Cora and Charlie are our largest residents at Willowbrook Farms. Charlie is a mini donkey, weighing in around 450 pounds. Cora is a 1400+ pound holstein cow that survived slaughter - TWICE. Each have their own story and both deserve the best life possible.
They currently reside in a temporary shelter that does not provide full coverage from the elements. In fact, we have had to replace the cover on the shelter once, which is not an ideal cost for the farm.
This fundraiser is to upgrade their living quarters to a nice, wooden shelter that includes 3 stalls and a tack room. The new shelter would protect them fully from Indiana weather which includes freezing cold winters and the spring/fall thunderstorms. We want to grow our little sanctuary into a wonderful living space for all our residents - and I believe these two deserve a more permanent structure to call their own.
Bonus is that the structure we can get (the most cost-effective) includes a third stall which means if there was another large animal that needed sanctuary (another cow, horse, donkey, etc), we'd be more equipped to help.
In full transparency, we have tried to obtain grant funding for this shelter for over the last year, but we have had no luck. When it comes to shelters and fencing, I am finding grant money to be hard to find and hard to get. I know its a huge ask, but we definitely want to go into winter knowing Charlie and Cora are protected from the winter elements.
Please help us make this happen for them. If you can only give a dollar, that's ok! We live in a world where every single dollar counts!
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The only way to get the word out on GoFundMe Charity is to share the campaign. There is no way to search their site so while there are some great features for charitable organizations like us - we still need all the help we can get in getting the word out.
God bless each of you and thank you for your support!
Willowbrook Farms Animal Sanctuary is a registered 501c3 in Bloomfield, Indiana. We began our mission in 2018, moving to Indiana in September of the same year. We have since grown and now provide care for over 20 residents which include Cora and Charlie.
While our sanctuary is small - we definitely pack a mighty punch, especially for those who have come to live with us. We do our best to go above and beyond what a standard farmed animal would experience. Being able to provide this permanent shelter would be a huge step for us and for them.