The mission of TBHRR is to promote knowledgeable and correct care of domestic house rabbits, including but not limited to helping the public in gaining this knowledge, rescuing and rehabilitating domestic rabbits, aiding other rescues and shelters in the rabbit overpopulation issue, assisting other rabbit welfare organizations, and promoting fostering and adoption of domestic house rabbits, especially in the State of Florida.
Officially formed in January 2014, Tampa Bay House Rabbit Rescue serves all of the State of Florida. We are based in the Tampa Bay area and most of our events are on the West Coast. All rabbits are fostered and housed in our own homes and in the homes of dedicated foster parents.
TBHRR currently has one Licensed House Rabbit Society Educator and one HRS Educator-in-Training on our Board of Directors. All TBHRR representatives have been involved in rescues and with rabbits for a number of years. Each of us are dedicated and focused on the goals of this rescue.
This rescue strives to continue to better itself. If you have an idea, suggestion, or would like to help in any way, we would love to hear from you. TBHRR strives to be as transparent as possible; we have an open-book philosophy, so if you do not see an answer to a question you have here, please contact us!
Tampa Bay House Rabbit Rescue Inc. is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) public charity as well as a non-profit organization in the State of Florida. We have no paid staff and all of us are volunteers who run this rescue out of our own homes. All donations are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated!
Code of Ethics
- Never purchase an animal nor support breeders of domestic rabbits.
- Always spay or neuter a rabbit when medically safe and able.
- Provide veterinary care for every animal that comes through our rescue.
- Never euthanize a rabbit unless he/she suffers from a chronic illness where his/her pain cannot be managed, or where his/her quality of life is such that they must be afforded the mercy of a peaceful passing.
- Only house rabbits indoors on solid flooring with a minimum of sixteen (16) square feet for a single rabbit.
- Feed an appropriate and healthy diet of hay, veggies, pellets, water, and treats unless otherwise specified by a qualified rabbit-savvy exotics veterinarian.
- Give daily exercise time out of a rabbit’s enclosure for a minimum of two (2) hours a day unless the rabbit’s enclosure exceeds 150 square feet.
- Never allow a rabbit to be given or sold for vivisection, experimentation, or any other cruel act.
- Always do our very best to match the right rabbit with the right home.
- Never participate in any event that is detrimental to house rabbit education or puts our rabbits at risk or in danger.
- Always promote adoption, even if it isn’t from our own rescue.