On behalf of the animals and myself, I wanted to take a minute and say "hi" to everyone. I wanted to touch base and let everyone know that the llamas and all the animals here at Lla-Nanny Farm are doing great. The days are growing longer and the grass is getting greener in which the animals are in heaven enjoying it all. I've been busy keeping up with the daily maintenance of the farm. I have been putting up some hay for the summer months and getting ready to start my shearing process of all the llamas. That in itself is a tremendous thing with nails to trim, fighting teeth to remove and vaccinations. The dogs are happier because they get to spend more time outside and the horses and geese spend their days just leisurely grazing about the fields. Summer time is a blessed time here at the farm and I am most humble to be able to share my life with so many wonderful animals.
I have been looking for work but unfortunately without success. I fear that with all the recognition I may have trouble returning to the work force. I'm not really sure what the future holds for me and the animals, but I do feel in my heart that God has brought us this far and he will continue to provide for us. I ask that everyone keeps us in your prayers and thoughts. I've noticed that donations are still coming in and want to thank each and every one for your acts of kindness. I appreciate you and the love that everyone has shown me and the animals.
I would like to express to everyone how much I am touched by the generous donations made to the animals at Lla-Nanny Farm Sanctuary. As everyone can see your donations have been astonishing. Since the donation page was established I have been able to get back on my feet. I have been blessed to be able to continue providing the loving care that my animals so deserve. The farm bills are current and for once in a long time I am able to purchase feed without worrying about how I'm going to pay for it later. I have been able to repair some of the farm equipment that was needed for some time. This will enable me to take better care of the animals without killing myself in the process. I have also looked into the legal aspects of turning the sanctuary into a non-profit status. This will take some time and money but thanks to your donations, that is a worry of my shoulders. Again I want to thank each and every one of you that have taken an interest in me and the animals. You have truly blessed us and made a huge difference in our lives.
I would like to take a moment and thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for the love that everyone has shown for me and the animals. I appreciate your words of encouragement and understanding. I apologize for not being able to respond to each and every email that I have received. At the present time I do not have internet at home and have to rely on McDonald's for internet services. As most of you are aware I have numerous animals that their daily care requires me to be there pretty much twenty-four seven. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. They are the love of my life and I wouldn't change any of it. I just wanted to let you know that I do appreciate everything that you do and make sure that you understand why I may be hesitant to respond to your post.
Love each and every one of you,
"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals" - Immanuel Kant
Kevin runs LLA-Nanny Farms in Kentucky where he has taken in llamas, cats, dogs, chickens, donkeys and pigs. These 300 animals who needed a home found one with Kevin. A year ago Kevin was let go from his job as a day care director in Kentucky for being gay. He took the matters to court for wrongful termination and though the judge agreed with him nothing could be done, because in Kentucky there are no laws that protect people from being discriminated against because of their sexual orientation.
Kevin has been out of work for a year now and is behind on bills, legal fees and is struggling to provide for his animals.
Had it not been for an article on Buzzfeed, none of us would know about Kevin, the man who's made a career and life by caring for others. Let's rally together and help the man that helps so many.
My heart breaks to hear about the loss of power on your farm. I wish I could give more, but I pray a miracle will happen for you. Continue to stay strong for your animals, I know you are doing the best you can.