|We need your help.
With spring comes the long list of critical maintenance projects that must be completed to keep Farm Sanctuary’s three shelters in good repair and ensure the safety and well-being of our more than 1,000 rescued farm animals.
We’ve requested bids for the work and received estimates to keep costs low, but the numbers add up quickly. Completing these vital projects will require more than $95,000 in immediate funds.
Please donate to our 2014 Farm Maintenance Fund to help us complete critical projects before summer arrives.
Our animal residents depend on us to provide the safe home they deserve, which means we must:
- Rebuild our main chicken enclosure at our shelter in Watkins Glen, New York. The current structure was not designed to house chickens, so it must be rebuilt with the unique needs of our birds in mind. The new enclosure will have predator-proof insulation, which will help chickens like Milo Roberts, Miranda Lee, and Palmer Greening stay safe and warm during the cold New York winters. Estimated cost: $12,000
- Build a hay storage barn that will allow us to keep bales away from the animal enclosures, which will help ensure the comfort and safety of our New York Shelter’s 80 sheep, 30 goats, and 46 cattle. Estimated cost: $25,000
- With temperatures growing increasingly extreme, replacing the old mister fans for the sheep, goats, and cattle at our shelter in Orland, California, is a top priority. Investing in the improved technology will not only keep vulnerable animals safe in high temperatures, but it could also help us save a bit on energy costs. Estimated cost: $2,000
- Construct new hutches for ducks like Atlas and his geese friends at our shelter in Orland, California. Their current structures have been repaired so many times that we have run out of options to shore them up. A complete rebuild cannot wait. Estimated cost: $25,000
- Replace and repair fencing at all three shelters to protect our residents from predators and keep playful farm animals like Elizabeth and Zuri, two especially outgoing sheep, from leaving the security of our pastures. We need $10,000 for each shelter — $30,000 total — to make these vital repairs.
We cannot succeed without you. Our shelters operate 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, and provide a home to more than 1,000 animals rescued from abuse and neglect. These special animals depend on us, and we must fulfill our promise to them.
Please donate now to help Farm Sanctuary start work today on critical projects and other maintenance necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of the farm animals who call our shelters home.
Hurry! Summer will be here soon, and we need to get this work done now.
|Yours for farm animals,
President and Co-Founder