We have lovingly accepted the surrender of over 160 pigs formerly of The Pig Preserve in Jamestown, TN, which brings our total headcount of animal residents to nearly 300. In a few strokes of a pen, we purchased 93 acres of property and took the reins of one of the largest herds of rescued farm pigs in the country. We just LAUNCHED the organization that started in our front yard into the big leagues of animal rescue.
❊❊❊❊❊ WE NEED YOUR HELP ❊❊❊❊❊
We will simultaneously manage two locations (2,700 miles apart) until we can safely move everyone in Washington to the new location in Tennessee.
We will all live under ONE roof together in Tennessee as the new 93 acre "Forever Home" of Odd Man Inn . We are excited to bring all we have to offer into our new community as ambassadors of kindness and compassion and collaboration. Though it will take months to complete the transition and years to get the place back in shape, we have already started the process!
We are raising funds for this long list of ❊immediate❊ needs we will be tackling in true Odd Man Inn fashion... with elbow grease and long hours and tenacity.
160+ pigs in TN need immediate:
➤ Veterinary exams
➤Hoof and tusk exams/trimming
➤Create separate fencing for special needs/elderly animals
➤Fence quarantine areas for incoming animals
➤Fence areas for cows and small grazers to be safely integrated into the property
➤Sleeping sheds need to be moved from areas in deep mud
➤Entrance awnings built on every sleeping shed to protect them from the weather
➤Floors raised in every sleeping shed to protect from erosion and mud
Decades of pig rescue causes a LOT of damage.
➤Fences need to be repaired and replaced throughout the entire property
➤Gates need to be moved and reset for grounds repair
➤Create safe feeding routines for volunteers to assist with meals
➤Create safe walking paths for tours/guests/volunteers
➤Heavily trafficked animal paths need to be excavated for proper drainage and safety in walking or driving to care for the animals
➤Pig pastures need reseeding and restoration
➤Ponds need to be inspected for erosion control
➤Immediate need for:
➢ Food storage and prep building
➢Refrigerated produce storage building
➢Tool and equipment shed
➢Bedding and feeder Hay storage
➤Sleeping sheds all need insulation and interior paneling
➤Two large tractors in need of service/maintenance
➤ATV in need of service/maintenance to help feed the animals
➤Weather-destroyed sleeping shed needs to be removed from property (dangerous for the animals)
The animals in Washington need a ride to Tennessee.
➤All animals need professional vetting to be cleared for transport
➤Fuel expenses for transport
➤Professional services to assist with some transport
The BUNK HOUSE
The current dwelling on the property will be remodeled to provide “Bunk House” style lodging for volunteers and visitors of Odd Man Inn
➤Immediate roof replacement for leaking and damage
➤Water damage repair on both levels
➤Walls and flooring ripped out and replaced
➤Deck lifted for safety
➤Full remodel of the interior to repair extensive damage from years of animal rescue
➤Generator needed as a secure backup power source
➤Well inspected and repaired for backup water source
➤Septic systems serviced
Your donation in ANY amount is greatly appreciated. We cannot do this work without the help of fellow humans who believe in compassion.
Thank you for coming along for the ride!
Josh and Wendy Smith
Co-Founders, Odd Man Inn
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