Napa Bunnies is an all-volunteer, nonprofit rabbit rescue organization serving the Napa area and beyond.
Improve the lives of rabbits and reduce the number of unwanted rabbits through education and spay/neuter efforts.
Napa Bunnies shares The House Rabbit Society's believes that ALL rabbits are valuable as individuals, regardless of breed purity, temperament, state of health, or relationship to humans. The welfare of all rabbits is our primary consideration.
Domestic rabbits are the product of human interference by means of breeding programs and are human-dependent animals who needs protection. It is therefore a human responsibility that these animals be cared for in a manner appropriate to their needs.
It is in the best interest of domestic rabbits to be neutered/spayed, to live in human housing where supervision and protection are provided, and to be treated for illnesses by veterinarians.
Domestic rabbits are companion animals and should be afforded at least the same individual rights, level of care, and opportunity for longevity as commonly afforded to dogs and cats who live as human companions.
Rabbits are intelligent, social animals who require mental stimulation, toys, exercise, environmental activity, and social interaction (from, as appropriate, people, other rabbits, or other animals).
In November 2019 a group of concerned individuals began a large-scale rabbit rescue in a residential neighborhood of Napa with the goal of gathering up every single rabbit from the colony, getting them spayed or neutered, and finding them safe and loving indoor homes. The neighborhood was cleared by April 2020 and a total of 64 rabbits were picked up through the Napa Bunny Colony Rescue Operation.
At that time, it became clear that there was a need to continue to help rabbits in the Napa area and beyond through education and advocacy. Napa Bunnies continues to rescue and rehome domestic rabbits, but its focus has shifted to their health and the education on the proper and responsible care of rabbit companions.
In 2021, Napa Bunnies teamed up with a veterinarian to offer wellness and vaccination clinics and the organization is working on adding spay/neuter clinics for the following year. A thorough annual exam can identify health issues early on, which can then be addressed. The idea is that a healthy rabbit is less likely to be abandoned by their guardian.