www.hopline.org The House Rabbit Connection, Inc.


It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of Jack Lotko on August 18, 2018, longtime HRC Board of Directors member, who lost his battle with cancer. In the words of HRC President Marlene Wilhelm, Jack “for most of his life was a champion for animals and one of the sweetest, kindest-hearted people who blessed this earth”. We at HRC send our condolences to his wife Tracy, his son John, and his family and friends. We are all the blessed for having known Jack, and we will miss him greatly.



We are an all-volunteer, nonprofit corporation with the following goals:

    To take in adoptable abandoned rabbits, provide foster care, have them spayed or neutered and find quality, indoor homes for them while also educating the public and other organizations about rabbit care.

The House Rabbit Connection of Massachusetts & Connecticut is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation and licensed chapter of the House Rabbit Society.  All donations are tax deductible within the extent allowed by law.

Animal shelters have limited space for rabbits. Many rabbits face the possibility of euthanasia.  Please consider fostering or adopting a house rabbit as a companion.  Adopting a rescued rabbit from HRC makes room for another shelter rabbit to be placed in HRC foster care.

Please take a look at our Rabbits
We often have many more bunnies than listed so please call!

NOTE: We do not accept rabbits from the public.

Before you surrender your rabbit to a shelter, read our tips on dealing with common problems.


~~~AMAZON SHOPPING can help our rabbits.  
Amazon offers to give a portion ( 0.5 percent ) of their sales to any purchase registered under their easy program Amazon Smile. This is so simple!


3 Simple Steps:

  1. Go to Amazon or use the link here and / or go to Amazon site.  
  2. Click on Amazon Smile, enter or search for House Rabbit Connection.
  3. Add House Rabbit Connection and save and done! 

HRC never sees your shopping. We only receive the donation.   Thank you!

Bookmark the page and when you shop on Amazon in future you will start at the link that results in HRC receiving a donation.

Please call us at 413 525-9222 or email us at info@hopline.org and volunteer. See our Volunteer Section for further information on what Fostering requires. Please help us to make a difference for these little guys/girls! We need you.

ACTIVITY:  Director positions may be available
ACTIVITY:  Fostering (caring) for rabbits daily life needs in your home
ACTIVITY:  Grant Writing opportunites available
ACTIVITY:  Assisting at HRC events oppotunities available

House Rabbit Connection now also offers three versions of our Rabbit Care Guide online:
CLICK HERE: HRC Rabbit Care Guide