Sweet Zachary, who nearly died from starvation, had a bit of a setback last week. The ongoing ulcer in his right eye erupted and the eye had to be removed. He has had a lot of trouble putting on weight, which also caused some pressure sores. The hospital did a biopsy and found that he has inflammatory bowel syndrome – treatable by steroids – with treatment he should start to really gain weight quickly.
We hope his hospital stay will only be a while longer. We are welcoming donations of any amount to be made to his fund. We have also put together a wishlist of things that you can send or bring to him that will help him out!
WISH LIST FOR ZACHARY
|Date of letter||Animal||Item desired||Received?|
|12/1||Mamie, dog||Bowls: https://tinyurl.com/bowls-for-mamie
|12/1||Mamie, dog||Bones: https://tinyurl.com/bones-for-mamie
|12/1||Mamie, dog||Sponsorship: http://www.stargazingfarm.org/animals/sponsor-an-animal/||Received!|
|12/2||Don Giovanni, rabbit||Apple/timothy biscuits: https://tinyurl.com/biscuits-giovanni
|12/2||Don Giovanni, rabbit||Oxbow treats: https://tinyurl.com/assortment-giovanni
|12/2||Don Giovanni, rabbit||Vacuum: https://tinyurl.com/bunny-vacuum||Received!
|12/2||Don Giovanni, rabbit||Sponsorship: http://www.stargazingfarm.org/animals/sponsor-an-animal/||Received!
|12/3||Sweetly, goat||Goat Treats: https://tinyurl.com/treats-for-sweetly
|12/3||Sweetly, goat||Water guns: https://tinyurl.com/water-guns-for-sweetly||Received!
|12/3||Sweetly, goat||Sponsorship: http://www.stargazingfarm.org/animals/sponsor-an-animal/||Received!|
|12/4||Sullivan, dog||Bed: https://tinyurl.com/bed-for-sully
|12/4||Sullivan, dog||Bed pads: https://tinyurl.com/pads-for-sully||Received!|
|12/4||Sullivan, dog||Sponsorship: http://www.stargazingfarm.org/animals/sponsor-an-animal/||Received!|
|12/5||Redd, rooster||Feeder: https://tinyurl.com/feeder-for-redd||Received!|
|12/5||Redd, rooster||Leg bands: https://tinyurl.com/leg-bands-for-redd||Received!|
|12/5||Redd, rooster||Sponsorship: http://www.stargazingfarm.org/animals/sponsor-an-animal/||Received!|
|12/6||Carmen, cow||Cowbell: https://tinyurl.com/swiss-cowbell-for-carmen||Received!|
|12/6||Carmen, cow||Halter: https://tinyurl.com/halter-for-carmen||Received!|
|12/6||Carmen, cow||Large mineral feeder: https://tinyurl.com/mineral-feeder-example||Not yet!|
|12/6||Carmen, cow||Sponsorship: http://www.stargazingfarm.org/animals/sponsor-an-animal/||Received!|
|12/7||Maria, cat||Special food: https://tinyurl.com/sensitive-food-for-maria||Received!|
|12/7||Maria, cat||Three-cat-feeder: https://tinyurl.com/feeder-for-maria||Received!|
|12/7||Maria, cat||Sponsorship: http://www.stargazingfarm.org/animals/sponsor-an-animal/||Received!|
|12/8||George, Chinchilla||Replacement pan for condo: https://tinyurl.com/bottom-pan-for-george||Not yet!|
|12/8||George, Chinchilla||Replacement pan for condo- middle area: https://tinyurl.com/middle-pan-for-george||Not yet!|
|12/8||George, Chinchilla||Perch: https://tinyurl.com/rounded-perch-for-george||Received!|
|12/8||George, Chinchilla||Chinchilla treats: https://tinyurl.com/treats-for-george||Received!|
|12/8||George, Chinchilla||Sponsorship: http://www.stargazingfarm.org/animals/sponsor-an-animal/||Not yet!|
|12/9||Milo, dog||Bowls: https://tinyurl.com/bowls-for-milo
|12/9||Milo, dog||Bones: https://tinyurl.com/bones-for-milo
|12/9||Milo, dog||Sponsorship: http://www.stargazingfarm.org/animals/sponsor-an-animal/||Received!|
|12/10||Dee Dee Donkey||Hoof picks: https://tinyurl.com/hoof-pick-for-deedee||Received!|
|12/10||Dee Dee Donkey||Brush: https://tinyurl.com/brush-for-deedee||Received!|
|12/10||Dee Dee Donkey||Barn shovel: https://tinyurl.com/shovel-for-deedee||Received!|
|12/10||Dee Dee Donkey||Sponsorship: http://www.stargazingfarm.org/animals/sponsor-an-animal/||Received!|
