We decided to add a pet rabbit contract to our pet Bun placements after hearing horror stories of abuse and neglect from people in the rabbit world. The below is an outline of the standard of care by which we hope all of our Buns will be raised and cared for. It is not meant to be an intrusion, but rather a safeguard for the little life that will depend and rely upon you for its every need from the day you bring your Bun home. Let it serve also as a gentle reminder of how much time and attention a rabbit really does need on a daily basis.
Hot Cross Buns Holland Lops Rabbitry Pet Rabbit Placement Contract
Rabbit’s Name: __________________________________________________ ID #: _______________________ Date of Birth:________________________ Color/Pattern: ____________________________________________ Gender: _____________________ Age at Placement: _________________________________________________
In assuming responsibility for the above rabbit, I agree to never physically abuse her/him, nor will I allow any other person or animal to do so. I will always supervise any children who are in the presence of this rabbit.
I agree to give this rabbit play and exercise time in a safe environment. I agree to rabbit-proof my home. I am adopting this rabbit as an indoor companion, and at no time will s/he be left outdoors overnight. I understand that outdoor play may yield dangers from parasites and predators but if I elect to take my rabbit outdoors for play activity, I will supervise carefully and provide protection from predators in a secure area. I will monitor the outdoor temperature closely, understanding that heat can be fatal to a rabbit.
I agree to provide this rabbit with a balanced diet including fresh food, water, and hay daily. I agree to provide medical care with an experienced rabbit veterinarian, to maintain the continued good health of this rabbit.
I will keep this rabbit in a private residence only. I have permission from the rental agency or property owner to have this rabbit in my home.
Once this rabbit is placed, Hot Cross Buns Holland Lops (also referred to as “The Breeder”) is not liable nor responsible for any damage or injury caused by the adopted rabbit. I understand that the Breeder, to the best of her knowledge, has disclosed any and all health problems this rabbit has had. I understand that health problems may arise in the future for which the Breeder will not be held responsible.
I agree that the Breeder is authorized to remove this rabbit if s/he is not receiving adequate home care, is being endangered by lack of veterinary care, if the terms of the Spay/Neuter Agreement are not fulfilled, or if there has been a violation of the purchase contract or any local anti-cruelty laws.
I understand that I will be contacted for further verification of this rabbit's welfare and will cooperate by providing whatever information is requested, which could include a visit into my home by the Breeder.The Breeder reserves the right to investigate the living conditions of this rabbit and may remove the rabbit being kept in violation of the requirements in this contract.
I will contact the Breeder immediately if this rabbit becomes lost. If I can no longer keep this rabbit, I must contact the Breeder to arrange for re-placement. I will never abandon this rabbit or give him or her to a shelter or another person. I will insure that this rabbit is never sold, given up for experimentation, or exchanged in any form. If I am unable to uphold the provisions of this contract, for any reason, I will surrender this rabbit to the Breeder within 48 hours of a notifying phone call. If the rabbit passes away, I will notify the Breeder.
I will abide by the terms set in the Hot Cross Buns Holland Lops Rabbitry Spay and Neuter Agreement for Pet Rabbits.
I have read and understand this contract.I will abide by its terms.