John and I have been working tirelessly on building the horse yards, we needed to urgently prepare a hospital yard for Charles who was foundering, then complete the yards for Sapphire and Monkey to arrive. This was a momentous feat given how busy things are at the sanctuary every day, and in particular with Farmer John developing two hernias that limited his capacity to do a lot of hard and heavy work on the farm. Luckily we have a wonderful supportive community, and with the help of volunteers over a couple of weekends we were able to concrete in around 95 posts, followed by wiring and gates, preparing the ground (so much harder than you could possibly imagine)!
We are at the beginning of our journey and want to invite everyone to come along with us and help us to rescue as many animals as we are able to accommodate – we won’t be able to do this without the love and support of the community.
It is a unique situation we are in, that we are laying the groundwork to start rescuing and wanting to set up our sanctuary so that it is sustainable.
As we grow there will be opportunities for people to visit us, volunteer with us, adopt or sponsor an animal, we want people to feel connected to the animals’ journeys and the work we are doing.
We acknowledge the country in which we are upon today, which belongs to the Yorta Yorta people. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay respect to their elders past, present and emerging.