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Easter is coming… Rabbits are the third most abandoned/euthanized pet behind dogs and cats.

Every year thousands of domestic rabbits are bought at Easter time. Most die before their first birthday. Studies show that almost all animals purchased as gifts during the Easter holiday end up getting dumped at shelters, or worse, released outside to fend for themselves where they can rapidly reproduce.

The Georgia House Rabbit Society (GHRS) in Marietta has 100+ pet rabbits that are available for fostering or adoption. They are all spayed/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated against the deadly Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease virus. Please don't shop. Adopt from a rescue. 

Consider this:

  • Rabbits sold in pet stores and flea markets come from rabbit mills or unlicensed backyard breeders.

  • The average lifespan for a rabbit is 7-10 years

  • They are ground-loving creatures who feel frightened and insecure when held or restrained. Most aren't "cuddly" like children want them to be.

  • They are fragile. Their legs and spine can easily break if dropped or handled roughly.

  • Rabbits require as much, or sometimes more, care than a dog or cat.

  • Rabbits should be spayed or neutered.

  • They need their pens cleaned daily.

To help end the cycle of abuse, buy your children

chocolate or stuffed animal toys instead!

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