Purpose: To defray the cost of unexpected rescues of at least 10 rabbits at the same time from a single intake situation.
Who Can Apply: HRS chapters, 501(c)(3) rescue groups, municipal animal shelters, animal control organizations, and extremely rarely rescues without non-profit status.
Timing: Applications are evaluated on an as-needed basis. Applications must be submitted in a timely manner to help with an immediate rescue situation.
Proof of Active Fundraising: For an emergency grant, organizations must post a public fundraising request specific to this rescue situation, with a link to an online donation system (e.g., your own website, YouCaring, Causes, GoFundMe, Fundly, NetworkforGood, PayPal) on your website or Facebook page to show you are actively seeking public funds.
Amount: Funds permitting, at least $10 per rabbit will be awarded a minimum grant amount of $250 and a maximum grant amount of $2,000 for rescues of 30+ rabbits. HRS will help to promote your rescue emergency on our website, e-newsletter, the House Rabbit Journal, and our social media channels.
Use: Funds may be used for spaying/neutering, veterinary care, and purchase of medication, cages, litter boxes, food, hay, and toys.
Tips for a Successful Grant Application: A compelling grant application succinctly explains why your organization needed to unexpectedly take in a large number of rabbits at the same time. There can be a myriad of reasons why this might happen, such as rescued rabbits giving birth, a hoarding situation, a large number of rabbits scheduled to be euthanized at a local shelter, or a confiscation.
If you have questions about how to complete this grant application or the status of a grant application, please email [email protected], and we will respond as soon as we are able.