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Bunny Brigade

Bunny Brigade

The VCAS Bunny Brigade is a dedicated group of specialized volunteers who provide care and enrichment for Ventura County Animal Services’ rabbits, works to place VCAS rabbits in loving forever homes, educates the public about proper rabbit care, raises funds for supplies and medical treatments, and promotes rabbit welfare and spaying/neutering throughout the county.

Bunny Brigade Service Schedule


Walk-in Adoptions

Adoptions by Appointment

Bunny Boutique + Hay Sale

Monday

Closed

Closed

Closed

Tuesday



Wednesday


3pm - 5pm

3pm - 6pm

Thursday


2pm - 4pm


Friday

Saturday

1pm - 4pm

11am - 3pm

1pm - 4pm

Sunday

1pm - 4pm

11am - 3pm

1pm - 4pm

Hay can also be purchased through the front office Tuesday – Sunday from 9am – 6pm.

  • ADOPTION APPOINTMENTS – Save time (and money) by scheduling an appointment with a knowledgeable and experienced VCAS Bunny Brigade Volunteer.  They can provide information to ensure you purchase the correct items for your indoor enclosure.  Email VCASBunnyBrigade@gmail.com to schedule an appointment.
  • BUNNY DATES – Bunnies participating in Bunny Dates must be spayed or neutered and in good health.
  • BUNNY BOUTIQUE – Where you can buy toys, treats, supplements, food and supplies for your rabbit.
  • HAY – Hay purchased at VCAS is $5.00 and benefits the VCAS Bunny Brigade.

Nail Trims & Grooming

Please contact Pawsitive Boarding for these services as they are unavailable at VCAS due to RHDV.

Bunny Dates

By appointment only. Please email vcasbunnybrigade@gmail.com.

Hay purchase in Ventura

Please contact Pawsitive Boarding.

Please watch this informative video to help prepare you for the care and needs of a domestic, indoor rabbit.

Rabbit Adoption Process:

  1. LEARN about rabbits.  Rabbits are an 8-12-year commitment and adding a rabbit to your family should be given plenty of thought and consideration.  Watch this informative video BEFORE you bring a bunny home.
  2. SUBMIT Adoption Application.  Tap/click here to submit an adoption application for review by the Bunny Brigade.  Please allow 24-72 hours for review.  You will receive an email from the Bunny Brigade after your application is received.  We will work with you to ensure you understand:  rabbit care, proper supplies, and discuss whether a rabbit is the right fit for you and your family, as well as other pets you may have.  If you are looking for a companion for your current rabbit, you can schedule a bunny date with the VCAS Bunny Brigade to help find the perfect match.
  3. SCHEDULE an appointment.  Once your application is submitted and approved, the Bunny Brigade will work with you to schedule a time to come to the shelter and meet rabbits.  Adoptions are also by walk-in, but scheduling an appointment is preferred and is given priority.
  4. VISIT with the rabbits.  Bring everyone in the family/household when planning to adopt a rabbit.  Plan to spend 1-2 hours meeting our shelter rabbits and going through the adoption counseling process.  You will have an opportunity to ask questions of our trained adoption counselors and learn how to handle rabbits safely and properly. Each bunny has a unique personality and the VCAS Bunny Brigade works diligently to find the best fit for your whole family.
  5. ADOPT. Once you have determined that a rabbit is a good fit for your home, it’s time to pick your new best friend and take them home! The adoption fee is $50, and each rabbit is spayed/neutered prior to adoption. Your bunny will also be eligible for a free wellness visit with a rabbit-savvy veterinarian and will receive a free bag of hay and a chewable grass mat upon adoption!

Don't abandon rabbits, please!

Domestic rabbits will not survive on their own outside.

If you cannot keep your rabbit, try finding them a home.  Make a flyer and advertise on Facebook, Instagram and Next Door.  Ask your veterinarian if they can post your flyer in their office or on their social media channels on your behalf.  When re-homing an animal, charge a small adoption fee to dissuade those with ill intentions as some bunnies may be sought out as food for reptiles, birds of prey, or even humans.  We strongly advise screening and educating to ensure your rabbit gets a loving, safe, indoor home with proper care.  Helpful information is readily available on a variety of subjects, such as diet, housing, and the Importance of Spaying and Neutering.

Click here for additional helpful ideas from the House Rabbit Society.

