Happy rabbit, drawn by Belinda Baardsen, July 2013, CO
Why adopt a rabbit?
Rabbits are bred for everything from medical and cosmetic research, to food, to providing a child’s delight at Easter time. Over 500 domestic rabbits are surrendered at local DFW animal shelters in a given year. The majority of those surrendered are Easter gifts that the family is no longer interested in, or because the rabbit has now matured and shows unwanted behavior (which can be solved by spaying/neutering).
The fun news is that rabbits are mesmerizing companions that amaze any human willing to take the time to discover what a rabbit is: a bundle of unconditional love who provides complete joy and boundless hours of companionship and bonding.