The Rabbit Haven

Rabbit Haven Mission

The Rabbit Haven was formed to achieve the following goals:
  • To educate the public all about rabbits, including their care, diet, grooming, medical and social needs.
  • To provide rescue, shelter, medical care, foster care, and spay/neuter services for abandoned and endangered rabbits.
  • To place rabbits into permanent, safe, loving, indoor homes.

The Organization

The Rabbit Haven is a 501 c3 non-profit educational organization, a project of AVA. We are a member of the Bay Area Shelter Network, Northern Cal Rabbit rescue network, The Watsonville Task Force as well as a variety of other community groups. The Haven works with rabbit education and support groups, such as The House Rabbit Society, Harvest Home and many others. We work with a network of veterinarians who supply the Rabbit Haven with vital, up to date information. We are an all volunteer organization. We have no paid staff. The Rabbit Haven cares for about 100 rabbits at any time through our foster site networks. Our foster network is the core of our operations. The Organization is funded by individual donors & grants. We have no City, County State or Federal funding.
The Rabbit Haven rescues abandoned rabbits and accepts surrendered rabbits from the general public, from shelters and from other rescue organizations in the counties of Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Sonoma, Sacramento, San Benito, Yolo, Contra Costa, and Monterey & San Mateo. 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.

Contact The Rabbit Haven

Contact The Rabbit Haven

Heather Bechtel
Founder and Director
PO Box 66594
Scotts Valley, California  95067
Phone: (831) 600-7479


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Contra Costa County, California
  • Monterey County, California
  • Sacramento County, California
  • San Benito County, California
  • San Mateo County, California
  • Santa Clara County, California
  • Santa Cruz County, California
  • Sonoma County, California
  • Yolo County, California