With 2017 behind us and a lot to look forward to in the new year, we want to take a look back on another successful year here at Peaceful Fields Sanctuary. Generous supporters, donations, and volunteers helped to make it possible. All of our animal residents were cared for, more lives were saved, new houses were brought to the sanctuary, and an outpouring of support helped immensely in the success and prosperity of 2017 at PFS. The sanctuary was involved with many great events throughout the year both on and offsite.
In 2017, PFS became home to 16 new animals. We welcomed Martha, who very soon after arriving at the sanctuary birthed a baby lamb. We then were able to rescue an unwanted chick from a school project who we named Syd and soon after took in six beautiful chickens in need of a forever home. By September, there were six Cornish chickens who were rescued from a Kapparot Ceremony in New York City and brought to the sanctuary, and most recently a goat, Matilda! All of these animals found refuge and peace here at the sanctuary and we are so happy to be able to give them the life that they deserve. Pictures and information about them and all of our animals can be found here.
Housing is vital in keeping the animals warm, safe, and secure here at the sanctuary. 2017 brought us three new houses; sheep housing for Martha and her baby, a new house for our special needs goat, Beauty, and a new chicken coup, which was donated to the sanctuary when the six chickens were surrendered in the spring. We also received a generous donation from Flooring America Winchester of vinyl flooring to put in Beauty’s new house. The sanctuary is expanding to accommodate all and future animals!
What will 2018 bring?
- One of the goals for this new year include replacing fencing. The existing fences are reaching the end of their life cycle so it is a goal to raise funds to replace with new fencing. The pygmy goat area is already in the works and we hope to continue to eventually cover all thirteen acres.
- Increase the species we can rescue by adding habitat for ducks, geese, turkeys and pigs. While many chickens have been saved and call the sanctuary home, PFS would love to be able to provide a loving forever home to other farmed birds to live free from cruelty such as ducks, geese and turkeys.
- There is a huge demand for rescuing pigs. The need ties with roosters as the sanctuary is contacted on average several times a week about a pig in need. To say yes to these lives, we’d need to build a habitat that would provide a safe and enjoyable space with housing, fencing, food, water and enrichment.
- We’re also committed to saving the lives of even more roosters in 2018 after preparing and setup of further housing we’ve acquired. Roosters are frequently unwanted and considered expendable in both the factory and backyard egg production settings. Plus rescuing them from cockfighting as well as zoning issues.
To Our Supporters
We want to sincerely thank each and every one of you for your kindness, hard work, and passion that drives and supports us to do what we do. We received generous donations, animal sponsorships, wish list gifts, and hands-on support here at the sanctuary. As we continue on into 2018, we hope that you continue with us and support us as we grow and evolve, rescuing more and more animals with each year!
Thank you for your ongoing support!