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Temporary closure of Bobtails - 11/05/2017

We have had some confirmed cases of VHD2 at Bobtails.

2018 DESK CALENDAR PHOTO COMPETITION - 30/04/2017

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos for our 2018 calendar competition. We've had a record number of entries this year and are now busy sorting through them. We'll be announcing which pictures will appear in the 2018 Desk calendars soon.

2018 DESK CALENDAR PHOTO COMPETITION - 14/04/2017

It’s time for our photo competition again. We’re running our photo competition for pictures of your rabbits or guinea pigs to appear in the Bobtails 2018 Desk Calendars. Enter our competition for the chance to get your photo included. There will be one desk calendar for guinea pigs and one for rabbits. The closing date for entries is Saturday 29th April 2017. We already have our 2018 front covers - We are using a photo Mrs Butterwick for the Rabbit calendar and as a tribute to a very brave Guinea Pig we’re using a photo of Little Bear for the Guinea Pig calendar. You can see their stories on our Facebook Page.

ANNE IS RASING MONEY FOR BOBTAILS - 06/04/2017

Two of our wonderful bunny adopters and long time supporters of Bobtails are going for a long walk!

ARE YOU ON FACEBOOK - 11/01/2017

Are you on Facebook? We are. Check out our page to see our posts of what’s happening at the rescue. Facebook

MERRY CHRISTMAS - 24/12/2016

Merry Christmas and peaceful new year to all our supporters. Thank you for all your help and kindness to the rescue.

Accidental litter looking for forever homes - 22/10/2016

One pair of boys have been reserved and are off to their new home next week but the other pair of boys are still looking for a home. Are you able to offer these lovely boys the loving home they deserve?

Congratulations to Clare and James - 22/10/2016

Congratulations to Clare and James who got married in September. They gave their guests the choice of making a donation to Bobtails instead of buying presents which is so kind. Thank you to Clare, James and their guests. The cake topper is Clare & James, their 4 bunnies and Poppy the dog. We think it’s brilliant.

Halle & Evie - 24/09/2016

Halle & Evie

DESK CALENDARS NOW ON SALE - 04/08/2016

Our 2017 desk calendars are now on sale in our ebay shop. They are priced at just £6.50 including postage (free postage in the UK only).

SPONSORED SWIM FOR BOBTAILS - 18/07/2016

Congratulations to Nikki Brown for finishing the Open Water swim at Tenby and rising over £500 for the rescue. Thank you so much for doing this fund raising on behalf of the rescue, we are so grateful for this fantastic achievement.

SPONSORED SWIM FOR BOBTAILS - 26/06/2016

Nikki Brown is raising money for Bobtails by doing a 2.4 mile Open Water swim. This will take place in Tenby on 8th July 2016. Thank you so much for thinking of us Nikki and we wish you well with the swim. You can sponsor Nikki via JustGiving on ( www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Nikki-swim-bobtails )

2017 DESK CALENDARS - 31/05/2016

The selections have now been made for our 2017 Desk Calendars. The pictures can be seen on the Bob-Tales section together with some of the other great entries. We are now arranging the printing of these and they will be available via our ebay shop soon.

2017 Desk Calendar Photo Competition - 24/04/2016

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos for our calendar competition.

2017 Desk Calendar Photo Competition - 26/02/2016

It’s time for our photo competition again. We’re running our photo competition for pictures of your rabbits or guinea pigs to appear in the Bobtails 2017 Desk Calendars. Enter our competition for the chance to get your photo included. There will be one desk calendar for guinea pigs and one for rabbits. The closing date for entries is Saturday 23rd April 2016.

ONE OFF THE BUCKET LIST - 17/11/2015

A few weeks ago I took Diane out for a ride on our Harley davidson trike.

2016 DESK CALENDARS SOLD OUT - 12/07/2015

Our 2016 Rabbit and Guinea Pig Desk calendars are now available via our ebay shop.

2016 DESK CALENDAR PHOTOS RESULTS - 31/05/2015

Thank you all so much for all the entries to our 2016 Desk Calendar competition

A SUMMER SKY - 15/05/2015

Mark Stewart, one of our supporters has written this poignant story. (Click view story)

2016 CALENDAR PHOTO COMPETITION - 26/04/2015

A big thank you to everyone who has submitted photos for our 2016 Calendar Competition. We will be sorting through these over the next couple of weeks and making our choices for the calendars.

