Events & Links



JUNE 2022

JUNE 11 20222 Join HRC at Catherine’s Butterfly Party

HRC will have an education table, staffed by volunteers, at Catherine’s Butterfly Party on Saturday, June 11, noon to 4 p.m., at 3 Primrose Lane in Newtown, Conn.

Each year, the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary honors Catherine’s birthday and her love of animals with the party. The event is returning this year after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19.

The nonprofit sanctuary was founded in 2013 to commemorate the life of Catherine Violet Hubbard, a 6-year-old victim of the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. The young girl had often state that caring and nurturing animals was her passion, dream and lifelong goal.

The event has grown over the years to attract 7,000 guests annually, 25-plus animal rescue organizations featuring over 200 adoptable animals, the adoption of 55 to 85 animals each year, “ambassador” wildlife, police, K-9 and educational presentations, as well as pet-related vendors, local artisans, food trucks, live music, other entertainment and activities for children.


HRC’s annual meeting, open to the public, will be on Saturday, June 18, at 11 a.m., virtually via Zoom. Avian specialist and exotic animal veterinarian Peter A. Sojka, DVM, DABVP, Pieper Veterinary, Middletown, Conn., will speak on the timely and urgent topic of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2 (RHDV-2). Contact us at if you are not on HRC’s email distribution list but would like to attend the meeting.


Due to COVID-19 we are not scheduling any store events at this time.

As we are all working to get through this difficult time, we are only conducting private, safe rabbit adoption meetings.

Our Hopline volunteers are still available to answer your questions about rabbits and rabbit care via phone (413-439-7HRC) or email ( Thank you for your support and cooperation.


NONE DURING COVID. At many of these events, HRC volunteers will be available to answer rabbit care and behavioral questions.
Stop by and say hello.
Contact us if you’d like to volunteer.

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HRC established by rabbit lovers for rabbits.
  • Our Events can include:
  • Educational materials
  • Adoption interviews (on site, time permitting)
  • The Gender Mystery Ender (sexing your rabbit) – $10.00.  Upon request and by  prior appointment.
  • HRC Merchandise

Nail clipping: Nail clipping (not available at this time due to Covid concerns): Some of our volunteers are more comfortable with doing rabbit nail clips than others. If you are considering bringing your rabbit to an HRC event for a nail clip, please contact us to see if an appointment is possible.

If we are able to provide nail clipping, we will have you sign our liability waiver and make a $10.00 donation for each of the rabbit.

The House Rabbit Connection isn’t the only game in town!  Here are some of the other wonderful organizations working every day to help house rabbits.

3 Bunnies Rabbit Rescue
Serving CT and Western MA.

House Rabbit Network
Serving Eastern MA.

House Rabbit Society (HRS)
A worldwide organization with over 25 local and regional chapters.  A must-read resource for any rabbit owner.  HOUSE RABBIT CONNECTION IS AN OFFICIAL CHAPTER OF HRS!

Sweet Binks Rabbit Rescue
The RI chapter of HRS; a non-profit, all-volunteer shelter and education organization.

HARE (Houserabbit Adoption, Rescue and Education)
The Miami chapter of HRS; also the portal to Etherbun and where many of Dana Krempels’ articles are published.  Dana Krempels is one of the most well-written scientists on the subject of rabbit health.  Etherbun is a good resource for those interested in learning more about rabbit medical care and general health.

Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary
A sanctuary for abandoned, abused and neglected rabbits located in Whittaker, MI.

Rabbit Rescue, Inc. — serving Los Angeles, CA; also home of

Contact us if you would like to add your organization to our list.