AHS Pet of the Week - Mel

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Mel is a handsome Florida White rabbit with a mellow personality. Rabbits are quiet household pets that are wonderful companions for children and with a lifespan of 8-10 years they provide years of companionship.

Mel is a curious critter that likes to spend a few hours each day exploring different obstacles in a rabbit safe exercise pin that is free of electrical cords and other dangers. While in his exercise pin, he will hop in empty cardboard boxes that are tilted to the side, run through critter tunnels, and toss noisy toys in the air with his teeth.

Domestic rabbits are sensitive animals and they don’t do well in the Arizona heat. Temperatures over 80 degrees could harm them. Rabbits must be indoor pets, and with routine and consistency many rabbits can learn to be litter box trained. Being strict vegetarians, rabbits love dark green veggies, small pieces of fruit, Timothy hay, and nutritional rabbit pellets. Frankie and Sugar prefer a rabbit hutch without a wire bottom to prevent them from injuring their feet.

Although rabbits tend to be ground lovers, Mel doesn’t mind sitting on his human companions lap while he is being brushed or pet softly. He hasn’t interacted with dogs, cats, other rabbits or children and he will need a slow introduction to his new family members.

Mel is available now at the Arizona Humane Society’s Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion, 1521 West Dobbins Road in Phoenix. His adoption fee is only $20 because he is a member of our Lonely Hearts club. This fee includes his neuter surgery, a pet carrier, and a follow-up veterinary exam. For more information about Mel, please call (602) 997-7586 ext. 1045 and ask for animal ID number A272215 or log on to www.azhumane.org.

Mel is available now at the Arizona Humane Society’s Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion, 1521 West Dobbins Road in Phoenix. His adoption fee is only $35 because he is a member of our Lonely Hearts club. This fee includes his neuter surgery, vaccines, a colorful collar and leash, an AHS I.D. tag, and a follow-up veterinary exam. For more information about Doggie Howser, please call (602) 997-7586 ext. 1045 and ask for animal ID number A274001 or log on to www.AZHumane.org.

Please note:  This pet might have been adopted by the time you visit the shelter; however, the AHS has dozens more wonderful pets who also need loving homes.  Please take a moment to meet some of the other dogs, cats and other companion animals at the shelter!   To see all adoptable animals right now, visit www.AZHumane.org and click Find a Pet > View Adoptable Pets.