Wellington Rabbit Rescue

$2,322 of $10,000 goal
Given by 41 generous donors in 12 weeks

Help Wellington Rabbit Rescue raise funds for their vet bill so they can continue to desex and vaccinate rabbits and find them forever homes


Wellington Rabbit Rescue is constantly overflowing with beautiful domestic rabbits needing to find their forever homes.

Every rabbit that comes into our care is treated by our rabbit savvy vet team at Pet Doctors Kelburn and then desexed and vaccinated.

Rabbits are classed as "exotic" and are much more costly than a cat or dog when it comes to vet treatment.

We are entirely not-for-profit and we all work hard and put as much of our own money into the organisation as possible... but because we never get a break between bunnies due to our permanent waitlist, it's difficult to get on top of vet bills!

Wellington Rabbit Rescue's involvement (page creator)

I run Wellington Rabbit Rescue.

About us

Wellington Rabbit Rescue (WRR) is a registered not for profit charity that takes on abused, neglected, sick, injured, abandoned, and unwanted domestic rabbits.

Although we are Wellington based, WRR receives a number of requests for assistance in rehoming domestic rabbits across New Zealand. Recently we have received rabbits for rehome from Nelson and the Bay of Plenty districts.

A huge part of Wellington Rabbit Rescue's mission is to educate school children and families about how to care for rabbits and the details of what rabbits need for a healthy life. Rabbits are the third most popular pet in New Zealand (after dogs and cats), but they are the most misunderstood and most neglected. By educating children and families, WRR works to support rabbits and the people who care for them.

While they are in WRR’s care, they receive any veterinary treatment they may require. They are housed in large enclosures so they can exhibit natural rabbit behaviour, and they are fed a high-quality diet.

Once the rabbits are healthy and ready for adoption, they are desexed and vaccinated. Any rabbits that cannot be rehomed will remain in WRR’s care. WRR currently has four long term resident rabbits.

Unlike other animal rescues any rabbit adopted from WRR must be returned to us if the current owners are no longer able to care for it. This ensures that any rabbit that comes into the rescue has a guaranteed home for life.

Use of funds

The funds will go directly onto our vet bill.

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Latest donations

Bovril Bunny
Bovril Bunny on 17 May 2017
Hoping my small donation helps you guys keep well at the vets. Love and binkies, Bovril.
Alex Ogilvie
Alex Ogilvie on 17 May 2017
Hope it helps!
Lou Leath
Lou Leath on 17 May 2017
love to all the buns x
Elena Ivanova
Elena Ivanova on 16 May 2017
Keep up the good work!
Cabnolen on 15 May 2017
All the best and keep up the good work!

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This campaign started on 6 Mar 2017 and ended on 31 May 2017.