The Rabbit Sanctuary is a not-for-profit organisation where time never runs out for rabbits. Our wish is for humans & animals to live together in harmony.
Nestled in 25 acres of bushland in Northern NSW (15 mins from Grafton), the sanctuary is the only one of its kind & is a calming & healing place for all that visit.
Where it all began?
The Rabbit Sanctuary was founded in 2008 by Kim Cooney & her late husband, Jim. They became aware of the problems facing abandoned rabbits due to QLD's strict prohibition laws.
Teaming up with the RSCPA & AWL in QLD, they entered into an agreement that would see them rescue all rabbits from both organisations.
Why do rabbits need rescuing?
Rabbits are misunderstood creatures & because of this are subjected to many things that most other animals are not:
- Government released viruses
- Scientific animal testing
- Fur farming for clothing & toys
- Human food
- Hunting & bait for other animals
Why do we do what we do?
Rabbits are one of the top 3 abandoned pets.
In many industries, they can be subjected to terrible conditions that prevent them from receiving life's most simplest needs.
Most will never experience fresh air or sunshine & can be deprived of socialisation, food & water.
The Rabbit Sanctuary aims to raise the cultural value of the rabbit in the hope that it will stop the poor treatment of them due to being seen as a cheap disposable animal with no value.
Through education & awareness, hopefully in time this will ensure they will be treated with the love, respect & kindness they deserve.