POW! Adopting Chocolate Rabbit Margo Is Like Winning Olympic Gold
“Real isn’t how you are made, said the Skin Horse. It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but really loves you, then you become real.”
– ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ by Margery Williams
- KCAC’s Adorable, Adoptable Pet of the Week is written by Tecla Metzel of Kane County Animal Control. Additional photos by Lorena Page Photography.
“Next up on Kane County Animal Control’s Olympic rabbit adoptions is Margo. Margo is an unaltered, 1-1/2-year-old chocolate rabbit, with the most beautiful fur coat I’ve ever seen on a cottontail her size.”
“Well, you know Joan, she’s a Rex rabbit. The breed is considered, and I’ll put this in quotes, ‘King of Rabbits’ due to their velvety plush fur.”
“Really, Bob, I had no idea! Well, she is definitely wearing her fur very well today. And I understand she is extremely sweet-natured.”
“She really is! Anyone would be lucky to bring her home as a pet to share their life.”
“Incredibly, Joan, did you know there are ’16 different varieties of Rex Rabbits in the U.S.,’ according to the National Rex Rabbit Club?”
“No, I didn’t, Bob, but that’s probably TMI for our viewers today. I’d like to focus more on Margo’s personality and the incredible way she presents herself.”
“Sorry, Joan, guess I got a little caught up in the technical aspects of her program. The judges will also score her on her creativity and this rabbit is very creative. It took a lot of work and determination to finally get here to these Olympic adoptions, but I have a feeling Margo will be able to carry the gold into her new home.”
“Absolutely, Bob. It’s unprecedented that an owner-surrendered rabbit as young as Margo would find herself on this Olympic platform, in front of the entire Kane County. It just shows you what kind of rabbit-resolve Margo has.”
“You can say that again, Joan.”
Congratulations to Clover, KCAC’s 1-year-old brown tiger domestic shorthair on finding her forever home. Everything’s coming up roses for Clover!
How to Adopt
All Kane County Animal Control adoptable cats and dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on all vaccines, including rabies. They are tested for feline leukemia/FIV and heartworm.
The adoption fee is $200 for dogs and $100 for cats. Adoption of two dogs is $300, and adoption of two cats is $150. The adoption fee for cockatiels is $25.
For more information regarding Kane County Animal Control’s adoptable animals and for an adoption application, please visit www.kanecountypets.org.
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About Kane County Animal Control
It is the duty of the Animal Control Department to:
- Ensure that all domesticated dogs and cats over 4 months of age are vaccinated against rabies and have a Kane County rabies tag.
- Ensure that all reported animal bites are given precautionary attention in relation to the possibility rabies infection.
- Ensure that pet owners are instructed on proper procedures pertaining to animal bites and enforce adherence to these procedures.
- Contain loose\stray dogs in unincorporated Kane County and those towns and villages with whom contracted.
- Investigate nuisance dog complaints in unincorporated Kane County and those towns and villages with whom contracted.