Making a Donation to House Rabbit Society

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Support House Rabbit Society by joining as a member ($20 per year; $28 for non-US), by joining our very special Bunny Brigade Club as a monthly donor, or by making a one-time donation.

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To donate by check, print a membership form and mail to:

House Rabbit Society
148 Broadway
Richmond, CA  94804

Membership questions or address change? Email

Why Support House Rabbit Society?

House Rabbit Society is the only international rabbit rescue and education organization in the world.  We have 31 chapters in 22 states plus Canada and Italy, and educators and fosterers in an additional 10 states plus Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, and Australia. We also run a one-of-a-kind Adoption and Education Center in Richmond, California.

All of our activities, besides the running of the shelter, are run by volunteers, so our overhead and administrative costs are minimal. The vast majority of your donations go directly to our programs: rescue and education. In addition, we offer both chapter grants to help support the activities of our chapters, and Emergency Rescue Grants, which help other organizations with large rabbit rescues. As a member of the House Rabbit Society, you will receive The House Rabbit Journal. You can expect to receive your first Journal via bulk mail within 3 months of joining.

Because HRS receives no government support, nor do we accept advertising dollars, we count on the generosity of our members to keep our rescue and education programs alive. Without funding, our avenues for education–the House Rabbit Journal, this website, our classes, videos, posters, and handouts, as well as the running of our shelter and our grant programs–would be eliminated. To see our 990 reports to the IRS which detail our income and expenses, please go to Guidestar.

You can also support our activities in other ways, such as through sponsoring a rabbit, contributing to our medical fund, supporting HRS chapters, leaving us a bequest or other legacy gift, having your company provide matching gifts, and shopping. To find out about all of these options, go to Other Forms of Support.

Finally, both the national organization and your local chapter need your support. We encourage you to also join your local chapter. To locate and join the chapter nearest you, see our chapter listings on the home page.