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November 08, 2019

Oxbow Awards $5,000 to Small Animal Rescues Worldwide Via “Nurture Their Nature” Campaign

Oxbow Animal Health has announced the winners of its “Nurture Their Nature” rescue donation campaign. A portion of all sales of Oxbow’s Enriched Life products made in August and September were donated to support rescues in need. The five winning groups will each receive $1,000 to support their organization’s needs. Winning organizations were chosen via public voting online.

The winning organizations of the Nurture Their Nature contest are:
• Noordhoek Bunny Rescue - Cape Town, South Africa
• Bunny Wonderland - Singapore
• House Rabbit Resource Network - Pflugerville, Texas
• Magic Happens Rabbit Rescue - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
• Wee Companions Small Animal Adoption, Inc. - San Diego, California

“We are so honored to recognize and support the winners of our Nurture Their Nature campaign,” said Melissa Ross, Oxbow’s Vice President of Marketing. “Daily enrichment is essential to the health and happiness of small pets, and we’re so excited to donate a portion of the proceeds from our Enriched Life sales to help rescues provide a happy, healthy, and enriched life for animals in search of their forever homes.”

“It is such an honor to receive this prize from Oxbow,” said the team at Bunny Wonderland in Singapore. “We have recently rescued a family of 12 rabbits and this amount will be applied towards their medical expenses as well as sterilization. This prize will change lives, for sure! Thank you once again to the wonderful team at Oxbow and this meaningful campaign!”

“We are humbled by the support of those who voted on behalf of our organization,” said Theresa Ransom-Nelson, Treasurer for House Rabbit Resource Network. “Affirmations such as this make our day! Oxbow Animal Health’s generosity enables us to continue providing the best of care for our shelter rabbits by means of spay/neuter, other veterinary care, food, housing, and behavioral enrichment.”

“This summer has been full of back-to-back intakes of medical cases, from abscesses and injuries to stubborn upper respiratory infections, all of which takes its toll on the savings account when it comes to medical care,” said Wendy Lincoln of Magic Happens Rabbit Rescue in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

“Financial assistance is few and far between for “the little guys” who rescue the castoffs that most rescue groups and facilities aren’t equipped to care for. We are so very appreciative for assistance like this from Oxbow!” “I don’t think we realized how much support and exposure Noordhoek Bunny Rescue would get from this competition,” said Director, Sian Christina Huyser. “The voting link was spread far and wide on Facebook pages, personal profiles, Whatsapp groups and websites! Apparently South Africans are quite competitive! Not only did we receive tremendous support, but also some incredible
press, with local newspapers and digital media picking up our story and running with it. Our prize money will go straight to cover our vets bills. We will also use some of the funds to finish up our sanctuary. Thanks again, Oxbow!”