With over 200 animals here at the Refuge, we have a lot of mouths to feed! We are currently raising funds to purchase enough hay bales to last our animals through the winter. We anticipate a $4,000 hay bill!
In addition to Cooper here, who is recovering from a hoof infection, vet bills from our elderly pigs are piling up. We believe in giving all of our animals the best care for as long as possible in order to assure they have the best quality of life they can.
We would like to renovate the cabin to be a multi-purpose residence at our sanctuary– to house volunteers staying for long stretches, to serve as a relaxing get-away for veterans, to host sponsors getting to know their sponsor-animals, and more opportunities, yet to come. We hope for our guests to be able to experience the joys and catharsis of living amongst our rescued farm animals, surrounded by the Blue Ridge mountains. One of our volunteers has created a GoFundMe for this specific project.
Our Amazon wishlist is constantly updated so that our supporters can send us items we need around the sanctuary directly to our doorstep! In the past, we've received fencing for our goats, perches for Sammy the macaw, kiddie pools for our pigs (and dogs!), and even a microchip scanner so we can keep our animals ID'd and safe. In lieu of a monetary donation, please consider sending us a quick gift the next time you shop on Amazon.
Thanks to our amazing supporters and their efforts, we have raised enough funds to get the winterizing projects here started. This is a huge accomplishment, and it was your support that made it possible. Now, our focus shifts towards making sure these projects will see completion, and that everyone has a full belly throughout the winter.
For helping with bringing the winterizing projects full circle, check out our Volunteer page. For contributing towards our feed bills, follow the link below.