Rabbit Rescue in the Clarence Valley
The Rabbit Sanctuary is Grafton's best kept secret! Not many know about the rabbit rescue work done by Kim Cooney who has dedicated her life to abandoned pet rabbits.
What does The Rabbit Sanctuary do?
Each year well over 1000 rabbits are surrendered to The Rabbit Sanctuary by council pounds, veterinarians, animal shelters and the public who find them abandoned in the street.
Rescue rabbits are adopted out as indoor companion pet bunnies. The Rabbit Sanctuary recommends a playpen in the home with a litter tray, hidey house, fabric tunnel, hay bag or rack and a large bowl of water. Craig's Bird Place and Pet Shop sell these rabbit accessories at very good prices and quality. Click here to apply to
Rabbits need a diet of hays and fresh hand picked lawn grass. They also love a top grade rabbit pellet such as Vetafarm Rabbit Origins. The rabbit's gut operates on fibre so hays and grass are vital to their health. The Rabbit Sanctuary recommends at least two hay types for rabbits: Oaten Hay, Timothy Hay, Rye Grass Hay, Teff Hay, Rhodes Grass Hay are the main ones. It is good to have a hard, cereal type of hay combined with a grassy hay. For example Oaten Hay combined with Timothy Hay.
The Rabbit Sanctuary promotes rabbits as indoor companion pets as indoors they are safe from predators and the deadly rabbit viruses. A rabbit playpen in the home is the best and safest accommodation. Because they are inside with the people you can observe to see if they are well. Bunnies eat all the time so if a bunny is not eating or pooping you will notice if bunny is inside the house with you.