Animals

Think Before You (S)Hop

Bunny Burrow Rabbit Rescue wants you to do your rabbit research before bringing bunny home.

At Easter time, some people believe the only thing better than a chocolate rabbit is a real one. Sadly, the pets are often abandoned when families realize they are more work than they bargained for. Enter The Bunny Burrow Rabbit Rescue, a volunteer-run nonprofit that aims to rescue, foster, and find loving homes for cottontail companions. Megan Geller and Erin Ramsey, co-chairs of Bunny Burrow, advise prospective owners to do their rabbit research before committing. “People don’t view them the same way as a cat or dog,” Geller says. “Bunnies don’t love to be picked up; they don’t love to be cuddled. Some people have expectations that aren’t realistic.” Geller recommends that families have their rabbit spayed or neutered; train it consistently; and provide a large, indoor pen. If you’re willing to do the work, then hop to it.

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