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.

Featured Critters

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Meet Cagney & Lacey, a pair of French Lop ladies, approx. 3.5-4 years old.

Lacey and Cagney do mostly everything together. Where one goes, the other is sure to follow. They are very curious buns, and love exploring. It is very hard to tell them apart at first, but once you get to know them, their personalities are slightly different.

Lacey is more friendly and will seek out attention more often. She loves being pet and will sit on the couch with you and watch some TV. Cagney couldn’t be bothered with that kind of child’s play. She is all about exploring and can’t be bothered with the funny business of affection. She is the more dominant bun and can get a little feisty sometimes (usually when she’s hungry).

The girls are food driven. We are very mindful about how much dry food they get a day, because it’s gone as soon as it’s given to them and they’d always want more. They do love their veggies too. Any green veggie is good, but their favorites are orange peppers and carrots. They will also never say no to small timothy hay treats.

They get a 9/10 for litter box skills, but a 3/10 for housekeeping skills. They make lots of messes out of their hay and any cardboard they can get their teeth into. They are big buns and need lots of room to roam and hop around. They can be trusted to be out roaming around under a watchful eye. They’re always on the lookout for some cardboard (or anything that looks like cardboard) to nibble on, so supervision is always necessary. Even when out exploring, they will always go back to their pen to use their litter box.

They are a fun pair and will be a great addition to any family. They get along great with our kids and do well in our busy household. They do not get along with other pets in the house; being near other bunnies makes them anxious and puts them more on edge. When it’s just the two of them though, they seem to live in peace. Due to this, they should be the only rabbits in the home. High preferences for a no-pet home.

Shortly after coming into rescue, the ladies were overly stressed and got into a few fights. This ended up with Cagney have a hole torn in her ear. The girls were separated for some time, and had to be re-bonded. They are once again super great with each other, but Cagney does still have a hole in the center of one of her ears that will never fully close. It has been examined several times by our vet, and it has healed very healthy! We think it just adds a little character 

Cagney & Lacey

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