Yay! Another visit/volunteer day at Cotton Branch Animal Sanctuary in Leesville, SC (about 30 minutes from downtown Columbia).
This time some animal-loving friends from Augusta's HARTE group will be joining us! For liability reasons, all volunteers must be 18 or over.
What is Cotton Branch?
Here in South Carolina there are several places for cats and dogs to get help, and we have Carolina Wildlife Care to take in any wildlife in trouble... yet there are many needy animals that do not fall into either of these categories and have no place to go.
Animal Control and the SPCA do not have the facilities to keep such animals, and they are routinely euthanized. Many of them have never enjoyed decent food, a warm bed, or a special snack from a loving hand.
Cotton Branch Farm is a non-profit sanctuary which will be a refuge for such animals: horses, goats, cows, pigs, llamas, donkeys, mules, emus, chickens, turkeys and peacocks -- all the critters that are now falling through the cracks!
Now, abused and neglected critters will be able to live out their lives in comfort and peace, never to face hatred, confinement, or starvation again. They deserve no less!
It's not required to work, but if you would like to volunteer and help out (we may clean out the baby pools, pick up garbage, feed the animals veggies, brush the pigs :) etc.) please wear clothes that can get dirty. You will probably want to bring a bag lunch (meat-free, please) or a snack or two.
Also we advise bringing the following:
- PLENTY OF WATER!
- WORK GLOVES
- BUG REPELLANT
- PRODUCE (apples, lettuce, sweet potato, carrots, tomatoes)
*Please leave four-legged family members at home*
Check out the Cotton Branch website and Facebook page.
Please make a DONATION if you are able. Jan and her volunteers do wonderful work and they are always in need of financial support to keep the animals fed and the shelters intact. They will also be taking time out of their already busy day to give us a tour.
Click here for driving directions to the sanctuary.