If you want to know how kind a person is, you should always see their action and not their words. Because a person can promise to offer all the help in the world. But in reality, that person might not fulfill what s/he has claimed.
We should not just lend a helping hand to other humans but also to animals. Just like Adri Rachelle did. She has not just opened her heart for neglected animals but also her home for pets. If you want to see how she is taking of 200 animals, scroll down.
“If an Ewok fell in love with Snuffleupagus their child would look like a baby Scottish highland cow”
“What you’re greeted by pulling up to the farm”
“It became clear to me that this wasn’t a hobby for me, it had been the story of my life since I was a child and I wanted to officially choose it as my life’s primary focus,” she told us.
“Bri helping me puppy sit during our first Twitch Livestream today”
“Animals that are broken and in danger have always seemed to cross my path and knowing that I’m offering them a safe place to heal gives my life a purpose and that reward far outweighs all of the time, money, and sadness running an animal sanctuary can bring,” she revealed.
“While the reality of caring for this many animals means I’m doing it morning until night, 7 days a week, without vacations, I love every minute of it.”
“Squeaky clean Tot”
“I receive their affection, smile at their joy, laugh at their antics, and reciprocate their love all day long! If I wanted to only meet their basic needs, food, water, cage cleaning, I could be done within a few hours and walk through those steps in my sleep at this point, but that is never what I want,” she opened up to us that she goes the extra mile.
“So, after adding in the spending time with all of them, even if it is just observing them, it’s a full day. It’s my heaven on Earth… but it is technically very demanding. This is especially true because the residents are generally either neglected, seniors, unhealthy, or unhandled.”
“It’s chilly out today so I took my coffee and a blanket outside and sat with them…I’m not able to pet them but Mom accepts the animal cookies I throw in her direction”
“A dog may be terrified of me at first, but it learns from the others here that this home is safe, and takes comfort and joy from the other dogs. A feral pig doesn’t have to face its fear of humans, it gets its social needs completely fulfilled by the other pigs. The parrots can spend an entire day conversing and interacting with other parrots, which is really more fulfilling of their natural needs.”
“The pigs keep trying to figure out a way in…”
“Kiss a cow – it makes everything better”
“The operating costs right now, starting out and being tasked with building permanent structures and fencing, etc., are huge. Being a newer sanctuary also means we aren’t established enough for people to be donating large amounts. I think it’s important that anyone who pursues this path is financially prepared to be investing all of their own money in the beginning,” she said.
“Afternoon with Bilbo, because there’s no escaping him! He’s my shadow anywhere I go”
“Cashier: Now these do expire in the next 6 months. The woman who bought a few bags before you had 3 dogs so it wasn’t a problem…
Me: … I have approximately 8 dogs, depending on how many strays/foster show up any given day. This will last a week.”
“The feed bills average $1,300 a month. Vet care fluctuates greatly but on a yearly basis, we can generally predict about $10,000. Setting up the sanctuary over the last year has cost around $50,000 in materials.”
“I think for animal lovers it goes without saying that every dollar is so worth it, but it is a huge financial sacrifice. Caring for nearly 200 animals, and wanting to be prepared to offer a home to emergency cases in need at any time is expensive!”
“I also pride myself on always exceeding an animal’s basic requirements for living… I want them to be spoiled and try to create homes for them that are absolutely over the top and incredible! Thrive instead of just survive!”
“The piglets can’t climb on top of him for their daily nap fast enough! As soon as he’s finished his meal and I open the door it’s a race to start the cuddling!
*Hodor sits in a crate before & after meals to prevent bloat.
*Pigs & dogs should never be left alone unsupervised”
“Must be dinner time!’
“One of the biggest goals I have, that sets us apart from a lot of other facilities of this type, is not being open to the public… which means there’s a huge potential source of income we’re missing out on.”
“I feel strongly that the constant revolving door of strangers coming to observe the animals is very stressful for animals that are in recovery, old, or sick. Instead, I’m hoping sharing them on social media regularly will ultimately be enough to facilitate donations from people who fall in love with the animals here and want to help us save more in the future—never having to turn an animal away due to financial limitations.”
“Note to self: maybe DONT mop the floor when you have 7 doggy daycare guests and rain is in the forecast”
“Early in the morning – snoozing in the sunshine together. No makeup, haven’t brushed my hair, but this snuggly baby was too cute!!”
“My snuggling supervisors”
“Dinner is served!”
“If I’m very sneaky I can catch the pig pile before they wake up”
“Moms in town so the Sisters are reunited! Spending quality time under piles of blankets”
“In today’s adventures we caught a renegade rooster and turkey and brought them back to live at the farm”
“Can’t believe how much she’s grown in the few months I’ve had her. At two years old she was less than half this current size.”