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I'm just wondering how many people have been successful in convincing friends or family to adopt a rescue rabbit. Not necessarily those who work or volunteer in shelters (I don't currently do that)... but since I adopted Mr. Bun-Bun I've become much more interested in encouraging people to adopt rabbits (appropriate people anyway!)
I have a lot of friends, and would recommend rabbit adoption to very few of them, but I have 3 in particular that would be wonderful rabbit mommies. One of them in fact was going to take Mr. Bun-Bun until I fell in love with him and brought him home, so I think she'll probably bring home a shelter rabbit once she settles into her new home. I've been a longtime animal rights activist and volunteer but in the past avoided groups that work with pets (danger of adopting too many animals, plus those groups are generally better-funded and staffed than groups who are working for the rights of animals used for fur and meat, farm animals, etc.) I would like to volunteer at the local shelter but I'm afraid of being around all those buns without homes, and that it'll just drive me nuts.
Anyway, just wondering what I should do. One of my friends really wants a rabbit and has thought about it for a long time, and her husband says no (they have 2 cats like I do.) However she'd be the one doing all the caretaking and cleaning, and I know if she insisted he would give in. I think she just needs to hang out with my bunny, she hasn't met him yet. Right now my only effort is posting an endless barrage of adorable bunny pictures on facebook.