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2012 Year in Review


Helping Rabbits and People
This year, our chapter rescued 85 rabbits and found homes for 60. This was possible because of the commitment of our existing volunteers and the infusion of fresh energy from new volunteer foster homes. Some volunteers helped one time for one rabbit, some loved it and kept going after the first [...]

2013 Rabbit Rescue Calendar

rabbit rescue calendar cover

Please note that the calendars are sold out! If you are still would like to order one, please go to
Do you still need a calendar? Are you looking for that perfect gift for the rabbit lover in your life?
The Rabbit Rescue 2013 calendar by the St. Louis chapter of the House Rabbit Society is [...]

Fall Cookie & Candle Sale


It is time for the annual House Rabbit Society Uncle Ralph’s Cookie Sale and Candle Fundraisers USA! Help us raise money to care for our foster rabbits by selling delicious cookies and brownies and/or soy-based candles. These items make wonderful gifts at the holiday time, and the money raised is critical for our work.

Foster Homes Needed: Hoarder case

Lusby hoarding rabbits

HRS needs your help with new hoarder case!!
As some of you may have heard, there is a very large hoarder case in Maryland where an animal control facility confiscated 222 rabbits. The shelter cannot give us details about the situation because it is a legal case. However, they did call to let us know that [...]

In Memoriam: Palmer


Our thoughts are with Kathleen Wilsbach, our Chapter Manager, today after she lost her beloved rabbit, Palmer. His form from the Baltimore Humane Society from 10/31/97 says he was 2 years old. That would have made him just a couple of months shy of 16 years old.
He shared his life first with Rowan and Jasmine [...]

Giant Chinchilla and Flemish Giant litter!

Giant Mama and Babies

LOOK what we have! A mother Giant Chinchilla rabbit with 11 babies from a hoarder situation. They were going to a meat auction if we didn’t take them, so we felt we had to help if we could. The father is a Flemish Giant, so they should be big ones. They were somewhat [...]

15th Annual HRS Easter Candy Sale


It’s time for the 15th annual House Rabbit Society Easter candy sale!!
With chocolate hearts still on your mind, I know it’s hard to think of the Easter Bunny hopping down the bunny trail. Easter this year is April 8th. We will need candy orders back by March 9th to get your orders processed and to [...]

World of Pets Expo – January 27-29

World of Pets Expo

Local Event this weekend: Join us in Timonium, Maryland at the State Fairgrounds for the 11th Annual World of Pets Expo! Purchase supplies, meet foster rabbits, and get your rabbit care questions answered by House Rabbit Society volunteers. Learn more about this great event at
The event kicks off at 2:00 [...]

Holiday Gifts that support the rabbits!


Calendars are sold out, but we still have DVDs for sale!
Our Christmas Bunny Movie event was a big success.  If you missed the screening, we have DVDs of The Christmas Bunny for $15.  The DVD includes the PSA produced by HRS and starring Amy Sedaris.
Both items are available for mail order by check or PayPal [...]

Combined Federal Campaign 2011

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) charity logo

If you are a Federal employee in the Chesapeake Bay Area or National Capitol Area, please consider supporting The House Rabbit Society Baltimore DC Chapter, Inc. as your Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) charity. Our CFC number is 14742. We are an all-volunteer organization, so you can feel comfortable knowing that your donations go completely to [...]

Movie Screening – “The Christmas Bunny”


Join the House Rabbit Society for a special holiday showing of the new family-friendly film “The Christmas Bunny” (PG-suitable for 8 years+)
When: December 10, 2011 at 10 AM
Where: the Rotunda Cinemas, 711 W. 40th St., Baltimore, MD 21211
How much: $8 for adults and $6 for children under 12
The story: A lonely foster child (Sophie Bolen) finds a [...]

Cookie and Candle Fundraiser 2011

Mamma Mia Baby 2011

It’s time for the annual House Rabbit Society Uncle Ralph’s Cookie Sale and Candle Fundraisers USA! Although, we had to skip the sale last year. In 2009, we raised about $500 with the joint cookie & candle sale, which went to help pay for the care of our foster rabbits. If you sold in past [...]

Easter Candy Sale

Rescue Chocolate - The Fix

It’s time for the 14th annual House Rabbit Society Easter candy sale!!!!
Easter this year is April 24th. We will need candy orders back by March 26th to get your orders processed and to you the week before Easter. That is just 2 weeks away!
We are again selling high quality Log Cabin chocolates [...]

Howard County Hoarding Case – Success!


(updated below 2/24/2011) The House Rabbit Society MD/DC/NoVA chapter is working to assist as many rabbits from a case of hoarding in Howard County, Maryland.
78 rabbits were taken from a single home. The residents had two “female” rabbits who grew to 78 in just two years. This dramatically underscores the reason why spaying and neutering [...]

World of Pets Expo

World of Pets Expo

Come see us at The World of Pets Expo
The House Rabbit Society will be having an education and fundraising booth at the World of Pets Expo at the State Fair Grounds in Timonium, Maryland.
Friday, January 28th – 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday January 29th – 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday January 30th – [...]

2010 – Year in Review


Times are tough.  People are cutting back on adoptions and donations.  Rabbits are being returned at an all time high.  In spite of this HRS MD/DC/NoVA was still able to take in 85 rabbits in need and adopted out 50 rabbits to loving homes in 2010.
In addition to our regular very [...]

HRS 2011 Calendars


The Holiday season is here and 2011 will be here before we know it.
This year our chapter is pleased to be again offering a Rescue Rabbit Calendar produced by the Missouri HRS as well as a second Calendar produced by National HRS.
You can see the calendar at the MO HRS website (red):
You can see the [...]

Raising a litter

Day 9 - Pile of Babies

HRS was contacted by the Animal Welfare League of Arlington that they had a pregnant rabbit about to give birth on January 22, 2010.  A foster home was found, and the fosterer picked up the mother rabbit and her 8 kits on January 23.
The foster mother has been taking photos and videos of the kits [...]

Short Term Fosterers Needed – Wildlife Rescue, Inc

Wildlife Rescue, Inc. (a wild life rescue who also used to take in domestic animals) unfortunately has to sell their facility.
Master rehabber Gerda Deterer (who lived on the grounds) passed away and the Department of Natural Resources won’t allow them to operate on the grounds unless they have a master rehabber living [...]

Easter Candy Sale

It’s time for the 13th annual House Rabbit Society Log Cabin Easter candy sale!!!!
With 2 feet of snow on the ground and more on the way, I know it’s hard to think of the Easter Bunny hopping down the bunny trail already. However, Easter this year is April 4th. We will need candy orders back [...]