If you're interested in adopting Michael, please fill out the application at http://www.friendsofrabbits.org/forms/form?verify=abc123&formid=3852 and email Friends of Rabbits at firstname.lastname@example.org. and someone will call or email you to schedule a visit. His adoption fee is $75. Michael is at the sanctuary in Columbia, MD.
Indoor homes only.
ABOUT FRIENDS OF RABBITS
We are a small group of working professionals, who in our spare time take in rabbits in need from overwhelmed local shelters and foster them in our own homes. When people adopt from Friends of Rabbits, they truly save a life, enabling our foster volunteers to pull another rabbit in need from local animal control facilities. Our rabbits come from the top of the euthanasia list, often within hours of being put to sleep for lack of space, temperament, and physical imperfections. We do not discriminate between the shelter rabbits that we take in.
Our organization is made up of volunteers who simply care about saving bunnies and sometimes other critters that need us. It is our mission to end the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable companion rabbits.
Come Meet Our Pets...
We have adoption events in several of our foster homes whenever the need arises. We also have regularly scheduled events in local pet stores throughout the metropolitan region.
Our Adoption Process...
Prior to adoption, we ask that people fill out an application: http://www.friendsofrabbits.org/adoptionform.htm
1. The rabbit must be adopted by a responsible adult at least 18 years of age. If the rabbit is to be adopted out to a family, the primary caregiver must be an adult or a responsible older teen. Younger children may do the work necessary to care for the rabbit under the daily supervision of an adult. All adults in the family must agree on adopting the rabbit.
2. We do not adopt our rabbits out as classroom pets. Exceptions would be adoption to the teacher who may bring the rabbit into the classroom on a regular basis.
3. Rabbits are social animals. The adopted rabbit is to be housed indoors in an appropriate space where he or she will receive daily interaction with the family. The best possible space would be freedom in a rabbit proofed room. If that is not possible, a dog exercise pen with rabbit safe flooring works well. Other options include a large dog crate or a roomy cage. The best cages are at least 42 to 48 inches long by 24 inches width. The 24 inch width allows for use of the widest and deepest jumbo litter boxes which work very well for most rabbits. Caging can also be easily built to fit your space using shelving material. Instructions on how to build those cages can be provided. Caged rabbits need daily exercise time outside the cage.
4. If you are renting your home, please have written consent from your landlord before you adopt.
5. For new adopters, we usually conduct a home visit to make sure that the rabbit will be adopted into a safe environment. We occasionally adopt out rabbits to people outside our area. If it is not possible to conduct a home visit ourselves, we will either ask an associate in your area to visit your home or we will ask for photographs of your setup for the rabbit.
6. When they are ill, rabbits require a veterinarian that specializes in exotic animals. Be aware that these services are considerably more expensive than most veterinarians. Plan them into your budget accordingly.
7. If you are looking to adopt a companion for your existing rabbit, your rabbit must be spayed or neutered prior to any introductions.
8. The final step to the adoption process is filling out a contract, which is supplied by our representative. The cost to adopt a rabbit from us is $75 for a single rabbit and $125 for a pair. The adoption fees include a goodie bag with rabbit care information, necessities, toys and a coupon for discounted rabbit supplies, and cover the cost of the rabbit's spay/neuter.
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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.