ABOUT SWEET BINKS
Sweet Binks is a long time animal rescue in Foster, Rhode Island and we are celebrating our 21st year in 2023. Started as primarily a domestic rabbit and farm animal rescue in 2002, Sweet Binks became very successful rescue. But in 2017, we turned our primary mission to wildlife rehabilitation for injured or orphaned wildlife in northern Rhode Island. There is a great need for both but wildlife rehabilitation was the path we decided to ultimately take. We sadly, are no longer assisting domestic rabbits to protect both wild and domestic rabbits from RHDV. Sweet Binks is state and federally permitted for most all species of wildlife but specializes in fawns (Sweet Binks is currently rehabilitating ALL RI orphaned fawns), RVS (rabies vector species such as skunks and bats) and songbirds and raptors. We are narrowing our focus of long term rehabilitation to release to these species but are available for intake for all species in need. We triage and stabilize other species and move them to specialized rehabilitators around the state. We hope to have your support helping us care for some of our greatest treasures in Rhode Island. YOU make it possible and we hope to share our many successes with you.
Orphaned fawn from Coventry
Why the name Sweet Binks? Back in 2001, founder (Pam) had built a website to show family and friends all the farm animals and rescued rabbits we had taken in. I named our farm Sweet Binks because in the historical register, our farm is known as the Sweet-Wheaton Farm (circa 1790). But the Binks family had also lived here and because when a rabbit is happy and does a crazy dance, known as a binky. So I dropped the Wheaton and added the Binks and Sweet Binks Farm was established and then, Sweet Binks Rabbit Rescue was born. Now we just go by Sweet Binks Rescue!
We intake so many species of birds each year. One of our biggest expenses is live mealworms, wax worrms, crickets and other supplies needed to raise them.
We raise many orphaned songbirds from hatchlings to release!
We assist with many birds, raptors, waterfowl, gamebirds and more each year.