WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, March 22, 2021 — American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, today announced that Ember’s Wildflower Animal Sanctuary and Bunny Rescue, located in Redmond, Oregon, received a grant from American Humane’s Feed the Hungry COVID-19 fund.
“Animals have a special place in my heart, and I am saddened to see so many being abandoned and left hungry as a result of this sweeping COVID-19 pandemic,” said Jean Shafiroff, national spokesperson for American Humane’s Feed the Hungry campaign and renowned philanthropist. “We must ensure that rescue organizations have the basic resources necessary to care for these defenseless animals who are in dire need of a forever home.
Like every other business or organization in America, rescues and shelters are struggling to maintain basic services and care for their animal residents in the face of the current worldwide pandemic. Thousands of animals are being left without homes and facilities are in desperate need of general supplies. Detrimental natural disasters further heightened the situation. In response to the overwhelming number of calls received from animal rescuers, shelters and first responders, American Humane launched the Feed the Hungry COVID-19 fund to feed and care for animals across the country who have been abandoned during the coronavirus crisis. The fund seeks to raise much-needed resources to help shelters and rescue organizations that are not only struggling to keep the lights on, but also to keep critical supplies like food stocked.
“We are so thankful for the American Humane donation towards Ember’s Wildflower Animal Sanctuary and Bunny Rescue,” said Cindy Hamlin, treasurer at the organization. “The funds came at a time when we were struggling through the COVID pandemic which made fundraising for the rescue more difficult.”
Ember’s Wildflower Animal Sanctuary and Bunny Rescue is a refuge for special needs bunnies and other farm animals. The facility offers pet boarding and sitting as well as bunny grooming services. The shelter provides education on caring for bunnies, and helps homeless bunnies find their forever homes. All rescued bunnies are spayed and neutered. American Humane’s Feed the Hungry COVID-19 fund will assist in providing critical food and medical care for the bunnies.
To help shelters continue to save lives during this unprecedented crisis, consider donating today. Learn more at www.americanhumane.org/feedthehungry.
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