Think before you give a real bunny for Easter

Chocolate bunnies and peeps are best for your Easter basket

Published On: Mar 18 2013 11:06:31 AM EDT

With Easter just a few days away, many families are tempted to include a real bunny in an Easter basket … but this is not the best idea, unless you are ready to make a 9 – 12 year commitment.  While rabbits are cute and come in a variety of breeds just like dogs and cats, rabbits require a lot of special care.

Here are some facts you need to know before you get a rabbit:

If you have your heart set on getting a bunny, please adopt.  The Humane Society of Broward County has several bunnies available for adoption and the fee is $20 and includes spay or neuter. 

And to help you take care of that bunny, the shelter is having a FREE rabbit behavior seminar to help you learn how to properly care for your new family member. Click here for more information.

The shelter is located at 2070 Griffin Road and adoption hours are Monday - Saturday 10 - 6:30 and Sunday 10 - 5:30, however the shelter will be closed on Easter Sunday.  For more information call the shelter at 954-989-3977 and press 3 for adoptions or visit  to see the pets available for adoption.