Wellington Rabbit Rescue

$4,570 donated
Given by 54 generous donors in around 9 months

Love animals? Please help Wellington Rabbit Rescue take on sick, injured & abandoned rabbits to be rehabilitated and rehomed!


Wellington Rabbit Rescue takes on sick, injured, stray and abandoned rabbits.

We will lead by example by housing any rabbits in our care in large rabbit yards or enclosures. These areas will not be less than our minimum requirements (2 metres by 1 metre by 1 metre with a warm & dry house 61cmx61cm) unless on cage rest due to being sick/injured and in this case they will be housed as recommended by the attending vet.

All rabbits that come into our care will be desexed, vaccinated and be given any vet treatment required. We will then work on finding them a new home.

Donations are spent on the following:

. Desexing

. Vaccinations

. Veterinary Treatment (illness & injury)

. Food (including hay)

. Enclosures (playpens, kennels etc.)

. Milk Replacer (for hand rearing)

. Critical Care (for sick rabbits)

We spend $300 or more per rabbit in our care. We permanently have between 20-30 rabbits in our care WITH a waitlist. We rely solely on donations - so every dollar counts, please donate & spread the word. :)

We are also in desperate need of donations of the following items:

. Hay

. Newspaper

. Pellets

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.

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Charlie and Kini Naenae bunnies unite
Charlie and Kini Naenae bunnies unite on 30 Dec 2016
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Guest Donor on 27 Dec 2016
Kini and Charlie Rabbit
Kini and Charlie Rabbit on 21 Dec 2016
Petrol Money :-)
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Guest Donor on 16 Dec 2016
Renee on 03 Dec 2016
Thank you for what you do for the bunnies. You are angels xx

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This campaign started on 13 Apr 2016 and ended on 31 Dec 2016.