SPCA is sweet for Easter

Central Leader - - News - By Han­nah Nor­ton

The SPCA An­i­mal Vil­lage in Man­gere is get­ting into the spirit of Easter by giv­ing away chocolate eggs with ev­ery bunny adopted this week­end.

Rab­bits make good pets, says SPCA op­er­a­tions man­ager Tracy Dunn.

“They are a great com­pan- ion for all age groups and are fairly easy to train.”

And they’re very in­tel­li­gent, she says.

“They can be lit­ter tray­trained and can make good in­door pets.”

There’s a type of bunny to suit every­one and they come in all shapes, sizes and colours. But, like any pet, bun­nies do re­quire care.

“They do need time out­side and time out of their hutch and it’s im­por­tant that they have the cor­rect diet and ex­er­cise,” Ms Dunn says.

“And long-haired rab­bits such as an­gora rab­bits re­quire reg­u­lar groom­ing.”

SPCA staff will be on hand to an­swer ques­tions and of­fer rab­bit ad­vice. The Easter pro­mo­tion is also high­light- ing the fact that the SPCA doesn’t just have cats, dogs and bun­nies for adop­tion.

The an­i­mal vil­lage also gets guinea pigs, rats and mice, and ru­ral an­i­mals like chick­ens, roost­ers, goats, sheep and pigs.

The pro­mo­tion runs over Easter week­end, ex­cept on Good Fri­day, when the an­i­mal vil­lage is closed.

Gi­ant bunny: Easter eggs come with ev­ery rab­bit adop­tion from the SPCA this Easter week­end.

Pho­tos: TIMI TIKKA­NEN

Peter Rab­bit: Bun­nies make good pets, ac­cord­ing to SPCA op­er­a­tions man­ager Tracy Dunn.

Cam­era shy: A bunny at the SPCA.

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