Adopt a rescued rabbit in February

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MURRAY, UT (Feb. 4, 2016) -- Rabbits are the third most adopted pet at the Humane Society of Utah


To celebrate Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month in February, the Humane Society of Utah is offering a special adoption fee of $10 for one rabbit or $15 for two. All rabbits are neutered or spayed, and HSU can help educate adopters on the proper equipment, care and training needed for their new pet bunny.


Rabbits are affectionate, intelligent, quiet companions that make good house pets. Following are some reasons to consider adopting a long-eared friend from the Humane Society of Utah this month:


  • Bunnies are the best of both worlds. They offer the social companionship of a dog and can be litter trained like a cat.
  • Bunnies are quiet, clean and may even be walked on a leash.
  • Many people who are allergic to dogs and cats are not allergic to rabbits.
  • Bunnies make good pets for apartment dwellers. They are happy to stay in their cage when unattended and love to hop around the bunny-proofed rooms when you are home.
  • Rabbits have a long life span and can live 8-12 years with the proper care and diet.
  • Bunnies need homes too. Along with the dogs and cats at the Humane Society of Utah, we have many rabbits waiting for a new family to love them.
  • Two bunnies are better than one. A bonded pair of rabbits can share the same space, food, water and litter tray while keeping each other company.


“I grew up with rabbits as pets,” said Deann Shepherd, HSU representative. “They have unique personalities, are entertaining and very soft to pet.”


For more information about the adoption process and to see a list of available rabbits in HSU’s Bunny Bungalows, visit