Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can I surrender my rabbit to MCRS?
Unfortunately, MCRS does not take rabbits from the general public. If you live in the Twin Cities Metro Area, your local animal shelter is the Animal Humane Society. They have five shelter locations: Golden Valley, Buffalo, Coon Rapids, St. Paul and Woodbury. Their General Information phone number is 763-522-4325. All locations have the same open admission policy which means they will take in any animal, unless it’s bitten within the last 10 days. The Animal Humane Society accepts animals for surrender via scheduled appointment only, so be sure to call ahead.
We work closely with the Animal Humane Society (we even share several volunteers in common) and they make a special effort to provide correct housing, food, and environment to the bunnies in their care. There is a misconception that AHS euthanizes rabbits because of over-crowding. This is not correct. More information on common misconceptions of AHS can be found by clicking here.
2. Where are you located?
We have a space in South Saint Paul that we use for Hoppy Hour, adoption events, and supply sales. We do not publish the address, since it is not staffed daily. If you’d like to visit us during Hoppy Hour or for supply sales, please send an email inquiry and we would be happy to help you.
3. Can I adopt a rabbit today?
No. MCRS has an adoption process that takes several days. We do this for a number of reasons. First, to be sure families think through adopting a rabbit and are not making an impulse decision. Second, to be sure that the right rabbit goes to the right family. Like people, rabbits have differing personalities and differing needs when it comes to a forever home. Our volunteers are able to help you find the rabbit that fits with your family, which may not be the one you’re first interested in. Third, we do this so that there is time to educate people prior to adopting. All adopters are required to take our free Bunny Basics class before an adoption can be completed. If you have any questions about our adoption process, please contact us.
4. I have allergies. Is a bunny alright for me?
We understand that each person’s allergy situation is different, but we’ve found that a lot of people with cat/dog allergies are not allergic to bunnies. It is more likely that they are allergic to the timothy hay that bunnies eat. If you’re not sure whether you are allergic to bunnies, feel free to attend one of our Hoppy Hour events to gauge your response. Events can be found on the calendar at the right of this page.