Collared - Baltimore Sun readers' pets [Pictures]
TELL US ABOUT YOUR PET: We're interested in cats and dogs, but also hamsters, hedgehogs, turtles, horses, chickens -- the whole pet gamut.
Email the following information to email@example.com: pet name, owner name, how you met, pet's age, hometown, breed (or best guess), favorite activity, favorite food, funniest moment or sweetest story. Feel free to add your own creative categories, too -- anything that will shine a light on your pet.
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Zoe( Christopher T. Assaf, Baltimore Sun photo / August 6, 2013 )
For a domestic bunny someone dumped in a Dundalk alley, Zoe the dwarf Black Marten rabbit sure landed well.
She was found on the street by a member of the Defenders of Animal Rights, a wildlife sanctuary and adoption agency. Then Zoe was offered for adoption at the same time that the staff at the Roland Park Place continuing care retirement community decided to look for a therapy rabbit for residents. Formally adopted by Residential Care Assistant Dorothea Wilson, Zoe quickly settled into life as an in-demand star at the community.
"She is always making residents laugh, but they really get going when she starts her jumping tricks," says Bridget Forney Deise, a spokeswoman for the community. "She can jump more than a foot off the ground, which is kind of unexpected for a bunny so small."
Zoe loves being hugged and cuddled, and she'll settle into a resident's lap for hours on end, purring when they hold her.
"This bunny is a sweetheart with a kind soul," says Forney Deise. "She takes such great joy in any kind of companionship from the residents here."
-- Kim Fernandez
To have your pet -- including hamsters, snakes, horses, guinea pigs and the like -- considered for Collared, email information to firstname.lastname@example.org.