Rabbit support scheme

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A SERIES of workshops to help rabbit owners care for their pets will take place on Wearside.

In celebration of Rabbit Awareness Week from September 15 to 22, Pets at Home stores in Sunderland and Washington will run workshops for children to find out how to take care of rabbits responsibly.

Research by the PDSA found that the wrong diet can be more harmful to a rabbit’s health compared to that of cats, dogs and other pets.

Pets at Home is encouraging owners to discover more about what nutrition they need to keep their rabbit’s digestive system working properly and to maintain a healthy weight.

The workshops at Hylton Riverside Retail Park, Sunderland, and Washington Galleries stores will run at noon on September 15 and 16 and 22 and 23, giving children the chance to interact with the rabbits and learn how to handle them in a supervised environment.

In-store advisors will also be on hand to discuss the common myths associated with owning a rabbit.

For more information, visit www.petsathome.com.