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For college students, Rabbits are more practical than dogs

A promotion for animal rescue in Santa Barbara is highlighting Valentine's Day discounts as well as giving tips to college students who want to help animals.

The Santa Barbara County Animal Services is teaming with Santa Maria and Lompoc animal shelters for promotions from February 1 to February 14.

Although many animals in shelters are in desperate need of a home, there are still rules and precautions that must be met before potential adopters, especially college students, are allowed to take a pet home.

“We try to make college students understand that they are in transition and often do not know where they will be in five years," Eliane Martin, the Animal Shelter Assistance Program President, told the news source.

As an alternative, college students who want to save animals could look into adopting a rabbit instead of a dog.

Jean Silva, who works for Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter, told the news organization that "Rabbits are self-cleaning, litter box trained and can run free in an apartment."

According to the Humane Society, millions of animals are brought to animal shelters each year and are in need of animal rescue.  
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