Rabbit Awareness Week - here us RAW!
Rabbits are the UK's 3rd most popular pet! This is because they are highly intelligent, social, interactive and fun creatures that are extremely clean and can even be litter trained. They have very individual and distinct personalities, and often live over ten years of age - making them every bit as worthwhile investing in as dogs and cats!
Despite all this there are still a lot of myths and misinformation around the best care for pet rabbits, and indeed their welfare needs. It's actually very easy when you know how......
So Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) was created as an annual event, where rabbit experts such as vets, pet retailers, welfare charities and manufacturers work together during a dedicated week to educate the pet owning public about proper rabbit care and welfare.
RAW is run by a number of partners who have been officially appointed because of their expertise in some or all aspects of rabbit welfare. The official RAW partners include Burgess Excel, Panacur Rabbit, RSPCA, PDSA, The Blue Cross, Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund (RWAF) and Wood Green The Animals Charity. This way pet owners can be sure that any rabbit information they see under the official RAW brand is sure to be correct and fully in line with the five rabbit welfare needs.
During the week thousands of vets across the UK offer FREE health clinics for local rabbits and their owners. It doesn't matter if your rabbits have never been to the vet before, it's never too late to get them health checked by the experts!
Thousands more retailers and rescue centres will be running fun and educational events to also spread the word about how to get the most out of pet rabbits by keeping them happy and healthy.
Together we aim to improve the lives of the UK's rabbits and stop them getting a RAW deal!
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