If you come to Oakland Animal Services (OAS) looking to adopt a bunny, you might notice some changes to the rabbit room. Over the course of the last month, a team of volunteers have been working hard to renovate this small room—located in the back of the shelter—which houses the resident rabbits and their supplies. The goal was to make the space more organized and easier to keep clean, but in that process, the room received almost a complete makeover, transforming it into an especially inviting place for both bunnies and their visitors.
The process, although straightforward, was a little more involved than might initially meet the eye. All the cages were removed and thoroughly cleaned, the walls were scrubbed and painted a calming green, and the floors were replaced. The room’s layout took shape over the several weeks of the process, and in its final form, the room is even better than it was for rabbit needs. It offers more space for staff and volunteers to clean behind the cages, allows some of the bulk products (such as hay and pellets) to be stored out of sight, and further creates a welcoming environment for both animals and people. Being that February is adopt-a-rabbit month and Easter is just around the corner, it seems the renovation could not have come at a better time.