The Wisconsin Chapter shares the mission of the national House Rabbit Society: to rescue homeless rabbits and provide education and outreach on rabbit care. Our mission is realized through the efforts of numerous volunteers, and our regular activities include:
- Spaying and neutering rabbits rescued from local shelters.
- Fostering rabbits as they await adoption into permanent, loving homes.
- Providing veterinary care for foster rabbits, some with serious health problems.
- Training foster rabbits to use a litterbox and enjoy a healthy diet.
- Publishing quarterly newsletter for members.
- Maintaining a website regarding the health, nutrition, behavior and care of rabbits as in-home companion animals.
- Providing sanctuary to rabbits who have chronic health conditions or who need specialized, long-term care.
- Hosting community educational activities such as Bunny Day.
- Assisting shelters with hoarding or confiscation cases involving large numbers of rabbits.
Adoption is a primary goal. WHRS rescues rabbits that would otherwise be euthanized at area shelters due to lack of space, health or behavioral concerns. Every rabbit placed in a loving, forever home means another can be rescued. Please visit our adoption page to learn about the rabbits currently available for adoption through WHRS.
If you are interested in living with a rabbit, but have never done so before, we recommend you visit our Rabbit Care page. The information will help you decide if a rabbit is the right companion animal for your household, lifestyle, and level of commitment.
If you have a rabbit and would like to find a friend for him or her, we are glad to assist with this process. Visit our Library and read “The Dating Game” for more information.
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