2016 CALENDAR PHOTO COMPETITION - 15/03/2015

Back by popular demand, we are again running our photo competition for pictures of your rabbits or guinea pigs to appear in the Bobtails 2016 Desk Calendars. Enter our competition for the chance to get your photo included. There will be one desk calendar for guinea pigs and one for rabbits.

READ THE AMAZING STORY OF HOW ZIGZAG WAS SAVED BY VOLUNTEERS ELLEN AND CAROLINE FROM A FIELD IN A MAMMOTH FIVE DAY MISSION AND HOW ZIGZAG GOT HER NAME - 12/01/2015

This is a truly amazing story of pure determination by two of our volunteers (and just a little bit of luck) to save a stray bunny. This brought a tear to our eyes when we read this. We would like to express our most hearfelt thanks to Ellen and Caroline.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW MR & MRS STONE - 10/11/2014

The rescue was closed on Sunday for a very special event - the wedding of Delia and Jim's daughter Laura to Sean. We are sure you will all agree, they look very much the happy couple. Huge congratulations guys. Click on 'view story' to see a photo of them celebrating with some of the Bobtails volunteers

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS - 30/09/2014

Thank you to all the Sponsors who came to the rescue on Sunday for our special invitation day to meet the animals your sponsorship helps to support. £325.40 was raised for the rescue.

2015 CALENDAR COMPETITION - RESULTS - 30/05/2014

A very big thank you to everyone who entered our 2015 Desk Calendar Photo Competition.

2015 DESK CALENDAR PHOTO COMPETITION - 01/05/2014

Our photo competition has now closed. A big thank you to everyone who has submitted photos ..

2015 DESK CALENDAR PHOTO COMPETITION - 23/04/2014

Only one week to go to enter our photo competition. Once again we are running our photo competition for pictures of your rabbit or guinea pigs for our Bobtails 2015 Desk Calendars. Enter our competition for the chance to get your photo included. There will be one desk calendar for guinea pigs and one for rabbits.

UPDATE ON THE DUMPED BUNNIES - 06/01/2014

The two bunnies that were dumped on our neighbours’ doorstep on 19th December have had a wonderful Christmas staying with Ellen, one of our foster carers.

MERRY CHRISTMAS - 24/12/2013

We would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas.

WE GOT A CHRISTMAS PRESENT LAST NIGHT.... - 19/12/2013

Well, a neighbour did....

NATASHA'S POCKET MONEY BUYS TREATS FOR THE ANIMALS - 17/10/2013

We are very grateful to Natasha who used her pocket money on the Bobtails animals rather than herself. She arrived on Sunday armed with hay, food and treats. Thank you so much Natasha. We, and the animals are so grateful for this act of kindness.

2014 DESK CALENDARS ARE NOW ON SALE IN OUR EBAY SHOP! - 23/06/2013

Our fantastic desk calendars are back by popular demand for 2014! They feature the winners of our photo competition, which we ran in March 2013 giving rabbit and guinea pig lovers the chance of fame for their pets!

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO VISITED OUR STAND AT EARLS COURT - 23/05/2013

Thanks you to everyone who came to visit our stand at Earls Court.

VISIT THE BOBTAILS STAND AT LONDON PET SHOW - 05/05/2013

London Pet Show is being held at Earls Court Two, London on 11th & 12th May – Why not come along and visit the Bobtails stand.

IT'S RABBIT AWARENESS WEEK 4-11 MAY 2013! - 04/05/2013

It's come around quickly again, but it's Rabbit Awareness Week this week. We'll be Tweeting and Facebooking throughout the week.

2014 DESK CALENDAR PHOTO COMPETITION NOW CLOSED - 29/04/2013

A big thank you to everyone who has submitted entries to our photo competition this year.

2014 DESK CALENDAR PHOTO COMPETITION - 01/04/2013

It’s back by popular demand. We are again running our photo competition for pictures of your rabbit or guinea pigs for our Bobtails 2014 Desk Calendars. Enter our competition for the chance to get your photo included. There will be one desk calendar for guinea pigs and one for rabbits.

