City services | April 11, 2022
During the course of the pandemic, there has been an uptick in rabbits being abandoned outside or dropped off at the Mississauga Animal Services shelter. The City has never seen this many rabbits at the shelters before. Unlike wild rabbits, domestic rabbits cannot survive long on their own outdoors – none would make it through a winter.
There is a lot of time, space and money that must be invested in having a rabbit as a pet. Rabbits live longer than many people expect, around 10 to 12 years. They are intelligent and social pets, and can be amazing for the right home. They make great pets for older children and adults.
Please, think twice before taking a rabbit as a pet. If you do, consider adopting from Animal Services.
What to expect
The City has many rabbits up for adoption at Animal Services who are waiting patiently for a loving family to give them a forever home.