Due to many circumstances - Florida's extreme heat and humidity, hurricane season, the very high cost of living and needed changes in lifestyle, we are moving Gentle Souls from South Florida to East Tennessee. In order to do this, we will encounter many extra expenses. Gentle Souls is a small organization, run only by me full time and my boyfriend part time and as much as we WISH we could, very sadly, we just cannot cover ALL the moving expenses for ALL 16 animals and ALL their supplies. We are struggling as it is to afford the property needed to house us all and provide the pasture needed, but we do NOT want to rehome any animals from here, as we truly believe and know they will be better off with us in TN and we do not leave animals behind!
These extra moving expenses will include, but not be limited to:
*Health Certificates and Coggins - required for horses to travel over state lines
*Possible health certificates for other animals and extra vaccinations that we may not normally do
*Hired Trailer Transport of horses from South FL to Tennessee
*POD (storage/moving) for Gentle Souls farm equipment, supplies, coops etc...
* Possible transport of Cat Cabin from South FL to East Tennessee (depending on new property)
*The 'inbetween' moving costs i.e higher priced hay due to no storage (there's already hay shortage) *Lack of auctions and fundraisers due to Covid-19 donations are already way down
So, simply put, we could REALLY use some help :( We have tried not to keep asking for funds during this very strange year, but for this big move, needs must. We are not asking for ourselves, we are asking ONLY for the animals needs, since they have been and always will be the No.1 priority. To be able to serve them better, be with them more outside and for their quality of life as well as ours, after 12 years in FL, we need this move...
Every single donation counts and we KNOW in this time, that each donation is a sacrifice someone has had to make for the animals. Please, please help us by SHARING our fundraiser far and wide and if you are able to donate, thank you so very very much and if not, we ask that you PRAY for our move to be safe and successful as that is JUST as important.
THANK YOU for your continued support of Gentle Souls xxxxxx