hopline

hopline

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Established in 1997. We are devoted to rabbits.


HERE ARE OUR RABBITS

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Adoptable rabbits are taken from shelters/animal care and adoption centers, examined by one of the rabbit-savvy vets who work regularly with HRC and spayed/neutered if not yet performed.  Our rabbits are in loving foster home where they are socialized, litter-trained, and prepared for a loving, permanent, indoor adoptive home.  Many of our rabbits are bonded pair when possible and are available for adoption only as a bonded couple.

By adopting a rescued rabbit, individuals are giving a bunny a new “leap on life.”

Adoption Fees: $85.00 for a single rabbit/$160.00 for a pair of rabbits.
All rabbits are socialized, spayed/neutered and litter box trained.

We are being VACCINATED or SCHEDULED FOR VACCINATION for RHDV and microchipped.

Learn about our Adoption Process Rabbit Adoption

Check out Fostering for us – please. We need you.



HRC’s Mission Statement
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.HRC is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.  

Belle and Snow White

Breed:           TBA
Gender:         Females
Age:               1 1/2 Years Old
Neutered/Spayed:          Spayed
Looking for a mate:       No
Special requirements:  None

Belle and Snow White are an endlessly entertaining duo. These sweet companions have stuck together through hard times and their bond is truly heartwarming to watch. They love to explore the house together, with Belle as their leader—zoomies, binkies, and head nudges galore! They enjoy being around people, getting some pets, and climbing on your lap for a treat. Both buns have stolen the hearts of their foster parents and their sweetness never fails to lift our spirits.

Snow White is a curious and gentle lovebug who loves cuddling with Belle, giving hand kisses, and following Belle on all her adventures. Belle is an energetic adventurer whose beauty and bravery are sure to win your heart. Both buns have pretty good litter habits and are happy to eat a wide variety of fruits and veggies. They do best in their x-pen when their foster parents are away, and then enjoy supervised exploration around the house. If you are looking for social, adventurous, and kind bunnies to brighten up your everyday, look no further than this fluffy pair.

Miss Junior Mint

Miss Junior Mint

Breed:           Mini Rex – English Spot
Gender:         Female
Age:               3 Years Old
Neutered/Spayed:          Spayed
Looking for a mate:       No
Special requirements:   A home with a lot of space to run around and explore. No children and no other rabbits.

Jr. Mint is a 3-year old spayed bunny looking for her forever home! She is an extremely busy girl, with a full daily calendar of events…things like self-grooming and tidying the litterbox, racing through cardboard tunnels (chewing them along the way), organizing and munching on hay-stuffed toilet paper rolls, snack-time all the time, zoomies at dinner time, listening to classical and mellow cello playlists on Spotify, escape artistry, grooming my stuffed bun friends, loving my fresh hay and water, and looking gorgeous for the camera!

Jr. Mint needs a home with a lot of space to run around and explore, with no children or other rabbits. She does like cats, however, so perhaps a home with a cat friend or two would be best. 


Gizmo

Breed:           Lionhead
Gender:         Males
Age:               7 Years old

Neutered/Spayed:          Neutered
Looking for a mate:       Maybe
Special requirements:  This beautiful guy requires regular grooming.

Gizmo, a 7 yr old Lionhead, is soft, silly, sassy and sometimes shy. He enjoys being pet, running around hiding under things and popping out. He’s progressing in litter box training, and has a healthy appetite.

He’s frightened by loud noises and doesn’t like being picked up. Gets along well with kids and will fall asleep from pets in the silliest positions.

He does require regular grooming and trimming to maintain his fluffy fur.  Gizmo needs a family to love.

Pumpkin and Nutmeg

Breed:           Lionhead Mix
Gender:         Females
Age:               TBA
Neutered/Spayed:          Spayed
Looking for a mate:       No
Special requirements:  None

These adorable sisters are very gentle and friendly. They have healthy appetites and good litterbox habits. They are shy with other rabbits but get along well. Pumpkin and nutmeg would make a great addition to your family.

These sisters have been waiting for there forever home!!  They are looking for a family to spend time with for the rest of their lives!

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WHAT WE DO – ADOPTABLE RABBITS AND RABBIT HEALTH CARE    HOPLINE.ORG  

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. Hopline.org is here only to help rabbits.

WE ARE A NON PROFIT 501(C)3

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. The hopline is our way of helping rabbits find an indoor home and help the adopters.

WE EXIST BECAUSE RABBITS NEED HELP

Because animal shelters have limited space for rabbits many rabbits face the possibility of euthanasia.

Adopting a rescued rabbit from HRC makes room for another shelter rabbit to be placed in HRC foster care.

NOTE: We do not accept rabbits from the public.

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

MAY 2024
URGENT – HRC IS IN NEED OF FOSTER HOMES – PLEASE HELP

HRC has an urgent need for help at this time!

We’ve taken in several rabbits from a cruelty case, and they have had their babies. 

Please consider taking in a foster bunny for HRC. 

Just knowing that you have saved the life of your foster rabbit is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. 

HRC provides unlimited support to its foster homes, as well as supplying equipment to house the rabbit, hay and litter pellets. We are always available for our foster parents who may have questions or need assistance.

If you think you can serve as a foster parent or 

would like more information, 

please contact Joanne at joannehrc@gmail.com.

We have been receiving more calls to take in abandoned rabbits, so we are looking to expand our current foster network. The only way we can save abandoned bunnies is with great foster homes. We are looking for homes in the Springfield, MA/Hartford, CT area that can foster a rabbit or pair until they are adopted. Please consider opening your home and fostering a wonderful rabbit!  For more information contact us at info@hopline.org or 413-439-7HRC.

SERIOUS HEALTH NEWS VACCINATIONS FOR RABBITS

We are attempting to get our rabbits vaccinated. All of our rabbits – our own rabbits in our homes and our foster rabbits in our homes. Contact us. We can give you information on where to go and where clinics and appointment options for vaccine availability.

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RHDV2 Dangerous Rabbit Virus

ADOPTIONS

COVID SAFETY MEASURES IN PLACE: Masks may be required for all meet-and-greets, and only two people maximum from a potential adopter family will be allowed at a meet-and-greet.  Click on our Adoptions link above in the menu area.

MEMBERSHIP

HRC members  receive a subscription to our quarterly electronic newsletter, “In Pursuit of Hoppiness”. See our MEMBERSHIP link in the menu area.

HRC VOLUNTEER POSITIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Foster Home – We need your home to house a rabbit as we find a forever home

Director positions AND Chairperson positions are available.
Grant Writing opportunites available  (THIS IS A HUGE REQUEST PLEASE)
Assisting at HRC events oppotunities available

RABBIT CARE GUIDE

HRC offers our free Rabbit Care Guide online.

FLIER

Please print and hang in your local stores/post office. Flier