Chocolate Bunny Adoption Event

Two RabbitsIf you’re thinking of adding a bunny to your family this spring, hop into the Animal Shelter to take part in the Chocolate Bunny Adoption event.  Come to the shelter from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays April 5, 12 and 19, to learn about rabbit care and enrichment and to cuddle with some of the shelter’s available bunnies.  A volunteer rabbit enthusiast will share information and resources so you can decide if a rabbit is the right pet for you and your family. 

Shelter visitors will receive a chocolate bunny, a packet of information on rabbit care and a certificate for a half-off adoption fee on a rabbit or guinea pig, which can be used through April 19.

There is a serious message behind this fun and festive adoption event.  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. They can live for up to 15 years and require hay and fresh vegetables every day.  By inviting visitors to interact with live rabbits and sharing information about rabbit care and social needs, people will have the information they need to decide if they are ready for the big commitment of rabbit ownership.

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter is located at 4500 West Ox Road and is open Tuesday through Friday, noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To see available pets online, visit www.fairfaxcounty/animalshelter.

For more information on the event call Communications and Outreach Director Kristen Auerbach, 571-269-6012.

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