Vancouver Rabbit Rescue and Advocacy was incorporated in 2003 as a non-profit British Columbia society, became a Canadian registered charity shortly thereafter and in 2009 became the Vancouver Chapter of the House Rabbit Society. We are dedicated to raising awareness of rabbits as house pets, to the care and shelter of abandoned and neglected rabbits, and to education regarding the problems of rabbit breeding, selling and their care.
- To adopt or foster a rabbit.
- To inquire about volunteering or by completing the volunteer application form on the volunteer page.
- To inquire about membership or by completing the membership form on the membership page.
- If you find a lost rabbit or plan to catch one.
- If you want to purchase some of our products.
To accomplish these goals we relay partly on donations and will issue a tax receipt for all donations above $10. The rest of our funding comes from profits from the sales of rabbit food and other items at a store located at our shelter. You can contact us by:
Telephone: 604 612-7699
Mail Address: VRRA, PO Box 45039, Dunbar RPO, Vancouver, B.C. V6S 2M8
Why? – Why a charity for rabbits? While there are many groups who shelter and care for dogs and cats rabbits are often forgotten. The need is great. Rabbits are largely misunderstood and neglected, most of the time due to ignorance rather than intention.
Who? – VRRA is run by a group of ordinary citizens who care about the plight of domestic rabbits. All are volunteers, most have rabbits of our own, full time jobs and busy lives.
How? – VRRA funds its operations through donations and profits from the sale of products. Currently roughly 50 percent of the funding comes from each source. A list of our products can be found at our store. VRRA is working hard to get memberships and donations so that we can carry on our work. We work as volunteers with local shelters to do our best to educate people about rabbit care, health and behaviour. We take on rabbits deemed “unadoptable” due to age, behaviour or medical problems. Veterinary care is expensive and VRRA volunteers often spend their own money when no other is available.
Where? - VRRA has a 38 cage rabbit shelter where healthy rabbits available for adoption are housed in a secure facility. They also have outside space to exercise on a daily basis. We also uses foster homes to house rabbits that need medical care, behavioural modification or just plain attention and love.