Cotton Branch Farm Animal Sanctuary is again in need of help with grounds maintenance, as the population of rescued animals continues to grow.
At present, there is very limited help available, while there is much required to be done on the farm to compensate for the daily requirements.
The animals there are very special, affectionate and in need of your assistance. Your help will be greatly appreciated towards providing for them. Many thanks in advance to all who sign up!
Volunteer days are 18+ only. Please leave 4-legged family members at home.
What To Bring:
- Rake (if you have one)
- Shovel (if you have one)
- Bug Spray/Sunscreen
- Snack (no meat, please)
*Donations of produce (apples, carrots, melons, bananas, greens) and/or financial donations are always needed and much appreciated!
**We are also looking for volunteers who can pick up donated /discarded produce at the Cayce Farmer's Market on Saturdays (not every Saturday, just whenever you are available) and deliver it to the farm. You can stay and feed the animals and you can bring your child as long as you coordinate with Jan, the Cotton Branch Director. Email Rosemary ([masked]) for more details.
The entrance to the farm is located on Lightwood Knot Road, which connects to Cotton Branch Road. Both are unpaved roads. See the map below.
(This event is hosted by our member Rob, an engineer who is assisting Cotton Branch with structural repairs and plans for landscaping, etc.!)
Contact: Rob Francis –[masked] / [masked]
^ Jan, founder and director of the sanctuary, and also the original founder of Carolina Wildlife Care (now Carolina Wildlife Center).
Cotton Branch Farm Animal Sanctuary
A non-profit home for abused and neglected animals
Location: 507 Cotton Branch Road, Leesville, SC 29070
Note: This event was cross-posted from SC Animal Advocacy League because many Columbia Veg members are interested in farmed animal rights/welfare.
While we realize many other members are primarily interested in exploring a plant-based diet for health reasons, an event like this can provide a great opportunity to meet and interact with animals who are usually used for food in our culture. Many people who have the chance to connect with pigs at sanctuaries (they are funny, affectionate and VERY smart- smarter than dogs with the cognitive level of a 3 year-old human child!) find they can't imagine ever eating them again!