Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Please Help Katanga
This is a picture of Thistle (on the left) and Katanga (on the right). They are bonded and very much in love, kinda like Miss Binks and I. Unfortunately, Katanga is sick and needs some very expensive medical treatment to help him.
Katanga's mommy is named Haviva and she just happens to be the Founder and Executive Director for Rabbit Rescue. Haviva is very sad right now because Katanga has issues with his spine from a long time ago when he was dumped on the street and hit by a car. He has lost the ability to walk and needs urgent back surgery before his spine deteriorates beyond repair. And his poor mommy is very worried about him, and about how she will pay over $5000 for his treatment.
Haviva is such a wonderful person. She created Rabbit Rescue Inc. ( http://www.rabbitrescue.ca/ ) many years ago,worked day and night and gave everything she had to keep it afloat. She has personally saved hundreds of rabbits from being euthanized, spayed and neutered them, and found each and every one a new forever home. She has devoted her life to helping bunnies just like Binks and I, by creating a wonderful and safe haven for those who are abused, abandoned and neglected. She is always there to offer support to anybun who needs it. You may remember her from my post about my bunny misadventure in the paint tray - it was Haviva who shaved my toes with those clippers when Mom and Dad didn't know what else to do. And when I had head tilt, Haviva was the one Mom and Dad called at all hours of the night when things got really hard - she is always there to help us and make us feel better.
Haviva is special because she has opened her home to many unadoptable "special needs" bunns and has never asked for any sort of financial help for them. She refuses to take Rabbit Rescue funds to help her pay Katanga's bills, opting instead to sell her own belongings to raise money. That is why all of her Rabbit Rescue Friends decided to make a website for her and Katanga to help raise funds and support. Haviva has always been there for us in our time of need and we want to be there for her too.
I think about what would happen if I ever loss Miss Binks. It makes me so sad that I can't think about it for long before my floppy ears puddle to the ground. Katanga and Thistle are like me and Binks and I sure hope they remain together and happy for a long time to come.
So if you have some time, please visit the website. Read Katanga's story, look at the pictures, check out what she has for sale and if you can, donate some money. Katanga, Haviva and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts!