Need funds for new Barn
February 08, 2017
BENEFITING: BEECH BROOK FARM
We have bought our new farm but now need funds to build a new barn as our current barn is structurally unsound. Please help us raise these funds so we can build a NEW BARN. First we have to demolish old barn though which costs dollars and then we will build. We have raised a good portion of the funds but need another 10K to complete this project The 139 horses we have saved to date would hate for us to not have a barn. We have bought a new property but need funds to build a new barn
So, rumor has it (the chickens told me, and they’re no dumb clucks) that Crowdrise is the place to be if you need assets for a good cause. Since I’m a mini-donkey, I figured I should check it out, especially since a different rumor (this one was from Shadow Cat) says that Beech Brook Farm Equine Rescue (BBFER) is losing the lease on its farm and they need to buy a farm so they do not have to close. The hoo-mans who care for us have done the best they can to raise money, but they need more, and fast! Otherwise my friends and I won’t have anywhere to live.
Whoops, sorry. I guess I should introduce myself. I’m Sheba (or Queen Sheba to my fellow rescued equines), and I’m the masscot for BBFER (teehee- yes donkeys have a good sense of humor … you might say I’m a smart ass).
Located in Mystic, Connecticut, BBFER is a 501c3 charity that is dedicated to saving horses, donkeys and mules (including minis like me!). The hoo-mans may think they do all the work, but really I’m the one running things behind the scenes. And now I’m going public in asking you to help us so we can have a new home and add to the 113 equines we have already saved from slaughter and neglect. If we do not raise the funds to buy a new home Beech Brook Farm Equine Rescue will have to close.
Take Skunkie, for example. Last summer, the hoo-mans rescued her from the auction, where she was described as being one year old. So nobody thought she could be pregnant … but she was! Come summer, she gave birth to a 12-pound baby, but he was weak and couldn’t break out of his birth sac. I brayed and brayed until the hoo-mans came and helped him. Boy was that one ugly baby! He couldn’t nurse well, either, so the hoo-mans had to hold him up every few hours to feed. Eventually, though, he grew into his big old jug head and got adopted into a great home with another mini horse gelding. His mom was also adopted and became buddies with a small horse.
Another time, we took in a really thin horse who had been seized by Animal Control. The vet said his body score was 1.5 on a scale of 10, but I showed him how a chunky monkey like me eats all the time, and soon he was gaining weight and looking good. He was adopted along with his mini friend, and is now enjoying the good life down in North Carolina.
I’m no dumb ass—I know raising dollars is hard. I tell my other horse and donkey buddies that BBFER would be rich if we could poop gold, but alas we cannot. So please donate to help us find or build a farm near our current location, so our hoo-man volunteers can rescue more of us from auctions, owner surrenders and neglect situations. Land costs a lot here in New England, so I bray you will help us meet our goal so we can continue to operate and save horses and donkeys from slaughter and neglect!