February 10, 2022

February is Adopt a Rescue Rabbit Month

Greenhill has rabbits and other specialized species ready for new homes

EUGENE, OREGON – (February 10, 2022) – In an effort to bring attention to all the wonderful rabbits waiting for their forever homes in shelters, February has been deemed Adopt a Rescue Rabbit Month. Greenhill Humane Society urges individuals interested in bunnies as pets to learn more about the benefits of rescuing one. 

“Opening your heart and home to a rescued rabbit can change your life- and theirs- for the better,” said, Megan Burroughs, Greenhill’s Engagement & Humane Education Manager. “By adopting a rabbit, you’re directly helping with the rabbit overpopulation problem in Oregon while giving a loving animal a new home.” 

Last year, Greenhill found loving homes for 226 specialized species including 1 bird, 5 chickens, 2 chinchillas, 6 ferrets, 7 gerbils, 4 geese, 82 guinea pigs, 12 hamsters, 3 bearded dragons, 72 rabbits, 30 rats, 1 snake, and 1 tortoise.  

Rabbits are curious, friendly, and playful, making them wonderful companion animals. The care and responsibilities necessary for bunnies can be comparable to dogs and cats and just as rewarding. Rabbits need regular vet visits, basic care like grooming and nail trimming, a proper diet, daily exercise, play and cuddle time with family, and plenty of space.  

All rabbits from Greenhill are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations before adoption. They also go home with a voucher for a free first veterinary exam. Aside from the medical and behavior advantages, all the Greenhill rabbits receive daily socialization. Volunteers and staff spend time with them every day, so they are used to being handled. Plus, most of the rabbits have received basic litterbox training. 

For anyone who may not know much about rabbits but think they may be a good fit for your family, Greenhill’s Specialized Species team can provide plenty of resources to help them get started.  

To learn more about Greenhill Humane Society and see all the specialized species looking for their new home visit www.green-hill.org.   


About Greenhill Humane Society
Greenhill Humane Society has been caring for animals in Lane County since 1944. It is a private, non-profit organization that relies on charitable donations. Greenhill is located at 88530 Green Hill Road in Eugene. We envision a world in which all animals are treated with compassion and respect. To learn more visit www.green-hill.org or follow at FacebookInstagram, Twitter, and TikTok.