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November 19, 2012

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November 19, 2012

I had to surrender an elderly sheep and a livestock guardian llama to New Moon due to a divorce and sale of my farm. The rest of my flock was sold back to the farms where they were born, but my granny sheep was more difficult to place since she wouldn't be bred any longer. Also, I wanted him the llama to be with another flock of sheep so he could continue his good work, but could not find a place for him in my state. For just shy of a year, I couldn't bear to write to ask, as giving them up broke my heart. Today, I received terrific news from Ellen: "Nut [the sheep] was adopted, along with her sheep friend Mocha, to a great home with lots of other sheep and 20 fenced acres. She really is living a sheepie dream! Yama the Llama is with other llamas, and his small herd of Shetland sheep, and seems to be doing great." If I lived closer, I would volunteer at this amazing place. Ellen does a life-saving job with the help of many dedicated volunteers.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 21, 2012

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October 21, 2012

This rescue is wonderful. I have adopted 4 goats from it. Ellen the owner works so hard to make sure goats who usually have no other place to go, are taken in, cared for and when healthy adopted out. This is a wonderful rescue and. Give her the highest rating for all that this rescue does

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

July 8, 2010

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July 8, 2010

Because of New Moon Farm Goat Rescue, I now have Mr. Big, Brother, Sweetness, Voodoo, Fiona and Pickles. I found New Moon Farm Goat Rescue in 2008. It is an exceptional example of a woman's love for animals and her dedicated, long-term efforts to create both a goat haven and goat-loving families. Dogs, cats and horses are higher profile rescues, but once you fall in love with a goat they go to the top with the others! Ellen has an outside job, which carries much of the burden of rescue support. She has developed a cadre of volunteers -- of which I have been one -- to help with everything from cleaning pens to trimming hooves. There is such a positive energy when a group of people comes together to perform physical, productive and satisfying work. With the beneficiaries all around you. What started with a small barn, pasture and some goat pens and temporary shelters is now a large barn and numerous permanent goat shelters with sturdy fencing and larger pens. Ellen's efforts, personal, fund-raising and volunteer, have created a professional and successful goat rescue. As of the first of July, she has taken in 95 animals this year, and found homes for 105 (some that came in last year). There are currently 25 goats and 2 sheep looking for new families. There is currently a fund-raising effort for a new tractor, which is greatly needed, considering the growth of New Moon Farm Goat Rescue.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've adopted six goats myself. I've seen many, many goats and sheep come in -- some in deporable shape -- and go out again with loving families.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't change the organization -- just increase its resources.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Working with like-minded people to help develop a facility so badly needed. And enjoying the goats -- they are so funny and sweet and in need of homes.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

A range of people from kids to seniors, farmers to professionals. We all have a common goal and enjoy working together.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build a larger facility with more features, have a vet on staff, have vehicles for animal transport, expand to other areas in need

Ways to make it better...

Many of the goats coming in weren't in such poor condition and health.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Lack of funding

One thing I'd also say is that...

There are many, many worthwhile causes in the world and it's hard to make a choice for donations. New Moon Farm Goat Rescue is worth your time and money.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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