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Facts About Keeping A Rabbit Indoors

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
posted by Jim Murphy

cuterabbitThe House Rabbit Society is a wonderful organization that specializes in the welfare of rabbits as pets. They provide adoption information as well as important facts about keeping rabbits healthy and happy. When I had a rabbit as a pet, I turned to them many times for guidance in rabbit care. Here is what they say about the advantages of keeping your pet rabbit indoors as opposed to outdoors.

The House Rabbit Society recommends your companion rabbit be housed indoors. A hutch rabbit cannot possibly receive as much attention as a rabbit within the home. After all, how much time do you intend to spend in the yard? Personalities emerge when your rabbit gets to know you. Their potential is realized when you enjoy each others’ companionship.

  • Rabbits are safer indoors More likely to be preyed upon. They can be frightened to death without even being touched by a predator.
  • Rabbits enjoy companionship from humans and sometimes other animals. Hutch rabbits often appear dull, uninterested or frightened. Rabbits need socializing.
  • Rabbits hide illnesses. You must act quickly when they are sick. When indoors, you notice their eating & behavior changes more quickly. You may not catch the subtle difference they exhibit when they are sick. Could mean life or death.
  • Indoor rabbits will probably live longer. They are safer from poor weather conditions, threatening animals, and are generally happier rabbits. When it is raining and cold, you may not go out to feed or check on your rabbit. He, too, is cold and lonely.
  • Indoor rabbits tend to become a part of the family. Not as easily forgotten about or given away. The human/animal bond is optimized when you get to see bunny dances and enjoy their companionship after a hard day.
  • Outdoor rabbits are sometimes even afraid of humans because they are not familiar with them. Housing a rabbit outdoors is usually the beginning of the end.

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Animal Shelter Facts

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
posted by Jim Murphy

dog shelterThere are some very disturbing statistics regarding shelters and companion animals. According to Pet Finder, approximately 8 -12 million companion animals enter animal shelters each year. The very upsetting part is 5 – 9 percent are euthanized. 60% of dogs and 70% of cats. Just writing these statistics really bothers me. It is also surprising to know that intakes are about evenly divided between those relinquished by owners and those picked up by animal control. These are national figures, percentages can vary from state to state.

  • Less than 2% of cats and 15% – 20% percent of dogs are returned to their owners. Most of these were identified with tags or microchips.
  • 25% of dogs that enter shelters are purebred.
  • Only 10% of the animals received by shelters have been spayed or neutered. 75% of owned pets are neutered.

Thanks again to PetFinder for providing this very valuable information. Go to them for all the information you need on pet adoption.

Providing a good home for these poor animals would be one of the most rewarding things in your life. Take a little of the focus away from yourself and give a shelter animal a good home. Instead of shopping for clothes, mobile devices etc., shop for dog beds, dog or cat food, dog treats, dog and cat toys. You’ll be glad you saved a life.

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