Weʼre raising £4,000 to help to fund the setting up of a goat sanctuary here by converting the existing open barn to individual pens for goats
- Carmarthen, Wales
- 9 days to go
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Two years ago I gave up my home to buy the perfect place for the 24 strong goat herd. They have a great place to forage and wander and they have lived communally in one quarter of the barn.
Goats are often misunderstood and many of them get into difficulties because they go to homes as cute little kids and later become smelly bucks! There are many reasons why they need to be rehomed. Perhaps they are mistreated, perhaps their owners need to find them a loving home where they won't be eaten! In any case we would love to provide that lifetime home for them. We will also be offering a carefully monitored adoption scheme and chance to sponsor a goat etc as the sanctuary develops.
This is great for them but as I would love to make this a goat sanctuary and take in needy goats we need to have separate pens so that we can feed them according to their needs and so that the elderly can have a warmer area.
What we need to do is make individual pens with a "roof" as the main barn is quite tall. We need good strong doors and easy to clean pens.
The wall between the barns is a bit low so it needs a long wooden panel put along its length to keep them safe.
To do this there needs to be flush met posts installed and posts to give a rigid structure from which we can attach the wood (above the breeze block that is already there) to provide safe areas. The cost of the materials would be for:
Met posts, timber, hinges, screws and bolts, roofing, posts and paint to brighten it up and give more light. We would also need to fix the roof as there are a couple of leaks. As the roof is so tall this requires a cherry picker or professional to do the work.
To gain charity status we need to already be fundraising. I cannot fund this on my own! We are making an application for charity status and the property here will be put into the charity's name to preserve it for generations to come.
Initially we will have to start on a voluntary basis but once established and if we can raise the funds it would be necessary to employ people who live locally to come and work here and help out.
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Jul 26, 2019
Good luck with this. Keep on working at your goal.
Jul 23, 2019
Such a great cause. Hope you raise the money you need.Very best wishesKim
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I am not important, the goats are! I left London about 12 years ago. I started with the ideal of making cheese etc but there is a need for another sanctuary so that is more important.