Say hello to Benedict (or Benny for short)!
This handsome guy came into SPCA care as a stray after he was dumped in a rural area to fend for himself. Luckily after 2 months on his own outside in early winter the finder was able to catch Benny and bring him to the shelter where he wouldn’t have to struggle to survive.
Not surprisingly Benedict can be a bit nervous and shy at first but he is full of sweet potential. He initially liked to hide all the time but is now enjoying exploring his environment. With a gentle hand, patience, and bribery he has started to come out of his shell and is enjoying all the attention (and yummy treats!) he is now getting.
Benedict is ready for his second chance and is looking for a fur-ever home with a patient and loving guardian(s) who knows how to bring out his best side! Since he’s skittish with loud sounds and lots of people, we think he would do best in a quiet, slow-paced home without young children. Older, calm kids may be fine. He may be fine living with another rabbit or other animals with proper, slow introductions. Benedict is very clean, and has learned to use his litter boxes which is great.
Benedict loves stretching out for naps in his tunnels. Fresh veggies are always welcome but his favourite snack that he goes nuts for are “Complete Crock Carrot” treats! If you’re sitting with Benny and he wants attention he’ll come and gently put his paws up on your knee and enjoys forehead scratches and ear rubs. He’s not used to being picked up at this point and finds it scary but with time this may improve.
An adoption counselling session with our Adoption Staff is necessary before adopting any animal.
***In order to protect the health of our staff, volunteers and members of the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve made changes to our adoption process.
1. View profile: adopt.spca.bc.ca/pets
2. Submit an application: spca.bc.ca/adoption/application-forms/
3. Staff will contact you to set-up an appointment to come in for a visit!