Three (Furry) Things We Love Right Now | April 8, 2021

a therapy horse, an adopted bunny, and some wild babies

Rebecca Mennecke |


Photo: Facebook
Photo: Facebook


THERAPY DOG? MORE LIKE THERAPY HORSE.  If you’ve seen an adorable mini horse wandering the streets of Eau Claire, no, he’s not lost. Meet Jack, a local therapy horse in training. According to WEAU News 13, Jack is working hard to become a therapy horse for local kiddos, spreading smiles all around town. If you see him out and about, don’t be scared to go say “hi,” as he’s being trained to be sociable and friendly. Check him out on Facebook!


Photo: Andrea Paulseth
Photo: Facebook


FINDING FUR-EVER HOMES. Since the pandemic started more than a year ago, more families expanded with a new fluffy friend. For UW-Eau Claire student Julie Quinn, that meant adopting Momo, a rescue bunny from Hoppy House Rabbit Rescue in Chippewa Falls. If you ever need a daily dose of “wholesome” news, check out your local humane association’s Facebook to see updates on sweet animals finding their fur-ever homes.


Photo: Joe Turner
Photo: Facebook


BABY ANIMALS. ALL THE BABY ANIMALS. The Chippewa Valley Wildlife Rehabilitation recently celebrated their first baby of 2021, which came to the Chippewa Valey from a fellow rehab-er in Appleton. “This little guy is just around 4 weeks old now,” they posted to Facebook about this lil’ fox, “so he has lots of growing left to do! ... We can’t wait to watch you grow big and strong!” Watch out for baby bunnies this spring when mowing your lawn, as they often like to nestle in the cozy grass!