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.
STAIRWAY TO HAVEN
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.
Introducing Spongebob... or Mr. Bob as his foster family likes to call him. Spongebob is an approximately 4 year old, neutered, male New Zealand Mix rabbit.
He is a very friendly, laid back bun. He loves cuddles and lounging in his favorite spot. He enjoys exploring his digs and maybe showing off a binky or two while zooming around. Spongebob loves head scratches and will sometimes join us for cuddles on the couch while is foster family is watching TV or waking up in the morning. Although he will tolerate being in his xpen (provided he has sufficient toys to keep him busy) while his foster family is out, he loves to be able to free roam around the house whenever they are home.
Spongebob has excellent litter box skills, and hasn't peed outside of his litterbox in his foster home. He is a great eater and always gets super excited for food... any food. He eats a well-balanced diet of hay, kibble, veggies, and treats.
When Spongebob arrived in rescue, he had several cysts under his chin that were causing him some trouble. During his neuter, his chin was cleaned up and drained and so far, they haven't come back. His adopter should be aware that there's always the possibility that they could come back in the future, and require treatment - or they may never be seen again! He is also prone to some matting on his feet, so his new family will have to keep an eye on that.
Spongebob would make a great companion rabbit or in a home with no children under 14 years of age. Although he has come a long way he can still nip when he doesn't feel he is being understood or ignored and he wants attention. His adopter will need to be aware of this and ready to react appropriately to not encourage this behavior.
Overall, this big boy has so much love to give and will make an amazing addition to his forever family!
His adoption fee is $40.00.