Rabbit adoption Information

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Rabbit adoption Information 2017-10-02T05:48:49+00:00
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We are looking for life-long, permanent homes for our rabbits and we need to be sure you can provide such a home. We also aim to match their needs to a suitable person or family. This means we have to ask questions about your personal circumstances, including your ability to meet routine and emergency vet bills, which will become solely your responsibility following adoption.rabbit

Ideally all members of the household must come to the animal centre before a rabbit can be reserved for you. If this is not possible we at least ask for the primary carer of the rabbit to visit the centre. We also require permission from the property owner where the rabbit will live. We will normally “hold” the rabbit of your choice for 48 hours, this will allow everyone to come along and agree to the new addition.

A home visitor will need to visit you at home before you can adopt a rabbit.

We do not adopt rabbits out for breeding purposes.

Unless we advise otherwise, we are looking for all our rabbits to live in pairs or small groups in their new homes.

We may arrange to do a post adoption visit to see how your new rabbit(s) is settling in.

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Adopting an animal is a serious, life changing step that you should consider carefully. Caring for an animal demands time, money and commitment.

Are you aware that rabbits are highly intelligent and sociable animals? Their welfare can be seriously compromised without enough space to live, toys and activities to keep them busy and the company of other rabbits to meet their social needs. Rabbits also have very complex dietary requirements and it’s vital they are fed a high quality, pellet based diet including a constant supply of hay and water to live a healthy and happy life.

For more information about rabbit welfare and advice please visit www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/rabbits

Please be aware that information relating to the temperament and behaviour of our rabbits has been based on observations of them whilst in our care. Please note that there may be differences in behaviour observed in an animal centre environment compared to in a home environment. Any background information or history from before our rabbits came into our care has been provided by third parties and will be shared by us in good faith. We cannot give any guarantee to the validity of the information provided or how one of our rabbits may behave or react in a new home.

Please be aware that after the adoption you will become legally responsible for obtaining and funding all future veterinary treatment for your new rescue rabbit. This includes treatment for any pre-existing condition(s) and/or any condition(s) that your new rescue rabbit may have contracted at the animal centre and applies whether or not the symptoms were present or made known to you prior to adoption.