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Help us Save a Steer and Sheep!

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Raised by 45 people in 4 months
Created July 8, 2018
Help Us Save a Steer and Sheep That Need an Immediate Home!

At Rancho Compasión, we provide a home to previously neglected, exploited, and abused farm animals in Nicasio, California. We open our non-profit sanctuary to a growing number of rescued animals with the support of compassionate family and volunteer caretakers.

We have the opportunity to adopt two new animals into our family but we need your help!  

Every new animal we rescue unfortunately comes with lots of additional costs, such as visits with a veterinarian, transport, and ongoing costs of feed and care. The more money we raise the more animals we can save!

 Louie, a two-year old steer, was originally being raised to be sold for meat by a high-school student involved with the Future Farmers of America (FFA). The student fell in love with Louie and had a change of heart, and couldn’t part with him once she brought Louie to the fair for the show and auction. Unfortunately, the fair had strict rules that Louie had become their property as soon as she brought him to the fair, but she was not going to give up on Louie! So she and her sister went through quite an ordeal with the fair, but in the end managed to save Louie from slaughter and bring him home!  Now she is heading off to college, and wants Louie to be able to continue a life full of love and freedom. That’s where Rancho steps in – we are planning to adopt Louie into our animal herd where he can continue to live a good life.

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Louie is described as “a little spunky but a huge lover who wants nothing but scratches and hugs!” Might sound familiar to those of you that have met our young cow Angel!  Angel is sure to be excited to have Louie’s company, especially after the recent sad loss of our other cow Ericka.

At the same time, Rancho was contacted about a beautiful young Barbados sheep that was found as a stray and brought to Sonoma County Animal Services. We’re still learning about this beautiful sheep but are having her checked by a veterinarian and are hoping to be able to be able to adopt her into the Rancho family as well!  

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We hope that this sheep would be an ideal companion for Joon, our sole sheep at Rancho, who happens to also be a Barbados sheep. We originally adopted Joon with goat Benny, who we sadly lost to cancer last year. The two of them were inseparable friends and their interspecies love for each other lives on in our logo.

Please donate whatever you can to help us provide a loving home for these two, as well as many more!
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Thanks so much for all of your donations! We're nearly halfway to our goal in a little over a week. It's been a busy past few days as we welcomed both Louie the steer and Cinnamon the lamb to their new home at Rancho Compasión on Friday!

Louie is settling in well and seems to be a sweet guy. He was very friendly with folks visiting us for tours on Saturday and happy for some pets and scratches.

It turns out this stray sheep is a very young little lamb, maybe only about 3 months old, so she needs some extra attention and care. Cinnamon is not quite ready to hang with all the big animals but she does seem to have taken quite a liking to the pot-bellied pigs.
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Louie and the sheep are arriving at Rancho today! Stay tuned on Facebook & Instagram today to see their arrivals!
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Thanks so much to everyone that has donated to our campaign so far and gotten us over a quarter of the way to our goal in just four days!

I am very excited to share the update that our veterinarian gave the sheep a clean bill of health so she is ready to be brought into our herd and we’re bringing her to Rancho Compasión tomorrow!

Because she was found as a stray the sheep has no name, so here is your chance to help us name her! Anyone who donates at least $50 by midnight (P.S.T.) on Friday, July 12 can suggest a name for the sheep. The Board will narrow the suggestions down to two names and let our social media followers make the final decision!

If you donate at least $50 please include your name entry in your comment. If you see one already suggested that you like feel free to repeat it and we’ll give it extra weight as we narrow options down. If you’ve already contributed at least this much please edit your comment or send us a message with your name entry. And if you’ve contributed less and want to participate, you’re welcome to donate more to bring it up to the $50 minimum.
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$2,276 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 45 people in 4 months
Created July 8, 2018
Funds raised will benefit:
Rancho Compasión
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Nicasio, CA
EIN: 812342396
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