Everett shelter overloaded with bunnies

EVERETT — They are fluffy, cuddly, friendly, small, big and colorful.

And they need new homes.

The Everett Animal Shelter has so many bunnies that they started housing them in their conference room.

“They are really cute. If I could, I would take one!” said Meghan Pembroke, the city’s public information director, “They are frisky, really chill, active and beautiful!”

“Many of the bunnies are very social and have obviously spent a lot of time with people, so they would make ideal pets,” said Dee Cordell, an animal shelter coordinator.

The shelter had as many as 30 bunnies last week. Many have been adopted and they’re down to 11. The shelter only has cages to house five bunnies and three guinea pigs at a time. They’re hoping that people in the community come together to adopt all the rest.

“The bunnies are really cute,” Pembroke said. “They don’t take so much space. It is great for a first pet because they don’t need as much care as a dog.”

Animal shelter officials aren’t sure why they happened to be over run by so many balls of fur last week. The shelter takes in animals from Everett, and also has contracts with other communities for animals.

The animal shelter is making a video with an overview of the shelter to be posted on YouTube in a couple of weeks. The video is expected to show the bunny explosion.

“You could see the conference room with all the bunnies. Bunnies were jumpy and fidgety everywhere,” said Pembroke.

Volunteers with the staff are putting in extra time caring for the animals and cleaning their kennels.

The animal shelter welcomes people to come and pick out the perfect bunny.

“Just like cats and dogs” Pembroke said.

Adopt a bunny

It’s easy to bring home a bunny — or any other pet — from the Everett Animal Shelter. Pick your pet, fill in an adoption form and pay your fee. Pet adoption can include discounts on veterinary services. To view some of the bunnies, go to www.petango.com/Forms/ShelterAnimals.aspx?s=0&sh=865&z*

Correction, Nov. 5, 2013: An earlier version of this story incorrectly described policies at the Everett Animal Shelter. The city does require approval from landlords before pet adoptions.

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