MASKS:  Per Ventura County Public Health, all shelter guests will be required to wear face coverings while indoors.

CLOSED Christmas day and New Year’s day.  CLOSING EARLY at 3:00pm  on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

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.  They educate the public regarding proper rabbit care, raise funds for medical treatments and supplies, and promote rabbit welfare and spaying/neutering throughout the county.

Bunny Brigade Service Schedule


Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Adoptions (Walk-in)

Closed


1pm - 5pm

1pm - 4pm

Adoptions (By appointment*)

Closed

3pm - 5pm

2pm - 4pm

11am - 3pm

Boutique/Store + Hay sale

Closed

3pm - 6pm

1pm - 5pm

1pm - 4pm

Hay sale at the front office

Closed

9am - 6pm

9am - 6pm

9am - 6pm

9am - 6pm

9am - 6pm

9am - 6pm

*Adoptions by appointment – There are benefits to scheduling an appointment:  Saves time by providing education and counseling over the phone.  This will allow you to focus on finding your perfect bunny for your home.  Saves you money by ensuring you purchase only the right supplies at the best prices.  There are more days and times available when scheduling appointments.  Simply email the VCAS Bunny Brigade to schedule your appointment for a day and time listed above.

Services Provided

  • Nail trims & grooming – Sorry, nail trims and grooming are not available due to RHDV!  Please contact Pawsitive Boarding for these services. 
  • Hay – $5.00 per flake with the option of Timothy and Orchard.
  • Bunny Store/Boutique – Where you can buy toys, treats, supplements, food and supplies for your rabbit.
  • Email the VCAS Bunny Brigade if you are interested in any of the following services:
    • Bunny Dates (by appointment only)  – Bunnies participating in Bunny Dates must be spayed or neutered and in good health. 
    • Bunny Savvy Veterinarian Recommendations
    • Bunny Sitting and Boarding Recommendations

Please watch this informative video in order to best 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!

Surrender - 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.

Bunny Adoption Application

After you have submitted this application, please email the Bunny Brigade to schedule an adoption appointment:  VCASBunnyBrigade@gmail.com

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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