I'm being cared for by: Tampa Bay House Rabbit Rescue
Help me get seen & adopted!
Facts about Damien
Breed: Rex Mix
already neutered, housetrained, and a special needs pet.
I am already neutered, housetrained, and a special needs pet.
Damien is yet another in the long story of neglected rabbits. He was housed in a hutch with at least 8 other rabbits in Orlando. His owners moved, leaving all of the bunnies behind. We aren't sure if the owners opened the hutch before they left; or if the rabbits, predators, weather events, or a combination of those left the hutch escapable, but Damien and 8 of the rabbits were found running loose in the neighborhood. An enormous multi-rescue effort succeeded in capturing these 9 and finding foster homes for them, and several have since found their forever homes.All of the rescued rabbits were split up due to the availability of housing, and Damien ended up at Florida Exotic Pet Rescue. While there, he was housed next to Samson. Each seems to have recognized a kindred spirit in the other, and one day one hopped the fence into the other's pen, so they could comfort each other from the painful ordeals they had both gone through. Unfortunately, Samson had some deep, longstanding health issues that eventually cost him his life.Now bonded with Odette, the happy couple is looking for their forever home.** This rabbit is part of a bonded pair, and must be adopted out as a pair. Distinguising characteristics: Damien has straight ears, while one of Samson's ears is lowered as a result of injury from a past illness.*All TBHRR rabbits are spayed or neutered, vet checked and on flea prevention. Please see our adoption procedure and apply to adopt here: http://tbhrr.org/adopt/adoption-process/
You can keep up to date with our adoption events via our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TBHouseRabbitRescue
Our Adoption Process...
Our normal adoption process is Application, Review, Foster, Adopt. First you need to fill out our foster or adoption application on our website http://www.tbhrr.org/. Then we review it, discuss it with you further, and provide you with a beginning rabbit education through our Bunny Basics class. (The class is free, and we do this for everyone, even prior rabbit owners, as some of what you might have learned previously could have changed with more recent understanding of bunny biology.) Then we ask you to fill out our foster contract and actually foster the rabbit for a month or two; this is to ensure that you like the bunny's personality and learn that rabbit's behavior (and the rabbit learns your household routine), and you get some practice caring for the rabbit without the risk of taking full ownership. Assuming everything works out, then we formalize the adoption through our adoption contract. For a single rabbit, the adoption fee is $65, and a bonded pair is $100. If things don't work out, then we help you select another rabbit if you want.
We invite you to follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TBHouseRabbitRescue, which is where we post the latest updates regarding our rescue.
Thank You! Your message has been sent to Tampa Bay House Rabbit Rescue.
You'll receive a copy, too, at
to help you keep track of which pets you've inquired about, and which shelters and rescues you've emailed.
NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter!
Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures,
on the pet's details page on Adopt-a-Pet.com.