Make Mine Chocolate is an international campaign started by the Columbus House Rabbit Society in 2002. The campaign’s goal is to educate the public about the realities of owning a pet rabbit and to discourage the practice of giving live bunnies as gifts for Easter. Instead, they urge people to give chocolate bunnies instead.
The initiative started as a way to address the continual problem of people flooding rescues and shelters with their unwanted rabbits or just dumping the rabbits outside to die after the Easter holiday.
Learn more about Make Mine Chocolate and find out how you can get involved at their website.
The mission of the New Jersey House Rabbit Society, based in Monroe Township, is to promote the well-being of domestic rabbits and to secure their place as a companion animal in society and in our homes.
Their focus is on educating the public on the proper care of companion house rabbits and providing a low-cost spay/neuter program. You can find a wealth of information about caring for house rabbits at their website, njhrs.com, or at their Facebook page.
Although they are not taking in rabbits at this time, they do list non-NJHRS rabbits who need homes–whether from private homes or from a Good Samaritan who found a stray– on their website and/or Facebook page. NJHRS also lists adoptable house rabbits from both shelters and rescue groups in NJ, NY, PA, DE, and MD each week on their Facebook page for those who may be interested.
View rabbits looking for forever homes here.
New Jersey HRS depends on donations to fund their work. Support the NJHRS here.
The Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society (MCRS) is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of companion rabbits.
MCRS works to let people know that domestic rabbits can and do make wonderful companions, as long as you are willing to meet them on their terms. They teach Bunny Basics classes, maintain a phone and email hotline so that people can contact them with questions or problems, and generally try to keep rabbits and their human companions living happily together.
Meet Amber, one of the available rabbits at the Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society.
The organization also hosts regular Hoppy Hour events, in which bunnies can come to romp and play with other bunnies. These socialization events are held at three locations around the Twin Cities. All rabbits must be spay/neutered and be in good health in order to participate.
Learn more about the Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society at their website.
The Buckeye House Rabbit Society, based in Athens, OH, is a chapter of the national House Rabbit Society. Serving Ohio since 1997, their all-volunteer, federally-recognized, non-profit organization rescues abandoned rabbits and educates the public about rabbit care.
With representatives in Athens, Canton, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Toledo, and a growing number of volunteers, they work to bring Ohioans up-to-date information about adopting and caring for indoor companion rabbits.
Meet Karley, Bunny, and Lindsay. The Buckeye HRS took in a pregnant rabbit who was dumped at a cottontail rehabber’s doorstep in Indiana. These are just three of the eleven baby bunnies that resulted!
Learn how to get involved with the Buckeye House Rabbit Society or donate to their organization at their website.
Alabama EARS, a rabbit rescue based in Birmingham, AL, is a 501(c) organization and a chapter of the House Rabbit Society.
Their focus is to rescue rabbits from shelters, litter box train them, socialize them, and learn about them so they can place them in loving forever homes. They also work to spread awareness about house rabbit care, participating in animal education events and working with local animal shelters.
Meet Sally, a rabbit available for adoption at Alabama EARS.
Alabama EARS also has sanctuary rabbits, which are rabbits not deemed adoptable who live permanently with one of the organization’s foster parents. Often a serious medical condition is the cause, and the caretaker would need the specialized knowledge to care for a special needs bunny.
To learn more about Alabama EARS or to donate to the organization, visit their website.
The San Diego House Rabbit Society recently opened a brand new shelter for their adoptable bunnies! See their new facility near the beach in this video:
San Diego, California News Station – KFMB Channel 8 – cbs8.com
The San Diego House Rabbit Society is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit rabbit welfare organization that works with local shelters and humane societies to care for and find homes for abandoned domestic rabbits. All rabbits are spayed or neutered, litter box trained, and adopted to homes where they live as indoor family companions.
Learn more at their website >
For the owners of rabbits with special needs, there’s a new resource to help guide them. DisabledRabbits.com is a not-for-profit educational website dedicated to giving owners of disabled rabbits the resources, tools and guidance they need to provide their special needs buns with the best care possible.
DisabledRabbits.com provides care tips for paralyzed rabbits, rabbits with head tilt, rabbits with splay leg, rabbits with arthritis, blind rabbits, deaf rabbits, elderly rabbits and rabbits suffering from other conditions that affect their physical health and mobility. Learn about pain management techniques, special housing setups, wheelchairs, hygiene, and more!
Visit DisabledRabbits.com >
Right before Christmas this past year, Buns Urgently Needing Shelter (B.U.N.S.) in Santa Barbara, CA received a delivery of 22 Palomino rabbits. Now, months later, the shelter still needs your help! (A delivery of 22 bunnies is a lot to take on all at once!)
Feeding time for the Christmas bunnies.
You can help the shelter by:
More about B.U.N.S.
B.U.N.S. is an independent non-profit corporation dedicated to the care and welfare of rabbits and guinea pigs. B.U.N.S. works to find bunnies and guinea pigs permanent homes, and educates the public on caring for their guinea pig and rabbit companion. Visit their website >