Meet fluffy bun­nies Cloud, Cot­ton, Snow and four oth­ers

The Tribune (SLO) - - News - BY ELLEN PERRYESS

Pulling a white rabbit out of a top hat has al­ways been magic. Re­cently, a more im­pres­sive trick oc­curred when mul­ti­ple white rab­bits sud­denly ap­peared on Cor­bett Canyon Road.

For­tu­nately, trav­el­ers on that road re­al­ized the bun­nies were in peril and stopped to cap­ture as many as they could. This would seem an im­pos­si­ble task, but ap­par­ently these bun­nies were once some­one’s pets.

The res­cuers were able to catch seven of the freerange bun­nies and bring them to our county shel­ter.

Cloud, Pearl, Cot­ton, Bean, Lace, Marsh­mal­low and Snow are ap­prox­i­mately 6-month-old white rab­bits that could eas­ily have been killed by a car or a preda­tor, yet all are mirac­u­lously alive.

Now the trick is to find them all homes.

His­tor­i­cally, it’s been a chal­lenge to find adopters for our shel­ter rab­bits. Per­haps it’s be­cause peo­ple don’t think to come to the shel­ter for bun­nies or they don’t know rab­bits can make won­der­ful, quiet, in­door pets.

In­deed, bun­nies share many of the traits we ap­pre­ci­ate in cats. In gen- eral, they like play­ing with toys, en­joy be­ing groomed and are pre­dis­posed to use a lit­ter box.

An added ben­e­fit of bun­nies is they can’t jump up on your kitchen coun­ters. For more in­for­ma­tion about house rab­bits, visit rabbit.org.

Our seven shel­ter bun­nies are hop­ing adopters will ma­te­ri­al­ize. Mak­ing bun­nies ap­pear is one thing — but find­ing them all homes is truly mag­i­cal.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the rab­bits (ID Nos. 228914 though 228920), call the vol­un­teer line at the An­i­mal Ser­vices shel­ter at 805-781-4413 or visit www.slo­county.ca .gov/aserv. The shel­ter is lo­cated at 885 Ok­la­homa Ave., off High­way 1, in San Luis Obispo.

Small pets such as rab­bits cost $5 apiece to adopt.

The full-price adop­tion fee is $81 for cats and $115 for dogs, plus a $28 county li­cense fee for dogs, if the adopters are San Luis Obispo County res­i­dents.

The adop­tion fee in­cludes a new col­lar, a spay or neuter op­er­a­tion, ba­sic vac­ci­na­tions, a mi­crochip and el­i­gi­bil­ity for a free vet­eri­nary check within San Luis Obispo County. Cats also are tested for fe­line leukemia virus (FeLV) and fe­line im­mun­od­e­fi­ciency virus (FIV), and adopters re­ceive a car­rier.

HOLLI HARGROVE

Lace is one of seven white rab­bits avail­able for adop­tion at the San Luis Obispo County An­i­mal Ser­vices shel­ter in San Luis Obispo.

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