Visit to Cotton Branch Farm Animal Sanctuary
(This meetup has been cross-posted from the SC Animal Advocacy League)
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!
Come and spend some time with the horses, donkeys, goats, pigs, dogs, cats, ducks and geese who are lucky enough to live at Cotton Branch Farm Animal Sanctuary!
You'll also get the chance to meet some animal lovers from the Charleston Veggie Meetup who are also planning an outing that day!
The owners will give us a tour, then we are welcome to do some work around the farm or just hang out with the animals and enjoy the beautiful views.
If you would like to bring something, fruits and veggies for the resident beasts are always welcome- apples, potatoes, carrots, squash etc.
Financial donations are a constant need as well. Cotton Branch relies on the generosity of regular people like us to keep the sanctuary going as they receive no funding from the federal, state or local government.
Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Also we advise bringing the following:
- WATER (and possibly a cooler for it. It will be hot)
- WORK GLOVES
- BUG REPELLANT
For those interested, we may have a late lunch somewhere in Columbia afterward.
*Please leave four-legged family members at home