Rehoming Your Rabbit
BUNNY WONDERLAND ADVOCATES FOR RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERSHIP.
According to the Animal & Veterinary Services’s Code of Conduct (for pet owners), pet owners have the duty to provide adequate care for their animals through their lifespan. Any person found guilty of neglecting an animal faces a fine of up to $10,000, and/or imprisonment for up to 12 months. In the case of subsequent offences, the offender faces a fine of up to $20,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 2 years.
IT IS THE OWNER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THEIR PETS ARE IN GOOD HANDS.
Due to changes in life, some owners may not be able to continue their care for their pets. In such situations, they may choose to find them a better home placement. They can either try to search within their friends and family network, or go on the internet to look for potential adopters. Alternatively, they can also contact Animal Welfare Group for assistance.
Ultimately, the responsibility lies in the owner to ensure their pets are rehomed to a well-prepared and commited family. Otherwise, the pet may get neglected again and end up in a never-ending cycle of suffering. This is unncessary pain and absolute cruelty.
At Bunny Wonderland, we strongly believe that rehoming of pet rabbits should be done responsibly. We adhere to the following principles:
- We do not rehome unsterilized rabbits as this can leading to breeding which is cruel and unnecessary.
- We do not rehome rabbits that are sick or injured as a new environment can lead to further stress and compromise the already unwell animal.
BUNNY WONDERLAND REHOMING PROCESS
We are a small group of rabbit owners and not funded by any government entity. Everything we do is out of our own pocket and out of our own time and effort. Our priority is to help rabbits that are in absolute danger and requires our immediate intervention.
On a case by case basis, we do assist sincere families in finding a better home for their rabbits. However, due to limited manpower and resources, we are unable to help everyone.
There are 2 ways for us to assist:
- You continue caring for the rabbit until a new home is found.
- If the rabbit is sterilized, this is the fastest way as it doesn’t require you to wait for a foster space.
- If the rabbit is unsterilized, we can arrange for its sterilization at our preferred vet clinic at rescue rate at your cost ($200 for male, $250 for female)
- You surrender the rabbit to our fosterer to care on your behalf until a new home is found.
- You will be waitlisted until a foster space is available and it can take 1-3 months.
- You will need to pay a surrender fee of $150 for healthy rabbit or $300 for unsterilized, injured or sick rabbit.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- You must be the owner of the rabbit you intend to rehome.
- You understand that we only rehome sterilized rabbits to ensure responsible rehoming.
- If you are caring for the rabbit until a new home is found, you must:
- Ensure your rabbit is sterilized and submit their sterilization certificate to us upon request.
- Ensure your unsterilized rabbit is sent to our assigned vet clinic for sterilization at your own cost.
- Ensure your rabbit is healthy and well cared for while waiting for a new home.
- Be available to meet potential adopters either at our adoption drives or in your own home, under the faciliation of our BW volunteer/s.
- Update us in event the rabbit is no longer looking for a new home.
- If you require a fosterer to take over the care of your rabbit, you must:
- Be available to meet our volunteer at our assigned vet clinic to handover the rabbit.
- Pay a surrender fee of $150 for healthy rabbit or $300 for unsterilized, injured or sick rabbit to the fosterer in cash during handover.
Complete a surrender form to relinquish your ownership of the rabbit and that includes the right to euthanize based on the vet’s assessment.
If you accept all the above and wish to work with us to find a home placement for your rabbit, please complete the rehoming form here.