Rabbit Rescue & Rehab
The New York City Chapter of the House Rabbit Society
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.
- New York Assembly Bill A4283, which would prohibit the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits by retail pet shops, has passed the Senate and is under review in the NYS Assembly.
New Yorkers, contact your Assemblymember and urge them to Vote YES on Bill A4283
Find your Assemblymember: https://nyassembly.gov
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.
Orphaned Baby Bunnies: Wild and Domestic
Find a Wildlife Rehabilitator Near You (New York)
New York State Wildlife Rehabilitation Council
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