GHRS Mission, Vision, Values & Philosophy


Our Mission

To rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home abused, abandoned and neglected domestic rabbits. To spay and neuter, foster and find them great homes. To educate the public on the proper care of domestic house rabbits.

Our Vision

We seek by example and education to change society’s view of rabbits as companion animals. Our vision is to be the Southeast’s premier rabbit rescue organization by finding the best quality homes for the most rabbits possible, and by providing the best services, support, and products to all our members, donors, and providers.

Our Values

We value rabbits as companion animals, sharing our homes and lives with them.  They are intelligent, social and emotional beings that need companionship, stability, understanding and love.  We do not discriminate against breed, temperament, health or age and seek to find the best possible solution for their continued well-being, adapting our own lifestyles to accommodate their needs when necessary.

In our staff and volunteers, we value integrity, accountability, dependability, compassion and teamwork. These qualities are necessary so that we can continue our mission to save as many rabbits as possible. 

In our board members, we value integrity, accountability, fiduciary responsibility, teamwork and transparency.  The responsibilities of the board require these qualities in order to act in the best interest of GHRS and ensure its sustainability in the years to come.

Our Philosophy

  • All rabbits are valuable as individuals, regardless of breed, purity, temperament, state of health, or relationship to humans.

  • It is in best interest of domestic rabbits to be neutered or spayed, to live in human housing, and to be treated for illnesses by veterinarians.

  • Rabbits are intelligent, social animals that require mental stimulation, toys, exercise, environmental activity, and social interaction with, as appropriate, people, other rabbits and other household companion animals.

We value the support of the rabbit community, our donors, supporters and volunteers, their passion for expanding the rights of rabbits, their enthusiasm for enlightening the public of the proper care and needs of rabbits, and their drive to change the way that society views rabbits.

We value our adopters, who provide loving and supportive permanent homes to our adopted bunnies.

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