The House Rabbit Society is an all-volunteer, national, nonprofit animal rescue organization based in Richmond, California, with local chapters in more than 30 states and more than 7,000 members.
Our mission has two parts: Through our fostering program, volunteers rescue abandoned rabbits and find permanent adoptive homes for them; through education, we seek to reduce the number of unwanted rabbits -- and to improve bunnies' lives -- by helping people better understand these often misunderstood companion animals.
The House Rabbit Society promotes rabbits as indoor companion animals.
* Through HRS fostering programs, volunteers rescue abandoned rabbits and find permanent homes for them.
* Through education, the HRS seeks to reduce the number of unwanted rabbits and to improve rabbits' lives by helping people better understand these often misunderstood companion animals.
Since the HRS was founded in 1988, more than 20,000 rabbits have been rescued through HRS foster homes throughout North America. San Diego House Rabbit Society rescues and adopts out about 85 -100 rabbits each year.
Many of these rabbits had run out of time at animal shelters and were scheduled for euthanasia; others had been deemed "unadoptable" because of age, health or disposition. All incoming HRS foster rabbits are spayed/neutered, given necessary veterinary care and their social needs attended to. HRS foster parents spend time getting to know each rabbit and can then match him or her with an appropriate home. No rabbits in HRS foster care are euthanized because they have "run out of time."