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Struggles To Snuggles Animal Rescue: Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

We used the $250 to purchase supplies to be able to accommodate handicapped bunnies. Bunnies frequently lose the use of their back legs for varies reasons. We wanted to have an area available and ready to be able to take in one of these bunnies the next time the need arises. With the $250, we bought a handicapped litter box ($40); a new cage with easy-clean trays and doors that open all the way ($111); hospital pads ($24); safe, easy-to-play-with toys ($16); a handicapped ramp ($63); and special bowls if we have a bunny with a head tilt ($26).

This grant helped us to expand the type of bunnies we can take in. The young and average bunny loves hopping around and being active, so that's how most of our enclosures are set up -- for an active bunny. We wanted to create a safe, quiet, and manageable area for a handicapped bunny.

How many pets did this grant help?

It's hard to answer this question because this set us up to be able to help many bunnies in the future.

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

We currently have a weak boy, Archie, in this space. He came to us with teeth growing up into his nose. Since his teeth were so long, he couldn’t eat, so when we got him, he was malnourished and weak. We had to syringe-feed him the first couple of days. Since we didn’t have a handicapped bunny in this space yet, we thought it would be perfect for him: He would have easy access to his litter box, hay, and food until he could get his strength back up. It was perfect for him. He is currently still in this space since we haven’t received any calls to help with a handicapped bunny. Once we do have a handicapped bunny, Archie will be strong enough to move to one of the other enclosures.