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Therapy Bunnies Visit Senior Care Homes
This last winter, two of our docents, Jane and Judy, started a program to bring our
lovable rabbits to group and senior care homes throughout the Prescott area. We
didn’t exactly know how it would be received, but what a hit it has been! Not only has it
been great to share these animals with people who might not otherwise get to experience them, but it’s been a great way to share our stories and mission with different
parts of this community.

To begin, Jane and Judy started training the rabbits to handle that type of
social interaction. Most of them are already pretty docile as it is, but making sure that
they could handle these groups took a lot of preparation and care. Then they set up
event dates at different facilities and visited with these groups. And since its inception
only a few months ago, they’ve already done countless programs and met with hundreds of people. The residents have been very receptive to the program and it’s been
a real treat sharing our bunnies with them - who wouldn’t love petting these adorable
animals?!

As both Jane and Judy are volunteers at the zoo, they do not get paid to
do this type of outreach; nor do we charge the facilities anything for this program it’s simply out of their love for the animals and their desire to share them with our
community that they do it. It goes without saying that it’s volunteers like these that
make our organization what it is.

COMMUNITY
APPRECIATION
DAY
2017
admission
Saturday, April 29, 2017
10 am - 4 pm

March

March 13 - 17..................Spring Zoo Camp
Friday, March 31..................HPZS Yard Sale

April
Sat. & Sun., April1-2...........HPZS Yard Sale
Saturday, April 8..................Breakfast With the Animals: Tiger
Sunday, April 16..................Easter EGGstravaganza
Saturday, April 22................Behind-the-Scenes Photo Tour
April 22 - 23.........................Earth Day Celebration
Sunday, April 23..................Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Saturday, April 29................Community Appreciation Day (FREE Day)
May
May 6, 10, 17, 20, 24, 31...Zoolittles
Wednesday, May 10............Zoo By Moonlight
Saturday, May 13................Breakfast With the Animals: Clouded Leopard
Sunday, May 14...................Mother’s Day (Mom’s Get in Free)
Saturday, May 27................Donor Dinner
June
June 3, 7,14,17, 21, 28......Zoolittles
Friday, June 9......................Zoo By Moonlight
Sat., June 10.......................Breakfast With the Animals: Mule Deer/ Pronghorn
June 5 - 9, 12 - 16,..............Summer Zoo Camp
June 19 - 23, 26 - 30 .........Summer Zoo Camp
Saturday, June 24...............Members Night
July
July 1, 5,12,15,19,26.........Zoolittles
Saturday, July 8...................Breakfast With the Animals: Tortoise
Saturday, July 8...................Zoo by Moonlight
July 10 - 14, 17 - 21............Summer Zoo Camp
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