Help Our Farm Rescue Recover!

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Raised by 4 people in 10 months
Hi! Thank you for visiting our GoFundMe page! I operate Thunder Creek Farm Rescue, a nonprofit farm rescue located in Naples, FL.  

We rescue and rehabilitate abused, abandoned, and neglected farm animals such as horses, ponies, pot belly pigs, farm pigs, chickens, ducks, turkeys, sheep, goats, llamas, emus, cows, and other farm stock.  

When Hurricane Irma hit Southwest Florida, our farm was devastated.  We tracked the storm as it approached, and prepared the best we could, but we refused to evacuate and leave the farm and animals all alone. 

Because of the strength of the storm, we chose to move the farm out of the barn and into our concrete house, and boy was that the right move!  We were worried that the barn would flood or be ripped to shreds - and we were right on both accounts.  The barn flooded with over 12 inches of water, and half of the roof was ripped clean off.  Luckily we converted our living room & garage into a temporary barn.  

All of the animals were safe and sound in the our house, but the rescue lost 90% of our fence lines, 4 broken gates, half our barn, and a ton of equipment, tools, and supplies.  Our feed and tack room inside the barn had 12 inches of standing water - the wood walls were rotting, and feed and hay for the animals was destroyed. 

You can see from the photo above just how bad the flooding was - This picture was taken only 6 hours into the storm, and already the water was above knee high, one coop was over 1/2 way submerged in water, and 2 of our coops and enclosures had already been destroyed by falling trees.

These photos below were taken right after the storm had passed. 

We are now in the process of repairing and rebuilding, but we cannot do it alone.  We are desperate for any help possible, even a dollar goes an incredibly long way. We will be posting updates to the wall as we go.  Thank you for taking the time to read our page, and thank you so much for your support!

Please visit our website at: http://www.swflfarmrescue.com for more information about our rescue.
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