Help A Rat In Need with BIN


  About Bunnies in Need

Every rabbit and rat deserves to have proper medical care.  It is the mission of Bunnies in Need (BIN) to help make this happen.
No rabbit or rat should have to suffer or be euthanized because of the financial hardships of their owners or rescue organization.  BIN will strive to obtain the funding that will allow needed medical treatments to be provided.
Education about the proper diet, housing, and care of companion rabbits and rats is also an important part of BIN’s mission.  Rabbits and rats who are appropriately cared for will suffer fewer injuries and illnesses, thus reducing the need for medical care.
Most of all, it is BIN’s mission to help companion rabbits and rats have the opportunity to live long, happy and healthy lives.

The story behind BIN was when I got Benji [a bunny] as a rescue, he had an issue with his eye but it had never been looked after. It turned out that he had EC and lost his right eye. But, the surgery cost $1300.00. Something I did not have. So, I met someone online and we started raising funds for Benji and then passed whatever donations were left over to the next bunny that needed help. That is how BIN started.
Then after being with Holly Gold on Pet Rat Lovers, I ended up fostering two rats, Wales and Axel. It seemed just right to open BIN up to rats as well because they have so many similar traits as rabbits (such as their teeth always growing). 
I now have 2 more rats that I adopted from the humane society, Boots and Sox! 
We have helped over 100 bunnies and I am looking forward to spreading that help to rats!

Cynthia Philip
Bunnies In Need Excutive Director/Co-founder

WANT TO HELP A RAT IN NEED? 

Your gift could help prepay for vet assistance for a needy rat! 


Gift Amount Options


How much of my donation goes to help the rabbits?
100% of your rabbit-care/rat-care specified donation ~ minus any PayPal, or other institutional, Transaction Fee ~ goes to help the rabbits. If the donor elects any available option to cover the Transaction Fee, 100% of the donation will go toward rabbit medical care.
Donations which do not specify a particular use will be deposited in the BIN General Fund for use as needed. While the overwhelming majority of monies in this Fund will be expended for rabbit/rat medical treatment, a minimal amount will also be used for necessary operating expenses.
Donations will never profit any member of the Board of Directors, or others, involved in the management and operation of Bunnies In Need.

What happens if I make a donation to a specific bunny in need and you have already reached your fund raising goal?
Unless you specify an alternate preference when making the donation, or contact us and ask for a refund, your donation will be deposited in the General Fund to be used wherever it is most needed.
We make every attempt to let our supporters know when we have reached our fund raising goal.

Does BIN really have multiple fund accounts?
Yes ~ there are multiple accounts in BIN’s financial records ~ however, there will generally be only one bank account.
How will funds raised and paid for the treatment of a specific rabbit be accounted for?
Each rabbit/rat client will have a separate accounting record which details all donations received and monies paid.
How are BIN funds dispensed for the medical treatment of Bunnies In Need clients?
BIN’s general policy is that all payments will be made directly to the treating veterinarian or veterinary clinic. BIN does, however, reserve the right to make exceptions when absolutely necessary.
What steps does BIN take to ascertain that applicants actually are facing financial hardship?
BIN has established quite a rigorous process to screen applicants. Several pre-application requirements must be met before the applicant is given access to the Application For Financial Assistance. Upon completion of the Application, it will be reviewed by the Financial Assistance Committee, which will then present it to the Board of Directors, along with a recommendation that it be approved or denied.
How long has BIN been operating?
BIN began in 2008, on another website, as a small group of rabbit ‘parents’ helping other rabbit parents obtain needed medical treatment for their bunnies. As of June 2010, this small group has helped over 100 rabbits.
Is BIN a registered non-profit organization?
As of June 2010, BIN is in the process of obtaining non-profit incorporation in Canada. When that process is complete, incorporation in the USA will pursued.
Are donations tax deductible?
Not as of June 2010. BIN will make an announcement when donations become tax deductible.

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