The Animal Welfare League of Arlington wants you to find some bunny to love this month. February is Adopt-A-Rabbit Month, and the League is trying to find good homes for the 19 rabbits currently residing at the shelter.
Already have a rabbit? The AWLA, located at 2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive, wants you to get him or her a friend.
See the bunnies currently up for adoption here. An adoption representative can be reached at 703-931-9241 x200. The adoption fee for rabbits is $65, which includes the spay or neuter surgery and an appropriate cage
A press release from the AWLA and a Fox 5 Morning News segment featuring some of the League’s rabbits, after the jump.
You can help a homeless bunny and open your life to new experiences by adopting a rabbit from the Animal Welfare League of Arlington during Adopt-A-Rabbit Month in February. We’re celebrating February as Adopt-A-Rabbit Month to raise awareness about the huge number of rabbits in need of adoption. The League currently has 19 rabbits in need of homes.
If you already have a rabbit, consider adopting a friend. “Two bunnies are not twice the work of one, as long as they are bonded,” according to the House Rabbit Society. “They share living quarters, food and water bowls, and even a litter box – so the cleanup is essentially the same. And the bunnies entertain one another, groom one another, and keep each other company when their humans are not at home.”
Bunnies can also be great companions for other pets. They can get along well with indoor cats and calm dogs. Consider these important points before making a decision:
- Rabbits are intelligent, social animals that need affection and they can become wonderful companion animals if given a chance to interact with their human families.
- Rabbits are better pets for adults than for young children. They don’t particularly like to be picked up and should not be handled roughly.
- Spaying or neutering is essential for litter box training, reducing territorial aggression, and giving your rabbit a long, healthy life.
- Bunny-proofing your home is part of living with a house rabbit. They need plenty of time outside the cage in a safe running area every day.
- Rabbits are prey animals and should not be kept outdoors. Domestic rabbits that are kept outdoors are also subject to fleas, ticks, parasites, extremes of weather, and neglect by their caretakers.
The adoption fee for rabbits is $65, and it includes the spay or neuter surgery and an appropriate cage. Visit our shelter and meet a bunny today!
The segment below aired on Feb. 1, 2010.
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Here is an unusual opportunity to learn from this incredibly talented and accessible artist, at Art House 7’s two-day oil painting workshop in October. Teresa will give 2 portrait painting demonstrations for 3 hours each morning. Students will then be painting from a clothed live model. Teresa will offer individual critiques that focus on materials, techniques, process and artistic vision. You’ll get jazzed up about painting and become more confident about your abilities.
Art House 7, Two-Day Oil Painting Workshop with Teresa Oaxaca. Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. EDT $250.
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