Rabbit Rescue & Rehab is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1998 serving the greater NYC area. Our mission is to rescue and rehabilitate domestic rabbits in need, and place them into loving indoor homes. We educate the public on proper rabbit care through publications and community outreach, assist shelters and humane societies, and advocate for rabbits by supporting legislation that promotes animal welfare.
NEWS & EVENTS
- RHDV2: The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has confirmed a case of RHDV2 in a domestic rabbit in Montgomery County. Click HERE for important information about keeping your rabbits protected.
- URGENT NEED FOR FOSTER HOMES:
This has been a record-breaking year of rabbit abandonments. Please reach out if you are able to offer a foster home to a rabbit in need.
NYC METRO NEWSLETTER
Click to view the latest issue of Thump, our bi-monthly newsletter. Read all about what's happening in our area chapter and get current rabbit care and health information.
SPREAD THE WORD!
Rabbits are not toys to fill children’s Easter baskets. A devastating majority of rabbits purchased as Easter gifts die before their first birthday due to improper care, and many others end up in already-overcrowded shelters and foster homes after the excitement wears off and the reality of caring for a living being sets in.
Rabbits have special care needs and a life expectancy of over 10 years. They require a spacious indoor home and vet care from a rabbit-savvy vet. They are fragile and do not like to be picked up, so are seldom suitable for children and absolutely never appropriate as a “starter pet.”
WILD RABBIT CONTACTS
Rabbit Rescue & Rehab works only with domestic rabbits. For assistance with wild rabbits, contact a specialized wildlife rehabilitator. Follow the links below for New York state contacts and for additional information.
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