Help Save Tortured Pig Polly
Polly is suffering from internal and external injuries that need vetenarian attention. She was raped with foreign object, beaten, bruised and severely traumatised. The vet bills to cater to her injuries are costly.
Djanbung Gardens is a permaculture college and demonstration farm founded by permaculture pioneer, Robyn Francis. The college (PCA) is a non profit self funding organisation, they receive no government funding and depend on volunteer support to keep the gardens open to the public. PCA offers community education and professional development training in permaculture, sustainable landuse and community development.
Polly is suffering from severe trauma, and the brutality of this incident has shocked and affected the whole community.
We ask if you can donate even a little for Polly to start her recovery and become the happy pig she once was before this traumatic assault. Her injuries have already necessitated several visits and treatment by the vet. The gardens lost half of its flock of heritage chickens, which need to be replaced. There will also be costs to install security measures on the farm plus repairs and improvements to the animal housing at Djanbung Gardens.
You can read about the shocking assault and updates on Polly at www.permaculture.com.au
We have set this gofundme campaign for Robyn Franics out of good will with her permission. If you have any question you can email her via the website or on Djanbung Gardens Permaculture group on FB
Polly is the most adorable piggie being and loved by everyone. The photo on left is Polly before, and on the right showing some of her injuries after the assault.
Here are some of the media reports on this terrible incident:
The recovery process has been quite a roller-coaster of small improvements and relapses over the past 5 months. She has been on antibiotics prescribed by the vet for just over 4 months, plus specially formulated herbal treatments from the Horse Herbalist. We have also had people come and generously volunteer healing sessions with Polly with Reiki, Kahuna and psychic healing.
Over the past few weeks we have noticed big changes in Polly, especially since we made a new fence around her house yard and removed the old fence and it's associations with the attack. We used some of your funds to purchase the new fence panels for Polly's yard and it has proven to play an important part in her healing.
Over the past month I've taken Polly out for few walks around the farm. Initially she was very cautious and quite skittish. Sometimes she just didn't want to come out of her yard. Last week she really enjoyed her walk and showed a new confidence and joy in exploring that we haven't seen since she was abused. She's even begun to sit again sometimes for special treats, another sign that she's coming back to her old self. She is also enjoying digging again in her digging yard -- another sign of recovery.
Here is a beautiful photo I took on her walk last week, and she is obviously smiling and happy. We are overjoyed to see her happy personality coming back after such a long time.
We want to thank each and every one of you for your generous support over the past 5 months. It has made a huge difference and really helped Polly on her long road to recovery.
On Saturday July 1st at 1pm we are inviting everyone who has supported Polly to come and join us for special "Polly Party" to celebrate her recovery and to thank you for your important part in this journey. It will also be celebrating her 12th birthday -- she was born late June 2005.
The perpetrators remain in police custody with the court case set for August 20th in Lismore.
You will find further Polly updates on our website http://permaculture.com.au/djanbung-gardens/pollys-blog/
Polly will be receiving visitors again from Jan 4th during Djanbung Gardens open hours: Wed-Sun 10am-4pm
This campaign was created by Georgia Matherson to help us and Polly, she then transferred it directly to me, Robyn Francis, Polly's owner hence the change of name. For those who have emailed and received no reply, our permacuture college is closed for Christmas and New Year and there's no-one in the office to answer. I do not give out my private email. You can try messaging me on Facebook if you still have concerns.
I know I have emailed you, but have received no reply. I am concerned regarding the authenticity of this go Fund me account . Why was it started under Georgia Matherson then changed to another name. I ha e donated but need to know it's going to Polly.
...how could anyone do such a thing
Happy New Year to Polly, I'm pleased she's feeling better. xx
Thank you so much Robyn, all good. It is a busy time of year. Wish all the best to sweet Polly and all of you. Sending heaps of good thoughts to get through this sad time xx
So much love + hugs to you sweet Polly x
I'm a bit confused. When you started the go fund me account. It was under the name of Georgia Matherson, then you changed it to Robyn? You have not returned any of my emails in relation to the authenticity of this Go Fund me account. Can you please verify it . I just need to confirm my donation is going to Polly. Thankyou