February is notable for many things. A winter month long removed from the holidays of year’s end, spring still seems like forever and a day away. Sure, there’s always Valentine’s Day to brighten things a touch, but what if you're not currently enjoying the company of a special someone? The profusion of red hearts and flowers can be just another source of winter blues.
Well, it turns out that February is also notable as ADOPT A RESCUED RABBIT
Month, and for those of you looking to give and receive a little warmth this
month, the North Georgia House Rabbit Society is the place to be.
The NGHRS has been rescuing and fostering rabbits for many years, and is the very place from which we adopted two of our own bunnies, Luke and Laura. For the month of February, these fine folks are not only discounting their adoption fees by upwards of $30, they’re also throwing in a flexible 4’x4’ pen to help you get started on your very own indoor “rabbit-tat.” (You can see the details here)
Just as an “fyi,” the organization does not adopt to college students living in dorms or prior to graduation, as the goal is to set up their fostered bunnies for long-term success in “forever” homes. However, if you’re in a stable home environment and over the age of 18, they have an ever-growing stable of adoptable rabbits to choose from. And cuddling with a new bunny is a warm way to spend a winter afternoon, I can tell you.
The GHRS offers several “Bunny 101” classes every month for those who are new to rabbits as pets, and they have a ton of information regarding house rabbit care available on their website. They offer a boarding and grooming service for those going out of town, or who need help with nail-clipping or fur brushing. They also have an on-site store where every bit of the profit from your purchase goes toward the housing and care of the buns they foster.
And for those of you who are already loving rabbit owners or fans, they offer a “Bunny 201” class several times a year dedicated to various common issues affecting pet rabbits. For a $10 donation, you can learn how to handle common rabbit ailments, as well as certain skills like taking a rabbit's temperature, giving fluids or oral medications, and even how to give injections! Space is limited and reservations are required for this class, so check the website for details.
If you’re looking for a special someone (or someones!) to share some love with this February, consider adopting from the North Georgia House Rabbit Society. They’d love to see you at their main location, or you can go to their website at http://www.houserabbitga.com to find out more about them and the work that they do. You can email them for information at email@example.com, or call them during their office hours at 678-653-7175.
The Rabbit Center of the North Georgia House Rabbit Society is located at 2280 Shallowford Road in Marietta, GA. If you have the time, it’s well worth the trip to find out about house rabbit ownership, and just maybe to get acquainted with your brand new bunny love!
If you can't make it that far but are still looking to adopt, be sure to check out Sparkles and her friends at the Athens Area Humane Society!