Gainesville Rabbit Rescue

Gainesville Rabbit Rescue is a nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and adopting rabbits out to caring households.


Contact: Kathy Finelli (Director), (352) 318-0028,

What they do: Gainesville Rabbit Rescue rescues rabbits, rehabilitates rabbits, and adopts out rabbits to caring households. They also provide education for current rabbit owners and potential rabbit owners.

What YOU can do to help: Volunteers are needed for the following tasks. Here is the Volunteer Application.

Cage cleaning, feeding, and watering

Rabbit socialization

Cage building

Rabbit grooming

Grocery store runs (pick up and deliverer food for the rabbits)

Education and adoption booths

Foster/provide a home for a rabbit

Transporting rabbits to and from events and vet appointments

Temporarily housing a rabbit because of overcrowding

Literature assembly (helping to write letters to get corporate sponsorships, assembling letters and pamphlets to                             distribute)

Record keeping

Adoption/foster screening


Public Relations/Media

Web/graphic design; Artistry; Record keeping


You can also help Gainesville Rabbit Rescue by donating the following items from their wishlist:

Water and food bowls

Timothy hay, fresh vegetables, and Timothy pellets

Animal wipes and Q-tips

Hutches, cages or pens

Litter boxes and litter

Plastic balls and toys

Travel carriers

Blankets, carpet and towels

Nail trimmers and brushes