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Thinking About Gifting A Bunny This Easter? Stick To Chocolate Ones

Francesca Martens |
March 28, 2013 | 8:02 p.m. PDT

Executive Producer

With Easter around the corner, animal shelter officials have advised Angelenos not to buy real rabbits for the holiday.

"People get caught up in the novelty of a live rabbit as an Easter gift, and they don’t really think about the long-term commitment," Evelina Villa, spokeswoman for the LA Animal Care Center said.

Every year local L.A. shelters receive an influx of abandoned rabbits the weeks after Easter as families find themselves overwhelmed with the care required by a rabbit.

In 2012, thirty rabbits were surrendered to shelters the week following Easter.

If families are serious about adding a rabbit to their family, Villa advises them to come in to any shelter and adopt a rabbit. For $25, you can adopt a rabbit and get them spayed/ neutered and implanted with a microchip at any of the county's six shelters.

Read the full story at NBC Los Angeles.

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