We have compiled a list of some of the most frequently asked questions we receive here at the center. We hope that the information below serves as a quick guide to better direct you in your search for answers. If you have a question or concern that isn’t addressed below, please email us or call the Rabbit Center at 678-653-7175 and we will try to assist you.
Note: If you have an injured rabbit, please don’t delay in getting them the medical attention they require! You can find a list of emergency clinics and vets with rabbit care experience on our Area Vets page.
Help! I found an injured wild rabbit! Can I bring them to you?
No. We do not help with wild rabbits nor are we a medical facility. If you have found a wild rabbit that you believe is in need of help, please visit our page on wild rabbit rescue where we offer a list of wildlife rehabilitators. You can also check our Area Vets page for emergency clinics in the area. Often, they will accept injured wildlife and see to it that they get the care they need.
I can’t keep my rabbit. How can I find them a new home?
If you originally adopted your rabbit from the Georgia House Rabbit Society you MUST contact us as it is not permitted for anyone to rehome any rabbit adopted from our shelter. If you adopted the rabbit from a different rabbit rescue, check with them as they might have a similar policy in place. If you want to get rid of your rabbit due to behavioral issues please contact us for suggestions and advice on how to potentially remedy the problem 1st. Keep in mind that if your rabbit isn’t fixed, that is likely to be the root cause of certain issues. For these reasons, as well as many others, we urge all rabbit owners to get their rabbits spayed or neutered. This procedure alone may fix several unwanted behaviors.
If you are in a situation where you must forfeit your bunny, please read our page Thinking Of Giving Up Your Rabbit? for advice and a link to our intake request form.
Will getting my rabbit spayed or neutered change their personality?
Only for the better. Altered rabbits make better companions since they are calmer and more predictable once the urge to mate has been removed. As a bonus, they are less prone to destructive behavior such as digging and chewing and are less aggressive. Fixing a rabbit makes them less likely to bite, lunge or growl. And in case you are feeling the slightest bit guilty about the surgery, please know that it is the healthiest choice you can make for your rabbit since it practically eliminates the chance of ovarian and uterine cancer in females and its calming effect also benefits the males in that they are less likely to injury themselves due to sexual aggression.
What should I do if I find a stray domesticated rabbit?
Please get in contact with us as soon as possible by calling 678-653-7175. We will give you advice on how to best handle the situation and in some cases arrange for one of our volunteers to come help with it’s capture.
Wouldn’t releasing my rabbit into the wild be better than dumping them off at the pound?
Absolutely not! Releasing your rabbit into the wild doesn’t make them free, it makes them food! A domesticated rabbit has virtually no chance of survival when left to fend for itself. From the dangers of streets and traffic, to the lack of food, to the hazards of heat and cold, to the dangers from dogs, coyotes, and other wildlife that will find them easy prey, your rabbit won’t likely live beyond a few days. Letting your pet rabbit loose should never be an option. Though we cannot take in forfeited bunnies we have some suggestions on how to rehome your rabbit. Please visit our page Thinking Of Giving Up Your Rabbit? for more information.