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Know the Facts before Adopting a Bunny this Easter

Mar 31, 2015

Adopting a bunny is a big commitment. Make sure you know the facts before you purchase a pet bunny. 

Pet rabbit abandonment is illegal and considered cruelty under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and the Criminal Code of Canada. Rabbit owners who want to re-home their pet should contact the Delta Community Animal Shelter for assistance. 

Delta Community Animal Shelter and the Corporation of Delta strongly discourages owners from abandoning pet rabbits. Anyone found to abandon pets will be referred to the BC SPCA or Police for investigation. 

The life for abandoned rabbits is very difficult. Most rabbits do not live past three years in the wild and many die within the first year of their life. Threats to their wellbeing are starvation, predators, motor vehicle incidents, weather exposure, injury inflicted by territorial disputes, cruelty and disease. 

For more information, contact the Delta Community Animal Shelter at 604-940-7111 or email dcas@delta.ca