Rabbits are commonly relinquished to animal shelters

Humane Society Rabbits

Dogs are most commonly surrendered to shelters for behavioral reasons.

Rabbits are typically relinquished due to the owner being unwilling or unable to care for them.

Housing problems and too many rabbits (due to failing to spay and neuter) are also common reasons.

These reasons suggest that owners acquired their rabbits without fully understanding the care these animals require.

The unluckiest rabbits are simply abandoned outside by irresponsible owners.

Generations of domestication have left these animals unprepared to survive on their own. A cruel death is almost inevitable.

Can you find the loose rabbit in the picture? Do you think this former pet can survive in the wild?

Abandoned rabbit in a field