Photo Credit: Little Bunny Sanctuary

A crowdfund has been set up to help the Little Bunny Sanctuary founder through her dialysis after a string of bad luck left her feeling hopeless.


Pretoria, South Africa (13 February 2020) – Chante Domitreme cares for abandoned and unwanted bunnies at the “Little Bunny Sanctuary”, all the while battling kidney disease.

The sanctuary was started after Chante rescued quite a few bunnies from a state property where they were being neglected.

Sadly, she has had a string of bad luck that has left her feeling despondent. It all started when the roof protecting the bunnies sprung a leak. Chante had a specialist come in to assess the roof and was quoted R12,000.00 to repair it. The sanctuary paid the money over but it turned out to be a scam.

After all the relentless rain recently, Chante spent her sleeping hours up and emptying buckets. In the process, she injured her already damaged kidneys. The next day, the entire ceiling collapsed.

Chante was on the verge of giving up. A Good Things Guy reader reached out to share her story in the hope that people would be able to assist, but while the sanctuary is in need of help, it is Chante’s health which is taking a turn.

“Chante has end-stage poly-cystic kidney disease and is not on medical aid. She needs urgent hospitalisation for the insertion of a fistula so she can receive dialysis until she can find a donor kidney to stay alive.

The past four years medical expenses have drained all Chante’s finances and she is now unable to afford life-saving medical treatment.

Chante is the owner and founder of NPO that takes care of rescued animals and she dedicates her life to the centre full time. Without her, the centre will not exist. She is the lifeblood of the centre and runs it daily.

Funds will be used to Pay for her medical expenses at Netcare Jakaranda hospital for the fistula procedure hospitalization, dialysis and ICU.” – Jonathan Steyn

A crowdfund was set up on BackaBuddy by Jonathan Steyn, to help Chante cover the expenses for her dialysis and related medical expenses. Jonathan helps Chante run the sanctuary and wanted to help ease some of the stress in her life.

Anyone wanting to help Chante can donate towards her medical fund here, or if you would like to assist the sanctuary in repairing their roof, you can contact them via Facebook here.

All funding will be paid directly to the relevant institution.

Sources: Supplied
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