Superior Rabbitry Rehab
Superior Rabbit Rehab represents the wildlife rehabilitation aspect of our operations. All services provided are free as per Florida state law. We do accept donations as we are a privately funded rehab facility. Just $20 provides enough formula for a baby Cottontail from birth to fully weaned. $40 provides a month supply of hay for an adult Cottontail and $100 provides a full cage kit. We do not sell the rabbits. We relocate them if we are able. Relocations have low success rate for young rabbits. We try to pair them with mates from other rehab facilities to keep them genetically as diverse as possible and stabilize areas experiencing extirpation or low levels of diversity.
Our Success Stories
We take in wild rabbits, hares and pikas for rehabilitation (Lagomorphs). Usually we get Cottontail kits, but we accept all injured Lagomorphs regardless of age or species. After rehabilitation we work with local wildlife experts to relocate the animal to an appropriate habitat. We have a few individuals that are ineligible for release due to injuries or behavior. Because of this they will remain with us and live out their lives in our care.
We also have a breeding program for those individuals to repopulate areas facing extirpation or increased levels of homozygosity. This replaces the removed individuals and allows for genetic diversity and ecologic stability. Wild rabbits are usually left to die because animal shelters really only handle domestic animals and rarely rabbits, and wildlife management agencies will tell you to just let nature run its course. Wildlife rehabbers are your only option. Here we take a more active approach to wildlife management. We are taking responsibility for animals that simply don't get enough attention due to misconceptions about the species population.
Our hope is that through our efforts we will produce diverse specimens for breeding programs across the country, help relocate displaced animals due to human encroachment and balance the scales that no one is watching. Additionally we hope to combat the RHDV-2 threat through study of wild Lagomorphs and their compatibility with current vaccinations. The current vaccine has only been tested on a small population of domestic rabbits with a high success rate, but to put an end to this plague we will need to treat their wild counterparts as well.
We don't want to see these animals go extinct and I don't think the rest of the world does either. All of your support goes directly towards preserving these wonderful animals. Thank you.