Easter is approaching.
Easter bunnies, chocolate, baby chicks, egg hunts, and lots of bunnies and chicks surrendered to shelter in the following weeks.
It is somewhat of a tradition. Go get a bunny or a baby chick for Easter. A plush toy bunny or chick is fantastic, the real live versions eat, poop, chew and require care. A lot of care. It happens every year. A month or two after Easter here comes the bunnies and the baby chicks now young chickens or better yet roosters. The feed stores sell hundreds which I am sure is a low estimate this time of year for Easter presents. All little kids want a real Easter Bunny or a cute little fuzzy chick or baby duck.
The baby animals are cute and while they require a lot of care themselves they also grow up to be a lifetime commitment. This doesn’t always happen. Many times the once cute baby animals are turned loose to fend for themselves or they are surrendered to shelters. Many don’t make it through their first year of life.
Be part of the solution. Buy a stuffed bunny for an Easter present this year.
Make a donation to your favorite animal rescue or shelter this Easter and help the animals that were purchased as presents get forever homes.