Kelly hasn’t just rescued horses. This foster farm is home to several dogs, a group of pot belly piggies, a donkey and a small herd of horses. Some of these are permanent residents, due to health issues that prevent them from being adopted by another family. So, while the farm is their forever home, they provide excellent company for the fosters while they wait for adoption by a qualified applicant.
What can guests do on a foster farm?
Pour yourself a coffee, pull up a chair and lemme tell you all about it...
Foster farms often welcome volunteers who are able and willing to throw some hay (for feeding or storing), clean some stalls, take a donkey for a walk, a horse for a ride, or maybe spend some time petting a pig who loves pampering.
Often there are fix-it lists to help out with like fence mending and equipment repairs or maintenance.
That’s the short list.
What can visitors expect in return?
❣ A decrease in stress. (See how and why that works by clicking here.)
❣ An enhanced sense of well-being.
❣ An epic serving of love from residents who will sincerely appreciate your attention.
❣ The satisfaction of knowing you’ve made a good difference in the lives of others.
Again, that’s the short list.
Within moments of arriving you’ll see the labor of love Kelly puts into her foster farm. Nearly all of the money it requires to maintain comes out of Kelly’s own earnings, including the cost of hauling her trailer to pick up a rescued animal.
Below is a short slideshow featuring some of the farm’s awesome residents.
A little more about Kelly and Heartland Equine Rescue
I know there are loads of not-for-profits out there who need your attention and interaction, but I’ve featured this one because it’s one with a couple foster farms in my own area, and Kelly Wicker is one of the most sincerely caring people I’ve ever met in the “horse folk” and animal rescue community.
I’ve visited her on the foster farm, and seen her work in action within my own community. Kelly and the other volunteers with Heartland are as cool as it gets. I pray all rescue operations follow their great example of how to do things with the same high standard of monetary integrity and quality of care they consistently employ.
If you’ve got a few extra coins to put to good use throughout the holidays (and hopefully, the rest of the year) please consider Heartland, and/or one of their foster farms in your own area. You’re gift will be put to use in wonderful ways. I’ll be introducing more foster farms in upcoming episodes. It's my plan to entice you into at least visiting one and perhaps developing friendships with the volunteers and the animals they help save.
Just click here to visit Heartland’s website to learn more about who they are, what they do and how you can be a part of their endeavors.
That's it for this one!
God bless you, thanks for the visit and thanks for your support of the indie biz blogging community and quality foster facilities, like those associated with Heartland Equine Rescue!
P.S. Don't forget, our awesome-sauce U.S. Marines are collecting Toys for Tots, so ... just sayin'! 😎
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