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House Rabbit Society

The House Rabbit Society (HRS) is a non-profit activist organization based in Richmond, California, United States (US), that rescues and adopts rabbits and educates the community with its curriculum on rabbit care.[2] HRS promotes responsible rabbit ownership, including the spaying and neutering of all pet rabbits, proper veterinary care, diet, and exercise. HRS takes the stand that domestic rabbits should not live outdoors.[3] HRS was granted non-profit status in 1993.[1]

House Rabbit Society
Formation1988 (1988)
Revenue (2015)
Expenses (2015)$320,210


Organization philosophyEdit

The House Rabbit Society believes that all rabbits are valuable animals, regardless of breed purity, temperament, state of health, or whether a relationship exists with humans—the welfare of domesticated rabbits is the organization's primary consideration. The Society believes that all domestic rabbits should be spayed or neutered and should live in a human adult's home.[4]

Adoption and education centerEdit

In the San Francisco Bay Area of the US, HRS runs an adoption and education center, the HRS Rabbit Center—also the location of the HRS home office. Prior to the existence of the HRS Rabbit Center, the daily work of the national organization was undertaken in various private homes throughout the country.


  1. ^ a b "House Rabbit Society Form 990 2015". ProPublica. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  2. ^ Activist Corner. "Opinion Activiist Page". House Rabbit Society. Retrieved 4/10/2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ Lucky kicks back at bunny shelter, Steve Rubenstein, San Francisco Chronicle, 31-07-2011, access date 27-12-2011
  4. ^ "House Rabbit Society Philosophy". Retrieved 9/6/2011. It is in the best interest of domestic rabbits to be neutered/spayed, to live in human housing Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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