Erin – a Cautionary Tale

We are often asked about neutering and if it is worth paying a bit more for a rabbit friendly vet, or driving a bit further to get to one. Our answer is always yes. If your rabbit is ill, with something like a dental spur and you need to have dental surgery quickly, you don’tRead More

Animal Encounters

This photo is from an animal encounter this weekend. Not good is it? If you go to any attractions or animal encounters this over the Summer please don’t turn a blind eye if you see something you are not happy about. Remember that rabbits kept on display for the general public should be setting goodRead More

Home Sweet Home – Renting With Your Rabbit

Guest post by Elaine Line We know it can be hard to find pet-friendly rental accommodation. We hear frequently of people having to give up their much loved pets when moving into rented property. This is very distressing for owners and can also place huge burdens on animal rescues who very often have to tryRead More

Storms and fireworks

Rabbits are prey animals, and often kept outside, and so its worth seeing what you can do to prevent stress, fear and worse occurring as a result of thunder and lightning during storms, as well as fireworks and other loud noises etc. Their behaviour is often to huddle up and get through it, without drawingRead More

RWAF Membership

To allow the organisation to be sustainable we are reviewing our income and expenditure to ensure we are as efficient as we can be. One of the outcomes of this is that we will be increasing the cost of membership. We hate to do this but the last increase was over 7 years ago andRead More

CAMPAIGN UPDATE Autumn 2019

Welcome to another Campaign Update, keeping you informed of our constant fight to make things better for bunnies. Eravac – clearing up the confusion We wanted to clear up any confusion over the efficacy of Eravac: The effectiveness of the vaccine was compared with that of a placebo (dummy) vaccine in three laboratory studies involvingRead More

Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease 2

On the ever topical subject of RVHD2, we are frequently asked about the four month quarantine period that seems to be accepted. This advice did not come from the RWAF but in response to the questions regarding it we have released the following statement. It is not possible for the RWAF to issue blanket adviceRead More

RVHD2 vaccine failures

“We here at the RWAF are aware of a number of posts regarding cases of RVHD2 following vaccination, and, whilst new information is constantly being obtained and updated, we wanted to make a statement. Firstly, it is REALLY important to obtain that information, and to make sure it is being reported properly, to the correctRead More

Campaign Update Summer 2019

Welcome to another Campaign Update, keeping you informed of our constant fight to make things better for bunnies. Animal Welfare Officer Update July 2018 to January 2019 Following on from the Spring 2018 decision by Pets Corner to finance the Animal Welfare Officer (AWO) initiative for another year, this has been a very busy sixRead More

Unhealthy ‘rabbit treats’

We have been contacted by a concerned member who found ‘rabbit treats’ for sale and contacted us. Our Specialist Veterinary Adviser, Richard Saunders has written as follows to the manufacturer Happy Pets and the retailer which has already withdrawn them from sale. ‘We are writing to you to express concerns regarding a number of productsRead More

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