British Columbia

Bunny yoga organizers hope to find homes for abandoned bunnies

The non-profit Bandaids for Bunnies let 10 furry friends roam around freely in a yoga class in the hopes of finding them new homes.

Bandaids for Bunnies second yoga class in Richmond, B.C. sold-out in 3 days

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Second sold-out bunny yoga class organized by Bandaids for Bunnies takes place in Richmond, B.C.

First it was cat yoga, now bunnies are getting their turn, and not just once either.

Yoga was held for the big-eared mammals for a second time in Richmond, B.C. on Sunday.

The non-profit Bandaids for Bunnies brought together yogis and rescued rabbits in the hopes of finding the animals homes.

"Hopefully people will fall in love with how cute they are today," said Krystal Madsen one of the group's board members.

Ten rabbits — some by the name of Blueberry, Jewels, and TJ — roamed the studios of Sunberry Fitness during the $20 per person bunny yoga class.

Owner Julia Zu said all proceeds from the class, which appears to be in demand, would go to Bandaids for Bunnies.

"We sold out all the spots in three days. We have a long waiting list and we plan to run again around Easter time," she said.

In Richmond, B.C. you can do yoga with a bunny and even take it home if you like. (CBC)

Those who were interested in taking home a rabbit had the option of adopting or becoming a foster owner. 

"The rabbits can go live at the home with the people, we pay for the medical bills and the food so just so they can have a loving home," said Madsen about the fostering process.

The volunteer-run group believes the number of abandoned rabbits in Richmond is problematic.

In response, they take in the animals, spay or neuter them and then find the rabbits homes.

"We just continue to fight the fight to try and give these guys a good life," said Janet Keating who is also from the non-profit group.

For those concerned about rabbit droppings disturbing the calm of the yoga studio, volunteers were on-hand cleaning-up during the hour-long class.


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