Bunny Brigade

April 20, 2021 update:

With VCAS slowly opening back up to visitors, we got the okay to start selling hay again at the shelter on Sundays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm starting Sunday, April 25th! During that time our Bunny Boutique will also be open to sell bunny food, toys and supplies. 

We realize this is a very small window of time to get hay, so until we are able to sell hay at the shelter during normal business hours again, Pawsitive Boarding in Ventura will continue to sell the same hay and donate all the proceeds to the VCAS shelter bunnies!  Contact information to schedule pickup of hay in Ventura can be found at https://pawsitiveboarding.com/.

In addition, we are still doing adoptions by appointment only so if you are interested in adopting a shelter bunny and/or would like more information about any of our adoptable bunnies, please email us at vcasbunnybrigade@gmail.com.  Tap/click here to view all of the amazing bunnies available for adoption.

***IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT OUR OTHER SERVICES***

At this time, please note that our other services are still suspended until further notice. This includes nail trims, grooming, bunny dates and casual visits to look at/meet the adoptable bunnies. 

– Thank you, VCAS Bunny Brigade.

Bunny Brigade

The VCAS Bunny Brigade is an all-volunteer-run organization that provides care and enrichment for all rabbits brought into Ventura County Animal Services.  The Bunny Brigade works to place VCAS rabbits in loving forever homes, educates the public regarding proper rabbit care, raises funds for medical treatments and supplies, and promotes rabbit welfare and spaying/neutering throughout the county.

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. Schedule an appointment.  Due to COVID-19, all rabbit adoptions are done by appointment only.  Please email to schedule an appointment:  VCASBunnyBrigade@gmail.com
  1. 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.  Each bunny has a unique personality and VCAS Bunny Brigade works diligently to find the best fit for your whole family. Please bring photographs and/or video showing your bunny housing/setup. 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.
  2. Adopt.  Once you have determined that a rabbit is a good fit for your home, ask yourself if you are ready to commit to providing daily love and care for the next 8-12 years. Be sure to watch the video above or consult us when purchasing all the necessary supplies your new rabbit will need.  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!
Bunny Adoption Hours:
Monday Shelters Closed
Tuesday 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Wednesday 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Thursday 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Friday 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday 11:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday 11:00am – 4:00pm
*Adoption hours are subject to change. Please message the VCAS Bunny Brigade to confirm current hours.

Rabbit Surrender

ALERT – PLEASE DO NOT RELEASE YOUR RABBIT INTO THE WILD.  They are domestic and will not survive on their own.

If you cannot keep your rabbit, try finding them a home on your own.  Make a flyer and advertise on Facebook, Instagram, Next Door and Craig’s List.  Ask your veterinarian if they can post a 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.

Other services provided by the VCAS Bunny Brigade:

Due to COVID-19, some or all additional services may not be available.  Please email VCASBunnyBrigade@gmail.com before coming to the shelter. If services are not available, the VCAS Bunny Brigade can make recommendations.

    • Fresh Timothy and Orchard hay for sale ($5 per bag)
    • Bunny Store where you can buy rabbit toys, treats, supplements, food and supplies (open during bunny adoption hours).
    • Nail Trims ($5 per bunny)
    • Grooming ($5-$10 bunny)
    • Bunny Dates – Bunnies participating in Bunny Dates must be spayed/neutered and in good health.  (Must schedule Bunny Dates beforehand by emailing the VCAS Bunny Brigade at vcasbunnybrigade@gmail.com.)
    • Bunny Savvy Veterinarian Recommendations
    • Bunny Sitting and Boarding Recommendations

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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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