Stray Domestic Rabbits:
Stray domestic rabbits rarely survive long unless rescued. The HRS will rescue strays whenever possible and put them in foster care until they can be adopted.
When contacting us for assistance rescuing stray rabbits, please include in your FIRST post to us, your location - street, town, AND telephone contact number(s). By giving us this information immediately, we have a better chance of rescuing strays before they become lost, injured, or worse. Contact Us
For questions about wild cottontail babies or injured wild rabbits:
- North Country Wild Care: (hotline: (518) 964-6740)
-Orphaned Bunnypage at the National HRS
If a nest appears to be ok, LEAVE IT ALONE!! THE MOTHER ONLY FEEDS ABOUT ONE HOUR AFTER DARK AND JUST BEFORE LIGHT. If the nest has been attacked and there are any injuries, contact your local Wildilfe Rehabilitator. This also applies if people have cats or dogs and they cannot keep them away from the nest. Just pick up the bunnies, put them in a small box, and keep them warm until you get them to a rehabber. DO NOT FEED THEM OR GIVE THEM ANYTHING TO DRINK AND DO NOT HANDLE THEM ONCE YOU PLACE THEM IN A BOX. Also, if you know for certain the mother has been killed, secure them and get them to a rehabber. We do not advise anyone try to raise them - most likely they will die.
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