Posted: December 18, 2009, 12:45 p.m. EST
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Oxbow Animal Health's Rescue Grant Program helps out organizations that help small animals like guinea pigs, rabbits and hamsters.
Oxbow Animal Health, a Murdock, Nebraska-based manufacturer of small animal food and care products, has named its 2009 rescue grant recipients.
Through its Oxbow Rescue Grant Program, the company awarded a total of $16,000 in cash and products to eight North American organizations that seek to improve the welfare of small animals. Grant recipients are selected based on performance in the following areas: educational outreach, public awareness and project impact, according to the company.
“The winning organizations represent excellence when it comes to the rehabilitation and welfare of small animals,” said John Miller, Oxbow’s president and founder. “We are honored to support their efforts.”
Grant recipients are:
• Luna’s House Inc. of Abingdon, Maryland
• Texas Rustlers Guinea Pig Rescue of Double Oak, Texas
• Ojai Raptor Center of Oak View, California
• Leaps & Bounds Rabbit Rescue Inc. of Roseville, California
• Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary of German Valley, Illinois
• The Refuge at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada
• The SPCA of Anne Arundel County of Annapolis, Maryland
• Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, which operates shelters in Pittsburgh and Elizabeth, Pennsylvania
Julia Hinrichs, president of Texas Rustlers Guinea Pig Rescue, said she is “thrilled” that her organization was selected as a grant recipient. “This enables us to blend hands-on presentations with the latest technology to provide accurate, precise information about small animal care to various audiences.”
Beth Randall, director of the Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary, was honored to be chosen. “Literally thousands of people will be enriched by the information we will now be able to provide due to the generosity of Oxbow Animal Health."
Oxbow will accept applications for its 2010 grants from June 1, 2010 to August 31, 2010. Information about the rescue grants will be available on the Oxbow website beginning January 31, 2010.
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