runs exclusively on the steam of our volunteers' time and
energy and expertise. We are blessed with wonderfully talented
[read about our other featured volunteers]
This month, meet Natalie Medina, MetroPets Board Member!
was introduced to MetroPets by Anne who had recently adopted
Star, a beautiful 10lb black bunny, when we both attended
a House Rabbit Society bunny event. I was very impressed with
the MetroPets website and the message they were sending out
to the community. I began to volunteer at MetroPets and then
later was asked to serve on the Board of Directors. MetroPets
is a wonderful resource for pet owners and potential adopters
and gives information and advice on various animals. We try
and provide as much information as we can on where one can
adopt animals, the housing laws, why to adopt, etc.
husband Danny, and
Giant Chinchilla Rabbit Thumper
myself, have always loved animals. I was 7 years old when
my parents bought our first little puppy, a Scotch Terrier
called Duffy. He grew up with us and was in our family for
11 years - a right old "lad". One day we heard about a rabbit
abandoned in the trash behind a doughnut shop. My sister pleaded
with our parents until they finally gave in and said we could
bring him home. Of course my mother's first words were. "He
will have to stay outside." So he did for 2 days until my
mother thought it was too hot and too lonely for him and then
we brought him inside and he soon had the run of the whole
house. We didn't realise how easy it was to housetrain a rabbit.
Timbit was a wonderful, affectionate rabbit and he gave us
so much love and joy.
later I thought it would be nice to once again have a rabbit
as a pet. I knew I wanted to adopt one and MetroPets had all
the necessary information that I needed. So our Diego came
from The House Rabbit Society, followed later by Rose and
Isaac. Sadly, both Diego and Isaac have passed across the
bunny rainbow bridge.
currently own a townhouse and share it with a total of 4 rabbits.
Blackberry, Chip, Rose and Thumper. Oh, and I must not forget
to mention my 2 hamsters Sammy and Anna-Bell. Both mother
and daughter hamsters were rescued from Fairfax Animal Shelter.
Thumper, the newest additon to our bunny family, came from
the Arlington Animal Shelter where there are many more bunnies
waiting for a loving new home. Blackberry and Chip were from
a divorced couple who could not keep them anymore.
an animal lover I find volunteering at MetroPets a very rewarding
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