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About Popcorns & Binkies Rescue Haven


Popcorns & Binkies Rescue Haven is a charitable not-for-profit small animal rescue located in Winnipeg, MB

(Registered Charity # 70519 9321 RR0001)

The rescue was founded in 2017 by a husband & wife team, Cindy & Jeff Hildebrand, both from Winnipeg. 

Cindy & Jeff have spent the past decade working with and advocating for a variety of animals. 

Our board of directors is made up of 5 incredible individuals: Cindy, Jeff, Rebecca, Nikki & Gerald.

The rescue’s focus is on the often misunderstood “pocket pets” and exotic animals (such as rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats, hedgehogs, etc).  The team at Popcorns & Binkies Rescue Haven strives to create a better understanding of how to properly care for and provide for these animals through education, as well as an extensive adoption process that includes multiple reference checks and interviews.  The team has rescued, rehabilitated and re-homed hundreds of animals over their years in operation, and continues to better the lives of the animals in their care.

Hoppy Holidays Critter Craft Show

Sunday, November 12, 2023
10am - 3pm
Norwood Community Center - 87 Walmer Street


We will have 40+ tables of vendors, a huge silent auction, rescue merchandise and more, all in support of our critters!

Admission is FREE - but please consider bringing a donation for the critters to help them this holiday season!

Click here to join the event page on Facebook!

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On January 30, 2023, we launched our Stairway To Haven campaign, which coincides with The Year of the Rabbit.

After 5.5 years in operation, our need to grow into a physical location has become crucial to continuing the work that we are doing.  Beyond supplementing the space provided by our foster homes, a physical shelter would provide us the emergency intake space needed to handle the increasing trend of dumped and abandoned small animals requiring immediate placement.

This campaign has a financial goal of $150,000, which will allow us to establish a strong financial footing towards opening the door on a physical shelter location.  While we understand that this is a huge undertaking for our small team of dedicated volunteers, we are confident that with the help of our community, we can make it a reality for the animals that need our help.

Featured Critters


Meet Cocoa & Mocha, a pair of bonded male guinea pigs, approx. 2.5-3 years old!

Hey there, we’re the cute crew you see around! You’ll recognize us by our crazy hairdoos that we rock on a daily basis!

You can catch us lounging in our hay box or throwing our favorite ball around! As the name implies, “Guinea PIGS”, we enjoy all the fruits and veggies we can get our paws on, so keep them coming!

Despite the rumor going around that we are loud during the night, we actually enjoy lazing around.... like all the time - and we are quite quiet during the night.

Occasionally as brothers always do, we can get on each other’s nerves, and we enjoy some time apart from time to time, that doesn’t mean we love each other any less, you can catch us doing everything together. This also means that we need an extra large space - double the size of a normal pair of guinea pigs - so please keep that in mind!!

We enjoy sharing some lettuce, or cuddling in our houses. So why not give us a chance and let us join your family!


Cocoa & Mocha!


Cocoa & Mocha require an experienced guinea pig owner, and a home with no children under 12 years old.

Their adoption fee is $25.00.

Cocoa & Mocha

Not only do your monthly donations help us to sustain our day to day operations, but they will help to secure the future of our physical location.

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