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Oxbow Animal Health Announces 2019 Rescue Grant Winners

Recipient organizations will receive funding and donations totalling nearly $25,000.




(PRESS RELEASE) Oxbow Animal Health has announced the recipients of its 2019 Oxbow Animal Health Rescue Grants. The 10 recipient organizations will receive funding and donations totalling nearly $25,000 for a variety of projects and programs that benefit the welfare of small animals throughout the United States and Canada. Grant winners are chosen for excellence in the areas of educational outreach, public awareness, and project impact.

The 2019 Oxbow Rescue Grant Recipients are:

  • Toronto Humane Society – Toronto, Ontario
  • The Rabbit Haven – Scotts Valley, CA
  • The Raptor Trust – Millington, NJ
  • Minnesota Pocket Pet Rescue – St. Paul, MN
  • Bunnies and Beyond – New York, NY
  • Arizona Animal Welfare League – Phoenix, AZ
  • Second Chance Wildlife Center – Mount Washington, KY
  • Hops-A-Lot Rabbit Rescue – Haines City, FL
  • Central Missouri Humane Society – Columbia, MO
  • The Bunny Bunch – Montclair, CA

“On behalf of the entire Oxbow family, it is my honor to congratulate the 2019 Oxbow Rescue Grant recipients,” said John Miller, president and founder of Oxbow Animal Health. “Small animal rescue organizations and wildlife rehabilitators are the guardian angels of animals in need and Oxbow is humbled to support the work of these amazing organizations,”

“We are thrilled beyond belief at being chosen as recipients of a 2019 Oxbow Rescue Grant,” said Ronald Haley, president of Hops-A-Lot Rabbit Rescue in Haines City, FL. “This grant will allow us to purchase and provide a shed/barn for the rabbits to be housed in while waiting for forever homes (we currently rely on foster homes only). We were afraid this would be an impossible goal for a small rescue such as ours. Now, we will be able to help the community with greater rescue efforts. Thank you for such incredible generosity!”

“The Toronto Humane Society is thrilled to have won a $1,500 grant from Oxbow Animal Health,” said Stephanie Ratcliff, development manager for corporate partnerships. “We care for a variety of small animals every year, such as rabbits, mice, gerbils, Guinea pigs, and many more. This product donation will go a long way in helping us make sure they are all comfortable, well fed, happy, and enriched while they wait to find their forever homes.”

“At 6,002 bird admits, 2018 was a record-breaker for The Raptor Trust,” said Ashlee Adams, director of development. “Food costs for so many injured and orphaned wild birds comprised 69 percent of our total bird rehabilitation budget. Quality food is important, not only because it provides high-protein nourishment, but it also helps teach the young how to survive on their own in the wild. It is critical to our mission. On behalf of all of us at The Raptor Trust, we are very grateful to Oxbow Animal Health for their help in our wildlife conservation efforts.”


“Bunny Bunch Rabbit Rescue is ecstatic about receiving the 2019 Oxbow grant,” said Caroline Charland, president and founder. We are currently seeking donations for a building to open our third location “Bunny Bunch Los Angeles” so we will have a place in Los Angeles County for rescue, adoption and education. Many more lives will be saved. Thank you, Oxbow!

“The Rabbit Haven is thrilled to receive a $1,000 grant award from Oxbow’s Rescue Grant Program,” said Heather Bechtel, founder and director. “We plan to put the $1,000.00 in products to use by stocking our 70-plus foster sites with Critical care and other products needed to care for our rabbits. We are 100 percent foster based. Thank you to Oxbow Animal Health.”

Applications for the 2020 Oxbow Rescue Grants will be accepted from June 1 through Aug. 31, 2020, for small animal rescue and rehabilitation projects throughout the United States and Canada.



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