House Rabbit Society

Rating: 5 stars   33 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 148 Broadway Richmond CA 94804 USA

Mission: House Rabbit Society is an international volunteer-based, non-profit organization that rescues rabbits and educates the public on rabbit care.
Results: House Rabbit Society has rescued over 20,000 rabbits, has educated many thousands of people through our website, classes, outreach events, and literature, and has changed the world’s understanding of rabbits as pets. In 2000, we opened this country’s first public rabbit-only shelter in Richmond, California, and in 1997, we held the first ever rabbit-only veterinary conference.
Target demographics: Pet owners
Direct beneficiaries per year: Thousands of people per year and thousands of rabbits per year.
Geographic areas served: San Francisco Bay Area
2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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510-970-7575
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Rating: 5 stars  

House Rabbit Society is a world famous volunteer organization within the rabbit community. Their website is cached with oodles of information which has saved my rabbit's life in the past when I could not reach a vet.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't make any!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We had a bunny with a distressing health problem. I asked many people, including our regular vet where a specialist could be found, no help from anyone. Then I came to this site and found a bunny specialist not 5 miles from our home. He performed the needed operation and now provides care to all our bunnies. We always cine here for tips, tricks and advice where our bunnies are concerned! This is an amazing public service that educates so beautifully and consistently!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unsure

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I love the House Rabbit Society! Just over a year ago, I wound up with a rabbit to prevent it from going to a shelter and learned all the ins and outs about housing and nutrition that a first time rabbit owner could. When I found out that rabbits were social creatures that benefit from being in groups, I bought another rabbit and the House Rabbit Society helped to provide me with the adequate information I needed to introduce them. They are now happily in love and spend all their time cuddled next to each other. As my two buns got older, a third bun was added to the mix and all the information on care, and food, and introduction was still there to help me make the best decisions for all my rabbits. My poor little Spook has stool problems every once and awhile and the House Rabbit Society helped me to address this problem as well. Not only do I appreciate what the House Rabbit Society has done for me, but also for providing this same information to other rabbit owners worldwide via the internet. I see how much they try to find rabbits good homes and I can only wish to see this continue in the future!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I don't think I would change anything, I would just make sure to always keep up to date information posted on their website.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been a rabbit caretaker for almost six years and in that time I've leaned on the House Rabbit Society's website for most of my rabbit care questions. I've done a lot of research and have found the HRS site to be the most comprehensive, up to date, and user friendly sites on the internet. I found the site great as a beginner rabbit owner 6 years ago and I find it to be a great refresher and fantastic source of new research as an experienced rabbit owner.

I've also emailed HRS volunteers for questions on a variety of topics from how to make moving halfway across Canada in a car easier on BunnyFace, to questions on rabbit rescues in Eastern Canada and,once I had adopted, how to do at home physiotherapy with my new bun. Each time that I have emailed HRS I've received top-notch advice quickly and their experts take the time to understand your situation.

The organization's commitment to rabbit welfare and public education is outstanding; I am particularly fond of the HRS' campaign to prevent parents from buying Easter rabbits for their children. I also find that the commitment they have to informing the public about what type of pets rabbits can and should be is life changing -- both for the humans that they reach and the rabbits who live with them. Holly Golightly went from her pen at a rescue (she had previously been smushed into a tiny cage with six other rabbits and injured, leaving her with a permanent disability) to a cageless life -- and her freedom comes, in large part, from what I read on the HRS site.

Because of HRS Holly is my friend and partner, not merely a caged pet. Thanks.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Possibly hire someone to rewrite some of the content.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have always been interested in owning a rabbit, now more than ever, and I had absolutely no information about what to do, where or how to get one, or really, nothing at all. I came across this wonderful organization, the House Rabbit Society, and, lo and behold, there was WAY more information than I ever thought possible. Best of all, it allowed me to see that rabbits are also up for adoption, which was a complete surprise. I'm still doing research on how to have the perfect home for a new bunny-friend, but I'm definitely going to adopt one from this organization as soon as everything is perfect.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I Have owned two rabbits for 8 years.. Ewey, a Dutch, and Al, a Lop..Both Rescued! They can be tricky.. But to this day,they are very happy and healthy!! Their age's are approx 8-9 years old.
I have relayed on HRS to inform me on a number of issues: health, fun toys for rabbits, housing, litter, food, general Care, bonding rabbits, emergency situations.. all that, and more, and not necessarily in that order!
I visit the web site frequently, and share this site and info, with new rabbit owners or people who have not a clue what to do for their rabbits welfare.

They are my go to pro's on Rabbit health and care!!! A++++++
Thank you for being there!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not a thing

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I look at their website all the time for information about rabbits, what a wonderful resource of information they provide in addition to the amazing work they do to find homes for rabbits. Their compassion toward these often misunderstood animals is greatly appreciated.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

When my fiancee found that someone in her graduate program needed to give her rabbit a new home I had never owned a rabbit before and decided to do some reasearch. I found the HRS website and they had completely invaluable information there including a great reference directory for veterinarians and many articles and resources to ensure that our rabbits have a good home and life. After that I became "the rabbit guy" who knew everything there was to know about rabbits. I have also visited and taken a rabbit health basics class at the center in richmond which was very useful. The resources available also helped me tremendously in bonding my now 3 rabbits together. I would say their greatest strength is education of people about house rabbits.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have learned valuable and important information from the House Rabbit Society that has helped me numerous times with the health and care of my two buns. They are a wealth of awesome and interesting information, as well as useful and funny tidbits that make owning rabbits easier and more fun! Please help support this wonderful non-profit that gives a fighting chance to so many abused and abandoned buns! Nobody deserves it more than these hard-working volunteers and their precious buns!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Start a local chapter available in my city of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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