Everyday we receive emails asking about how to adopt a bunny and sadly, every day we get even more emails asking us to take in someone’s unwanted rabbit.
The Georgia House Rabbit Society has procedures in place for both adoption and surrender and instructions, as well as the necessary forms and applications, are located here on the site. Given the amount of emails we receive, it looks as though the information we have supplied is being missed by some. So we are offering this article in hopes of better guiding people to the information they need.
How To Adopt
For those interested in adopting a rabbit, we have a page dedicated to explaining the process. For your convenience, we also have an online adoption form for you to fill out. PLEASE NOTE: Anyone interested in adopting a rabbit needs to 1st complete our application which will then be reviewed by one of our adoption counselors.
For easy navigation, both these pages can be found under the Adoption header of our main menu.
Capturing An Abandoned Rabbit
Time is of the essence if you believe you have spotted a house rabbit that has been abandoned outdoors. Please get in touch with us by phone or email so that we can advise you on how to get the rabbit to safety.
How To Surrender Your Rabbit
For those who are trying to find a new home for a rabbit they can no longer keep, we offer information about our intake policies, advice about rehoming a rabbit, an online form to start the process and more.
Please note that although we appreciate the concern expressed by some of those who email us directly, we are unable to provide answers to your individual questions about surrender. All correspondence about forfeitures must handled through our Intake Request Form, which upon completion is immediately sent to our Intake Manager. No other volunteer can make intake decisions, nor do we know the current situation of our available shelter space or the state of our waiting list.
Since our volunteers handle all aspects of our rescue, from rabbit care to accounting, we keep very busy with our different tasks. Therefore, we ask that anyone with questions about forfeiting their rabbit please follow the procedures we have in place. It will save both you and our volunteers valuable time.
To inquire about or start the forfeiture process, please fill out our online Intake Request Form. Completing this form will supply us with the information we require. Our Intake Manager will respond after having reviewed your request.
To learn more about our intake policies, read advice about rehoming, and find the link to our Intake Request form, please visit out page Thinking Of Giving Up Your Rabbit.
We hope that this information makes it easier for those of you looking to adopt or hoping to find a new home for your rabbit. Though we always welcome emails and calls from people with rabbit related questions or concerns, the topics of adoption and surrender are best handled by following the procedures we have outlined on the site.