For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Jeffrey Raddatz
Phone: (414) 431-6121
Should you leave cookies out for the Easter
– The Easter holiday typically means spending
quality time with the family and for some children,
a visit from the Easter Bunny. While the holiday
can be fun for people, it can be a little stressful
for companion animals. Guardians of companion animals
are encouraged to follow these tips from the Wisconsin
• Bunnies make great companion animals –
they’re lovable, furry and very playful. They
are also becoming very popular. WHS has lots of
great tips to help people prepare their home and
family for a rabbit. Plus, WHS has lots of great
rabbits available for adoption. Plus, it is important
to have your rabbit spayed or neutered and the ones
at WHS have already had their surgery and lots of
For those who have a rabbit, WHS has the perfect
supplies to keep the bunny happy and healthy. Stop
by the Animal Antics retail store at the shelter.
For more information, call (414) ANIMALS.
• While baby chicks are cute, they should
never be given as gifts at Easter or any other time.
The chicks may be small and adorable now, but in
a few short months that little chick will turn into
a very large bird with dietary and housing needs.
In Milwaukee County, it is illegal to keep one of
these birds in your home.
• Remind the Easter Bunny to hide the Easter
baskets in a spot where any of your companion animals
cannot reach. Candy – especially chocolate
– is very harmful to our furry friends. And,
don’t leave cookies out for the Easter Bunny—timothy
hay is really her favorite.
• Make sure grass from Easter baskets are
not on the floor. This plastic grass can be dangerous
if ingested by your animal. Also, keep plants such
as Easter lilies away from your animals because
they can be fatal.
• Your companion animal might not be used
to a lot of hustle and bustle the holidays often
bring. Consider moving your furry friend to an area
of the house that will be less noisy and busy.
• As always, make sure your companion animal
is microchipped and wearing an identification tag
at all times. WHS rabbits are already microchipped;
we wouldn’t want anyone to go missing during
the Easter Egg Hunt.
photo opportunities are available of rabbits and
Easter gifts for people and animals.