Painted Rock Animal Farm Sanctuary

$5,080 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 87 people in 43 months
My friend, and founder of Painted Rock Animal Farm Sanctuary, lost everything in a devastating fire on October 22, 2015 which burned their farmhome to the ground.  Everything they owned was lost, including approximately 12-24 rescue cats waiting to find their new forever homes.




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:  

http://www.thebarrieexaminer.com/2015/10/22/opp-say-25-cats-and-five-dogs-perish-in-blaze-at-tottenham-area-animal-sanctuary

Here is what the house looked like prior to the fire:

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I want to personally thank everyone for their support! We have transferred the current balance on this Go Fund Me directly to Laura. We will keep this account open for a short period, but we would like to direct everyone to the other Go Fund Me that was created - it is at https://www.gofundme.com/animalfarmfire. Drop me a line any time if you have any questions.......I will continue to post updates. I am with Laura as I type this and she is extremely grateful for everyone's support!
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You can see the doggie pool, exactly where it sat before the fire.....now, full of charred wood and sooty water :(
What's left of the house
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More pics
Older girl rescued from a BYB
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I spent the afternoon with Laura today, visiting with some of the animals and just getting caught up. We sat down at the computer so Laura could read everyone's comments.
Scared, but safe kitten
1 of the 3 missing - home now
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Painted Rock Sanctuary
43 months ago
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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.

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Laura Cameron
43 months ago
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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.

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Sharon Sweeney
43 months ago

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!

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Tracie Baldwin
43 months ago

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.

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Lianne Huff
43 months ago

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.

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Jeanne Blake
43 months ago

Wonderful update.. fingers are crossed the others are found safe as well. praying for them

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Dawn Young
43 months ago

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

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Dawn Young
43 months ago

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/

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Raised by 87 people in 43 months
Created October 22, 2015
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Beverly Fernando
43 months ago

God Bless you for helping these animals. I hope that ypu are able to rebuild.

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Daune Myles
43 months ago
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anonymous in honour of Zach and Josephine
43 months ago

Bless your hearts for the kindness you provide and I hope you find some comfort to soften this latest devastating blow. Love Colleen

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43 months ago
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43 months ago
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43 months ago
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43 months ago
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Jennifer Campion
43 months ago
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Bonnie & Ed Gilpin
43 months ago

So sad to hear of this tragedy. As former Tottenham residents we are keeping you in our prayers and thoughts.

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43 months ago
Painted Rock Sanctuary
43 months ago
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2

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.

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Laura Cameron
43 months ago
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1

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.

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Sharon Sweeney
43 months ago

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!

+ Read More
Tracie Baldwin
43 months ago

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.

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Lianne Huff
43 months ago

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.

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Jeanne Blake
43 months ago

Wonderful update.. fingers are crossed the others are found safe as well. praying for them

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Dawn Young
43 months ago

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

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Dawn Young
43 months ago

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/

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