February is "Adopt A Rescued Rabbit Month"

February is "Adopt A Rescued Rabbit Month"

With the Easter season quickly approaching a number of shelters and rescue organizations are promoting potential bunny purchasers to do their homework before making an impulse buy. "Getting a rabbit for the holiday may seem like a nice thing to do but in a month or two after the holiday the novelty wears off and we usually see an increase in the number of bunnies at the shelter," stated Paul Miller, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Washington County. He added, "We want to try and stop that trend before it starts."
Potential bunny adopters who come to the Humane Society of Washington County looking for a bunny are provided with a wealth of information on caring for a rabbit. "For the right people, rabbits are wonderful indoor companions" says HRS President Kathleen Wilsbach. "They get along with many other companion animals (including gentle cats and dogs), are intelligent, affectionate and inquisitive, and can readily learn to use a litter box." "However," she warns, "they can also be destructive. The ideal "rabbit person," in addition to being calm, patient and eager to get to know a rabbit on his own terms, must be willing to rabbit-proof an appropriate exercise area in the home to prevent damage from chewing."
For anyone interested in a rabbit, the Humane Society of Washington County currently has two very sweet rabbits available for adoption. Jackson, id number A04084035, is a male Holland Lop Eared Rabbit, approximately 1 year old. Snuggles, id number A04047806, is a two year old male Harlequin Rabbit. Both of these beautiful young rabbits are waiting for their perfect permanent homes. If you would like to meet Jackson or Snuggles please come to the Humane Society of Washington County during business hours.
The Humane Society of Washington County is located at 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown. Their phone number is 301-733-2060.