Rabbit Center Programs & Services

Founded in 1988, House Rabbit Society is a nonprofit animal welfare organization with headquarters in Richmond, California, with a mission of rabbit rescue and education. When our headquarters location opened in 2000, we were the first all-rabbit shelter in the country.

In September 2019, House Rabbit Society opened an in-house surgery suite and started performing surgeries for HRS rabbits after hiring a veterinarian and registered veterinary technician (RVT). House Rabbit Society is the first rabbit rescue in the U.S. to have a staff veterinarian.

House Rabbit Society rescues rabbits in partnership with municipal shelters across Northern California, particularly in cases where rabbits would be at risk of euthanasia whether due to injury, illness, behavior, or the shelter just having too many rabbits at once. After rabbits arrive at House Rabbit Society, their health is evaluated by our staff veterinarian, provided with the necessary medical or surgical care by our medical team, and then are placed up for adoption.

We’re proud to have launched several exciting
initiatives in response to the challenges facing both rabbit rescue and rabbit guardians right now.

By piloting programs like these at our facility, our goal is to take them to a national scale
as well as be a model for others to emulate.

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