KILDARE ANIMAL FOUNDATION: Bunny-proof your home

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Dan Donoher

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Dan Donoher

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KILDARE ANIMAL FOUNDATION: Bunny-proof your home

Daisy was taken in at the animal foundation

Last week, we took in a pet rabbit from a vet clinic that was trying to rehome her. The beautiful young rabbit had been handed into them some weeks previously and they weren’t able to find her a suitable home. She’s very friendly and loves cuddles.

Pet rabbits aren’t for everyone and should not be kept in a hutch at the bottom of the garden. A lot of people are now keeping bunnies indoors and giving them lots of time to roam around. This really makes the rabbit a part of the family, giving them lots more quality of life. They need social interaction, plenty of exercise, and a lot of enrichment activities. They can even be litter trained.

You would, however, need to “bunny proof” your home but this would not be a huge job, just making sure wires etc are covered, so make sure you have your homework done before adopting.

Our little Daisy will hopefully find a new home very soon.

Act Now!

In the coming weeks, cat mating season will start in earnest. We implore you to have your cats neutered. Cat rescues cannot cope with the huge numbers of unwanted kittens we are asked to take each year.

If you are feeding a cat, she will more than likely have her kittens on your property. Any information on neutering that you need is available. Simply leave your number on our “call-back” service (045 522929) and we will contact you to answer any query you may have.

Internship

Kildare Animal Foundation is offering wonderful and exciting opportunities for people interested in the field of wildlife rehabilitation and animal care. We are offering internships of between six weeks and three months over the busy spring and summer period. You will learn everything that goes on in a busy centre and get up close and personal with lots of different species. The volunteer internship includes four/five working days per week. Contact Dan at kafwildlife@gmail.com/ info@animalfoundation.ie with your CV.