Painted Rock Animal Farm Sanctuary
Painted Rock Animal Farm & Sanctuary is dedicated to caring for abused, abandoned and orphaned animals. They have opened their home and lives to all kinds of animals - horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, pigs, ducks and the list goes on.
They ensure each animal receives the proper care and treatment they require. Each animal that arrives at their animal rescue farm is treated on an individual basis, addressing their specific needs - each case is different. Once we get their immediate needs dealt with the biggest challenge and the one we most commonly face is rebuilding their "trust in man".
It is often a very long road we travel with our animal guests but we travel it together. There is no greater feeling then when you take an animal you could not touch or get near, an animal that is empty inside and you help rebuild their trust in humans. Then eventually they return the love and affection that you have given to them - sometime it takes months - sometime years!
They have covered the cost for the animal care themselves, with some help from the sales of their "Annual Rescue Calendar" which were assembled with some of the pictures of the residents here on the farm.
Please consider donating - any amount will help.
The story was reported on a local news page on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/NewTecumsethAndAreaNewsByNewtecradio?fref=ts&ref=br_tf - scroll down the page to see the story.
Here is a link to the story from The Barrie Examiner:
Here is what the house looked like prior to the fire:
Hello everyone, it's Laura here. I want to sincerely thank everyone for your support, prayers, donations and love. You do not understand how much it truly means to us. We are still trying to come to terms with our losses and trying to get everything back on schedule and back to normal. The good news is that another one of the cats has been found - so to date, only two cats are unaccounted for; we're hopeful they will turn up.
Hello Everyone, It's Laura. I want to sincerely thank you for all the ongoing support, it really means the world to both Barry & I. Our heads are still spinning but we are trying get back on track - we are working to get back to a normal schedule to take some stress off of the animals. Once the commotion quiets down and we get back into a routine, the animals will feel more comfortable. Once again we truly appreciate everything that everyone has done. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us here on our Facebook page.
Hi Laura...I am the owner of The Healthy Dog Store in Tottenham and I have quite a few bags of food donated by my distributor for your pups...I have about 40 bags if you want to come by with a truck!
I have a dog pool you guys can have when you're ready. Private message me if you're interested. So sorry for this loss. You are amazing people.
Barry I am so sorry to hear this. I use to bring the cat food to you at Anker meats. You both are in my thoughts and prayers and all you animals.
Wonderful update.. fingers are crossed the others are found safe as well. praying for them
Here is a link to the story in the news: http://www.thebarrieexaminer.com/2015/10/22/opp-say-25-cats-and-five-dogs-perish-in-blaze-at-tottenham-area-animal-sanctuary
Here is a link to their website so you can see some of the wonderful stories of animals they have helped: http://www.paintedrockrescuefarm.com/