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Ponyo the Bunny is Hopping for a Home

Pet of the Week for March 30, 2024

Experience love at first sight when you meet this gentle, inquisitive young honey bunny. Ponyo is a medium-sized 2-year-old, small enough for little hands to pet and hold after getting acquainted.

Alameda Post - Ponyo the rabbit in a whimsical scene of a fishbowl with the word "Ponyo" behind, similar in color scheme to the Ponyo movie poster

Due to a heart condition, Ponyo takes medicine every day and needs a small enclosure so he doesn’t overexert himself. However, he’s very easy to care for—and love.

This sweet boy is named after the title character in the Japanese animated film, Ponyo. The name Ponyo in Japanese means “soft and squishy,” and gentle handling of this very special rabbit will reveal the softest coat you’ve ever petted—mostly white with orange spots, including one on his twitchy little nose.

Alameda Post - a collage of Ponyo the bunny
Photos FAAS.

You can meet Ponyo any day but Monday from noon to 4 p.m. at the FAAS main shelter at 1590 Fortmann Way, and learn more about him on the FAAS website—he has his own page.

The rest of Ponyo’s rabbit friends live at FAAS’s South Shore Adoption Center, and you can visit them in their spacious habitats on Rabbit Row there. FAAS needs to place these rabbits in forever homes before the expected influx of rabbits later this spring. See them all on the FAAS website’s Small Animals page.

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