Quick! the last date for entries is tomorrow!.....28th April 2013

ONLINE HOME CHECK BOOKING FACILITY - 24/01/2013

Our 24 hour online home check booking facility is now live! Simply go to our "Contact" page and follow the instructions.

BOBTAILS IS ONE OF THE FIRST TO USE NEW, FREE TEXT MESSAGE SERVICE TO RAISE FUNDS - 01/10/2012

Bobtails is amongst the first charities in the country to use its very own, unique personalised text code, BRGR44, to raise funds using JustTextGiving by Vodafone.

This is a brand new, free service for charities, that has no set up or fundraising costs for charities, no network charges for people making donations and every penny donated goes to charity. Gift Aid can also be added to donations.

From today, you can make donations of up to £10 by texting BRGR44 and either 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 to 70070 to make your donation. The text message is free and all of the donation will be passed on to us!

This is a wonderful way for us to raise money as it’s speedy, simple and spontaneous. Most people have a mobile phone these days so we are hoping that this will be very popular with our supporters.

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK - 27/07/2012

Don’t forget you can follow us on Facebook

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO JOINED US LAST SUNDAY! - 19/05/2012

Well, the sun shone and you all came in droves.....in fact we had over 500 visitors this year, which surpassed our previous record! We have posted some photos, updates and the **winners** of the colouring competition on our Fun Day page.

We'll announce the sums you all helped us raise very soon. In the meantime, if you haven't bought your raffle tickets, there is still time, but it's running out....

ANIMAL RESCUE MITCHAM. THE STORY. - 05/10/2011

We received a call from the police about some animals that were left when a woman was evicted from her property in Mitcham. We were horrified by what we found.

BOBTAILS FEATURES ON BBC BREAKFAST TELEVISION! - 24/05/2011

As part of Rabbit Awareness Week being held from Monday 23rd to Sunday 29th May 2011, Delia was asked to appear on BBC Breakfast television to talk about keeping rabbits as pets. She was joined by Evo, Stig & Scooby, a group of 3 rabbits still looking for a home.

You can watch the interview by clicking on 'View Story'

RABBIT DUMPED AT THE CENTRE - 05/04/2011

We had a lovely dwarf lop dumped near the centre tonight. Please read the story.

A SMILING DELIA ASKS IF I COULD DO HER A FAVOUR.... - 18/03/2011

I wandered into reception on Friday to be greeted by a smiling Delia asking if I could do her a favour -

REFURB LATEST! - 22/01/2011

Wow, have Delia and Jim been busy!!! The refurbishments have been taking a little longer than we had hoped but that is due to delays in deliveries and having more animals than anticipated still in the centre.

CHECK OUT THE LATEST ENHANCEMENTS TO OUR WEBSITE! - 21/08/2010

A big thank you to Tamsin, our web designer, who has been busy making the latest enhancements to our website. Our Sponsorship page has been completely refreshed and you can now buy annual sponsors direct from our website.

We also now have a 'downloads' section within the Care Articles page where you can download our pdf care articles as well as Burgess Pet Care and RWAF Information leaflets.

THE GUINEA PIG ''BARGAIN BUCKET'' - 09/08/2010

Not a KFC 12 piece bargain bucket, but a bucket full of 12 live guinea pigs. It's actually not funny. We were absolutely gobsmacked.

Our hearts always sink when we find boxes or carriers on the doorstep, but to find a bucket with guinea pigs standing on top of each other takes the biscuit really.

WHY NOT BUY ONE OF OUR FABULOUS PERSONALISED MOUSE MATS! - 07/08/2010

Our personalised mouse mats are available for sale in our eBay shop for just £3.75 with free P&P. You can buy one by clicking here. You can have any photo you like!

BOBTAILS TAKE IN DOMESTICATED BABY RABBITS FOUND WANDERING IN UNIVERSITY - 25/07/2010

We received a call from a local vet who needed to find a rescue to take two baby bunnies found wandering on a university campus. The member of staff who spotted them managed to catch the two babies, who we have called Teasel and Mallow, but couldn’t catch the mum despite her very best efforts. Teasel and Mallow, who we estimate to be 3 weeks old, are beginning to nibble on dried food but still rely on the syringe feeds we are giving them. People seem to think that setting unwanted bunnies free is kind – it is not. These domesticated pets have nowhere to go and are just a free meal for the fox. Please don’t do it! Instead, do the decent thing for the pet you are responsible for and contact your local rescue.