|12/11||Senna the alpaca||Cookies – soft: https://tinyurl.com/treats-for-senna||Received!|
|12/11||Senna the alpaca||Mrs. Pastures cookies: https://tinyurl.com/mrs-pastures-cookies||Received!|
|12/11||Senna the alpaca||Minerals: https://tinyurl.com/alpaca-minerals-104||Received!|
|12/11||Senna the alpaca||Tractor bucket (please contact us for details)||Not yet!|
|12/12||Newman Goat||Vet wrap: https://tinyurl.com/vet-wrap-for-newman||Received!|
|12/12||Newman Goat||Curved-tip syringes: https://tinyurl.com/irrigation-tips-for-newman||Received!|
|12/12||Newman Goat||Fig Newtons||Received!|
|12/12||Newman Goat||Shoe protectors for visitors: https://tinyurl.com/booties-for-newmans-visitors||Received!|
|12/12||Newman Goat||Sponsorship: http://www.stargazingfarm.org/animals/sponsor-an-animal/||Received!|
|12/13||Leo the Goat||Hose quick-connects: https://tinyurl.com/quick-connect-hose-tools||Not yet!|
|12/13||Leo the Goat||Hose splitters: https://tinyurl.com/hose-splitter||Not yet!|
|12/13||Leo the Goat||Fence-fixing tools: https://tinyurl.com/fence-fixing-tools||Received!|
|12/13||Leo the Goat||
|12/14||Ray Ray, the sheep||Heater water bucket: https://tinyurl.com/heated-water-bucket||Received!|
|12/14||Ray Ray, the sheep||Eye wash: https://tinyurl.com/eye-wash-for-ray||Received!|
|12/14||Ray Ray, the sheep||Eye ointment: https://tinyurl.com/ophthalmic-ointment-for-ray||Received!|
|12/14||Ray Ray, the sheep||Sponsorship: http://www.stargazingfarm.org/animals/sponsor-an-animal/||Received!|
|12/15||Waldo the pig||Vitamins: https://tinyurl.com/vitamins-for-waldo||Received!|
|12/15||Waldo the pig||Coconut oil: https://tinyurl.com/coconut-oil-for-waldo||Received!|
|12/15||Waldo the pig||Cordless dremel: https://tinyurl.com/toenail-dremel-for-waldo||Received!|
|12/15||Waldo the pig||
|12/16||George the goose||Broom for the chicken barn: https://tinyurl.com/broom-for-missus-george||Not yet!|
|12/16||George the goose||Shovel: https://tinyurl.com/shovel-for-georges-missus||Received!|
|12/16||George the goose||Extension cord: https://tinyurl.com/extension-cord-for-george||Received!|
|12/16||George the goose||Better deal on 2 extension cords: https://tinyurl.com/twofer-extension-cords-for-geo||Received!|
|12/16||George the goose||Sponsorship: http://www.stargazingfarm.org/animals/sponsor-an-animal/||Received!|
|12/17||Bruno the horse||Eye wash: https://tinyurl.com/eye-wash-for-bruno||Received!|
|12/17||Bruno the horse||Fly mask: https://tinyurl.com/fly-mask-for-bruno||Received!|
|12/17||Bruno the horse||A top loading washing machine (older model is preferred, used is just fine!)||Not yet!|
|12/17||Bruno the horse||Sponsorship: http://www.stargazingfarm.org/animals/sponsor-an-animal/||Not yet!|
|12/18||Salvo the horse||Lead rope: https://tinyurl.com/lead-rope-for-salvo||Received!|
|12/18||Salvo the horse||Lunge line: https://tinyurl.com/lunge-line-for-salvo||Not yet!|
|12/18||Salvo the horse||Battery for clipper: https://tinyurl.com/battery-for-horse-clippers||Received!|
|12/18||Salvo the horse||Sponsorship: http://www.stargazingfarm.org/animals/sponsor-an-animal/||Not yet!|
|12/19||Little Vinnie||Walkie Talkies: https://tinyurl.com/walkie-talkies-for-vinnie||Received!|
|12/19||Little Vinnie||Berry-flavored goat snacks: https://tinyurl.com/goat-snacks-for-vinnie||Not yet!|
|12/19||Little Vinnie||Sponsorship: http://www.stargazingfarm.org/animals/sponsor-an-animal/||Not yet!|
|12/20||Cinnamon||Tunnel ledge: https://tinyurl.com/cuddle-ledge-for-cinnamon||Received!|
|12/20||Cinnamon||Litter box: https://tinyurl.com/big-litter-box-for-cinnamon||Received!|
|12/20||Cinnamon||Top loading washing machine (same request as Bruno!)||Not yet!|
|12/20||Cinnamon||Sponsorship: http://www.stargazingfarm.org/animals/sponsor-an-animal/||Not yet!|
|12/21||Angel||Hoof trimmer sharpener: https://tinyurl.com/hoof-trim-sharpener-for-angel||Received!|
