BENEFITING: Bright Eyes Sanctuary, Inc.
ORGANIZER: Bright Eyes Sanctuary, Inc.
Bright Eyes Sanctuary, Inc. wrote -
Our little Sanctuary for abandoned/discarded bunnies from the pound has 40 aging bunnies, all former Easter bunnies who lived much longer than their uninformed owners expected. Although we have some younger bunnies who are up for adoption, the majority are seniors at least 8 years old and up to our famous Josephine Queen of Lapins who is seventeen! Yes, that's age 17!
We are pushing the boundaries of known exotic veterinary medicine by allowing our excellent exotic vet, Dr. Lisa Carr of Maryland Avian and Exotic Veterinary Services, to have a client who aims for preventative and longevity care rather than reactionary care which makes most vets bitter. However, some but not all our elderly and infirm rabbits are available for permanent fostering to local, experienced rabbit caretakers and vet bills will be covered by the Sanctuary.
With this fundraiser, we are hoping to put a dent in the cost of the bunnies' annual exams which average $6,000 because of all the blood work and other diagnostic costs. However, the costs keep going up every year as the bunnies age and require costly medicines such as Adequan for arthritis or meloxicam or customized compounded lactulose/SAMe/milk thistle liver aids.
As a result of all these heavy operating costs, BES has incurred a heavy debt load and we haven't even mentioned the cost of the approximately 200lbs. of premium Oxbow hay (best for aging buns), pellets and litter we use every month (which we buy at wholesale). Then there's the veggie fund...on average romaine and carrots average $35/week!
PLEASE *help* BRIGHT EYES SANCTUARY to meet or exceed our annual budget!! Thank you!!
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