You can make a difference to the lives of rescued animals. By becoming a sponsor to one of the residents at Wildwood Farm Sanctuary, you will not only be providing for their long-term care, but for the care of all the animals who call the sanctuary home. Your kind monthly gift will provide food, shelter, medical care and any other needs your sponsored animal and their friends may need.
Charlotte (Cow) – $100 for one year
Hi, my name is Charlotte and I have an incredible story to tell you. My story is one of deep sorrow, but also one of amazing compassion. My story starts before I was even born. Sadly, I am a type of cow that is bred to be eaten. One day, a man was called to kill my mom, so that people could eat her. After this man killed my mom, he realized she was pregnant with me. The man felt so terrible, that he performed an operation on my mom so I could be born. For the first two weeks of my life this man kept me at his house and looked after me. But he knew he could not keep me forever, as I would get too big to live in his house, so he reached out to Wildwood Farm Sanctuary to ask if I could live there.
The nice people at Wildwood Farm Sanctuary welcomed me with open arms and looked after me around the clock, feeding me milk and making sure I was warm and comfortable. I really missed not having my mom, but I knew I was lucky to live with such kind people, who promised they would never eat me and would always look after me. I grew very fast and loved to play with my human friends. I also soon made friends with the other animals at the sanctuary, including goats, sheep and alpacas. I can even be seen sometimes chatting over the fence to the geese.
While the start of my life was tragically sad, I now know I am going to have a long and happy life at Wildwood Farm Sanctuary. I am however looking for some people to sponsor me. You see, I eat a lot, and by being my sponsor, you can help provide my feed as well as anything else I may need along the way. You will not only be helping me, but also all of my new friends, who have been so welcoming to me. Will you please consider being my sponsor?
Dolly (Sheep) – $75 for one year
Hi, my name is Dolly and I am one of the older residents at Wildwood Farm Sanctuary. I have not been keeping very good track of my age, but I think I am about 10 years old. Before coming to live at the sanctuary, I did not have a very good life. All I knew was neglect. I was never looked after properly, but thankfully one day, a group of people came and took me and my friends away from where we were living. We were so scared. We did not know what was happening. Were we going to be taken somewhere worse to live?
My best friend Doc and I stuck together, and before we knew it, we arrived at Wildwood Farm Sanctuary. The nice lady who runs the sanctuary took Doc and I straight to see the vet. I was so sick from neglect that the vet thought I should be put to sleep. The nice lady said “no way” and she promised me she would do all she could to look after me. Doc and I recovered well from our terrible past and learned what it was like to be looked after and to live in a place where people are kind and gave us everything we needed.
Sadly, Doc passed away from a brain tumor a while ago, and while I miss him a lot, I have made new friends and am happy with my life now. I get lots of treats and the humans love me. What else could I ask for? I do suffer from pretty bad arthritis, but am given medicine to help me feel better. By sponsoring me, you will help take care of me for the rest of my life, as well as all my new friends at the sanctuary. Please help me live my retirement being cared for by becoming my sponsor.
Doodle (Goat) – $60 for one year
Hello, my name is Doodle and I am one of the smallest goats at Wildwood Farm Sanctuary. I do not remember much from my early life, but I sure do remember how I came to live at the sanctuary. I was dumped on the streets in a town called Beaverton. It was pretty scary being out in the big world all by myself and it was really hard to find something to eat. People were not mean to me thankfully, and some people fed me human food like French fries. I thought they were pretty tasty, but I have since learned that is what is called “junk food”, meaning it is not good for humans, let alone a little goat.
Thankfully, someone called Wildwood Farm Sanctuary, and they opened their gates to me and I finally had a place to call home. It was a little strange at first being around other goats and having to eat hay, but I soon adjusted and I now love living here. I do sometimes forget I am a goat though and try and sneak out the gate to be with the humans.
I really don’t know what would have become of me if I had not come to live at Wildwood Farm Sanctuary. I am sure I could not have survived on the streets for too much longer, and I have no doubt a diet of that “junk food” would not have been good for me in the long term. I am safe now, but I would like to ask you if you would consider being my sponsor? By being my sponsor, you will ensure I get all the care I need for the rest of my life, and you will also help the other goats and animals at the sanctuary receive the care they need too.
Belle (Turkey) – $50 for one year
Hi, my name is Belle, and they tell me that I was bred to be a commercial turkey. I am not really sure what that means, but I am told I am very lucky to have not ended up the way most commercial turkey’s do. I came to live at Wildwood Farm Sanctuary after I was found abandoned behind a store on Christmas Eve. The person who found me reached out to the kind humans at the sanctuary, and they came and took me home on Christmas Day.
I am very happy living at the sanctuary, but one thing I am not very happy about is the restricted diet I am on. I am told that it is because I was bed to be constantly hungry, so that I would overeat and grow really fast, and then I would become someone’s food. That confuses me, because I am just happy to head grains and vegetables. Why would someone want to eat me? I have to be on this restricted diet to stay at a healthy weight, as if I get too heavy, I won’t be able to walk, and I would be at risk of a heart attack. I suppose the humans at the sanctuary only have my best interests at heart.
I am happy to know that I can live my life being loved and safe at Wildwood Farm Sanctuary. I have all I could possibly need here. I have my own house, and I get to go outside and enjoy the grass and sunshine. By sponsoring me, you will help take care of me for the rest of my life, as well as the other residents who call the sanctuary home. Will you please be my sponsor?
Henry (Goose) – $40 for one year
Hello, my name is Henry, and I am one of the first residents you will meet at Wildwood Farm Sanctuary.
I consider myself the boss of the barn, and I take my job quite seriously. I like to keep an eye on the goings on and am particularly protective of my rooster friends. I am one of the longer term residents at Wildwood Farm Sanctuary, arriving in 2012 after being found abandoned at a pond near a library. Lucky for me, there was a place for me at Wildwood Farm Sanctuary. I am not sure what would have become of me if I didn’t come to live here.
You may wonder why I don’t live with the other geese at the sanctuary? Well, I don’t really consider myself one of them, and I much prefer hanging out with all my friends. I don’t care what species they are. I like them all, especially the humans I know well. As you can see from my profile picture, I like to help with the farm chores and big projects. I am not sure what the humans would do without my help! Thank you so much for being my sponsor. I now consider you my friend too.
Fraser (Rooster) – $30 for one year
Hi, my name is Fraser and I know I am really lucky to be living at Wildwood Farm Sanctuary.
I found myself, along with a large group of other roosters, dumped in downtown Portland. This was really frightening, as we had no idea where we were and there were so many noises, sights and smells we were not familiar with. Not long affter that, we were all picked up and taken to the Multnomah County Animal Shelter. I am told this is usually where dogs and cats go when they are lost, but sometimes they help animals. We could not stay there, forever, so the kind people at Wildwood Farm Sanctuary offered me and my friend Roo Paul a home. I am so happy living here and knowing I am safe and loved. I cannot think of anywhere else I would rather live. Thank you for sponsoring me and helping with my care.