Fosterers are asked to care for their rabbit guest and interact with them as though it were their own bunny. You should plan to foster for a minimum of 3-6 months. Georgia HRS assumes all medical costs, though we do ask that the foster family provide food and other care. Assistance to house the foster rabbit (exercise pen or cage) is sometimes available when needed.
Our fostering program is set up so that a person would take one of our bunnies into their home and treat them like their own personal rabbit. We would do this if we had a rabbit that needed some time to build a trusting relationship with humans, one that needed to recover from an illness or some time to finish a treatment, one that would be too young to spay/neuter yet and needed time to grow until they could be put up for adoption, one that needed litterbox training, or one that was in a desperate situation and we had no room at the shelter. The foster home would be committed to foster for 3-6 months. They would provide food and hay and greens, and we would cover any medical expenses.
You would need to attend a Bunny 101 class, and if you were under age 18, your parents would have to consent and one of them should attend the class with you. Transportation would need to be available for scheduled vet visits if needed or to a vet in case of emergency. If you were fostering a rabbit that was available for adoption, then you would need to bring them to the shelter if someone would be interested in meeting them. All this would be scheduled, you would not be expected to do this on immediate notice.
Our rabbits need to be let out of their pens for a minimum of 3 hours daily in a bunny-proofed room to exercise and play. We would want them to have the correct dry food, timothy hay, a mix of fresh greens each day, and the appropriate litter, in an approved pen. We can loan out exercise pens and/or supplies for housing if needed.
If you would like to apply to be a foster home for the Georgia House Rabbit Society, please email firstname.lastname@example.org