We are praying for a Miracle for this Rescue Please donate what you can and spread the word to friends and family and on any social media you can. We know together we can save this rescue from closing.
Land O' Lakes Rescue Petting Farm is a non profit family run rescue in Cloyne, Ontario. This family has devoted their lives and money to save abused and neglected farm animal. Land O' Lakes Rescue Petting Farm originated because there was a need to help injured, sick and abandoned farm animals.
This rescue is a wonderful place of healing. On their website www.landolakesrescuepettingfarm.ca you can read all the stories of how these animals came to the rescue from terrible abusive and neglectful situations. You will hear what there health concerns and injuries were. Despite of the injuries and the cost to vet these animals the Smiths did not turn them away. Through the love and care given to these animals from the Smiths that they are healthy and well and capable of giving love and living a stress free, pain free life on this rescue.
What started as the Smiths with their foster children rescuing a few horses, pot belly pig and rabbit. Has turned into rescuing over 50 animals. This is very costly and without your donations they will have to close and find homes for these animals. The thought of doing that breaks The Smiths hearts these animals are like family. The rescue is unfortunately located in a small North Eastern Ontario town. It is a vacationing spot for campers but the rest of the year is very secluded. The closest cities are 1 hour and half away. This causes many visitors not to visit but those who do come find it to be a very magical place and visit again. Supporters come to visit the animals only May to Oct. And the rest of the year there are very little donations to keep the rescue going. There are occasional fundraiser events running through out the year that do help, but it still is not enough to carry all the expenses of this rescue farm. There are some very special children who have fundraised for the rescue and give up their birthday money to help feed these animals. But without more donations support this rescue will be closed before May and the children who have learned so much about caring and sharing by visiting these animals will be no longer be able to have this experience.
Recent Message from the Smiths : "Happy New Year to all all our Friends and Supporters of Land O' Lakes Rescue Petting Farm. We would like to thank all our supporter that have helped keep this farm operating in the past years. It has not gone unnoticed your hard work and is very much appreciated. We know you love this farm as much as we do and would love to see it continue it's mission for years to come. We need your help so we can continue to provide a safe nurturing home for these animals and any other animal that may come through our doors. Unfortunately funds are depleted and we need to immediately generate more funds otherwise the petting farm will have to close it doors, leaving these animals to an uncertain future.
We hope that we can continue this important mission, but reality may force us to close our doors and sell the property. Please help (RESCUE) Land O' Lakes Rescue Petting Farm. We need you! Thank you.
Donna & Barry with our Children and These Wonderful Animals"
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To keep this farm operating we need to pay the following outstanding bills immediately. Hydro - $6,086.90 Taxes - $4,200.00 (one year only) Note: 3 years in arrears. Hay Bill $1,800.00 Purchased in June 2016 Immediate Total Cost Needed $12,086.90
We need to raise funds to purchase the following to last us until June 2017 Hay $2,000.00 Grain & Bedding $4,000.00 Hydro $500.00/month Tractor Repair Payments $250.00/month Taxes $350.00/month after we pay the arrears Diesel/Gas Fuel $150.00/month Farm Mortgage Payments on Building $1,087.00/month
Here is a break down of the cost of our animals
*Present Special needs care animals at the rescue* * Zeke* *Medicine $50.00/month - we administer the medicine* *Special diet $100.00/month* *Vet care $250.00 every 3 months* *Surgery $5,000.00 (Guelph University Vet Hospital)*
*Ginger* *Special Diet $100.00/month*
*Hope* *Special Diet $175.00/month*
*Grain/Month for all the animals at the rescue* * 8 Cob $8.85each - $70.80/month* *8 Rolled Oats $7.50each - $60.00/month* *4 Chicken Scratch $14.15 each - $56.60/month* *4 Pig Pellets Mini $17.35 each - $69.40/month* *4 Pig Chop $12.35 each - $49.40/month* *8 Duck Crumble $18.00 each - $144.00/month* *8 Horse Sweet Feed $12.90 each - $103.20/month* *4 Rabbit Pellets $18.60 each - $74.40/month* *4 Hay Cubes 36.00each - $144.00/month* *1 Trimax $40.00 each* *1 Beet Pulp $18.00 each* *1 Integrity $40.00 each* *1 Yeast $20.00 each* *1 Flax Seed $18.95 each* *30 Shavings/month 5.75 each - $172.50/month*
*Total $1081.25/month for Grain & Shavings 248 Hay Bales/month $4.00/bale includes shipping $992.00/month