The Farm will have NO intake fees for any animals, NO huge amounts of paperwork to fill out, and NO long list of strict criteria for rehoming. I want to give our spare land to rehoming farm animals, and create a ‘farm experience’ and pleasant atmosphere to potential new ‘rehomers’. When they come here they will be able to see chickens free ranging, feed the ducks, get to meet their new pet in a beautiful secure picnic/petting area, and are able to ask about any history known, feed requirements, and care needed etc.
I think this personal friendly approach is what helps build confidence in potential new owners, and we can stress our only criteria is they go to a loving ‘forever’ home, which means they are not to be used for meat. A low but reasonable rehoming fee ensures we are able to cover the costs of collection, feed, rehabilitation, and any possible veterinary care we may need to enable a rescued animal to be happy, healthy and ready for rehoming with new owners.
So much ‘red tape’ sometimes deters people from taking an unwanted animal to a place of rescue. By removing pages of paperwork, intake fees, and adopting the ‘spirit of Koha’ we hope to help save more animals from a needless death, or abandonment.
We shall make it clear too, that we are NOT a public charity, organisation, or animal rights movement etc. We ARE however a privately owned existing farm, that is donating a few ‘Little Acres’ to rescuing farm animals as a non profit organisation. Therefore we do NOT seek public funding, but donations of ‘koha’ will be perfectly acceptable for our cause.
We believe in good will, and have met so many kind and caring people in our field of work. Therefore we embrace the ‘spirit of Koha’ on our farm as the way to operate, and we too can ‘pay it forward’ to help save more lives. - J