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.
Vaccinating all rabbits against RHDV prior to adoption.
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 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.
As part of our adoption contract all rabbits must be kept indoors where they are safe from predators and parasites or diseases.
The first step in the process is to fill out and submit our adoption application. Once reviewed you will be contacted by phone and a time to meet requested rabbit(s) will be set up. We generally do not do same day adoptions unless you are approved prior. The approval process involves a home inspection either in person or through photos/video sent to us.
Once your set up is approved we will proceed with the adoption.