THE BRITISH COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

Q - I found an injured rabbit in my neighbourhood – is it wild?

Try to determine if the rabbit is feral (once domestic) or a wild rabbit. If it is a straightforward colour, i.e. black, grey, white, etc., then it is likely a feral rabbit. Wild rabbits such as Eastern Cottontails, are a mottled brown/black mix, with each hair being dark brown or black at the roots and a lighter brown at the tip. They also have a white tail and a rustic red patch at the base of its ears. If you have found an injured wild rabbit, contain the animal and take it to a local rehabilitation centre. If the injured rabbit is feral, contact your local animal control agency to determine the procedure for domestic rabbits and which organizations are able to care for them.

 

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