Domestic rabbits are one of the most popular small mammals in American households and, unfortunately, the third most common animal (after cats and dogs) surrendered to animal shelters. Cute baby bunnies bought as Easter presents or springtime birthday gifts grow up and, all too often, are cast aside when their novelty wears off or when their caregivers misunderstand their rambunctious behaviors.
While many think of rabbits as children’s pets or boring cage animals, more and more adult homes are discovering rabbits to be the perfect fit. As crepuscular creatures (most active at dusk and dawn), they are on the same schedule as many working households.
They leap and skitter about investigating everything in their environment. Often living indoors from 10-12 years, rabbits can be trained to use a litter box and respond to their name, and other commands. In order to fully enjoy their playful personality, daily freedom to explore rabbit-proofed areas of the home and to socialize with their human family is strongly recommended.
Successful adoption of homeless rabbits is an integral part of the MCRS mission. If you are interested in learning more about welcoming a rabbit into your household, experienced MCRS representatives will be glad to answer your questions before, during, and after the adoption of your new companion. Simply contact us. In addition, MCRS will even help you select your new companion, either from a local shelter or from MCRS foster homes. You can view many of the area’s available rabbits, including MCRS fosters, at PetFinder.com.