Easter is a critical time of year for us at HRN as many people impulsively purchase live rabbits as gifts - without really understanding what is involved in caring for a rabbit and that choosing a bunny as a pet is more than just deciding on a whim as a “cute idea” for an Easter gift.
Unfortunately, most people don't realize that rabbits are just as much work (if not more) as dogs or cats. Sadly, many bunnies end up abandoned and ultimately, in shelters (the lucky ones) or worse. HRN is a rescue group that not only finds homes for discarded domestic rabbits but also, tries to educate the public about them.
It would be wonderful to have the Patch run a more informed article but as Easter is fast approaching, it is vitally important to inform the public and I would be eternally grateful if you could post the link for the HRN Press Release on this matter, as well as ask that anyone considering a pet rabbit take their time to research/get informed before making such an important decision and invite them to visit “Bunny Basics”, a quick reference/tool on the basics of caring for a rabbit and gives folks a sense of what is involved.
Many thanks for your time and consideration!