It’s hard to believe that anyone would set a tiny bunny like Tyler loose outdoors, but that appears to be the case. One of ACDC’s cat volunteers contacted our rabbit director after seeing a little rabbit running around outside with no owner in sight. After several unsuccessful attempts to catch this speedy little guy, our persistence finally paid off and we were able to trap him in a big pen. It wasn’t a moment too soon, because the property where he was running is close to a busy road and is also bordered by an area where foxes have been seen.
Tyler is as cute and friendly as can be. Given the timing of his abandonment and his estimated age, we’re guessing he was an “Easter Dump,” the name given by rabbit rescuers to the Easter Bunnies who are dumped outside or at shelters every year once their novelty wears off and their owners realize that they need a lot more care and attention than they thought. We wish people would do their research BEFORE getting a pet!
Tyler is still growing a little (currently just over 3 lbs.), but we expect him to remain small. He is a Lionhead rabbit, a very popular breed due to their beautiful long coats, lion-like “manes,” and sweet personalities. Their long fur needs to be combed regularly to prevent tangles and mats, but most rabbits enjoy being groomed and petted, so this a great way to bond with a rabbit.
Like most young bunnies, Tyler is very curious and energetic. He will need a home where he’ll have lots of space to run, play and explore, and where he’ll have lots of human interaction. Because of his small, fragile size, he would do best in a home without very young children.
If you think Tyler sounds like a good match for your home, or if you’d like more information, please contact email@example.com.
Please learn about proper rabbit care before deciding to adopt. Rabbits are NOT easy, low maintenance, “starter” pets! To learn more, check out the website www.rabbit.org and the book, House Rabbit Handbook, by Marinell Harriman.
ACDC’s rabbit director can also provide you with a packet of rabbit care information. You may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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