There is much more that happens after the initial animal rescue. Yes, that’s the important step, but what happens when they get to Hollow Creek Farm Equine and Canine Rescue in South Carolina?
The first step is the initial rescue, whether from hoarders, dog fighting rings, severe abuse and neglect situations, puppy mills, or other forms of animal exploitation.
There is a constant list of repairs, cleaning, and skills needed to do the above and the energy through any illness, exhaustion, and weather, and days off.
The hardest part of it all is knowing you have to do all these things on a shoestring budget. Can YOU figure out how to get a $3500 project done for $400? We do it all the time.
But if we knew that money, food, medical care, and shelter were covered, we could get through the rest. Fundraising, asking, and trading services never stops. It’s a full-time job.
But you also have to know about carpentry, welding, running equipment, repairing it. As you can see, the video shown here is the first step to installing the new fences to make sure they are not washed away in hurricane season.
FYI: Hurricane season is March through November every year. Hollow Creek Farm Rescue is located directly on top of Hollow Creek.
We’ve got to put new cross cut fencing in for Marengo and Olive Oyl our two new equine guests so they can have a private pasture and shelter. They cannot upset our senior horses that are on a different feeding program.
In order to get what we need on the cheap, we spend time looking for promo codes, coupons, rebates, sales, and scan craigslist for materials and deals.
We have been busy clearing the tree line for the new fence as the current fence is 20 years old. We are always in need of building materials of all sorts:
We are so grateful for those that help us help the animals. The tasks like the one in this video are needed by rescue organizations. Skilled individuals willing to donate a few hours a year are so greatly appreciated by us and other organizations.
If you have a talent, share it with an organization in need in your area. If you don’t have a skill, offer to dig in and get dirty just a couple hours a year. It helps more than you could ever imagine. Want to donate? We’re so thankful to our #FarmFriends!