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Did you know that there are thousands of unwanted rabbits in the United States? Yet breeders do not stop breeding. We all are aware of the many dogs and cats in need of rescue in our communities, but the issues rabbits face are rarely publicized. In addition, accurate and reliable information regarding how to properly care for pet bunnies is scarce, and these animals are often misrepresented as cuddly, short-lived, “beginner” pets for children. On the contrary – rabbits require a very specific diet of hay and leafy greens, crave exercise and human interaction, and can live well over 10 years if given proper care. Due to this lack of education among the general public, parents who had bought bunnies for their children as cute Easter gifts soon realize that rabbits are much more time-consuming and expensive then they originally thought. As a result, these bunnies are all too often “dumped” – sold on Craigslist to suspicious buyers, brought to animal shelters where they are frequently euthanized, or even “set free” into the wild to fend for themselves (something they cannot do).
Statistics show that 95% of animals bought at Easter will die by the age of one year.
Just like dogs and cats, rabbits can be abandoned, neglected, and abused – but just like dogs and cats, rabbits are also affectionate, playful, intelligent, and energetic. They form strong bonds with their human families, and can become antisocial or depressed if not given the attention they need.