Monday, January 31, 2011
Adopt A Rescued Rabbit Month
February is Adopt-a-Rescued-Rabbit Month. Animal shelters all over the country are joining with Petfinder to raise awareness regarding the huge number of rabbits available for adoption. Rabbits are currently the third most common animal abandoned at shelters and in need of loving homes.
Rabbits are intelligent, social animals capable of forming lifelong bonds with their human companions. Whether you live in an apartment or a house, the quiet well-mannered rabbit will be a welcome addition to your family. They can be trained to use a litter box, and their playful antics will warm your heart for years to come. A spayed or neutered house rabbit has a lifespan of eight to twelve years.
If you already have a rabbit, consider adopting a friend. According to Mary Cotter of the House Rabbit Society, two bunnies are not twice the work of one. "They share living quarters, food and water bowls, and even a litterbox - so the cleanup is essentially the same. And the bunnies entertain one another, groom one another, and keep each other company when their humans are not at home."
If you are interested in adopting a rabbit, please contact your local shelter or visit Petfinder.com.
The lovely lady above is Felicia, and she is available at the Animal Rescue League in Pittsburgh, PA.