March 18, 2018

Looking To Surrender Your Rabbit?


Because of our limited foster capacity and very limited funds HRS Chicago cannot accept owner surrendered rabbits into our fostering network. We must accept only the most urgent cases, abandoned animals captured by wardens and those rabbits scheduled for euthanasia in shelters.

There are avenues for finding a new home for a pet rabbit. Perhaps this information will help you rehome your rabbit.

1) Here is a link to some suggestions for finding an adoptive home for your rabbit.
We hope that they will help you find an appropriate and responsible new owner.  Please encourage the new owner to use our web site at or the HRS National web site at as sources of rabbit care information or to call us with any rabbit care questions.

2.  Network with everyone you know.  That includes people to whom you may have never mentioned your pet bunny before.  Everyone–relatives, friends, co-workers, parents of the children with whom your children go to school–should be considered a potential source of information about a new home for the bunny.

3) Consider placing an ad on and  Always request an adoption fee and screen inquiries carefully.

4) The last avenue is to work with a local animal shelter or humane society. There are 3 shelters in the area that are “open” shelters which means they will accept any animal that is brought in. There may be a surrender fee involved. They do their best to place the rabbits in homes or with various rescue groups but they cannot guaranty that they will not euthanize if they become overfull. You can check with them for terms and conditions.


Anti-Cruetly Society
157 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60654-7174
(312) 644-8338

Chicago Animal Care & Control
2741 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL  60608


Animal Welfare League
10305 Southwest Highway
Chicago Ridge, IL
(708) 636-8586

South Suburban Humane Society
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(708) 755-7387

DuPage County Animal Care and Control
120 N. County Farm Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: 630-407-2800


Some other local shelters will take rabbits on a space available basis. Please check for shelters that adopt out rabbits.


I hope you find this information helpful and can successfully find a new home for your rabbit.