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Tamarah, I have a friend in Little Rock AR that called me last night after finding a baby mouse in her garage. Eyes are still closed . They are feeding it right now but are needing to find a home for it asap.  Do you know of anyone in the area that would take in a orphaned mouse?  Thank you so much for any help.

Hi Chris,

Unfortunately, rescuers are more of a local thing than a national one, and I don't know anybody in Arkansas.  I can point you in a direction to start looking, however.

Try calling your local veterinarians - even if they can't help, they may be able to tell you who can.  Next, try calling your local animal shelters, rescues, and wildlife rehabilitators to see if anyone has experience with mice.  Lastly, try contacting pet shops, rodent breeders, and even reptile breeders (who often can tell you names of local mouse breeders) to see if anyone can be located who either has a current momma mouse that can foster the pup, or experience with orphaned pups.

If, after all this, help cannot be located, you can expand to outside your local area.  Mice also grow very quickly, if they can continue to keep it healthy and fed for another three or so weeks, it can actually be released again into the wild away from their house.

Best of luck,


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