In May of 2011, my husband and I headed over to the Animal Humane Society in Minnesota to adopt our first rabbit, a Holland Lop/ Jersey Wooly Mix. We named him Prince and immediately fell in love with him. About a year and a half later, we decided to adopt another bunny so that Prince could have a playmate. We wanted to get a rabbit that was a similar breed to Prince’s and around the same size and age, but we knew we had to find a female since two male rabbits typically don’t get along very well.
When we were finally ready to adopt another rabbit, we went into the Animal Humane Society to take a look around. We had been looking online for quite some time, but just when we thought we found a match, she was adopted! Then we had to start from the beginning again.
Going into the Animal Humane Society is always hard for us, because we want all of the animals without homes! We wanted to bring all of the bunnies home! While we loved all of the rabbits we met, we saw that one bunny was a stray and was on stray hold for the next few days. Our hearts went out for her because we felt so sad and disgusted that someone would abandon a rabbit.
The stray rabbit was a small French Lop who was only one year old, and we couldn’t imagine why someone would ever abandon her. We couldn’t imagine ever giving up our rabbits, and right away we knew that we had to get her. We ended up having to wait a few days to bring her home, since she was on stray hold, but we hoped nobody would claim her. We didn’t want her going back to a home that abandoned her in the first place! Even if they didn’t try to get rid of her, they were clearly not responsible enough to keep her.
When we adopted her, we learned that she was found in the hall of an apartment complex, sitting alone and wearing a pink collar. One of the residents put a note up, but nobody claimed her. Doing the right thing, the resident brought her in to the Animal Humane Society, and the rest is history.
We are so glad that we rescued Penny, and she is the perfect addition to our home. She seems very happy at her new home, and we are so glad that she ended up with us!
Photo credit: Alexandra