Coronavirus Update

The safety of our community is important to us. Rabbit Advocates has made the decision to cancel some of our scheduled events due to recommendations regarding COVID-19. Please check our calendar below for the latest schedule. RA remains committed to our mission of promoting the welfare of domestic rabbits and we still have many wonderful rabbits in our foster program waiting for their permanent loving homes.


Urgent need for new foster homes

There is a surge in abandoned rabbits and emergency surrender requests. Rabbit Advocates needs more foster homes to help care for homeless bunnies. To learn more about our foster program, please check out our Foster FAQ.


Adoption fee increase effective July 1, 2020

Effective July 1, 2020, Rabbit Advocates raised the adoption fee for single rabbits from $35 to $50. The fee for adopting a bonded pair increased from $45 to $75. Visit our Adoptable Rabbits page to check out our wonderful foster rabbits who are awaiting adoption.


Upcoming Events

Hop on out to one or more of our Bunny’s Spa Day or Adoption Meet ‘n’ Greet events near you!

For more details, please refer to our Schedule Page.


Rabbit Advocates Spay and Neuter Incentive Program (SNIP)

Update on RA SNIP and Community Medical Fund

Due to lack of funding caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Rabbit Advocates will be temporarily suspending our SNIP and medical reimbursement programs starting April 1st, 2020. All receipts postmarked by March 31st, 2020 will be honored.

Rabbit Advocates believes that spaying or neutering your pet house rabbit is the single most important thing you can do to improve their health and extend their life. To promote this cause, we have developed a Spay and Neuter Incentive Program (SNIP) to provide reimbursement of up to $150 per rabbit spay, and up to $100 per rabbit neuter. Reimbursement will only be made upon receipt, WITHIN 60 CALENDAR DAYS, of a paid invoice from the veterinarian and will be made based on fund availability. Effective June 1, 2018 these SNIP funds are only available to Oregon residents of Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, and Columbia counties, and residents of Clark County Washington. Please contact SNIP@rabbitadvocates.org or call the RA Help Line at (503) 617-1625 for more details.

Rabbit Advocates may also be able to provide limited reimbursement for emergency veterinary expenses, for amounts of up to $250 per rabbit per calendar year. Reimbursement will only be made upon receipt, WITHIN 60 CALENDAR DAYS, of a paid invoice from the veterinarian and will be made based on fund availability. Effective June 1, 2018 this assistance is only available to Oregon residents of Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, and Columbia counties, and residents of Clark County Washington. For additional information about this fund, please contact our Medical Fund Committee at medical.fund@rabbitadvocates.org or call the RA Help Line at (503) 617-1625.


2017 ORS 167.340¹ – Animal abandonment
(1) A person commits the crime of animal abandonment if the person intentionally, knowingly, recklessly or with criminal negligence leaves a domestic animal or an equine at a location without providing minimum care.
(2) It is no defense to the crime defined in subsection (1) of this section that the defendant abandoned the animal at or near an animal shelter, veterinary clinic or other place of shelter if the defendant did not make reasonable arrangements for the care of the animal.
(3) Animal abandonment is a Class B misdemeanor.* [1985 c.662 §8; 2001 c.926 §11; 2009 c.233 §1]
*A Class B misdemeanor is punishable by a maximum $3,500 fine and/or 6 months in jail.