Dear friend of farm animals,
Farm Sanctuary is about to start construction on a state-of-the-art Small Animal Hospital at our New York Shelter, and we urgently need your help.
For years, our New York Shelter has been caring for newborn and small animals in the property’s original farmhouse, built in the 1880s. Now, we are raising the bar for medical care in our Watkins Glen sanctuary by building a new facility designed to meet the unique needs of our littlest rescued farm animals.
I have a special video message from Susie Coston — Farm Sanctuary’s National Shelter Director — to tell you more about what our new hospital will mean to the animals in our care. Watch the video and donate now to help get this meaningful project off the ground.
We need to complete basic construction before the cold weather sets in, but the project carries a daunting price tag of $754,000, and we must raise $190,000 of that amount before September 30 to meet that goal and be “closed in” by winter.
I hope I can count on you to continue your support so we can meet this challenge. To encourage you to make a donation by September 30, two fellow supporters have generously agreed to match your contribution dollar-for-dollar — up to $100,000. So please, don’t miss this special opportunity to donate now and double the impact of your gift.
Like humans, farm animals become stressed and frightened when they need urgent medical care. This is especially true for sick, injured and abused farm animals. Currently these animals must to be transported miles away to receive care at an unfamiliar facility.
The Small Animal Hospital will be designed with animal care in mind. Animals who need IVs, oxygen therapy, catheters, minor surgeries, or other critical care can be treated on-site, rather than taken to area veterinary hospitals. Veterinarians will also be able to make house calls to perform certain procedures on-site in the new facilities. This will prevent many of our animals from having to face the stress of transport at an already painful and frightening time.
Jack’s story is a perfect example. Farm Sanctuary rescued Jack, a newborn baby goat, after he’d been abandoned and left to die in a frigid stockyard pen. We rushed him to our shelter, where we gave him medicine and began treating him for pneumonia. But when we realized he needed IV antibiotics, nebulization and fluids, we knew we had to transfer this tiny infant to a fully equipped facility.
With your donation — which will be matched dollar-for-dollar — you’ll help ensure that babies like Jack can receive the emergency care they need right here at Farm Sanctuary. Not only that, the state-of-the-art facility will allow Farm Sanctuary to take a step forward in our ability to educate students and veterinarians about farm animal care and serve as a model for other shelters across the nation.
But we are racing against the clock to raise $754,000 for this important project. Most immediately we need $190,000 to complete basic construction before the cold weather sets in.
Watch our video to learn more about this amazing step forward in our ability to fully care for abused and neglected farm animals. Then donate by September 30 to help us meet our goal and have your gift matched dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000.
Please don't wait. We need you with us in this critical endeavor.
Yours for farm animals,
President and Co-Founder
P.S. We couldn’t be more excited about this new Small Animal Hospital, but we need your help to build it. Any donation you make by September 30 will be matched dollar-for-dollar — up to $100,000 — doubling the impact of your gift. Please donate today.
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