Anyone familiar with rabbit rescue organizations knows that a common problem is that the supply is too great and the demand is too low. That is why the rabbit adoption event planned by Rabbit Haven in Northern California may be a good way to help make it easier for people to adopt bunnies.
We reported on Tuesday that the Rabbit Haven was helpful after Santa Cruz animal welfare workers removed 27 rabbits from the home of a backyard breeder. Now, the Rabbit Haven has announced a showcase event that provides incentives to potential adoptive families. Here are details:
Local rabbit rescue group Rabbit Haven will be presenting a number of rabbits for adoption this weekend.
The Rabbit Haven has been busy rescuing rabbits from area shelters that are too full to accommodate the number of bunnies being surrendered and dumped.
Earlier this week, the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter ended up with an additional 27 rabbits after an animal control officer in Watsonville spotted a loose bunny and the animal’s owner ultimately asked the shelter to take all of their rabbits.
Saturday’s adoption event, which will be held at Pet Pals at 3660 Soquel Drive in Soquel, will feature rabbits of all ages and breeds.
Each adoption comes with a free veterinary examination, coupons for rabbit supplies and a comprehensive rabbit education packet Rabbit Haven staff members will be there to provide nail trims and answer any questions about proper housing, food, medical supplies and social needs.
Rabbits available for adoption can be viewed online at www.therabbithaven.org. Rabbit Haven offers same-day adoptions, so to save time, complete the pre-adoption application in advance by email. A copy can be obtained by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 600-7479.
You can see the full article online at http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_21586894/adoption-event-showcase-slew-wonderful-rabbits-this-weekend
Please note that the link for the rabbit haven in the Mercury News article is incorrect, linking to another Rabbit Haven in Gig Harbor Washington instead of the California organization. Its correct link is http://therabbithaven.org.
If this weekend’s showcase event is successful, it may prove to be a template for other rabbit rescue organizations to use to encourage more people to adopt their bunnies.
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