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We are a Seattle-area house rabbit rescue and we have lots of great, healthy bunnies for adoption. We are also experts when it comes to special-needs house rabbits, and we want our website to become a resource for special-needs bunny owners. We care for 60-80 bunnies at our shelter, and we provide permanent sanctuary for bunnies who need specialized care. We are an all-volunteer, registered 501(c)3 organization. 

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4 days ago

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Please watch over them. They deserve 💘love and respect, not being dumped because they are no longer wanted.Today is the feast day of Saint Melangell, patron saint of hares and rabbits.

Credit: Artist Wendy Andrew ' Hare Huggle'.

Credit : Article Mair Williams

Deep in the Berwyn Mountains of Wales stands the beautiful church of Saint Melangell. There has been a church on this site for over 1200 years and parts of the present building date back to the 12th century. It stands in a round churchyard that was once a Bronze Age site and is surrounded by ancient yew trees estimated to be two thousand years old. In the chancel of the church stands the 12th Century shrine of Saint Melangell. The church also contains a 15th Century oak screen with carvings that tell the story of Melangell and Prince Brochwel.

Melangell was a female saint of the 7th century. It is said she was the daughter of an Irish king who came to the valley from Ireland in order to avoid a marraige that her father had planned for her. She lived here for many years as a hermit and hidden from view. One day Yscythrog Brochwel, Prince of Powys, was hunting and pursued a hare which ran into a thicket. When he entered he saw Melangell at her prayers. The hare had taken refuge under Melangell's robes and she was determined to save and protect it. Prince Brochwel's hounds fled and he was moved by her courage and compassion. He granted Melangel the valley as a place of sanctuary, and she went on to became Abbess of a small religious community. On her death she was buried in the church that was dedicated to her, St Melangell's Church, Pennant Melangell. Her memory continues to be honoured and Pennant Melangell has been a place of pilgrimage for many centuries. Melangell remains the patron saint of hares
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1 week ago

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Welcome, Raichu! 🥰 Local bunny hero and Special Bunny fam Chris opened his home to foster this little bean, whom a coworker found hiding in his garage. Despite being dumped and left to fend for himself--as a baby, no less--Raichu somehow survived to become a sweet, friendly and very busy boy! Now neutered, Raichu is at the shelter, so watch petfinder for details! If you're interested, your first stop is our adoption process page here: specialbunny.org/adoption-process/. And please join us in thanking Chris! 🥰😍☺💯‼️ ... See MoreSee Less

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