Michael, a 1-year-old English Spot rabbit, came to the MSPCA-Angell Boston Adoption Center after being found in a backyard in Quincy, MA. (Michael was one of 27 stray rabbits that came to the MSPCA in 2021.) The MSPCA veterinary team quickly treated Michael for ear mites and an infected eye.
Shortly after Michael’s neuter surgery, he was adopted by friends of the family who originally found him. Two weeks later, the adoption center team received a fantastic gallery of photos from his new family, along with a note that read, “Michael jumps on us for scratches — he even grooms my daughter and me (he licks us!). At night when we watch The Office, he sits at the foot of the bed and watches the show with us.”
When people think about adopting from an animal shelter, their mind naturally gravitates to dogs and cats. In 2021, dogs and cats had an average length of stay of 17 days before adoption at our centers. Rabbits, however, had an average length of stay of 36 days. Michael is an excellent example of how rabbits make wonderful companions!
Michael’s new humans grew so enamored that they adopted a second rabbit, aptly named Jim. We’re willing to bet that Jim and Michael’s antics are bound to be just as funny as the characters on The Office after whom they’re named.
Learn more about our adoption program at mspca.org/adoption-centers.