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Rabbits Rehoming Appeal

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, rabbits, pets, rehoming )

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Rescue centres throughout England and Wales are currently full of rabbits looking for new homes and many shelter staff are puzzled as to why these wonderful furry pets are taking longer to rehome than any other pets.

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Carol H (229)
Thursday December 9, 2010, 5:04 pm
they are sooo cute! thanks for the post Cher, noted

Marti Williams (170)
Friday December 10, 2010, 11:58 am

L S (1)
Friday December 10, 2010, 12:48 pm
I wish I lived in the UK and could adopt one or two! My Netherland lop bunny, now gone at the relatively ripe age of 9, was—much to my surprise, since I'd not spent much time around rabbits before adopting him—among the most companionable of animals, a standout even in a long line of beloved dogs, cats, and horses. His innocently inquisitive, sunny nature and goofy, giddy ways never failed to brighten my day. For expressions of pure joy in the animal world, it's hard to beat a "bunny jeté" (like a rabbit version of a dolphin's leap). And there's not much softer than a bunny for cuddling. I hope these sweethearts find their forever homes soon!

Carolyn Munro (37)
Friday December 10, 2010, 2:11 pm
Rabbits make wonderful pets. My kids had 4 of them. They are easy and cheap to feed and look after and adapt to litter dishes the exact way a cat does. Very clean and lovely animal to own for any child
My grandsons have 6 and one is mine

They have a huge pen outside and can handle winter weather quite well. nicely but ours are house trained and come inside on stormy cold days. They love to be petted on their bellies laying on their backs on my lap/ Just try one. Your kids will love them and you will not be sorry. I would post a pic of mine on here laying on my lpa if I could

Carolyn Munro (37)
Friday December 10, 2010, 2:16 pm
If ytou do take one home be careful of houuse plants , Some are posion
I had a huge fern that draped to the floor. Bumper loved going under it. It took about a month to find out why he loved it. I suddenly could see sunlight through it once thicks fronds

he ate it frrom the inside out. it was harnless to him but I had to find another spot other than the living room for th plant so it would grow with out a rabbit feasting on it. True story

URSULA shannon (3)
Friday December 10, 2010, 3:48 pm
I love Rabbits but you can't take them all

Penelope Ryan (178)
Friday December 10, 2010, 4:25 pm
They are so adorable. Thank you Cher for posting the plight they are in.

Past Member (0)
Friday December 10, 2010, 4:34 pm
Thank you! Rabbits are wonderful pets. My son had three pet rabbits when he was growing up.

Gillian M (218)
Friday December 10, 2010, 4:39 pm
I think that rabbits are cute and love cuddling them. However, I will not have a pet that needs to be kept in a cage so don't have any. It would probably scare my tom cat too.

Susan S (187)
Friday December 10, 2010, 4:45 pm
Sadly, far too many rabbits are abandoned and deserted and 'disposed' of by dumping them outdoors. We had a major problem in our city with abandoned rabbits and the city had to award a contract to a caring society TRACS to spay/neuter them and get them adopted out. It is hard to believe that people would so uncaringly toss rabbits away.

janet f (29)
Friday December 10, 2010, 8:09 pm
Rabbits make great pets...I've had two. The plight of these animals is due to people who get them for Easter then grow tired of them and dispose of them like an old sweater you no longer want. They're allowed to breed and are then discarded. When will people get it? Animals are not disposable possessions. Having a pet is a commitment to that animal. I am so sad for these adorable bunnies.

Justin R (0)
Friday December 10, 2010, 10:21 pm
Hope that they are all fixed.

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Saturday December 11, 2010, 5:07 pm
rabbits are wonderful, good pets. i love them. they are cute. thanks for this.

Shari G (27)
Saturday December 11, 2010, 6:14 pm
Rabbits are great. I have an abundance of them running around the yard and acreage. I feed them, the squirrels and wild birds all winter. They appear to be healthy and happy and I can appreciate them from afar without having to clean up after them. hahaha.

moggy w (119)
Saturday December 11, 2010, 10:16 pm
thank you all for your fervent recommendation as rabbits as pets. Now I want one, Presume they get along with cats? no one made any comments on that, pro or con. Had taken care of our nursery scol rabbit years ago, and recall he was sweet and no trouble, we kept him loose in the house; What do you do about wires though? I do remember problems with that,

julie c (8)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 3:22 pm
I have found that many people think that all rabbits are the same, meaning the rabbits hopping around their yard is the same as the ones people keep as pets. NO, there are domestic rabbits, that are pets and there are wild rabbits. It's like wolves to pet dogs. There are different breeds of pet rabbits just like cats and dogs too. Also people think that rabbits are pets you keep in a cage. NO, they can have free roam of the house along with an enclosed area that they can retreat to for food and potty box. Some rabbits however can be destructive, that may need to be caged when not supervised. Many pet rabbits will cuddle with you on the sofa or bed, and others are just feel more comfortable visiting with you on the floor.

Dianne D (490)
Monday December 13, 2010, 8:56 am
I would guess most people have never lived with a rabbit and don't know what to do with it. Send the rabbits home with people for Christimas with the thought that they would return them after the holidays and see how many come back to the shelter.

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 16, 2010, 10:24 pm
noted and they are adorable...they make excellent only has to pet a rabbit to know that a rabbit's foot key chain is horribly bad and terrible cousin used to raise rabbits and they are terrific and loving pets...they need homes....
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