Hi kids! I’m doing the Walk for Farm Animals San Diego again this year. Last year, our team was the number one team in San Diego for fundraising, and we’re looking to crush it again this year (NOT that it’s a competition…) so I need your help! Any donation helps us tremendously and makes a huge difference in the lives of these rescued animals. If you want to help us out, please go to my Walk for Farm Animals fundraising page and your contribution will count towards our team goal.
I want to take a minute to thank an anonymous donor from last year. Someone contributed $100 to The Walk, and it truly made a huge difference in our team’s overall fundraising achievements. So, gracious donor, whoever you are, if you’re reading this: thank you!
About Farm Sanctuary
Farm Santuary rescues farm animals that have been discarded in stockyard “dead” piles, left on the side of the road, escaped, or reported as needing rescue by concerned citizens. They are provided sanctuary and given medical care, to be nursed back to health and live in an environment that is as close to their natural one as is possible. Farm Sanctuary has rescued and provided shelter for thousands of animals since it’s creation in 1986.
Farm Sanctuary also spends time and resources legally advocating for animals, doing their best to outlaw cruel practices on factory farms. They were critical in getting gestation crates banned in California, Arizona and Florida. Additionally, Farm Sanctuary has thousands visitors to the New York and California shelters each year so they can meet the rescued animals and hear their stories in an effort to spread awareness. Farm Sanctuary also creates educational materials that volunteers (like me!) can give out at events to help inform the public of the harmful truth of factory farming.
Piglet Kim Gordon – Watkins Glen, NY
Factory farms regularly transport animals between factories and to slaughterhouses, and to save money animals are crammed into vehicles one of top of the other. Packed in so tightly that they have no room to turn, the smaller animals are often crushed to death or squeezed out of the ventilation holes.
Kim Gordon fell off one of these trucks when she was just six weeks old and was likely on her way to a barn to be fattened up. By the time a compassionate couple found the piglet running down a dirt road, she was already severely sunburned and covered with open sores from falling off the transport truck.
When the couple realized they could not give Kim a permanent home, Farm Sanctuary brought her to our Watkins Glen sanctuary. Kim soon made friends with another rescued piglet, and the two now live happily together.
About The Walk for Farm Animals
The Walk for Farm Animals provides critical funds for Farm Sanctuary, and it gives the animal advocacy community an event to come together and show our love and support for animals in a public way. It’s a fun, all-day event where we walk with signs to spread awareness, and then we eat and celebrate together as a community.
Our team is aiming to raise $2,500 or more. The money goes towards supporting Farm Sanctuary’s of rescue, sanctuary, legal advocacy, education and awareness. To give you an idea of how much donations of any amount make a huge difference here’s a breakdown of what your money can do:
$10 feeds three chickens for a whole month
$15 provides critical antibiotics for one sheep
$30 feeds one piggy for a whole month
$50 gives clean bedding to two cows for a whole month
As you can see, donations even as small as $10 make a huge difference in the life of these animals. If you want to help my team reach our goal of $2,500, please go to my fundraising page and make a contribution!
Every little bit helps!