Working Together To Make A Difference In Their World
Our Sanctuary is situated in the Northwest region of fabulous Las Vegas near the historic Tule Springs Ranch at the Floyd Lamb Park. There you will find a wonderful group called Bunnies Matter who are doing great work for our community.
For your convenience, we have included the information listed on their Frequently Asked Questions page:
Is Bunnies Matter a rescue?
Yes, Bunnies Matter currently rescues but also works with other bunny rescues in Las Vegas to help the dumped bunnies of Las Vegas. We are currently finding homes for the few remaining of the original 65 dumped bunnies at Floyd Lamb Park after working with Michele Fiore and the City of Las Vegas Parks Division to rescue them. We also do adoption events every Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM at Floyd Lamb Park. We educate prospective bunny owners as well as our local government representatives that can help change the spay and neuter laws in our City and State.
We also help to get the word out via the media and we assist animal control in policing so that feed stores and pet stores don’t sell unfixed bunnies.
How is Bunnies Matter helping?
First, we are trying to help educate the public through local public events, social media, local news sources and internet magazines. Currently, there are many bunny heroes or wanna-be bunny heroes, organized and unorganized, trying to help these dumpsite bunnies throughout Las Vegas. We are trying to assist others already helping in any way we can. When we came on the scene, there were no viable, established bunny rescues in Las Vegas that are really doing anything to help these dumpsite bunnies. Since most of these bunnies were on State property, “legally” no one could help them (All rescued in 2018!!!). Most rescues in Vegas are filled to the brim with bunnies and looking for donations to care for the bunnies they currently have. Unfortunately, just a few bunnies, not fixed, is a huge liability for any rescue to take on without additional donations. We have been very successful in trying to change the old and outdated laws and ordinances that do not help the over-population of dogs, cats, bunnies, ferrets, or pot-bellied pigs. We just got word on October 15, 2019, that Henderson is going to be joining Clark County and the City of Las Vegas by including rabbits to have to be spay and neutered before sold or adopted out.
Do we sell bunnies?
Bunnies Matter does not sell bunnies. We do help others find forever homes for bunnies and we do have some bunnies that can be adopted for an $80 donation (or more) to Bunnies Matter. Please see our adoptions page.
What are some good bunny resources?
The website links below are some of the best bunny resources, articles and websites we’ve found.
The Bunny Lover’s Complete Guide To House Rabbits: The Ultimate Handbook for Successfully Living Indoors with a Pet Rabbit
Written by Stephan Flores, aka “The Bunny Guy” on Facebook
Living With A House Rabbit
A great article if you are thinking about getting your first rabbit or two.
How To Properly Pick Up Your Bunny
An Uplifting Experience is a good information resource for beginners.
Housing (for your bunny)
Some tips on what you need to safely keep a bunny in your home.
Are Two Rabbits Right For You?
Two bonded bunnies are better than one for many reasons and this way, they always have a friend and do not get lonely.
Helping An Injured Bunny
What to do if you find an injured bunny.
Be a responsible pet owner
What vets in Las Vegas can help bunnies?
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Southern Hills Animal Hospital
6545 South Fort Apache #150 Las Vegas, NV 89148
Phone: (702) 586-1300 Fax: (702) 586-0770
Mon to Fri – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday – 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Sunday – Closed
Comment: Dr. Blakesley and her staff are extremely caring and attentive to all your animals. Dr. Blakesley has been very generous in donating additional time and medicine to help care for many of our rescued bunnies. So far she has spayed and neutered over 500 rescue bunnies for Bunnies Matter with fantastic results. And that is even more impressive when you know that rescue bunnies aren’t always the healthiest of animals.
Aloha Animal Hospital
7341 S. Torrey Pines Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89139
Phone: (702) 567-5222
Mon to Fri – 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday – 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sunday – Closed
MON-FRI: 8AM – 6PM
SAT: 8AM – 1PM
Comment: Their vets are very knowledgeable about bunnies. Their fees are on the higher end but very experienced and knowledgeable.
Flamingo Pet Clinic
2675 E. Flamingo Rd Ste 1
Las Vegas, NV 89121
Phone: (702) 734-9761
Fax: (702) 734-6905
Mon to Fri – 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday – 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Sunday – Closed
Comment: Dr. Kenton Bryan is very knowledgeable and is able to give discounts to 501(c)3 rescues.
7 Days a Week or 24-Hour Emergency Services
Animal Emergency Center
3340 E. Patrick Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89120
Phone: (702) 457-8050
Comment: If your bunny is not acting normal and it is after hours, holiday or on the weekend, this is a good first place to call.
West Flamingo Animal Hospital
5445 W Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103
Phone: (702) 514-7058
Mon to Fri – 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Comment: If you need to take you pet in late in the day on a weekday or on a Sunday, this place is good and the only one with extended weekday & Sunday hours.
What supplies do I need to own bunnies?
As a new bunny owner, you need to have a good bunny supply list. One of the first things new bunny owners don’t realize is that bunnies require a lot of stuff and a lot of space. Setting up a proper bunny habitat can be expensive but also a lot of fun too! Below is our “must have” bunny supply list that you can use.
Also, please see our list of rabbit savvy vets in Las Vegas.
A well-informed bunny person makes for a happy house rabbit!
Don't Let It Loose
Promoting Responsible Pet Ownership
When we first learned of this program we were thrilled to lend our support through raising awareness of its existence. Their website has tons of great information and resources.
For your convenience, we have copied content from their page "Rehoming A Pet In Your State" for the state of Nevada.
WHERE TO GET HELP IN FINDING A NEW HOME FOR YOUR PET:
It is never appropriate to release a pet to the wild. However, you may feel uncertain about how to find a new home for your pet. Here are some resources in Nevada that can help you re-home your pet.
