The Rabbit Haven is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization, a project of AVA.
The Rabbit Haven works with rabbit education and support groups, such as The House Rabbit Society, Harvest Home and many others. Our partnership with other rescues helps us to save even more rabbits and other at risk animals. The Haven offers a safe place for 600+ rabbits every year.
The Rabbit Haven rescues abandoned rabbits and accepts surrendered rabbits from the general public, from shelters and from other rescue organizations primarily in the counties of Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Sacramento, San Benito, Yolo, Contra Costa, Fresno, Monterey, and San Mateo. We support shelters during large scale confiscation (most recently the Monterey shelter). We work in unison with other rescues groups to secure rescue for large groups of rabbits that enter out shelter systems. We have worked extensively with the San Jose Shelter to find rescue for rabbits and other animals.
The Rabbit Haven is an all volunteer organization. We have no paid staff. The Rabbit Haven cares for 125 rabbits at any time through our foster site network. Our foster network is the core of our operations. With over 90 foster sites we have a wonderful helping network of volunteer caregivers.
The Rabbit Haven works in the community, at schools, with shelters and with other education groups to provide education on rabbit care, feeding, grooming, medical, social and behavioral needs. The organization is funded by individual donors and grants. We have no city, county, state or federal funding. Your donations are always welcome.
The Haven network project facilitates the rescue of many other small mammals, hamsters, rats, birds, ferrets, chinchillas, and sugar gliders. Our guinea pig program The Cavy Haven just reopened in 2017. We now can accept guinea pigs. We still maintain our reptile rescue as we could see the glaring need for such services. We work in partnership with other helping rescues to place specific animals in the best possible settings.