This handsome bun is looking for his forever home!
About Colonel Potter
Colonel Potter came to us a couple months ago, after we were contacted by a kind person who let us know about his situation. This poor lovely rabbit was found in an empty apartment after his owners moved and left him behind. Of course, we couldn't say no, especially when one of our volunteers took him in as a foster bunny. Learn more about C. Potter below:
An Interview with The Colonel
Q1: What is your favorite thing to do?
A1: Receive love. I love my ears gently pet, my nose, cheeks, hips, each individual ear. I love being loved.
Q2: What's your favorite snack?
A2: I have so many favorites! I love green leaf lettuce, radish, a little carrot, celery, parsely, and even cilantro. I also love timothy hay. When I feel like just doing some chewing, I really enjoy my wood chew toys.
Q3: What kind of a home are you looking for?
A3: I would love to find a home with someone who would really like companionship. I am a big guy so someone strong who can hold me correctly and safely would be good as well. I have a lot of love to give and am really looking for someone to bond with and share my life.
Rabbits are the third most common animal at shelters. We are commonly abandoned or found as strays in neighborhoods.
Q4: What was your life like before River's Wish and foster care?
A4: It was sad really. At one point I had a family, and enjoyed my life. But one day, I noticed a lot of activity around me, and then everything was gone and I was all alone. I waited for someone to come back and take care of me, but that didn't happen. I was very scared, and also very sad. I was so glad to find someone to take care of me until I can find my very own family.
Q5: What do you want people to know about rabbits?
A5. I know Easter is coming up, so I would really like people to know we aren't toys or gifts. We are loving, feeling animals. We also make great pets, but need and deserve a life long commitment. Rabbits are the third most common animal at shelters. We are commonly abandoned or found as strays in neighborhoods. Because we are not generally spayed and neutered, and because we have a short gestational cycle, overpopulation is a problem. We need to be spayed and neutered, for health and population reasons.
I found out that River's Wish is contacted daily by people who have rabbits they no longer want, rabbits they found, or rabbits who have become inconvenient. There is only so much they can do to help and cannot help all the rabbits in need. I was one of the lucky ones. I was able to go to a loving foster home until I am adopted. To learn more about the plight of rabbits, read more here.
River's Wish works to educate and encourage people to keep their rabbits and other animals. I'd really like people to do their research at rabbit.org and learn all about how to care for and keep a rabbit as a house pet. We are really wonderful, loving house pets, and what many don't know is having us in your home can be similar to having a cat or dog. We have very distinct personalities.
We can be be silly, fun, territorial, and loving. Just like your other pets, we have moods, need exercise, a proper diet, and we need to be kept safe.
If you'd like to apply to adopt Colonel Potter or one of our other rabbits, please visit our Pet Finder's page!
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