I received an email from Randy at the Wildlife Center of Virginia this morning. Here’s what it said:
“It’s time to activate TEAM BUNNY!”
Your help last year was amazing. And, so the Wildlife Center of Virginia has come to us for help again this year.
It’s the Wildlife Center’s annual spring influx of rabbits (many are very young orphan bunnies) — nearly two dozen are already in their care and more are arriving daily.
And it’s clear these furry little patients don’t particularly like the regular “hospital fare” the Center provides. (And, really — who DOES like hospital food?) But, what baby bunnies and their friends DO love is snacking on dandelions and clover.
Would you be willing to donate a bag of dandelions and clover from your yard?
Last year, Peaceful Hands Yoga Students & Massage Clients provided many, many, many pounds of greens to feed the bunny patients. In recognition of this kindness, some of the Wildlife Center staff have named the Peaceful Hands’ Family “Team Bunny.”
Join “TEAM BUNNY” by donating a bag — or 2 or 3 — of greens and help feed the bunnies!
Here’s how …
If you’re out in your yard, garden, or pasture (in untreated, pesticide- and chemical-free areas only, please) and you wander across some dandelions and/or clover, the Wildlife Center would love to have them! (Fresh is better, of course, so if you’re coming to yoga class or have a massage scheduled, pull them up in the morning sometime and then bring them in with you. Or drop them off at my massage studio any time during the week.)
Just dandelions (especially the green leafy parts) and clover. A little bag. A big bag. Every little bit helps. (And the dandelion flowers are fine to include.)
The rabbits will need the bounty for many weeks to come … and soon the goslings and ducklings will benefit from your donations as well. And, a happy, eating rabbit is a healing rabbit (or duckling or gosling or possum), and that makes the job easier for the Center’s Vets and Rehabbers.
Email me with questions at peacefulhands (at) gmail.com.
Thank you in advance for helping out these wildlife patients.