Come on out to The Farm for a volunteer session, it'll be a fun and fruitful time!
Please allow for sufficient driving time as our Volunteer Orientation begins promptly at 9:30am.
For this special meetup event, Member Michelle and co. are graciously opening their lovely home so that we can meet and socialize with the rescued farm animals that call this wonderful place... home.
Goats: Gibson and Gabriel (Gibby and Gabby) were rescued off Craig's List as "free to good home". They were only 6 months old and unfortunately a surplus from a goat dairy farm. They are now 1 and a half years old and full of energy! They are very friendly and love to be scratched between the horns.
Cow: Rose came from Waddell, AZ where she had lived for 15 years on a wonderful farm with a guardian who loved her dearly. When her human realized her home would be foreclosed upon, she was desperate to find her beloved cow a good home. She had reached out to a local horse rescue group, and the owner of the rescue immediately thought of Michelle. Rose is extremely social and loves to lick!
Chickens: Cupcake (blonde) and Muffin (red) were rescued from Laveen through the Farm Sanctuary adoption network. Their human loved them very much and had raised them from babies. Unfortunately, a neighbor decided to use them for target practice and she knew she had to relocate them to someplace safe. These girls are very sweet and Cupcake loves to be held!
Duck: Dewey and his "siblings" were all rescued from a classroom imprinting experiment, whereas they are raised from eggs by a student and imprint on them only to be sent off to a "farm" where their fate is death. Thankfully this is not Dewey's fate as he now lives on a safe, humane farm!
After our brief Volunteer Orientation, we will:
- groom and pet Rose
- feed the animals, and offer them treats
- scrub the duck ponds and water troughs
- clean duck houses and provide fresh bedding
- clean Rose's feed trough.
Suggested Attire: Wear covered shoes, and pants and a shirt that you don't mind getting dirty (or licked by Rose!). Bring sunscreen and work gloves. Wear a hat if you have one!
We will be providing water, and also light delicious vegan eats immediately following our volunteer session. We hope to see you and yours at The Farm! Youth are warmly welcome to attend, accompanied by an adult.