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Oxbow Animal Health Announces 2010 Rescue Grant Winners

Ten small animal organizations receive the Oxbow Animal Health Rescue Grant for 2010.

Posted: January 13, 2011, 6:50 p.m. EST

mini lop rabbits
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Rabbits and othe small animals benefit from the Oxbow Animal Health Rescue Grants that are awarded each year.

Oxbow Animal Health, a leader in the innovative care and nutrition of small and exotic animals worldwide, has announced the recipients of its 2010 Oxbow Animal Health Rescue Grants. The 10 winning organizations will receive funding for a variety of projects and programs that benefit the welfare of small animals throughout North America. Grant winners are chosen for excellence in the areas of educational outreach, public awareness and project impact.

The 10 recipients of the 2010 Oxbow Animal Health Rescue Grant are:
1. Bunny People
2. House Rabbit Network
3. The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast Inc.
4. Leaps & Bounds Rabbit Rescue, Inc.
5. Luna’s House
6. Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society
7. Sanders Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Stark County Park District
8. SPCA of Texas
9. Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition Inc.
10. Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary

“We are honored to support the good work of the 2010 Oxbow Rescue Grant winners and all who assist them,” said John Miller, president and founder of Oxbow. “We know that providing advocacy on behalf of small animals is a constant challenge in terms of time and resources. This year’s grant winners are a diverse, deserving group we know will continue to benefit the welfare of small animals. We thank them, and all rescues, for their commitment to the cause.”

Lisa and Nevin Randle
© Courtesy of Luna's House Inc.
Lisa and Nevin Randle are the founders of Luna's House Inc.
Luna's House Inc.
© Courtesy of Luna's House Inc.
This artist rendering shows what the Luna's House Inc. Animal Care And Education Center will look like when it's completed in mid-2011.
Luna’s House Inc. is one of the organizations to receive a grant, and its president, Lisa Randle, said the grant helps fund the establishment of two Small Mammal Adoption Rooms in its Animal Care and Education Center, which is scheduled to be in operation in mid-2011. “Oxbow's generosity will help Luna's House to provide spacious living quarters, compassionate care and, of course, the best nutrition for the small mammals — such as rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters, gerbils, rats, mice, ferrets, degus, and sugar gliders — in our care. To be recognized as a grant recipient by a company we hold in such high regard is simply humbling, and we are so very grateful for Oxbow’s support.”

Information regarding the 2011 Oxbow Rescue Grant will be available at the Oxbow Animal Health website beginning January 31, 2011. Applications for the 2011 Oxbow Rescue Grant will be accepted from June 1, 2011, through August 31, 2011, for small animal rescue and rehabilitation projects throughout all of North America. For more information about the program and Oxbow Animal Health, visit its website.

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Wonderful! I love that so many rabbit organizations benefited from this wonderful gift. :-)
Emily, Dover, NH
Posted: 1/14/2011 5:23:39 PM
Congrats to all the winners! :)
Jada, Grayson, GA
Posted: 1/14/2011 7:08:37 AM
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