Nevada Department of Wildlife manages the program and can provide a lot of helpful advice about pets and invasive species. Please call our main office at (775) 688-1500 and you will be directed to someone who can help.
These statewide directories provide information about many different shelters and organizations that can help you:
If you have a pet bird check with:
Nevada Bird Rescue is an all-volunteer, first-responder bird rescue service for Southern Nevada. If it has feathers, we can help through advice or by taking action when needed.
The Southern Nevada Parrot Education, Rescue & Rehoming Society is operated by volunteers who give their time and their own resources to help find loving homes for exotic companion birds in need.
The Southwest Exotic Avian Rescue is an all-volunteer organization serving Las Vegas, Nevada and the surrounding communities. Their focus is to provide safe, caring foster and permanent adoption placement to any parrot in need of re-homing.
For reptiles and amphibians that need new homes contact:
Reptile Rescue is a great resource if you need to find a new home for your pet. While their main emphasis is on reptiles, Reptile Rescue can often take other pets as well.
This Directory provides a list of reptile rescue centers across the entire state.
Check with your local pet store
Most of Nevada’s independent pet stores are part of the Don’t Let It Loose community. If you have a pet that needs a new home your first place to check is with one of these fine stores.
Las Vegas Area
629 N Stephanie St
Henderson, NV 89014
Located in: Whitney Ranch Shopping Center
Reptiles-N-Reefs believes that every pet deserves to have a good home. If you have a pet that needs a new home they are always willing to offer suggestions.
Scales ‘N Tails Las Vegas #2
3380 E Russell Rd Unit #112
Las Vegas, NV 89120
Scales ‘N Tails Las Vegas #1
Located in: Rainbow Plaza
6836 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Both Scales N’ Tails stores are always willing to offer advice on how to find a new home for a pet that you can no longer care for.
2470 E Tropicana Ave suite c
Las Vegas, NV 89121
Pet Kingdom wants every pet to have a good home. When appropriate, Pet Kingdom may be able to take in your pet that needs a new home. In all cases they are happy to provide advice.
3125 E Tropicana Ave D
Las Vegas, NV 89121
When it is appropriate, Trop Aquarium may be able to take fish that you can not care for. If they are unable to accept your pet they will always provide advice.
Lucky Tropical Fish
4730 Spring Mountain Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89102
In some cases Lucky Tropical Fish may be able to take in your fish that need a new home. In cases where the store is unable to help they will always provide you with suggestions for how to best find a new home for your pet.
Pisces Reef Fish Emporium, LLC
10080 W Tropicana Ave #166
Las Vegas, NV 89147
Pisces Reef is always available to provide advice to fish owners who need to find a new home for their pets.
LLLReptile & Supply Las Vegas
8450 W Sahara Ave #105
Las Vegas, NV 89117
LLL Reptiles wants every pet to have a good home and they will always provide advice to owners who need to find a new home for their pets.
450 S Buffalo DR
Las Vegas, NV 89145
Lance’s Aquarium supports the Don’t Let It Loose program and wants to make sure that every fish has a proper home. If you need to find a home for fish you cannot care for they are always available to provide advice.
2410 N Decatur Blvd #160
Las Vegas, NV 89108
If it is appropriate, Exotic Pets may be able to take in your reptile, amphibian or invertebrate that needs a new home. In cases where they cannot accept your pet they will always provide suggestions for how you might find a new home for your pet.
1235 N Nellis Blvd #1
Las Vegas, NV 89110
Extrememundial Birds wants to help you make sure your pet bird has a good home. If you are unable to care for your bird check with them for advice and suggestions.
Blue Reef Aquatics
5960 Losee Rd
North Las Vegas, NV 89081
When it is appropriate, Blue Reef Aquatics may be able to take in your fish that need a new home. If they are unable to take your fish they will always provide advice.
Las Vegas Fish & Reptiles
8440 Farm Rd #120
Las Vegas, NV 89131
If you have fish or reptiles that you can no longer care for Las Vegas Fish & reptiles may be able to take them in. In cases where the store is not able to accept your pet they will always provide suggestions for how you might be able to find your pet a new home.
5409 W. Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89146
E&J Pets wants every bird to have a good home and they are always pleased to provide pet owners with advice about how to find a new home for a pet.
953 W Moana Ln
Reno, NV 89509
When it is appropriate, Strictly Reef may be able to take in your fresh or saltwater fish that need new homes. When they are unable to accept your fish they will always provide advice.
Parrot Connection Inc
3382 Lakeside Ct
Reno, NV 89509
Located in: Moana West Shopping Center
Parrot Connection wants every bird to have a safe and loving home. They are always willing to provide advice to bird owners who need to find a new home for their pet.
Exotics and Aquatics
1155 W 4th St
Reno, NV 89503
Exotics and Aquatics wants to help if you have a pet that needs a new home. When it is appropriate they may be able to take in your fish or reptiles and they are always available to provide advice to pet owners.
Desert Family Pets, LLC
3200 Traders Way a,
Winnemucca, NV 89445
Monday – Sat 10AM–6PM
Desert Family Pets is always willing to provide advice to pet owners who can no longer care for a pet. They want all pets to have a good home so be sure to check with them if you have a pet you can no longer care for.
Reptiles need daily love & care!
Our reptile residents require a lot of care that costs money. Please donate to help us with their important needs.
If you have reptile accessories you no longer require, please donate them to us! We provide Sanctuary for turtles, tortoises, a snake, and now a frilled dragon. We need a variety of lighting and heat bulbs, filters, basking platforms, tanks, hiding dens, reptile soil, a large arboreal habitat, etc. And because they deserve fun; we'd love reptile-safe decor to add pizzazz to their homes.