The 2013 Midwest BunFest took place today at the Whitehall Community Park Activities Building in Whitehall, Ohio. The annual event brought together rabbit rescues, educators, and vendors from across the Midwest, and was attended by guests from as far away as Florida, Texas and Washington state! Educational sessions were available for all levels of bunny enthusiasts, presented by Dr. Barbara Oglesbee, Dr. Susan Flores, Dr. Jane Flores and other respected rabbit veterinarians and educators. The sessions covered a diversity of topics, from basic care to nuances of bunny bonding, veterinary advancements in care and alternative therapies, first aid for your house rabbit and many more; there were topics to interest everyone.
A bunny spa was available, as were glamour shots by Brian Gryphon. There were raffles, a silent auction and many wonderful bunnies! Rabbit rescues from all over the Midwest were represented, bringing information on their mission, great items for purchase to support their work, and often bringing a wonderful adoptable bunny or two!
The silent auction offered generously-donated items to bid on ranging from artwork to baskets for the bunnies, gift baskets of wine or personal care items were available for bidding for the humans, and decorative items, practical items for the home (either yours or bunny’s) and holiday items were up for auction.
Many bunnies were seen being chauffeured in strollers, riding in customized wagons, held in baby carriers or in the arms of devoted owners.
Please enjoy a few photos of Midwest BunFest in the slideshow, and look for more specific articles this week focusing on other vendors, educators, rescues, and the wonderful shopping at Midwest BunFest 2013!
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