Pepsi recently awarded grants for worthy causes through their Pepsi Refresh Project. Among the recipients was the Lucky Bunny Rabbit Rescue in Murrieta, CA which was awarded 15,000 dollars to build a Bunny Bungalow. The bungalow will house abandoned and homeless rabbits that are considered suitable for work as pet-therapy bunnies.
The bungalow will be built on the grounds of the Oak Grove Center, a school in Murrieta that serves children with a variety of problems and difficulties.
In addition to the grant, the rescue needs additional materials and volunteer time.
The Des Moine Register recently published a piece about a therapy rabbit named Benjamin who helped many people at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. He died earlier this month at age 10.
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
Ann Bernabe lives in the same apartment building as Toombs. She has a story about Benjamin the Bunny: Bernabe’s grandson was admitted to the hospital several years ago with meningitis. His right side was paralyzed. Anderson brought her rabbit into the boy’s room, day after day after day, and placed Benjamin on the boy’s left side. The boy was told he was allowed to pet Benjamin only with his right arm.
Little by little, the boy started using his right side again.