The Wisconsin Chapter shares the mission of the national House Rabbit Society: to rescue homeless rabbits and to provide education and outreach on rabbit care. Our mission is realized through the efforts of numerous volunteers, and regular activities which 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 this 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 a large numbers of rabbits.
Adoption is the 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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