The North Georgia House Rabbit Society provides care for 25-30 rabbits in their shelter in Marietta, GA. In addition, a network of GHRS volunteers provide foster homes for up to 150 more rabbits. And these numbers increase every year after Easter, when people realize they aren’t prepared for the 10+ year commitment rabbit ownership can be.
An article in the Marietta Daily Journal describes how one North Georgia House Rabbit Society volunteer was introduced to rabbits and rabbit rescue:
“It was two years ago when Johna Mennone of Kennesaw kept seeing a grayish-brown rabbit in her yard. One day, when she threw it some vegetables, it did something suspicious: It came hopping to her.
“That’s when Mennone suspected she wasn’t dealing with any ordinary wild rabbit. In fact, as she latter learned, the bunny was domesticated and one of too many that rabbit advocates like the east Cobb-based Georgia House Rabbit Society say are abandoned around Easter.”
Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal – Rabbits good pets but not best gifts
I found a multi colored floppy bunny in my drive way a couple of months ago in early June. It went into my open garage and after a few minutes it came out a up to me. I first thought it was one of my neighbors cats. I have been keeping “Hoppy” in my basement away from my pet Doberman. I noticed that Hoppy is trying to chew it’s way out. Not sure if I should release it to take it’s chances or keep blocking the escape. Hoppy will let you touch but you cannot pick him/her up. What should I do, let it go or what. How can you tell sex of a rabbit?
Definitely don’t release it. Domestic rabbits will not survive long in the wild. Call animal control to come pick him up.