If a rabbit is lost or abandoned, we seek to take that animal out of danger and place them in safety. If our foster network is full, we work with the other animal rescues in our area to ensure that no animal is left in danger.
Every rabbit who comes into WRR is given immediate vet care if necessary; they are scanned for a microchip and is advertised. While we do everything we can to reunite lost pets with their owners, we have a stray-hold policy of 7 days. This means that if no owner comes forward, the rabbit is placed under our charity’s legal care and enters our adoption programme.
There is no time limit for our animals in foster – we wait until the right forever-home comes along.
Sick or injured animals that come into the rescue stay with our team until they are back to full health, or we are assured, working with our veterinarian, that the animal is going to have a good quality of life.
WRR does not offer a rehoming service. We can, however, give advice and help connect owners up with potential families.
All rabbits who enter our adoption programme are desexed and vaccinated with Filavac to protect against Rabbit Calicivirus Disease. WRR adopts rabbits out in male/female pairs only; single rabbits are adopted only to homes with a lonely rabbit of the opposite sex. All potential homes must meet our adoption criteria.
Once a WRR bunny, always a WRR bunny!
When you adopt a rabbit from our organisation, we remain available for advice and support on your rabbit journey via our Facebook pages and the wider community. Our team is available 7 days a week for urgent medical advice.
Any rabbits that are adopted from WRR must be returned to us if the current owners are no longer able to care for it. This ensures that any rabbit that comes into WRR has a guaranteed home for life.
We are lucky to have access to some of the most experienced and educated rabbit and animal welfare experts in New Zealand. Our organisation offers education in various forms to help current and potential owners be successful rabbit carers.
An important part of Wellington Rabbit Rescue’s mission is to educate children and families about how to care for, and improve, the lives of domestic rabbits.