The Vanderburgh Humane Society isn't just full of cats and dogs looking for their forever homes. The shelter also cares for a number of rabbits who are looking for a place to call home, and is using 2020's bonus day to do that.

The appropriately titled "Leap Day Rabbit Adoption Event" (because rabbits leap, you see) will take place from Noon until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 29th at the shelter. As of this writing, they have nine rabbits looking for homes.

The day will give you and your family the opportunity to come by, hang out with the rabbits available, and choose the one you think will fit best in your home. If you already have a rabbit at home, the VHS encourages you to bring it along for a little "Bunny Speed Dating," so you can see if the two will get along before making the commitment.

The adoption fee for all rabbits is $50 each, and just like with all animals at the VHS, that cost covers spay/neutering, up-to-date immunizations, and microchipping.

Now then, rabbits are cute and cuddly, but like any animal, they are a long-time commitment. Here are some things to keep in mind before adopting a rabbit courtesy of the VHS:

  • Lifespan of a domestic rabbit is approximately 8-10 years (not a short-term pet!)
  • Rabbits require pellets, constant timothy hay, and certain types of fresh fruits & veggies each day
  • Rabbits can be litterbox-trained like cats (and the VHS begins litter-training them while they are in the shelter)
  • VHS rabbits must be adopted to indoor-only homes, not outdoors or in wire hutches
  • The VHS rabbit adoption is $50, which includes the rabbit’s spay/neuter surgery and registered microchip
  • Potential adopters must be 18 or older, but do NOT have to live in Vanderburgh County

If you're good with all of that, make plans to "hop" on in to the VHS on February 29th (sorry, I had to throw at least one rabbit pun in there).

[Source: Vanderburgh Humane Society]

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