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Jack's-Jane
07-02-2009, 08:33 AM
*Dont bother reading this thread*

Explanation here:

http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/showthread.php?p=2960390#post2960390

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Please will you have a read of this and tell me what needs adding/amending

Thanks :)

All amendments in Blue font :)

'By Fostering (name of Rabbit) for his/her lifetime I agree to the following conditions :

1 I will provide spacious and secure accomodation at all times.

2 I will provide an appropriate diet of good quality hay 24/7, a high fibre pelleted feed and a variety of fresh vegetables. Water will be available 24/7.
I will not allow (name of Rabbit) to become overweight and I understand the importance of introducing any new foodstuff very gradually.

3 I will not keep (name of Rabbit) as a single Rabbit. The only exception being if (name of Rabbit) is a House Rabbit where there will be someone at home most of the time.

4 I will keep (name of Rabbit) up to date with both their 6 monthly Myxomatosis vaccination and their yearly VHD vaccination. (Vaccination record card provided at time of adoption) I am responsible for covering the cost of said vaccinations

5 If I suspect (name of Rabbit) is unwell or if I have any health concerns about him/her I will seek prompt Veterinary attention. I understand that Rabbits are prey animals and that they hide signs of pain/illness.So even if (name of Rabbit) just appears to be a bit 'off colour' I must consult a Vet. I am responsible for all Veterinary costs incurred whilst (name of Rabbit) is in my care. I can take out Healthcare Insurance in my name for (name of Rabbit) if I so choose

6 Should my circumstances change and I am unable to continue Longterm Fostering (name of Rabbit) I agree to return him/her to ( my details). I will not attempt to rehome or sell (name of Rabbit)

7 I agree to a follow-up check one month after adopting (name of Rabbit) and further checks every three months there-after. Dates and times to be arranged by mutual agreement.

8 I know that I can contact (my details) at any time if I need any help or advice with the care of (name of Rabbit)

ETA 9 I understand that if any of the terms set out in this agreement are broken by me (name of Rabbit) will be taken back by (my details)

10 I am over 18 years of age and I am responsible for all of (name of Rabbit) care and ensuring that all terms set out in this agreement are adhered to.

Jack's-Jane
07-02-2009, 08:40 AM
............also, would it be a good idea to get any Bun I rehome micro-chipped with my details ?

Snowy
07-02-2009, 09:22 AM
Could you include the following?

I reserve the right to take rabbit/s back if the above conditions are in anyway broken

You the Adopter are aged 18 or over and understand that by signing this form it is you who is responsible for the rabbit/s care

Jack's-Jane
07-02-2009, 09:29 AM
Could you include the following?

I reserve the right to take rabbit/s back if the above conditions are in anyway broken

You the Adopter are aged 18 or over and understand that by signing this form it is you who is responsible for the rabbit/s care

Thanks, added those now :)

donnamt
07-02-2009, 09:34 AM
No. 7 is a bit stalker like :shock::shock:

i think they should agree to random unannounced checks not every 3 months thats more invasive than a landlord :shock:

and the micro chipping maybe they could agree to get it done themselves as it costs 7 to get details amended once they have been put on the system

donnamt
07-02-2009, 09:35 AM
oh add and housing requirements too :D

i meant sizes etc i know you already have No. 1

Shel
07-02-2009, 09:40 AM
Number 7 sounds like an awful lot of work for you depending on how many buns you are intending to rehome. Perhaps something a little more open ended to help you - 'I agree to a follow-up check one month after adopting (name of Rabbit) and further checks at regular intervals. Dates and times to be arranged by mutual agreement.'
Personally I love it when Chloe from Fat Fluffs comes round to see the buns we got from her - however some might see it as a bit much?

Jack's-Jane
07-02-2009, 09:45 AM
I am willing to be flexible on the precise accomodation measurements depending on if Bun is indoors/outdoors, has free range time etc.

I am not prepared to compromise on the follow up checks though. If an adopter does not feel OK about it then they dont get one of my Buns !! ;)

Re the micro-chipping, I want the details to remain in my name

:wave:

donnamt
07-02-2009, 09:52 AM
I am willing to be flexible on the precise accomodation measurements depending on if Bun is indoors/outdoors, has free range time etc.

I am not prepared to compromise on the follow up checks though. If an adoptee does not feel OK about it then they dont get one of my Buns !! ;)

Re the micro-chipping, I want the details to remain in my name

:wave:

fair enough.. it would be too much for me, i like thinkin that the bun is MY family not a rented member but im sure others would be happy for your rules.

good luck :wave:

lopears
07-02-2009, 09:54 AM
I agree with Donnamt, we all love our bunnies and this all just feels a bit threatening.:oops: Most people go to a rescue to give a home for life. Good luck :wave:

Jack's-Jane
07-02-2009, 09:55 AM
I agree with Donnamt, we all love our bunnies and this all just feels a bit threatening.:oops: Most people go to a rescue to give a home for life. Good luck :wave:

I am not a Rescue and if people dont like my terms I will keep the Buns as they are now- ie my Pets :)

donnamt
07-02-2009, 10:07 AM
I am not a Rescue and if people dont like my terms I will keep the Buns as they are now- ie my Pets :)

hehe i did think that they was a tad harsh for a reason :D

i had a landlady once who used to let herself in to the house.... i think she was too attached to the house in the same way as you with the buns, maybe adoption isnt they way you should go hun.. keep them :love::love:

you should deffo show anyone who has an interest in your buns the adoption terms before a house check is carried out.. that way neither of you will be disappointed in the long run..

Snowy
07-02-2009, 10:09 AM
You could go down the route of not rehoming them but putting them in permanant foster care, thereby you will have total control over them and that seems to be what you aiming for?

