1. Call immediately when you find orphaned or injured wildlife. Not in 12 hours, not in two days, immediately.
2. Ignore all the websites that tell you how to make homemade formula but pay attention to all the ones that say “DO NOT FEED ANYTHING TO THE BABY!”.
3. Believe us when we say “Put the bunny back.”
4. Slip a monetary donation into the blankets next to the orphan you just brought in. $2, $10, $100….no amount is too small and it not only helps provide for the baby you just brought but it also serves as a reminder that she/he IS appreciated.
5. Understand that gas money and driving detracts from formula money and care giving so most rehabbers do not drive to capture or pick up patients and are reliant on finders and volunteers to get them where they need to be.
6. Patiently answer each question you’re asked no matter how silly or irrelevant it seems.
7. Put the bunny back.
8. Give ample time for call backs. Most rehabbers have full time jobs and families in addition to sick or injured wild animals to deal with and won’t always be able to answer immediately.
9. Cooperate when asked to follow steps to attempt reuniting an infant with its parents.