If you were unsuccessful in re-homing your rabbit and you live in areas serviced by Ventura County Animal Services, please email KeepMyPet@ventura.org for additional support or to schedule a time and day (based on space and availability) to bring in the bunny.  There is a $45 – $110 fee per rabbit to relinquish an owned rabbit.  We do not euthanize rabbits for space, but please know it can take a while to find the right home for them.

Our Rabbits!

Ventura County Animal Services care deeply for the animals who enter our shelter system.  While some animals arrive happy and healthy, others may arrive scared, injured, ill or have behavior issues requiring our dedicated teams to mend broken bones and heal broken hearts.  Our top priority is to reunite lost pets with their owners.  Stray animals are placed on a 5-day hold to give their owners time to find them.  Animals who arrive with any form of ID are placed on an extended 10-day hold.  If you recognize your lost animal, please reclaim them during normal business hours.  Visit our Lost and Found to view animals found by good Samaritans.  Animals who have not been found by their owner can be made available to adopt after their stray hold has passed.  If you are tracking an animal on our website and they disappear from the list below, it is likely because their owner came to pick them up.

Animals are listed in ORDER OF ARRIVAL with new arrivals at the top.  Click here to view animals only in our SIMI VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER.

Learn about our Adoption Process & Online Sign-Ups!

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Misty
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Holly
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Crawford
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Rubble
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Sky
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Mochi
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Juniper
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Nora
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Cheeky
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Pecan
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Tessie
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Pretzel
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Dimple
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Elmer
Elmer
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Honeycomb
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Manila
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Helsinki
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Bogota
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Jackson
Jackson
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Almond
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Baylee
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Animal Legend

ANIMAL DESCRIPTION:  Data is collected on every animal brought into our care.  This data may change throughout an animal’s time with us.

Animal ID

Please use this unique number when referencing animals.

Name

Some animals come in with names. Once animals become available for adoption, VCAS staff and/or volunteers are free to name animals.

Age

This is our best guess based on body condition, teeth, eyes, etc., at their time of impound.

Weight

Animals are weighed upon intake and at subsequent medical check ups.

Gender

If an animal does not have “spayed” or “neutered” preceding their gender, this indicates they are either still intact or have not been verified to be altered.

Breed

This is our best guess based on our team’s experience, not a DNA profile.

Intake Date

The date the animal has been impounded into our system.

Adoptable Date

The date the animal can be adopted out.  Animals are usually on a 5-day or 10-day hold in order to give their owners time to find them.  Appointments cannot be made for animals who have an “Adoptable Date” in the future.

Kennel

Kennels 001-899 are at the Camarillo Shelter.

Kennels 900 - 998 are at the Simi Valley Shelter. 

Animals in Kennel “Foster” are in foster care and are available for adoption.

Animals in Kennel “Offsite” are being temporarily housed in a partner location (Petco, PetSmart, etc.) and can be adopted from that location.

City Found

The city in which the animal was found or reported found.

Shelter

Location where the animal is currently living.

TAGS:  This color-coded system provides additional information about animals in our care.  These tags may change during the animal’s time with us.

TAGS

DESCRIPTION

Pending Adoption

This animal has an adoption pending.

Rescue Transfer Pending

This animal is pending transfer to a transfer rescue partner.

Under Evaluation

This animal is under a medical and/or behavioral evaluation.

Rescue Transfer Preferred

This animal would best be suited for a Rescue Transfer Partner.

Medical Hold 

This animal is under a medical hold.

Quarantine

This animal is under a quarantine for health and/or safety reasons.

█  – Animal is spoken for and is not available for adoption.

 – Animal is currently not available for adoption.

TRANSLATE DISCLAIMER

The VCAS.US website has been translated by Google Translate. Reasonable efforts have been made to provide an accurate translation, however, no automated translation is perfect nor is it intended to replace human translators. Translations are provided as a service to users of the VCAS.US website, and are provided “as is.” No warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, is made as to the accuracy, reliability, or correctness of any translations made from English into any other language. Some content (such as images, videos, Flash, etc.) may not be accurately translated due to the limitations of the translation software.

The official text is the English version of the website. Any discrepancies or differences created in the translation are not binding and have no legal effect for compliance or enforcement purposes. If any questions arise related to the accuracy of the information contained in the translated website, please refer to the English version of the website which is the official version. Ventura County Animal Services employs bilingual staff who are able to provide assistance.  Please call (805) 388-4341 or email info@vcas.us.

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