x 120cm

Playpen $115 to join on to your outdoor hutch to give your rabbit more play area.

4 foot 2 story with run $295

Indoor Hutches
Bring your rabbit in each evening for fun with the family
Cage & Stand $217.80
Rabbit indoor cage with stand on wheels
Size: (101.5 L x 51 W x 90cm H)

1mtr indoor cage on stand $135.00 quite a cheap price

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Rabbit Sanctuary has a new Logo! Have a look!

This is our new logo!
Please add it to your websites near a text link to our blog to help
get the word out there for rabbits!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Best Rabbit Nail Clippers

Click on link above to see and buy them.

We have used these particular rabbit nail clippers for years. They are the easiest to use and the safest around. Always hold the nail to the light before clipping the tips. You have to be able to see the 'quick' or meaty part under the actual nail so you don't cut that! If you do cause bleeding, clamp the nail firmly with your fingers to stop bleeding.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Tame friendly Rabbits Available for Adoption to Good Homes

There are currently many young rabbits available for adoption to good homes including baby rabbits that are weaned and eating independently as well as using a litter tray. They would make great house rabbits. Many different coloured rabbits available. Large and small ones, up eared and lop eared. All looking to be part of a loving family environment.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Cruelty Free Buying - Read about products you can buy that don't hurt animals!

Here is a little news from our supporters at the Cruelty Free Shop

Congratulations to them on being nominated as a finalist in the Home-Based Business Awards!

Jessica writes...
Disaster strikes! Last week I dropped my laptop, smashed the screen and destroyed my hard disk losing all my data including the draft of this month’s newsletter (so it’s a bit shorter than usual). I’ve also lost all my emails so if you are waiting on a reply from me I'm not ignoring you! Please send me your email again.
Fortunately  a couple of very nice things happened this month to balance things out. First we received a lovely framed certificate of appreciation from PETA for our “work to help stop the suffering of animals by making cruelty-free products available Australia-wide”. Then we were chosen as a finalist in the Australian Home-Based Business Awards which is open to all home business in Australia. We didn't win but were competing against lots of well known, non-vegan businesses so we were very excited to have even made it to the finals.
New Products
Mary’s Gone Crackers Cookies are vegan, gluten-free, organic, non-GMO and contain no hydrogenated oils or trans-fats. They contain lots of healthy ingredients like Chia seeds and come in two yummy flavours: Chocolate Chip and Ginger Snap. Mary’s cookies usually retail for over $9.50 a box but we have been able to get our hands on a stack of them at almost half price and they will be available at this price for a short time only so if you like them, now is a good time to stock up.
Rendang Curry Sauce
One of our best selling products is Lamyong’s Rendang Curry meal with mock meat chunks. Now you can create your own rendang curry using the very same sauce. Lamyong’s Rendang curry sauce in a jar is the perfect base for a firey and delicious Malaysian curry that is not for the faint-hearted.
Biologika Deodorant
Vegan, certified organic and cruelty-free; Biologika's aluminum-free deodorant ticks all the boxes. Now available in Lavender Fields and Vanilla Kiss fragrances.
Organic Cotton Buds
Did you know that 25% of all insecticides are used in the growth of conventional cotton? This results in devastating side-effects on the environment and wildlife. Simply Gentle’s cotton buds are made with 100% organic cotton so are kind to the environment and you.
Father’s Day Ideas
Father’s Day is on the 5th September this year and is a great opportunity to introduce your Dad to cruelty-free products such as the Gaia Made for Men range of shave, skin, and hair care products. Perhaps treat him to some gourmet vegan delights such as Leda’s Chocolate Rum Balls, Macadamia Nougat Gift Bags or Booja Booja hand-made Organic Truffles. Or, if he fancies himself as a bit of a Chef, how about a vegan cookbook such as Lynda Stoner’s beautifully presented Now Vegan cookbook. We also have a selection of Gift Hampers: Baking hamper, BBQ hamper, Gourmet hamper, Pancake hamper and Men’s hampers that can be delivered anywhere in Australia and come with a card for your personal message.
Cast your vote for Australia's  favourite vegan business
The annual Aduki and Uproar awards are open for votes now. If the Cruelty Free Shop is your favourite vegan business, please vote for us today by
clicking here. Thank you for your support!
Sydney Vegan Bake Sale
The Newtown vegan bake sale stalls have become a thing of legend; They sell a mouth-watering array of vegan cakes, slices and other goodies prepared by a selection of Sydney's best vegan chefs. This month all proceeds will go to Donkey Welfare with Heart and Sydney Pet Rescue. Get in early as their goodies always sell out fast! The next vegan bake sale will be on Saturday 28 August, from 8am until sold out, outside the Newtown Community Centre (across the road from Newtown train station).
Vege Social Events
Saturday 4 September, 7pm: Come along and meet like-minded people at the VegVic social dinner at Las Vegan Bakery & Cafe, 22 Smith Street, Collingwood. RSVP to by 30/8
Saturday 21 August, 7pm: Join us for a sumptuous buffet meal with the Vegan Society NSW at Maya Chat House Indian Restaurant, Surry Hills. All welcome: vegan, vegetarian or just curious. Membership not required. RSVP to by 19/8.
Saturday 21 August, 7pm: Vegetarian/Vegan Society of Queensland social dinner at Huo-Fo, K4 Sunny Park Shopping Centre, Cnr Mains Rd & McCullough St. Sunnybank. Banquet costs $25 per person and non-members are very welcome. RSVP by calling 3300 9320.
Every Monday, 6pm: PAWS "Meat Free Mondays" at 120 Beaufort Street, Perth. Join us every Monday night at the PAWS Community Resource Centre for a vegan meal. Meals are charged on a pay-by-donation basis. No need to RSVP. For more information call 9228 2435 or email
Charity of the Month (continued from July)
Little is known of Candice’s history, she clearly likes being around people so must have lived with a family at some stage but, perhaps through abandonment, she ended up living rough on the streets. When Candice was found she was emaciated, she clearly hadn’t eaten for a long time and was giving all the goodness from her body to keep her kitten alive. Luckily they were both taken to Ingrid’s Haven where she will receive the love and attention and vet care that she will need to regain her strength. Her kitten has found a new home and, when Candice she is strong enough, Ingrid will try to find someone to adopt her too.
Ingrid's Haven is a non-profit, no-kill cat shelter in Victoria. All the cats at Ingrid’s have been rescued from death row at the pound or abusive or neglectful situations. They are cared for, de-sexed and provided with vet care until new loving homes can be found. P roviding care for all the rescued cats is an expensive business so please consider adding a donation towards Candice’s care to your next Cruelty Free Shop order.
Recipe of the Month
Nina’s Delicious Chilli
450g tomatoes, chopped
2 Tbs vegetable oil
2 large onions, chopped
3 large cloves garlic, minced
1 red capsicum, chopped
1 jalapeno chilli, minced
2 cups of Passata (tomato puree)
¼ tsp coriander
1/8 tsp allspice
1 ½ tsp oregano
¼ to ½ tsp chilli powder to taste
1 ½ tsp cumin
2 Tbs fresh coriander (optional)
2 x 400g cans of black beans, drained
- Heat oil, sauté onion, garlic, capsicum and jalapeno in hot oil until onion is soft.
- Add pureed and chopped tomatoes, spices and beans
- Cover and simmer for 30 minutes
- Serve with corn chips, roughly mashed avocado and Tofutti Sour Supreme on the side
Quote of the Month
"To my mind the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. I should be unwilling to take the life of a lamb for the sake of the human body. I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to the protection by man from the cruelty of man." Mahatma Ghandi
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