Rabbit Rescue Urges Caution
A Spokane Animal Sanctuary is urging people to choose chocolate rabbits this Easter Not real ones. The River’s Wish Animal Sanctuary in Northwest Spokane rescues rabbits. Its rabbit house current holds close to 100 rabbits and animal advocates say it’s at capacity. It rescues rabbits from area animal shelters and takes them from people who can’t care for them any longer. Kit Jagoda and her husband, Pete, founded River’s Wish. Jagoda predicts the rescue will see a spike in rabbit rescues soon after Easter. Many parents give their children rabbits for Easter without realizing how much work the pets can be. Rabbits are third on the list of animal left at shelters behind dogs and cats. Jagoda reminds people rabbits are not Easter novelty gifts but living creatures. She hopes people will consider the amount of care and work necessary to raise a rabbit before buying one as a gift.