February is Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month!

Posted in New news! at 6:55 PM by Lori

Handsome Harvey is available for adoption at Salinas Animal Services!

February is Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month! With the Lunar Year of the Rabbit beginning on Feb. 3, we hope that this is an especially lucky month for the bunnies waiting in our shelters for their loving new homes!

Here are some upcoming events:

February 5: “Using the Art and Science of Behavior to Enrich Your Relationship with Animals”, by Dr. Susan Brown

This all-day class at the House Rabbit Society Rabbit Center in Richmond, CA, will give you the tools you need to have a more rewarding relationship with all the animals in your life–large or small, mammal, bird, reptile, or fish. Whether you want to modify unwanted behavior, help your pet become more outgoing, or start an exercise program, this class will show you how! Through a combination of lecture, video, in-class problem-solving exercises, and games, you will learn:

* the principals of behavior and how all animals learn
* how to develop strategies for changing animal behavior and preventing future unwanted behavior
* the basics of positive, effective, and enriching training techniques that can be used with any species of animal

For more information, and to register click here.

February 12: Petco Education Outreach Event

We will be at the Del Monte Center Petco on Saturday, February 12, from 2 – 6pm, with educational materials and rabbits looking for homes. Stop by to ask us your questions about living with a house rabbit, or just to pet the bunnies!

February 19: Spa Day!

Bring your bunny or guinea pig for a gentle grooming, relax, have some snacks, and enjoy chatting with other rabbit and cavy lovers! At Silkscreen Express in Seaside, 1 – 5pm. Call 831-663-1413 or email us here at Friendly Farms to make your appointment. Hurry before they are all filled!

The house rabbit in his native habitat. Tundra was adopted in 2009 from Salinas Animal Services through Deerbrook Guinea Pigs and Rabbits in Oakhurst, CA.



Posted in Transferred at 5:06 PM by Lori

Update 2/2/11: Happy is now being sponsored by Animal Friends Rescue Project. Contact them for more information about this sweet boy.

A cute name for an adorable little boy! Happy is a young bunny, maybe 6 months old. He is very small, about 3 lbs. He will not get much larger.

Happy is a calm rabbit who is easy to pet. He will make a wonderful companion for a loving family who treats him gently. The House Rabbit Society has lots of great information about living with bunnies.

Happy will need to be neutered as a condition of adoption (included in the shelter adoption fee). He is currently at Salinas Animal Services, where his shelter number is: A061239. Visit him noon – 5pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Contact the shelter or Friendly Farms for more information about this darling boy.