Over 25 Years of Rabbit Rescue!
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.
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MAY 2023 !!
HRC members and supporters who are Connecticut residents. . . the rabbits need you now! PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATOR NOW!
Soon the legislature will make a decision whether to vote on HB 6726, the Department of Agriculture’s (DOAG) proposal to allow slaughtering of thousands of rabbits for food consumption.
Essentially, DOAG’s proposal will bring “factory-like-farming” of rabbits to CT under the guise of promoting farming in the state.
Rabbits are the third most common household pet after dogs and cats. Slaughtering rabbits for meat would be no different than Asia’s dog meat market. Whole Foods and other specialty stores stopped selling rabbit meat after concluding there was no market for the sale of rabbit meat.
There are no rules protecting rabbit slaughter and it is one of the most inhumane processes of killing animals for food in the meat processing business. This is URGENT.
We need you to contact your legislator now and ask them to support amendments to strip the rabbit slaughter program from the bill or oppose the bill all together.
PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE NOW.
Call your state representative using one of the phone numbers below. Leave a message if they are unavailable.
If you can’t remember your legislator, click here to find your state representative.
House Democrats – 860-240-8500 House Republicans – 860-240-8700
CT Gov. Lamont at
Sample phone script: I am a constituent living at [*XX street and town] and animal issues are important to me. CT Department of Agriculture’s proposal to slaughter thousands of rabbits for food consumption is out of touch with the wishes of most Connecticut residents. Please support amendments to strip the rabbit slaughter provisions from HB 6726 or oppose the bill in its entirety. Thank you for your consideration. [*P.S. You need to provide your address so they know you are their constituent.]
Thank you for speaking up for the rabbits!
HRC’s Mission StatementTo 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.
Breed: Lionhead Mix
Looking for a mate: No
Special requirements: None
Sandy is sweet rabbit who is about one and a half years old and has been in his current foster home for about 5 weeks.
Since coming to his current foster placement he has come out of his initial shyness quite a lot! While he was initially curious about people, and willing to be approached, he now comes actively seek attention. He makes sure to hop around us, making himself known and settling in for some good quality time and petting. He really likes this time and attention. And he likes also to zoom around and show us his binkies when he is feeling playful.
Sandy, like most rabbits doesn’t enjoy being held as much as being in your company, but he does allow it.
He also has AMAZING litter habits, he always goes in his box.
For fun he enjoys running through his tunnel and hopping in and out of a little tent we got him. He enjoys this over the toys he has been given.
Sandy is a very very sweet, and very companionable. He would make a wonderful addition to any home.
MARIGOLD and BEATRIX
Breed: We are asking them
Looking for a mate: No
Special requirements: None
VACCINATED FOR RHDV2
Marigold is a spayed female rabbit, tan with an adorable dark brown “mask” across her mouth. Born on October 6, 2022, she came to HRC via the CT Humane Society in late December 2022 as part of a large owner surrender case. She was spayed in March 2023 and has been fully vaccinated for RHDV2 and microchipped.
Marigold is a good eater and has good litterbox habits. She is very active and likes to gracefully jump up on furniture. One warning: Marigold can be a bit of an escape artist! She is a very sweet girl who needs a forever home!
Beatrix is a spayed female rabbit, tan with an adorable dark brown “mask” across her mouth. Born on October 6, 2022, she came to HRC via the CT Humane Society in late December 2022 as part of a large owner surrender case. She was spayed in March 2023 and has been fully vaccinated for RHDV2 and microchipped.
Beatrix is a good eater and has good litterbox habits. She is very active and likes to jump up on furniture, although she can be a little clumsy and loud when she does. She is a very sweet girl who needs a forever home!
Breed: Beveren Mix
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.
PEPPER & HARLEY
Breed: Himalayan Mix – Pepper/ Harlequin Mix – Harley
Gender: Female & Male
Age: Pepper 6 Years & Harley 7.5 Years
Neutered/Spayed: Spayed & Neutered
Looking for a mate: No
Meet the Dynamic Duo–Harley and Pepper!
Hands down, Harley and Pepper are the sweetest, cutest, friendliest pair of bonded bunnies you will ever meet. Seriously, EVERYONE falls in love with these two gorgeous and quietly inquisitive bunnies.
Harley and Pepper enjoy interacting with humans, and take very good care of each other, showering one another with long grooming sessions and cuddle naps. They love snuggles, head rubs and massages, and unlike most bunnies, they don’t mind being gently and slowly picked up (they are older), and will sit in your lap while you caress their very soft and beautiful fur. When entering or passing by their habitat, which is the dining room in their foster home, they excitedly hop right up to you to say hello, especially Harley, the more adventurous of the two. Pepper tends to hang back a bit to let Harley take charge, but once he let’s her know all is safe, she quickly ventures over to check out the scene.
Their status as “mature” bunnies means they are pretty chill, spending the majority of their day napping in the sunbeams coming through the windows, grooming one another and quietly nibbling away in their hay-packed litter boxes.
Apart from their daily dose of medicinal supplement for arthritis, which can easily be added to their food, they are extremely low-maintenance and will make a wonderfully gentle addition to a household where crunchy fresh hay, loving interaction and cuddly massages reign supreme!
We suspect they will do just fine in a family that has children and other animals, as long as they have their own dedicated bunny space.
Breed: We will let you know
Age: 3 Years Old
Looking for a mate: Yes
Special requirements: Quiet home with no children
Oreo needs plenty of room to run, play, and explore his surroundings. He would do best in a quiet home with no children.
Oreo deserves a safe and secure environment where he would get lots of attention by his humans.
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.
HRC IS IN NEED OF FOSTER HOMES – PLEASE HELP
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 email@example.com 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
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.
HRC members receive a subscription to our quarterly electronic newsletter, “In Pursuit of Hoppiness”. See our MEMBERSHIP link in the menu area.