Is there a Santa Claus?
You can be the one that makes the difference this Christmas.
We need someone with a big heart to make a Christmas Eve miracle happen for little Leo, the Lop-eared rabbit. He's adorable, he's neutered, he's easy-going and loves socializing with rabbits and people. But Leo's got bad teeth, called "malocclusion," and due to this, he has been considered "unadoptable" and will be euthanized. Leo needs a home now and he only has until FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2010, CHRISTMAS EVE, to find a home.
Generally, malocclusion requires trips to the vet once a month or every other month for tooth trims by staff, which usually costs around $20 per visit. For some rabbits, this will correct over time with regular trims, while other rabbits will always need a monthly trim. Some vets recommend having the teeth removed, for severe cases, making regular tooth trims unnecessary. While this condition will need attention, it should not be a death sentence!
The volunteers who have worked with Leo say that he enjoys his play time, and runs around to explore and sniff out where fruit treats might be! Although he had some rough times recently as a stray, he was lucky to be brought to be among caring people. He's a charming fellow and eagerly awaiting to charm you!
Leo has begun to doubt if Santa Claus really exists...if you can adopt Leo and make this Christmas Eve miracle happen If so, please email Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are in Northern California.
Published in 1897, in response to 8-year-old Virginia's letter to The Sun newspaper:
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! How dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. (...) Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding. No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.
If you can, please rescue Leo.
If he sees Christmas this year, there really is a Santa Claus.