Rabbit-adopting promotion runs through February at Tails Humane Society

Tails Humane Society in DeKalb has an abundance of rabbits available for adoption.

On Jan. 18, Tails was contacted by its shelter partner, the Aurora Animal Shelter and Control, and took in 32 rabbits. Some of the rabbits were pregnant, and almost 20 bunnies have been born since.

“All of the rabbits came from one home, and I reached out to Tails to see if they’d help us by taking a few of the rabbits,” said Anna Payton, director of Aurora Animal Care and Control. “They said that they’d take them all, which was a blessing for us. We truly appreciate their partnership and collaboration.”

Tails Executive Director Michelle Groeper said a number of the rabbits already have been adopted, but many still are available.

Since February is Adopt a Rabbit Month, Tails is running a rabbit-adopting promotion through the end of the month. With the adoption of one rabbit, the adoption fee is waived for a second rabbit. Rabbit adoptions also include a care package of a bag of hay, a bag of food and treats.

“Rabbits make great family pets,” Groeper said. “They are pretty low-maintenance, so they make a very good first pet. They enjoy daily interaction; they only need food, water and social interaction.”

“Rabbits are very smart and can be litterbox trained and trained to do agility like dogs,” Payton said. “People often underestimate how intelligent they are. They like to be around people and have their own individual personalities.”

Tails Humane Society is located at 2250 Barber Greene Road in DeKalb. Tails’ adoption hours are from noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from noon to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For information about rabbits and other adoptable animals at Tails, visit www.tailshumanesociety.org/adopt.

Katrina J.E. Milton

Award-winning reporter and photographer for Shaw Media publications, including The Daily Chronicle and The MidWeek newspapers in DeKalb County, Illinois, since 2012.