Channel 4’s First Dates restaurant would love these two. They both love their food and both have a history of being single and looking for love.
Oakland was abandoned in a cardboard box and Willow was handed over to the National Animal Welfare Trust (NAWT) as her owner could no longer care for her.
Rabbits like company and so, just like the First Dates restaurant, NAWT paired them up (neutered, of course) and they hit it off. It was love at first sight. They are now happily living together and waiting to move into their forever home.
They would like to live in a shelter such as a large weatherproof hutch or rabbit house with lots of cosy, warm bedding but where they also have access to a spacious safe exercise area in which they can run, jump, dig and play.
Remember that, for a rabbit, a hutch is not enough.
You can see examples of suitable rabbit housing at www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk which shows how pet rabbit habitat can become an attractive garden feature.
If you would like to home these two lovebirds, you can meet them at NAWT, Tylers Way, Watford-by-pass WD25 8WT.
Many readers want to help unwanted animals, but are not in a position to home one. If this could be you, consider taking part in NAWT’s Shoe Box Appeal. All you have to do is fill a shoe box or other container with food, toys or treats. These boxes will then be shared amongst the animals at the centre on Christmas Day.
You can make up a box for rabbits, guinea pigs, cats or dogs or a mixed box. One of the best parts will be delivering it yourself to the rehoming centre (address above) and meeting the animals but, if you are unable to do this, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will endeavour to take it for you.
Finally, NAWT has launched a Furry Festivities Photo Competition with the overall winning image being used on next year’s NAWT Christmas cards. Categories include Santa’s Little Helper, Winter Wonderland and Sleeping off Christmas Lunch.
It’s open to any pet from dogs and cats to hamsters and horses. Details at nawt.org.uk.