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This will be the third “Social Media 101” class we have co-organized with Zoe Peled for farm animal sanctuaries and their volunteers. This time with the Vancouver Vegan Resource Centre, we will be sending her to Vancouver Island!
We got contacted by Michelle from Home For Hooves about 4 black pot belly pigs, in a dire situation on Vancouver Island. We helped finding them a home at Little OinkBank Pig Sanctuary and assisted in transportation, from Victoria, BC area back to Aldergrove, BC to their safe forever home. This was a big team effort with so many people involved, including The Farm on and SPCA on Vancouver Island. A big thank you too to the two amazing P.E.A.C.E. volunteers who came along to help, Zoe and Nicola, as well as of course Little OinkBank for giving them a safe forever home.
This is Morky from Island Pacifica Animal Sanctuary on Denman Island. Cheryl Henkelman has been rescuing animals for 40 years and this year started a life long dream of having a sanctuary.
This is how Morky and Cheryl’s story started. Michelle from A Home For Hooves contacted us in April of this year about an abuse case and emergency rescue of 3 pot belly pigs on Vancouver Island. It was a hard search but at the end Cheryl luckily could give them a forever home, which we are forever grateful for!
At the end Cheryl could take care of the transport so we said we’d in return help out by paying for Morky’s neuter. As she is remote with no local vet specialized in pig neuters, which is a high risk operation, she had to get a mobile vet to take a ferry to her. The bill came to over $600 which we can happily say, with all the recent donations, apparel sales and the support on Patreon, we were able to fully pay off for her last week!
We get asked from time to time about starting a sanctuary, so we have complied this resource for anyone interested in starting their own sanctuary. These are recommendations as well as information about how to get setup for success! See “So, You Want To Start A Sanctuary?”
We’ve been making a list and checking it twice… a list of GRANTS!
Especially starting out, or helping with projects at the sanctuary, grants can be very helpful. They do take a lot of work to apply for, but worth the effort if it can help with build infrastructure at sanctuaries to paying for a lawyer to help them get charity status.
So go see what we’ve compiled, and if you know of any more let us know! Sharing is caring, as they say!