San Diego Companion Rabbit Society, Inc. (“SDCRS”) (aka San Diego House Rabbit Society) is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization formed in 1992 by a small group of rabbit lovers who wanted to save rabbits from being euthanized at animal shelters because there was no room for them and little adoption interest. It was set up as a chapter of the international organization, the House Rabbit Society. As more volunteers joined, it moved out of people’s houses to more central locations for meetings and adoption events. Eventually, a rabbit supply store was opened and offices were rented to accommodate the Store and Adoption Center.
In 2005, SDCRS incorporated and received its 501(c)3 designation. A board of directors was formed.
SDCRS’s mission is to rescue abandoned domestic rabbits within our community, support local shelters in the care of their rabbits, provide spay/neuter and medical care to rescued rabbits, adopt rabbits to new homes, and educate the community on the proper and responsible care of indoor rabbit companions.
The purpose of SDCRS is to provide care for abandoned domestic rabbits within San Diego and southwest Riverside counties. In doing so, our organization supports local shelters and humane societies by helping them to care for their rabbits. We do this through providing equipment and supplies, and funding spay and neuter surgeries, medical treatments, and food for rabbits.
Our foster homes work to rehabilitate abandoned rabbits, helping them become adoptable as indoor companions to their new families. We place education first, ensuring that our adopters are well educated on the proper care of their adopted rabbit.
Our volunteers frequently participate in community events to promote rabbits as indoor family companions, and to enlighten the community about the abandoned rabbit problem while educating about the proper and responsible care of domestic rabbits.
We provide telephone and email hotlines, and educational seminars where our community can learn more about domestic rabbit care.