New Moon Farm Goat Rescue & Sanctuary
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.
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.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I wouldn't change the organization -- just increase its resources.
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?
Volunteer & Rescued six goats; volunteered for cleaning, building, goat care; donate when I can.