Yesterday was a great day for animals. Through Blog the Change day, bloggers all over wrote about various causes and issues surrounding animal welfare, and shared many ways we can make a difference in the lives of these animals. These bloggers are doing something for the sake of animals with each post they write! They share knowledge, spread awareness, enable others to get involved with them. No matter what one does for the sake of our fellow earthly creatures, it is important – and I’m proud to be part of this blogging community that works toward a better world each and every day!
Today, we join Carrie, of the All Things Dog Blog, in her special Easter Rabbit Adoptathon – an event to highlight bunnies from around the country who are available for adoption. The subject of bunnies at Easter time is a sensitive one; many people (experienced at that!) believe the image of the Easter bunny is too often taken too literally, with parents purchasing or adopting bunnies as Easter gifts for their children. Although rabbits can make superb pets, they have very specific needs and a pet owner of a rabbit must be fully knowledgeable to provide a good life for one. Too often, these holiday gifts end up in shelters – or worse – simply because incorporating a bunny into the household did not work as had been envisioned. Carrie provides excellent information about the details of rabbit care in her post, Dog Days of Easter.
For those who learn the details of both rabbits’ needs and the obligations of ownership, and choose to add one (or more) to their home this season – there is now, of course, the recommendation to Adopt, Don’t Shop. Wonderful bunnies abound in shelters and rescues all over! Here are a few from our area:
This young little white beauty is described as one with “a bit of an attitude” – but can also be loving. She loves to throw her litter box around her cage! Kinda sounds like a cat, no? lol Maybe an ideal pet for someone who is allergic to cats in spite of loving them – but can handle being around a rabbit just fine? Tiger Lily is available through Cat Nap From the Heart, Inc. in La Grange Park, Il. She’s spayed, ready to go home and get busy!
Daisy might have the complete opposite coloring of Tiger Lily, except for her toes of course, yet isn’t she also stunning? She is an adult, having been returned due to a move that didn’t include her. She’s learning to use her litter box, and is spayed and current on shots. Daisy is available through DuPageCounty Animal Control in Wheaton, IL.
Jacques sounds like a total sweetheart! He’s beautiful – a champagne Angora bunny, seven months old with a gentle and friendly disposition. He is also neutered and house trained. His fur requires special and frequent grooming, however, so an experienced rabbit owner is preferred for adoption. Jacques is available through the House Rabbit Society of Chicago, in Westchester, IL.
|Jenny and Bella|
Why not consider a pair? Rabbits are like many other pets; they’re much happier when they have a companion. Jenny and Bella are active two-year-old Dutch bunnies with Harlequin markings. Personally, I have no idea what that means! But they’re beautiful, aren’t they? They are a bonded pair, so not only do they have to be adopted together – it will be better for everyone because they are accustomed to each other. The girls are spayed and house trained, and available for adoption through the House Rabbit Society of Chicago, in Westchester, IL.
If you’ve educated yourself on the particulars of rabbits and wish to add one or two to your home – “hop” on over to your local shelter or rescue; save a life, and bring immeasurable joy and happiness into yours!
For more information on the above rabbits, just click on their names under their photos – it will take you to their Petfinder pages.
Thanks to All Things Dog Blog for hosting this blog hop! Enjoy some of the many bunnies highlighted in the links below!
It’s also Saturday – the day for the great Saturday Pet Blog Hop, graciously hosted by Life with Dogs,