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25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY 2022!!

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: $60.00 for a single rabbit/$110.00 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.

Learn about our Adoption Process Rabbit Adoption

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

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Pumpkin
Nutmeg

PUMPKIN & NUTMEG

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

These sisters are darling.

The darker bunny, Pumpkin and her sibling Nutmeg are very curious rabbits.

They are both wonderful eaters and are great with their litter habits now.  They are very happy, active & outgoing girls.  A joy for any home.  They are good with children and will climb in your lap for treats.

Like most rabbits they do not like being picked up but they are fond of being petted.

Coming from a hoarding situation, their exact age is unknown, but these girls deserve the very best furever home possible.

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Beignet

BEIGNET

Breed:           New Zealand
Gender:         Female
Age:               Unknown, but young
Neutered/Spayed:          Spayed
Looking for a mate:       No
Special requirements:   She will do best in a home with no loud dogs and children.

Her foster mom has been affectionately calling her Blanche.

Blanche is a large rabbit but beautiful, refined and a gentle girl.  She loves her cardboard box tunnels, tents and hidey boxes, and spending time relaxing on her bedroom window seat, intently observing the comings and goings in the backyard, and fascinated by the birds and squirrels and other neighborhood activity.  She has perfect litter box and personal grooming habits!  There is nothing more perfect or satisfying than watching a happy Lady Blanche unabashedly perform binkies and full-body flops!  She loves her stuffed bunny friends but we don’t feel she is a good potential bond mate. 

She has shown aggressive behavior towards other rabbits.  She would do best as a single rabbit in a somewhat quiet home with no children or dogs.  When it comes to being approached, touched and handled, while she is not an instantly affectionate bunny, there are simple techniques to use with her so that she will remain calm and still enough to be petted and massaged around the ears and shoulder blades and stroked backwards towards her tail.  And she will actually love it.  But not for too long.  Blanche has been in our foster care for almost a year now and really deserves a loving forever home to call her own. 

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Teardrop

TEARDROP

Breed:           Mini Rex
Gender:         Female
Age:               5 Years Old
Neutered/Spayed:          Spayed
Looking for a mate:       No
Special requirements:   None

Teardrop is a 5 year old female Mini Rex rabbit.  She is super soft and lovely!  Teardrop is a great little bunny, she is friendly and loves to be petted.  She is fun and playful, always tossing her toys or cardboard boxes about in her pen.  She loves to re-arrange her space too.  Teardrop will do best as a single bunny.  This sweetheart of a girl would fit well into almost any home willing to give her some attention! 

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Frankie

FRANKIE

Breed:           Mini Lop
Gender:         Male
Age:               3 Years Old
Neutered/Spayed:          Neutered
Looking for a mate:       Yes

Frankie is an adorable 3 year old mini lop.  He has a bit of bunnitude and will do best in a home experienced with rabbits and no children. 

He is a good boy but likes to escape his enclosure so good bunny proofing is a must.  Frankie is friendly and fun and a bit mischievous. 

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Fletcher

FLETCHER

Breed:           Unknown
Gender:         Male
Age:               Unknown
Neutered/Spayed:          Neutered
Looking for a mate:       Yes

This big, beautiful boy is waiting for his forever home.  Fletcher has lots of personality and energy. 

He’s a curious bun who loves to explore.  He enjoys being stroked and scratched behind his ears.  His litter box habits are good and he’s not a fussy eater. Fletcher is very independent and will nip if annoyed.

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Bello

BELLO

Breed:           Lionhead
Gender:         Male
Age:               Unknown
Neutered/Spayed:          Neutered
Looking for a mate:       No, not at this time

Special requirements:   He needs a special someone who is patient and has experience with shy bunnies. He will do best in a quiet environment with no children or pets.

This handsome dark grey Lionhead has a lot of bunnitude!

Bello came to HRC after being removed from his previous home.  He suffered some sort of “trauma” resulting in the loss of two toes from one of his hind legs.  However you would never know it!

He is very sweet but takes a while to warm up to new people and new surroundings.

However he has come along way in coming out of his shell since being in foster care.

Bello needs someone who is patient and who has experience dealing with shy bunnies to help bring out the best in him. 

He would definitely do best in a quiet environment without children or other pets.

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.

NOVEMBER 2022
HRC IS IN NEED OF FOSTER HOMES

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.

See
RHDV2 Dangerous Rabbit Virus

ADOPTIONS

COVID SAFETY MEASURES IN PLACE: Masks will 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.

AMAZON SHOPPING AND HRC

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HRC VOLUNTEER POSITIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Director positions may be available
Grant Writing opportunites available  (THIS IS A HUGE REQUEST PLEASE)
Assisting at HRC events oppotunities available

RABBIT CARE GUIDE

HRC offers three versions of our Rabbit Care Guide online: CLICK HERE: HRC Rabbit Care Guide