HELP AZ YOUTH VACCINATE RABBITS AGAINST RHDV2

My name is Lindsay. Right now, many youth rabbit breeders are battling a rabbit virus called RHDv2, the Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease. Several breeders have already been struck by this virus and tragedy, with several rabbits succumbing to the virus and hundreds more being euthanized in an attempt to eliminate the spread.  The brokenhearted young man in this picture is saying good bye to his beloved rabbit that was euthanized by the state vet due to RHDV2 when their barn was hit by the outbreak. Breeding rabbits takes large amounts of time, money, and compassion for our animals. When an entire barn is destroyed by RHDv2 years of our program and hundreds of dollars are burned to the ground. Many breeders, including our youth breeders, have seen their entire barns depopulated. While some states handle the virus differently, Arizona currently requires any barns with a single positive case to be completely depopulated, via heart stick. The time and money lost is incomparable to the devastation of losing an entire herd of rabbits that many breeders have raised from babies. We are asking for your help to begin a large scale vaccination project in Arizona for our youth breeders. The vaccine is expensive for youth breeders to obtain as it has not yet been made available in large quantities in the United States and will need to be imported internationally. After performing a survey of nearly 50 youth breeders, the largest obstacle we found was cost. We ask that you donate in an effort to vaccinate nearly 1,000 rabbits in the Arizona youth breeding program. Our team will be donating our time while organizing these vaccination programs and clinics, to ensure all proceeds pay for a rabbit’s vaccination. Thank you for your time, and your consideration.

Donations

  • Laura Williford 
    • 25 $ 
    • 2 mos
  • Stephanie Colvin 
    • 5 $ 
    • 2 mos
  • Melissa LePlatt 
    • 25 $ 
    • 2 mos
  • Heather McLean 
    • 50 $ 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • 50 $ 
    • 2 mos
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Organizer

Lindsay Handley 
Organizer
Mesa, AZ
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