Ravenna – When contemplating adopting a brand new pet from a neighborhood shelter, many restrict their search to canine, cats, and different historically home animals. Nevertheless, with Nationwide Undertake a Shelter Pet Day on April thirtieth, Completely happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary factors out that these usually are not the one animals in want of our assist and affection.
In 2020 alone, Completely happy Trails took in a complete of 196 animals: 119 from legal seizures, 45 relinquished from their homeowners, 23 transferred from different businesses, 6 for Amish retirement, 2 that got here from the Sugarcreek public sale, and 1 that was merely deserted. With these numbers, having a fast and simply accessible level of communication with potential adopters, different businesses, donors, and another member of the neighborhood eager to study extra in regards to the sanctuary, is crucial.
Govt director of Completely happy Trails, Laurie Jackson, elaborates, “for Completely happy Trails, social media is a necessary instrument in finishing up our aim to search out loving and endlessly properties for every of our livestock and horses. Having direct entry to our 18K followers on Fb helps to rapidly make coronary heart matches and comfortable endings.”
When Harry Truman, a cockfighting rooster in want of a loving dwelling and a flock of hens to welcome him in, was posted about on their Fb web page to start with of April, it took solely per week for somebody to see him, full an utility to undertake, and embrace him right into a endlessly dwelling.
Whereas a principal focus of the Completely happy Trails Fb web page is to assist these rescued animals discover a good dwelling, the sanctuary additionally makes use of the fundraising tab, which has been utilized by dozens of supporters who create fundraiser targets for his or her birthdays, Earth Day, and different particular events to assist Completely happy Trails proceed their work.
Whereas the worldwide pandemic left many companies floundering and unsure about future prosperity, Completely happy Trails persevered, and admitted their shock and gratitude of their 2021 publication saying, “we wouldn’t have thought it potential, however 2020 completed robust with adoption numbers consistent with the 12 months earlier than. Regardless of COVID-19 and quarantine and uncertainty and warning, our workforce cast ahead. The outcome was 166 animals adopted into loving properties making means every day for the following animals in want.”