Archive » November 16, 2006
Adopt a Pet
By Karen Lee Stevens
When his guardian unexpectedly took off on a cruise, Quincy found himself up a creek. “I want people to know that Quincy was turned in to the shelter through no fault of his own,” says Lesley Fagan, a volunteer at BUNS (Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter). He's very sweet, exhibits excellent manners and is litter-box-trained to boot. Won't you help this wise old soul find his forever home?
Quincy is available for adoption at BUNS (Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter). The facility is located at the Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter, 5473 Overpass Road, off Patterson Avenue. Stop by or call 683-0521 for more information on Quincy or any other rabbits awaiting adoption.
To view pictures of other adoptable dogs, cats and bunnies, visit www.allforanimals.com.
Protect Your Home, Rabbit
Rabbits love to chew, so it's important to take a few precautions to save your furniture and ensure your rabbit's safety. The following tips are courtesy of the BUNS' website (www.bunssb.org).
Always spay or neuter your rabbit. Male rabbits are less aggressive and spray less if neutered. Female rabbits have an 80% rate of uterine cancer after the age of 3 if they are not spayed. Spayed females dig and spray less.
Place electrical cords out of the rabbit's reach. Cover cords with one or two layers of sea grass mats. Radio Shack and many hardware stores sell plastic tubing designed to hold electrical cords.
Provide fruit tree twigs (no avocado or apricot, please), untreated pine or untreated baskets for chewing.
Always provide a large litter box filled with hay, newspaper or non-clay litter for digging and bathroom breaks.
Entertain the bunny with a variety of toys – a toilet paper roll, a ball, even an old phone book. Perhaps most importantly: provide the bunny with lots of love and have fun.
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