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URGENT Appeal!

This winter has thrown another curve ball at us and funds are the lowest they have been in a long time.
The rain has been non-stop since July which has put a huge strain on the fields.
I have been here for 7 years, and this is the wettest I have ever seen. Usually, half of my flock are in the front fields and half are in the back but this year all the backfields are trashed and we have had to make the emergency decision to divide the big barn into two and move all the flocks into one area.
This is better for the welfare of the sheep as they are not wading through mud which is causing a lot of foot issues but it means we have to buy a lot of rubber matting for the second entrance into the barn and look at purchasing mud mats for the main entrance.
This means that the straw and hay bills increase massively putting a huge strain on already drained finances.
I have had to pull out a lot of older sheep which has increased the weekly hard feed, vitamins and mineral costs along with a lot more foot care due to wet land.
Over the last couple of years, we have lost some of our best and loyal supporters/friends due to bereavement, people who were not only good and long-term friends but also people who were the backbone of the sanctuary.
I was hoping that we could survive this winter but I never bargained for so much mud which has trashed a big part of the land. This also means that it will likely need to be reseeded which again incurs even more costs.
I have big plans to make this summer successful but looking at the next few months ahead I know the sanctuary is going to struggle financially.
I know it’s not a good time of year to ask for help but needs must.

Even just the smallest donation can make a massive difference to us. If you can spare anything at this time, I hope you will consider donating to us.

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Sheep Sanctuary is set in the heart of the North Yorkshire moors in Whitby. We love and care for sheep, cows, pigs, goats, alpacas, donkeys, geese, turkeys, hens and more.
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In Loving Memory of our much-loved rescues 
Mamamoo & Duke Bullock 
 The mother of all mothers and The little boy with a big voice 

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