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Bunnies As Easter Pets? Not So Fast

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by Chris Conte

FRANKLIN, Tenn. - With Easter fast approaching some parents may consider getting their kids a real-life bunny to accompany the Easter candy but animal rescue experts say it's not always the best idea.

"You would not purchase a reindeer for your child for Christmas, so why would you purchase a bunny for your child for Easter?" explains Amy Mott with Clover Patch Bunny Sanctuary in Franklin.

Over the years Amy and her crew of volunteers have helped adopt out 140 rabbits and she believes half of them were discarded Easter pets.

"They do come to us in not very good shape," she explains.

After rehabilitating the animals in her garage turned rabbit sanctuary most of the bunnies are ready for new homes but Amy makes sure people first understand the responsibility they are taking in with each adoption.

"They're not holiday novelties," she says.

For more information on the Clover Patch Sanctuary visit: http://www.cloverpatchsanctuary.com/

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