Required Knowledge before adopting
Do it yourself
Caring for Orphaned Newborn Domestic Rabbit's
Do NOT attempt to nurse a baby rabbit if you do not have the proper supplies to do so. Do NOT attempt to nurse an orphaned rabbit if you do not understand the material in this document. A rabbit should NEVER be removed from a nursing mother, unless you are 100 percent sure she is not nursing them. To be sure, weigh them to make sure they are growing before removing them from the mother.
Nursing rabbits is extremely difficult to do, even with proper instructions - If you are unsure what you are doing or do not have the proper set up - please call a professional licensed wildlife rehabber that does baby rabbits or contact your local house rabbit society or local rabbit rescue immediately.
Adoption Packet Materials
All Partners Waiver of Liability and Travel Waiver
*This would need to be filled out by any Volunteer who intends to help with set up of events such as adoption fairs, festivals, or fundraisers; that may or may not be using our supplies or equipment for setting up and taking down displays, tents, or other equipment used.
Foster Agreement Application
(For Foster Volunteers)
*Fosters need to print and fill out the following....
1. Foster Agreement Application
2. General Wavier of Liability
3. Copy of the front of your drivers license
Submit all applications with copy of your drivers license to
You will need to fill out a new foster agreement for each rabbit you agree to foster. You will not need to fill out the Waiver of Liability but once. If you have any questions please contact us.
Authorization Release Form
*All Volunteers who intend to work any public event such as adoption fair, festival, or fundraiser we may be hosting will need to fill this out. This covers anyone taking your picture and using it for any publications such as brochures, magazines, and any video media that may be aired on television..
New Hanover County Rabbit Rescue 501c3
High Risk Adoption Forms & Procedures
for High Risk Adoption Candidates
This is a Sample of our course which has the table of contents and the Course Introductory. This course has 50 pages of text which includes a medical glossary, poisonous plants guide, and medical first aid kit list - All which can be used for future reference. We will let you use our book which includes photos during the course - but you will get a copy of text only when you graduate the course.
Veterinary Reference Form & Class Registration Form
*Class Registration Form does not get filled out until your application for adoption has been approved. When your application has been approved we will contact you and at that time you will fill out the Registration Form for the Mandatory Class and submit your registration fee for the class. The Veterinary Reference Form needs to be submitted and turned in with the high risk adoption application. Please call us if you have any questions on the process for adopting one of our higher risk rabbits.