|12/22||Brandy||Hand warmers: https://tinyurl.com/hand-warmers-for-brandy||Received!|
|12/22||Brandy||Hoof rasp for Brandy: https://tinyurl.com/hoof-rasp-for-brandy||Not yet!|
|12/22||Brandy||Sponsorship: http://www.stargazingfarm.org/animals/sponsor-an-animal/||Not yet!|
|12/23||Madison||Bandage scissors: https://tinyurl.com/scissors-for-madison1||Not yet!|
|12/23||Madison||Blunt-tipped scissors: https://tinyurl.com/scissors-for-madison2||Not yet!|
|12/23||Madison||Gate wheels: https://tinyurl.com/gate-wheel||Not yet!|
|12/24||Ricardo||Donate to the Ricardo medical fund: https://tinyurl.com/ricardo-medical-fund||Not yet!|
|12/24||Ricardo||Sponsorship: http://www.stargazingfarm.org/animals/sponsor-an-animal/||Not yet!|
Louisa was so shy when she first arrived at SGF that is was almost impossible to get near her. But little by little she has joined our farm family. She spends time with the sheep flock in front of the big fan in the summer, and she has taken a liking to our three new alpaca! Read more about Louisa.
Oreo is the most ornery rabbit you are likely to ever meet. She has reason, although we do feel she might have mellowed a bit over all this time now.
Oreo was brought here as a boarder. She was a very angry rabbit. Her owners never did come to pick her up which made her even angrier. She would lash out at anyone trying to reach into her condo to feed her or, God forbid, pet her. She got the nickname “Killer Rabbit”, or, a la Monty Python, “Run away, run away”. We suspect that her early years with her original owners were not a stellar example of animal care.
Over time she has mellowed. She is very very sweet if you let her run around and will sit in your lap for hours. But if you reach into her condo without her permission …. UH OH!
Emma was living in the woods area of a children’s camp. She shared the space with 3 very obnoxious (but funny) goats who had no concern for her welfare. The caretaker, too, was lacking in that department. She slowly became very thin and depressed, and started having problems walking properly on her hind legs. [Read more about Emma]
We are now opening up sponsorships of Bob the Tractor. Bob has had to go in for his regular checkup at the Frederick Kubota place, and he has several very costly repairs required. Bob is a Very Important Person on this farm. He helps clean up manure and bedding; he gives great joy to our volunteer Dave who regularly turns and moves the compost piles, making wonderful fertilizer for local gardeners; he hauls hay around for the animals; and he allows young volunteers to gain experience driving a tractor. Would you like to sponsor Bob?
Select the animal(s) from whom you want your special valentine’s smooch and we’ll send you your very own digital postcard. Each “kiss” costs only $14 and is a tax-deductible donation to the farm. The kisses are totally germ- and slobber-free, and your donation will help care for the animals here at the sanctuary. You can buy a kiss for a friend, too!
Some of the best gifts you can give the animals are those that will be put to immediate use. If you’d like to contribute with gifts in kind, you can feel good that you are helping in a very direct way. We provide charitable contribution receipts for such gifts. Most items can be obtained from pet stores, grocery stores, hardware stores, or farm supply stores.
** indicates heavily used items
ANIMAL FEED & BEDDING
MEDICAL/FIRST AID SUPPLIES
Miss Bea took to the sheep flock here right away, and her sweet, calm presence always makes one smile. While she was very shy when she first arrived here, she now comes right up to people, particularly if they are carrying a molasses biscuit. These days Miss Bea has some arthritis in her legs, and she finds having her legs massaged is very enjoyable and soothing. Read more about Miss Bea.