Monday, February 4, 2013

February is Adopt a Shelter Rabbit Month at Animal Friends



Animal Friends is home to lots of lonely hearts this February. And, since February is Adopt a Shelter Rabbit Month, we’re lining up lots of hopportunities for rabbit enthusiasts—or just the rabbit-curious—to get involved.

First of all, if you’ve never loved anybun before, come meet some of our favorite residents, like Freddie. Freddie was found, feeling quite bewildered, on the mean streets of Oakland. Domesticated rabbits can’t survive on their own, so our friend Fred was brought to Animal Friends and now awaits adoption. Freddie likes to be gently petted and hang out with people. He’s not keen on loud noises so he’s looking for a family who’s quiet and low-key, like him.

You can come meet Freddie and other adoptable rabbits by visiting a Bun Run, which is a rabbit recess that takes place every weekend in February and March. Join us on February 9, 17 or 23 or March 2, 9 or 23 from 2:30 – 4:00pm to frolic with free-roaming rabbits and talk to our experts about rabbit care.


New to bunny companionship? Visit our Bunny Expo, Saturday, February 9 2:00 - 4:00pm. The Animal Friends' Bunny Expo will include rabbit information as well as a Bun Run for our shelter residents. Our bunnies have been asking for a day on the beach (they're tired of the cold weather too!). We did the best we could and provided a sandbox for them to play in! Also included in the days activities are demonstrations on how to deal with challenging behavior, information about proper rabbit diets, how to setup a perfect rabbit habitat, DIY toy making and more!  You might even find a new best friend that day. Please, leave your bun at home for this event. Thank you!

If you’re already owned by a bunny, then B that B to BYOBunny on Sunday, February 17 from 2:00 – 4:00pm. You’ll find a fancy photo station for fabulous rabbits, bunny superlative contest with prizes for the fluffiest bunny, cotton-iest tail and others, grooming (for a $5 donation) and more. Please bring an exercise pen for your bunnies and let us know who is coming - floor space runs out quickly! Email Tammy with your name and how many bunnies are coming: tlewis@thinkingoutsidethecage.org

Parents of brainy bunnies can join us again on Saturday, February 23 from 2:00 – 4:00pm for Bunny Clicker Training. Rabbits are smart creatures who, with the help of clicker training, can learn amazing things! Who knew? (We did.) We’re hosting two one-hour clicker training classes (for people only) followed by a Bun Run. Spots are limited, so write to speak@ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org to secure yours, and please bring a $5 donation to Animal Friends.

Animal Friends has beautiful bunnies, not to mention adorable dogs and cats, every day of the year. Come see us today!

Visit www.ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org for more info or call 412.847.7000.

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