Ain’t he cute?
Tonight I bring to your attention Brendon, your bunny friend! He’s a three-year-old brown and white lop whose temporary home is Animal Care and Control of NYC in Manhattan, where he’s been living since March 9.
Lots of families adopt bunnies, especially around Easter, not realizing how much care they need. An ASPCA Animal Watch article on bunny care (PDF) recommends at least 30 hours a week of exercise time, not so different from dogs. Also like dogs, bunnies bred as companion animals have personalities, don’t necessarily like to be handled, and enjoy the warmth of a home. Misconceptions around those facts lead to many bunnies being abandoned at shelters this time of year.
Ready to make Brendon your Easter bunny? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.