Dates announced for Rabbit Awareness Week

Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2016. The event, which takes place from June 18 to 26, will involve veterinary practices and the pet industry in a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of rabbit companionship.

The week will be led by pet food manufacturer Burgess Pet Care alongside the RSPCA, Wood Green Animal Shelters, Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund, Panacur Rabbit, Blue Cross and PDSA

The ‘Buddies For Bunnies’ theme for this summer’s RAW event will remind owners that rabbits are a social species. RAW hopes to encourage owners of single rabbits to find a suitable friend for their pet and would like to see an increase in the number of owners re-homing rabbits from welfare centres.

Rabbit Awareness Week already supports the rabbit care provided by over 4000 UK vet practices and this year wants to see more rescue centres, pet retailers and schools pledge their support to the 2016 #BuddiesForBunnies campaign.

“RAW is a fun, educational week of activities and events with a serious aim, and is the only campaign of its kind,” says Burgess Pet Care brand manager Rehana Kausar.

“This year, we’d like to show how rabbits, like us, are social animals and need to live with another friendly rabbit in order to help keep them happy. We’re passionate about highlighting this issue to pet owners and hope that the veterinary and pet industries will give us a helping paw in the process.”

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