Chocolate Bunnies, Rabbit Care Info During Adoption Event

Fairfax County Animal Shelter providing a lesson on rabbits for families, along with a discount and sweets!

Chocolate Bunnies, Rabbit Care Info During Adoption Event. Patch file.
Chocolate Bunnies, Rabbit Care Info During Adoption Event. Patch file.
Bunnies are cute, and a bunny by the Easter basket is very cute. But a new rabbit in the house means daily care and comfort — and rabbits live for up to 15 years!

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter hopes to educate prospective adoptees this month. And they've sweetened the deal with their Chocolate Bunny Adoption event.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, April 5, 12 and 19, you can learn about rabbit care and enrichment, and also cuddle with some of the shelter's available bunnies.

Visitors will receive a chocolate bunny, a packet of information on rabbit care and a certificate for half off the adoption fee on a rabbit or guinea pig through April 19.

"There is a serious message behind this fun and festive adoption event," the shelter writes on its website. "Sometimes, families choose to bring home live bunnies as an Easter surprise, without realizing that rabbits are intelligent, interactive pets that need daily care, socialization and exercise."

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter is located at 4500 West Ox Road.

Read more about the event.

bradleyt202 April 04, 2014 at 07:37 AM
We have a pet bunny Sam (Samantha). She is our only pet. Respect your bunny as a part of you. Needs: space, plenty of veggies, food (NO BREAD, MEAT OR CHEESE) and nothing you feed a dog. Hay and love.
chewbecca April 04, 2014 at 09:37 AM
It's great to see the educational effort re pet rabbits - many people think they are just a cuddly version of a low maintenance, easily disposable pet like a goldfish. But having had three rabbits at home, they are definitely a big commitment. They have their own individual personalities just as much as a cat or a dog if you get to know them. Most love attention, but not usually confined to a lap. They are easily litter-trained, but can be destructive if left unsupervised in a non-bunny-proofed area. And please plan to spay/neuter (even if you have only one bunny) and get regular vet care if you take one on. The rewards are great (there's nothing like watching your bun do a binky out of pure joy), but there's a lot of responsibility, too.


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