About the Western Mass Rabbit Rescue
We’re a group of dedicated people who rescue domestic rabbits, foster them, and find them their forever homes.

In the summer of 2020, Western Mass started to see increasing numbers of dumped domestic rabbits. Tipped off by social media, a group of volunteers regularly set out to rescue these abandoned pets, adhering to COVID safety protocols while humanely trapping the rabbits using exercise pens.

These volunteers included local rabbit aficionados Jessica and Mark Riel, Jordana Starr, and Mike Schilling, who recognized the growing need for a domestic rabbit rescue and foster network that specifically serves the people (and bunnies!) of Western Massachusetts.

WHAT WE DO

Our Services

Domestic Rabbit Rescue
Seen a dumped domestic rabbit in Western Mass? Take pictures and contact us. We will ask you a bunch of questions to gather information and set up a team of people to attempt a rescue.
Foster Care
Once rabbits are in our care, we foster them among volunteers in our foster network. We are always looking people to foster rabbits, so please contact us if you're interested!
Spay/Neuter
All rabbits we take in are spayed and neutered once cleared by veterinarian. We do not adopt out unfixed rabbits except in very special cases. Rabbits can mate very quickly, even through bars, and can produce a litter within 30 days.
Fundraising
None of what we do would be possible without the generous support of our donors. Every cent we raise goes toward medical care, food, and bedding for our foster rabbits.
Adoption
Once our rescued rabbits have been checked out by a veterinarian and are spayed/neutered, they are ready for adoption! They can make wonderful companion pets for the right families.
Education
Domestic rabbits are very different than dogs and cats and have unique needs and particular diets. We teach our fosters and adopters about proper rabbit care, and look forward to doing outreach in a post-COVID future.
Rescue. Foster. Adopt. Educate.
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