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November 9, 2009


November 9, 2009

Based in Coventry, Connecticut, Tara Farm Rescue is a non-profit animal sanctuary, dedicated to easing the suffering of animals. It was started by Bonnie Jeanne Gorden and initially engaged in providing home to unwanted horses. Today, Tara Farm Rescue is open for many unwanted, abused and neglected animals, including pigs, cows, rabbits, chickens, dogs, goats and cats. They also make it a point to place their animal members in loving and caring adoptive homes after rehabilitation. The rescue has over 140 animals at present time and needs your support urgently due to the state of the economy and other animals waiting for rescue. Please give generously and utilize the WISH LIST: ANIMAL FEED & SUPPLIES: Horse Feed (low protein, hi fat) such as Blue Seal Sport Nutrena Complete, Senior and Legacy [Thompson's Feed Store (860)429-9377 ] Hay & Straw Cows Sweet Feed Goats Sweet Feed Potbellied Pig Food Chicken feed Science Diet Feline Iams dry cat food Canned cat food Dog Food - canned (any brand) Horse wormer Vet wrap Wood shavings Phoenix and Munson GIFT CERTIFICATES: Dr. Bud Allen; Veterinarian for Acupuncture/Chiropractor (413) 268-8387 Bolton Veterinary Clinic (General Veterinary Services (860)646-6134 Salem Valley Vet (860) 859-1649 Mackey's (860) 423-6311 Thompson's Feed Store (860)429-9377 FARM SUPPLIES: Skid steer (Bobcat) Run-in sheds Snaps & Hooks Deck Screws [ 1 5/8", 2.5", 3" ] Galvanized tube gates [ 8' - 10' and 12' ] Pressure treated 4x4 plies @ 8 feet 1/2" ply wood sheets Galvanized roofing tin PVC pipes for water 1' diameter

The Great!

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

the foster homes that BonnieJean Gorden constantly searches for to help these animals and to end abuse, neglect and cruelty. She is a dedicated animal handler and is always checking on the animals even the adopted ones. The farm operates with volunteers!

Ways to make it better...

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

hire BonnieJean as rescue manager because she has the knowledge and expertise to run the rescue even with meager means.

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

is the care the animals receive from BonnieJean Gorden. She is truly doing this work for the animals welfare and at present has a full house but still searches for ways to take in more animals and shelters them until adopted or to the end of their lives.

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

skilled in animal handling and caring and provided individual companionship to each animal by bonding with the animal and trying to find foster or adoption homes for all animals.

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

spend it on animals, take in more needy animals and provide a safe haven for all animals in its care. That would be great, because then the animals would be in solid barns (instead of stalls)+ we would not need to foster the overflow of the rescue in RI.

Ways to make it better...

the grant givers could have provided a large grant to start a PetPal program for family members of serving military members. This would have provided a source of animal/human interaction that would relief stress and anxiety for these families.

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

not enough contributors due to the economic downturn of the country and the increasing number of foreclosed farms in New England. The other biggest challenge is that winter is on our doorstep and the animals needs (see wishlist)

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

BonnieJean Gorden is the real Dr. Doolittle and devoted to provide the best care to all animals at the rescue. Please give generously! Take a look on their website: www.TaraFarmRescue.org Thank you Christine Tierney

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