My name is April!

Dutch for adoption in Edinburg, Pennsylvania - April

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April's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, and in need of an experienced adopter.

April's Story...
Breed: Dutch bunny Size: Small size female (maybe 4 pounds) Color: Black and white Approximate DOB: We're guessing around 9/2009 Reason in rescue: This girl we found in a wire cage outside a pet store where she had been dumped off. She didn't have anything soft to lie on or any shelter (and it was about to thunderstorm) and she only had corn husks for food. We immediately took her in so we can spay her and get her adopted out to a good indoor home. Personality: Right now, April is very, very shy. With the way her old cage had been set up, it was very difficult to get her out, so we don't think she was handled at all. April can be very frightened of humans and when we first got her here, she would run from you in absolute fear and panic and growl and box when cornered when she was so scared. With some work, she is slowly coming around. She is learning to trust humans that handle her. When you are patient with her, she will let you stroke her face and ears and definitely is starting to enjoy that. She can be picked up, but will sometimes try and jump away right before you get her. Once you pick her up, she settles in and you can see her trying to relax. This is what her temporary foster mom says about her: "April is a special rabbit that needs a special person to love her. As of right now, she is very scared of most things. She is in foster care for a short while just to show her that people are good and will take proper care of her. Her foster mom sees April experience moments of happiness while sitting in the exercise pen with her. She actually hops around her, sniffing and nudging her. She seems happy to not be alone. There are times she will hop over to her foster mom just to sit near her. Sometimes she wants to be petted, sometimes she just wants to be near you. It's like she is realizing she has a friend and doesn't want it to disappear. At one point in time, she thought about hopping in her foster mom's lap. It was a special moment for both of them. But the past neglect and probable abuse has left her spirit shaken. Just know that her foster mom believes that April is going to come around. She just needs the right person that will want her for who she is, not what they want her to be. She wants to be near someone. She just doesn't know much of anything good yet. That's what fostering can give an animal; a better idea of what their future will hold. Please, if you have the room in your heart and home for April, come meet her. She needs time and patience. But you'll see that if you take it slow with her, she'll return the love right back to you." She must go to an adult only, bunny experienced home. We find bunnies like her are the most rewarding, because you can bring them from being these scared abused little creatures to animals that really and truly love you once they learn to trust. Special Needs: None Friends: April is not bonded to any other bunnies, but will make a good candidate for a companion once she is spayed. She is very curious about our dog and cats. Requirements: Must be adopted as an indoor animal, with an as large as possible plastic bottomed cage or puppy pen. Adoption process: An adoption application must be filled out (email for the application), and approved by us. Then we will arrange a meeting time to see the animal of interest. A home visit is required prior to adoption. Suggested adoption donation is $60 which covers her spay and first vet visit. **Please email if you are interested in adoption. We respond to all emails within 24 hours** Recommended: Food: Oxbow bunny basics T (timothy pellet), timothy hay, veggies Bedding: Newspaper, Yesterday's News, Cellsorb, or Carefresh Supplement: Oxbow Papaya tablet with pineapple

Facts about April

  • Breed: Dutch
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Standard
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

April, a Edinburg Dutch was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Dutch for sale in Edinburg, or seeking a Dutch from a breeder in Edinburg.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Edinburg already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Edinburg breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Dutch breeders who help with Dutch rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Edinburg paves the way for another one to be saved.