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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.

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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


NOTE: A complete adoption package is being offered with these three boys. The listed adoption fee includes an enclosure, accessories and a starter amount of food and bedding!


Meet the 3 stooges! These degu brothers are just the thing to bring a smile to your face!

Larry, Curly, and Moe are adult degus, whose exact age we don’t know, but we estimate that they are getting into their senior years, given that they are slowly developing cataracts in their eyes This doesn't stop them though!

They are coming out of their shell more and more each day, but are a little timid at first. With patience and slow movements they are quickly becoming more friendly in their foster home. All 3 boys are very sweet and curious, and while they do not like being picked up, they very much enjoy standing on and exploring an outstretched hand.

Larry is the most out going, always the first to greet you when you open the door. He will climb on your hands, or right into an open treat bag because nothing gets past his nose! You can tell Larry apart from his brothers because he had a tail injury that has left his a bit shorter than his brothers, but it doesn’t interfere with his balance! This bouncy boy won’t won’t let anything slow him down!

Curly is the shyest of the bunch, and you can tell him apart from his brothers by his chubby cheeks! Curly loves to take his time selecting a treat from your hands, only to dash away and eat it while watching you from a platform. Once he decides you are safe, he will happily show off how agile he is by quick sprints in his wheel, followed by parkouring around his cage.

Moe is the relaxed brother. With his beautiful long tail and slender face, he knows he is gorgeous. Moe loves to sit in their food bowl and tease the others while he leisurely eats. Moe likes to bury himself in hay and really get comfortable for a nap. This guy just loves to cuddle his brothers but if they bring a treat nearby he may try to grab it from them!!

These 3 boys are bonded to each other and love to sleep cuddled in a pile. But they still get lots of exercise from wrestling, rough housing, and not taking turns on the wheel.

Their adoption fee is $100.00 (and is a complete adoption package). $25 has been sponsored by Kristy L - so you only pay $75.00!!

PLEASE NOTE: You MUST be able to demonstrate proper knowledge regarding Degu care, diet, housing etc. Please do your research prior to filling in an application. Experienced owners highly preferred.

Larry, Mo & Curly

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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