So a new home wouldn't be adopting them but fostering them, I do believe that some rescues use this as standard, might be worth checking out

Jack's-Jane
07-02-2009, 10:31 AM
Yep, I may email Caroline of The Rabbit Residence as I believe she retains ownership of the Buns she homes :)

charlie82
07-02-2009, 10:43 AM
I think you should just keep them!

I'm no good at fostering because I just won't rehome them.....unless it's to people I know. I've exhausted family and friends now though so not sure what will happen....:shock:

Sky-O
07-02-2009, 10:47 AM
The RSPCA I work with have a bit in their contract about how if the animal escapes you will do everything within your means to find that animals.

I like the look of it though :) I would find it very hard to let any of my pets go, so can see why you are being so strict.

Thinking about it, the RSPCA I work with are not specific about post adoption visits, and they can basically have them at any point if they have the animal (obviously not a turn up spot check, but be prepared that they could be called at any point).

kayj
07-02-2009, 11:28 AM
Can't you get an adoption form of ARC and just copy that:D

Jack's-Jane
07-02-2009, 11:29 AM
Can't you get an adoption form of ARC and just copy that:D

No, I want my own as I have some terms that ARC dont have :)

kayj
07-02-2009, 11:30 AM
arhhhhhhh right:D

Just ad your bits in to it:D

Sooz
07-02-2009, 01:35 PM
fair enough.. it would be too much for me, i like thinkin that the bun is MY family not a rented member but im sure others would be happy for your rules.

good luck :wave:

I have to agree, I am quite happy for the rescues involved to come and check on my bunnies if they feel the need but if every 3 month was specified in the adoption forms I would never have agreed to the adoption....it's a huge invasion of my privacy which I just could not cope with.

I mean is that every 3 month for life?

ETA: I think the permenant fostering sounds much more appropriate for the level of control & contact you want to maintain with the rabbits.

bunnymadhouse
07-02-2009, 01:40 PM
i have to agree that 3 monthly checks are a bit steep...but then..you arent a rescue and that realy is between you and the adoptee ... i think if thats what you feel you need to do ...then do it ;)

honeybunny
07-02-2009, 01:41 PM
I would say you have covered everything .but as already said..for yiou to feel happy I would change the word Adoption to long term foster with a phrase along the lines of I will foster this rabbit for its entire lifetime unless myself or (you Jane)..see fit to end agreement due to points....and here list the ones about car..change of circumstance etc

Foster makes it legally binding:D

Tinsel
07-02-2009, 01:50 PM
Jane, if I ever get married I shall ask you to draw up my pre-nup agreement for me! ;)

weeble
07-02-2009, 01:51 PM
I'm not a rescue but have had several animals over the years from rescues and signed lots of these forms. Are any of the buns that are adopted going to be young? If so do you need to put something in about neutering/ spaying at the appropriate age? Do you ask for a vets reference? I think I might find the home check every three months a bit off putting maybe you could keep that in as an option for you depending on how happy you were with the individual circumstances.

lilbun
07-02-2009, 02:05 PM
I know just how hard it is to let rescue bunnies go. They are so vulnerable. but I have to agree with Donnamt. I think the idea of 3 monthly checks would be very offputting to potential adopters. It sounds like a massive invasion of privacy to me and is likely to be counterproductive in that many people who would provide ideal, loving homes would be put off. At some point you have to trust people to do their best for the bunnies. I couldn't live with the prospect of someone taking my babies away from me if they had a different opinion to me on how best to keep them.
Everything else sound great though.:)

Jack's-Jane
07-02-2009, 02:07 PM
I'm not a rescue but have had several animals over the years from rescues and signed lots of these forms. Are any of the buns that are adopted going to be young? If so do you need to put something in about neutering/ spaying at the appropriate age? Do you ask for a vets reference? I think I might find the home check every three months a bit off putting maybe you could keep that in as an option for you depending on how happy you were with the individual circumstances.

I wont rehome any un-neutered Rabbit under any circumstances :)

As I say, I am not a Rescue and as is probably obvious I could never become one :oops: Doing this is breaking my heart :cry:
If prospective Lifetime Fosterers find my terms unacceptable that's fine. They will just have to look elsewhere for a Rabbit :)

Jack's-Jane
07-02-2009, 02:08 PM
I would say you have covered everything .but as already said..for yiou to feel happy I would change the word Adoption to long term foster with a phrase along the lines of I will foster this rabbit for its entire lifetime unless myself or (you Jane)..see fit to end agreement due to points....and here list the ones about car..change of circumstance etc

Foster makes it legally binding:D

Amended it now, thanks Jill :wave:

ecudc
07-02-2009, 02:10 PM
we have a six month check up clause in our adoption agreement. That seems to be acceptable to most people.

Jack's-Jane
07-02-2009, 02:16 PM
Apart from the two I have already agreed to rehome to Katie I dont think I can do this ................................:cry:

I feel :censored:

I am just not cut out for it all................:oops:

:cry:

lilbun
07-02-2009, 02:41 PM
Aw bless, it sounds really difficult:(
How many do you have? do you think you'll be able to cope if you end up keeping them all?

Best of luck whatever you decide to do

Jack's-Jane
07-02-2009, 02:48 PM
http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/showthread.php?p=2960390#post2960390

abbymarysmokey
07-02-2009, 02:50 PM
I personally wouldn't mind having 3 monthly checks as long as I 'knew' the person and it didn't feel like a stranger coming into my house.

I hand reared some babies for somebody on the forum, and she comes round every few weeks to see them...it doesn't feel like I'm being checked up on all, more like a friend coming round for tea, gossip and bunny cuddles :D