I need to rehome my rabbit. Can you take him/her?
First, why do you need to rehome your rabbit?
- If you’re allergic, it’s very likely you’re allergic to HAY, not the rabbit, and changing the hay you use will help.
- If you think your bunny is lonely because you don’t have enough time to spend with him, getting a friend for your rabbit and properly bonding them is a great solution, and we can help with that.
- If you have no other option other than rehoming, join the Memphis Rabbit Connection group on Facebook and post your rabbit there.
- If you are unsuccessful in rehoming via MRC, then reach out to us, BUT PLEASE NOTE: due to unprecedented surrender requests, we are unable to take any rabbits at this time.
I found a wild baby bunny – or – a wild rabbit that’s injured! Help!
We are NOT equipped for wildlife rehab, and wild baby rabbits are most often not orphaned. Please carefully read this article. If you determine that the baby rabbit absolutely needs assistance, or you’ve found an injured rabbit, please contact Out of the Woods Wildlife Rescue and Rehab. If you’re not near OOTW, check the list of Wildlife Rehabilitators in Tennessee, or Google wildlife rehabs near you.
There’s a domesticated rabbit loose in my neighborhood, can you come get it?
We are a small group of volunteers with day jobs. By the time we get to your neighborhood, the rabbit may have left the area. However, we will do our best to help. We need the following information: a picture or details about the rabbit’s appearance; an address or intersection where you saw the rabbit; the time of day it was spotted; and any other details you can provide about its behavior or location (it was hiding under a bush in the front yard, it was calm, it seemed injured, etc.). The more details you can provide, the greater the chance that we can help.
I caught a stray rabbit, now what do I do?
Put the bunny in a small secure area (like a bathroom), and be sure anything that can harm it (like cleaning supplies) is out of reach. Provide water in a bowl, and a place for the bunny to hide, like a cardboard box. Go to a pet store or Tractor Supply and get Timothy hay, which is a rabbit’s main source of food and extremely important to its digestive health. FEED ONLY APPROVED VEGETABLES, see here. Leafy greens, like Romaine or other types of lettuce, are best. But do not feed Iceberg lettuce. Carrots can be given, but only in moderation, as they are high in sugar.
Contact us with information about the bunny. We are a foster-based rescue, so we don’t have a location for you to drop off the rabbit. Keeping the bunny safe and feeding it correctly is the best way to help us while we find a place for the rabbit. Consider fostering the bunny for us! We will provide all supplies except fresh greens.