The purpose of our Veterinary Care Grants is to provide funding for veterinary procedures for animals in the care of qualified, volunteer-run rescue organizations in B.C. For most, the need to access this grant arises when there is a medical emergency.
An emergency such as a baby rabbit being accidentally stepped on. Luckily for the bunny, a volunteer for Small Animal Rescue Society works in the community this happened and was at work when the bunny was brought in. It was clear the baby rabbit was in critical condition and needed emergency care. She was placed in SARS care and they immediately took her to the ER where she stayed overnight.
Her prognosis went from guarded to good, and she is now in her foster home and improving daily. She has regained movement in her legs, and is able to eat on her own. She did loose vision in one of her eyes, but otherwise, is acting just like a normal baby bunny should.
An overnight stay at an emergency hospital is what saved her life, but is also put considerable financial strain on SARS and so we are happy to be able to step up and provide a grant of $951.00, the total cost of the overnight stay and follow up examination and medication.
For more information on Small Animal Rescue Society and ways you can support them, visit their website.
For more information on our Guardian Angel Program Grants and ways you can help us support qualified animal rescue organizations across the province visit our website.