Easter has come and gone and with it a lot of bunnies are looking for a home.
It’s quite common for children to fall in love with these soft, adorable creatures and to beg their parents “Please can I have a bunny?” When a couple of more ‘pleases’ follow the question, parents tend to give in, either to silence their child or because they fancy the pet too.
After a few days it’s a different story. Providing food and water for bunny might be considered fun, but cleaning its cage is anything but. Unlike cats and dogs, bunnies make a mess and to prevent the situation from getting out of hand, bunny’s living conditions need a lot of attention.
The result … kids are no longer interested in their cute pet and the parents get sick and tired of cleaning up after it. Before long the parents decide that the bunny has to go.
Where ones pet stores were crowded with bunnies, now animal shelters get flooded with them.
Fortunately, there are people who are willing to open up their heart and their home to these rejects. Most of them have considered such adoption for some time, have researched a bunny’s requirements and know about the work involved. When they feel they’re ready, they adopt from a shelter rather than buying at a pet store.
Kiki is one such a rejected bunny. Wanted with Easter, no longer wanted a few days later. Fortunately, we were at the right place at the right time and were able to rescue one little bunny from a life in a shelter or worse.
As Kiki grows up, I’ll keep you updated with stories and pictures.