BOBTAILS GOES ALL CHANGING ROOMS AND SEE JIM’S 2010 FUN DAY THANK YOUS ON THE FUN DAY PAGE - 13/06/2010

You will probably have noticed that we have a lot fewer animals than usual. The reason for this is that, due to the huge success of our recent fun day, we now have sufficient funds to do some fantastic refurbishments. In order to complete the refurbishment we need to reduce our capacity. We will still be admitting animals but this will be very limited. Click on news story below to see what our refurbishments will entail...

OUR FUN DAY RAISED ALMOST £6,000 - 06/06/2010

Wow! - We would like to say a HUGE thank you for helping us to break our record and raise just under £6,000 on our Fun Day - what a truly amazing day we all had.

a BIG thank you to Big Yellow Self Storage... - 07/04/2010

Big Yellow Self Storage have recently provided a storage unit free of charge for our use.

Thank you to Innocent for adding a rabbit health warning! - 21/03/2010

You may have seen the Innocent smoothies and veg pots adverts in newspapers and magazines with rabbits sitting on top...

Take a L@@K at our enhanced website! - 20/03/2010

We are in the process of updating our website with the help of our fantastic web designer Tamsin Stone. Click for further details.

Stamp up Support for Bobtails - 18/03/2010

Please help Bobtails by keeping your used postage stamps which can be sold to raise funds for the charity.

Bunny dumped on our doorstep - 25/01/2010

We thought that DHL had left us a parcel on the edge of the doorstep last Wednesday (20th January) but when we picked up the unsecure cardboard box we realised that it contained a rabbit. Click on 'view story' for more information.

Bobtails and the BBC - 03/11/2009

Today 3rd November, Bobtails was featured on the BBC tv programme ‘Car Booty’

EXCITING NEW ITEMS AVAILABLE IN EBAY SHOP - 22/03/2009

Check out our eBay shop to see some wonderful new items that we have available. We have added some hand made needle felted mini rabbits and guinea pigs and will also be listing some brand new rabbit and guinea pig book marks over the next few days. You can also still feed some of our animals for a week for just £2.50. And check out our 'Easter Egg' specials and sponsor a hutch for 6 months or a year. Click on the news story to find out more.

HELP US BY FEEDING A BUNNY OR PIGGY FOR A WEEK - 15/02/2009

You can now feed a rabbit or guinea pig (or both!) in our eBay shop - for just £2.50 - and you'll get your name as a sponsor against the animal you are helping to feed! Click on the "view story" link for more details....

2009 FUNDRAISING DRIVE - 01/02/2009

You can help up raise money by using Easyfundraising and Easysearch. Click on "Donate" button to the left for more information. Our eBay shop is going well - click on "View Story" for more information.

You can now send us a donation through PayPal! - 11/10/2008

If you have a PayPal account, you can now make a donation through PayPal. We will also be launching our Ebay shop soon. Click on 'View Story' for more information.

Rabbit care DVD on sale at Bobtails. - 10/10/2006

We help to make a DVD about Rabbit care. Most of the rabbits in the DVD were filmed at Bobtails, we also advised on aspects of care, health and living conditions. Available at the centre now for only £4.99

Burgess SupaFeeds - A dream come true! - 01/10/2006

We have a Sponsor - Thank you very much!

Bud update - August 2006 - 20/08/2006

We get lots of people asking about our little soldier Bud.

Bud Update - 29/03/2006

Thanks to everyone for their kind wishes and thoughts. Bud is doing wonderfully!

Bud, Dumped bunny update - 11/02/2006

Bud, the tiny Netherland Dwarf rabbit dumped on our doorstep, update.

Dumped bunny - 10/02/2006

We arrived home from work on Wednesday 8th February to find a box of Budweiser on our doorstep. Fearing the worst we opened it. Our fears were confirmed….no beer.

Thoughts of Chairman Jim - 20/07/2005

Whilst pondering in a quiet moment, HA! like we get lots of those!!!! I kept churning these words in my head, then decided to put them to paper. Delia said it should go on the website, and so i am about to unleash them upon an unsuspecting public. So, with all due respect to Ernie, "Here are the words what i wrote".

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