Humane Society of Central Illinois

Daisy, Isabelle & Miss Scarlett

One Saturday morning in July 2003 I opened the Pantagraph and saw a full page of sweet, furry faces looking longingly into mine. Already a dog owner, I thought life was busy enough. But Daisy's winsome, coy look caught my heart. I called our vet and asked him if he thought a rabbit would fit into a household with a hunting dog. He said our dog was sweet and agreeable-and go for it!  Next we had to convince the family dad, who loves to indulge us. So off we went to meet, then adopt Our Daisy. She has increased her weight by 50% and is a sweet and highly companionable pet. Quiet and low care, we can't imagine life without her.

Daisy Daisy
Name of Pet:Daisy
Type of Pet:Rabbit
Gender of Pet:Female
Age of Pet at Adoption:   2
Month / Year Adopted:July 2003  
Name of Pet at HSCI:Daisy


Staff Note:

Since submitting this story, the family has taken home Isabelle, a Bassett mix from HSCI.

Name of Pet:Isabelle
Type of Pet:Dog
Gender of Pet:Female
Age of Pet at Adoption:   8 years
Month / Year Adopted:September 2005  
Name of Pet at HSCI:Isabelle

Miss Scarlett


Five years after her adoption, Daisy is still thriving and entertaining family and guests alike. Sadly, we lost Isabella to cancer in the fall of 2006. But in December 2006 we adopted Miss Scarlett, whose sweet, gentle and loving nature endears her to all. We are so thankful for the HSCI!

Name of Pet:Miss Scarlett
Type of Pet:Dog
Gender of Pet:Female
Age of Pet at Adoption:   4 years
Month / Year Adopted:December 2006  
Name of Pet at HSCI:Miss Scarlett