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Arco’s Ark Animal Sanctuary cares for over 80 animals big and small. The sanctuary is owned and run by just two people, myself (Carly) and Michael, we have no help with funding or volunteers. The entire sanctuary and residents are paid for completely by ourselves.
This month and last our vet bills reached over £3,000 and we no longer have the finances to pay for anything else. We have decided to no longer take in anymore animals because sadly, we’re just struggling too much and it’s not fair on the animals already with us. Any donation towards the feeding, housing and veterinary costs of the animals at our sanctuary, no matter how small you may think it is will be very gracefully received!
Our animals are our family and other than the farm animals, each and every one of them live indoors with us as part of the family. Not a single kennel in sight, ever. Even the farm animals and horses live right next to the house with CCTV monitoring 24/7 and where I can see them through the windows as I couldn’t stand the thought of them being out of my sight! I love opening the door and seeing them all run to me asking for treats (they’ve trained me well) and I would love to be able to offer this type of home to more of them but we just can’t anymore and it breaks my heart.
We’re no ordinary rescue with kennels, cattery, small hutches and tiny chicken coops. We are a home based sanctuary with a big warm house, sofas, beds (ours included, meaning we’re always squashed every night!), an entire room dedicated to the smaller animals where they can run free and big sheds plus lots of land for the chickens, ducks, horses and pigs to roam and behave naturally. We even have automated heating and lighting so that the animals are never left in the dark or feel too cold if we get back after the sun sets!
We do all of this partly because I’m crazy but mainly because we both love animals and treat them how we would want to be treated ourselves. Surely there are lots of other people out there who see things the same way we do? Sadly i’ve been finding this hard to believe lately and have started to lose faith in humanity but generous donations always prove to me that there are still some good people out there.
Thank you for reading and if you do decide to donate, thank you so so much, from the bottom of my heart.
Carly - Arco’s Ark Founder
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