As we approach Christmas time, we need your urgent help.
The drought has just gotten worse and worse. The pastures at Little oak are dry and dusty, the creek has stopped and our dams are drying up, and all this before we even hit summer. Due to a decision by council, Local water carters are no longer able to deliver water to us for our tanks, meaning we have to go farther afield to find water to keep our animal residents alive, this will make water deliveries more expensive. The drought is in its third year; things are only getting more desperate.
As we head into summer, we urgently need to stock up on hay for the 186 animals we have in our care, and ensure we have funds to cover water to keep everyone alive. The sheep, goats, cattle, horses, all of our birds, the pigs; all need food and water to survive.
To make matters worse, the cost of hay is at all-time highs ($25 for a small bale and $280+ for large bales), we've calculated we need at least 250 small bales and 20+ large bales to get through summer as there is just no grass. Water cartage pricing increases just add to the pressure.
That's the basics we need to survive, but if we can raise enough we will be able to install some life saving fire protection sprinklers on designated buildings we can use to shelter animals should we be faced with a fire starting so close by that we don't have time to evacuate.
We were put on this planet to rescue and care for animals. We wouldn't have it any other way, but we are asking for your help tonight to help Give Hope to Little Oak.
Hope for animals like Zoe.
Zoe was born on the last day of Winter in an NSW slaughterhouse.
Tragically, after giving birth, Zoe's mother was slaughtered, and Zoe would also have been killed soon after if not for a kind-hearted vet who was visiting that very day. Vets are not required to visit domestic slaughterhouses, however for those slaughterhouses that export it is a requirement to have regular veterinary visits. As heartbreaking a situation as Zoe found herself in, fortune through her a very rare lifeline, as this kind vet contacted us asking if we could help.
She is now with us and will know nothing but kindness.
- $25 buys a bale of hay that will provide feed for animals like Zoe.
- $250 will feed the sheep, goats, cows or horses for a week.
- $350 will cover a load of life sustaining water.
Can you give Hope to Little Oak?
Just $5 from each one of you would get us over the line. It's just the cost of your next coffee in the morning but one that will help save a life.
Can you answer our call? Can you help give hope to animals?