Stop Animal Cruelty in Downtown LA 2011-2015

Stop Animal Cruelty in Downtown Los Angeles 2011-2015

For the past five and a half years BWF has been helping to put an end to the illegal sales of animals in Downtown Los Angeles' Fashion District. Since June 2008 we have taken in over 3,000 unweaned baby bunnies, provided them with medical care and found homes for them. This requires the hand-feeding and medicating of bunnies, altering them as they mature and housing them in the process.  

Each bunny we rescue costs BWF approximately $400 until it reaches the adoptable stage.  Bunnies with serious medical conditions can leave us with vet bills as high as $2,000 or more per bunny.  We are faced yet again with meeting our annual fundraising goal so that we may continue our efforts on behalf of the bunnies.  Your support at this time is crucial and we cannot afford to continue to do this without your help. Can you help by making a donation today? 

Your tax-deductible gift will help us:

·        Rescue baby bunnies being bred and sold illegally in downtown L.A.

·        House and care for these rescued bunnies while they await adoption.

·        Provide food, medicine and medical treatment.

·        Cover spaying and neutering costs.

·        Continue our advocacy efforts to change laws and stop illegal sales of animals.

Thank you for considering making Bunny World Foundation and the animals we serve a part of your life! Your tax deductible gift to BWF makes a real difference in the fight to end animal cruelty and find permanent, loving homes for adoptable pets. 

With gratitude,

Bunny World Foundation
A 501(c)3 Nonprofit
4470 W. Sunset Blvd., Suite 482
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Never Underestimate the Power of a Bunny!
- Bunny World Foundation


2013 Update:  Please read ouf December 2013 Newsletter

2012 Update:  Please read our 2012 Thanksgiving Newsletter

In 2011 alone, we took in more than 500 baby bunnies and most required hand feeding by syringe. In December 2011 & January 2012, 127 orphaned unweaned baby bunnies were rescued by Bunny World Foundation. In April 2012, we received 200+ new babies, most of them barely 7 days old.

We have yet to say "no" to the Santee Alley (LA Fashion District) bunnies - that means that no baby bunny confiscated from the illegal animal vendors in Downtown Los Angeles La Fashion District has been euthanized or turned away since BWF took over in June 2008.  Most of
BWF bunnies were confiscated from the illegal animal vendors in the Los Angeles Fashion District by LAPD's Central Division as well as LA Fashion District Clean & Safe Team.
In 2010 nearly 100 bunnies came from North Central, Agoura, West Valley, Carson, Baldwin Park, and Orange County shelters.  We were alerted of some 30 bunnies posted on Craigslist that surely would have ended up as food for snakes, or worse, and we rescued and found homes for all. BWF volunteers confiscated 40 adult and 1-2 days old baby bunnies from an animal hoarder in Hollywood who kept them in deplorable conditions in a cramped van in his backyard only feeding them dog and cat food. All these babies are now safe and in foster care or adopted out to happy families.

BWF has appeared in various magazines and newspaper articles and on television news exposés.  We were featured in LA TimesKABC-TV Eyewitness News and on KTLA News. In August 2011, our voice was heard on CBS, NBC, UTB, and we were featured in LA Times again!

BWF has also become a Charitable Partner of PETCO Foundation, thus adding "Bunday" (Sunday) at a PetCo Pasadena, Santa Monica and GlendaleFor more info on Private Adoption Events & Bonding Sessions, and our Adoptable Bunnies visit Bunny World Foundation on Petfinder.

In 2010 we perfected the "Unweaned Baby Bunny Protocol" -
the survival rate has become 99%. As a result, our vet bills have decreased 50% from the year before.  This is how it used to be...Please watch this YouTube excerpt from the Interview with Dr. Sari Kanfer.

BWF representatives spoke before the City Council at the City Hall, requesting that the issue of the illegal animal sales in the LA Fashion District and Santee Alley be put back on the agenda. A few weeks later the City Council's Public Safety Committee approved the concept of an ordinance that would make it a misdemeanor for consumers to purchase these animals off the street.  Visit Blog Downtown L.A. News. Finally, an ordinance no. 181851 was passed at the City Council meeting on August 10, 2011 - adding a prohibition on the purchase of animals on public streets and sidewalks to the existing prohibition on the sale of animals in the City of Los Angeles.
Our documentary "The Deadly Secret of Santee Alley" is under way with the collaborative effort of USC Cinema & TV School volunteer filmmakers.   In 2011, our documentary was a finalist at MY HERO Int'l Film Festival in the Independence Features in Development Category.

BWF has also worked alongside various agencies such as PETA, Humane Society, and Born Free to put an end to the use of Avitrol to poison birds. Specifically, we have captured and recorded the immense suffering of birds caused by the ingestion of Avitrol. These videos were posted on YouTube and went viral, increasing awareness and public disapproval of the danger and cruelty of the use of this chemical. 
Avitrol Corporation closed its doors on October 31st which is a significant victory for birds and other animals. However, the fight is not over. Avitrol kills approximately 200 million birds per year!  We are still working towards getting Avitrol banned in Los Angeles just as it is banned in London, New York, and San Francisco.

But the truth is -- we could not do any of this without our generous
Board, Volunteers, and Friends like you who continue to support us so that we can provide food, medical care, foster homes, and continue our advocacy work on behalf of all of these incredible, magical, and grateful animals.

Thank you from all of us at Bunny World Foundation!


2013 Update:  Please read ouf December 2013 Newsletter
2012 Update:  Please read our 2012 Thanksgiving Newsletter
Best Friends:  Easter Burst Saves 23 New Bunnies
KTLA News: Rabbits, Turtles, Iguanas Rescued from L.A. Street Corner
LA Times: A Rabbit Rescue in downtown L.A.
LA Times: Officers on alert for animals being sold illegally...
LA Times: Illegal animal sales continue in L.A.'s Fasthion District

LA Weekly:  Fashion District's Outlaw Pet Markets
Los Angeles Downtown News: Ilegal Animal Sales on the Rise in Fashion District: Activists Allegedly Attacked ty Pet Vendors

Bunny World Foundation is a NON-PROFIT 501 (c) 3, NO-KILL animal welfare organization based in Los Angeles, California. The Mission of Bunny World Foundation (BWF) is to rescue neglected, abandoned domestic baby bunnies, to provide them with medical care, and to find permanent, loving homes for them.  We also wish to educate the public about the proper care of these intelligent, social, complex, loving and magical animals, to help reduce rabbit overpopulation and abandonment, and to eradicate the illegal sales of under aged baby bunnies in L.A. Fashion District & Santee Alley and other parts of Los Angeles before expanding our mission globally.

For information about adopting, fostering or volunteering please email us at or visit our Website.

4470 W. Sunset Blvd., Suite 482, Los Angeles, California 90027
Tel 310.498.8600            Fax 310.822.1761 

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