Helpful Tips for Re-homing a Bunny
- NEVER EVER advertise “Free to good home”
- Spay/neuter the animal to avoid attracting backyard breeders or puppy mill operators
- Charge at least $25 to discourage resale of pets to labs and others
- Ask each prospective owner for his/her veterinarian’s name as a reference and check it.
- Ask for identification in the form of a photo I.D. Write down the information, or scan/photocopy it if possible
- Ask for a phone number and explain that you’d like to check on how the animal’s doing. An honest person will gladly share the information with you.
- Have the person sign an “adoption” contract concerning your pet stating that they will not go to research. Having this in writing gives you legal recourse.
- Ask to visit the place where your pet will live before your release the pet to the new owner.
Never assume because someone brings their wife or children that they are honest and will give your pet a good home. There are documented cases in which “brokers” brought their children with them when collecting animals so that they would look “legitimate”.
If time is of the essence and you must leave your pet, please take it to a reputable public or private shelter rather than give it away free to someone you don’t know anything about.
For more information, visit: https://www.wihumane.org/virtual-rehoming