Monday, February 21, 2011

Throw the Book at Them

Last week in Jamestown, North Dakota the James River Valley Library staff was reviewing plans for their new library. When it got to the subject of a book drop set into the building the Librarian objected to it. He said, “Countless libraries around the country have other things dropped into their book drops. I’d definitely not do that.” Then the Library Director chimed in with a comment saying “The Bismarck library got a pregnant rabbit dropped into their book drop.”
Occasionally I will get an email asking why I think rabbits should be neutered or spayed before they are sold or adopted by the public. This incidence of dumping an unwanted pet into a book drop is just one example of why. The method may be a bit different, but pet abandonment occurs at an alarming rate.