At this moment, as the country continues to deal with a global health and economic crisis, Giving Tuesday, the groundbreaking global generosity movement, announced #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity, set to take place May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the enormous need caused by COVID-19.
The day is designed to focus on generosity, citizen engagement, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world .
Happy Tales Animal Sanctuary is still here serving our furry residents throughout the community! Since the shelter-in-place orders, here’s what we’ve been doing:
- While we are always caring for the animals here at Happy Tales, we've continued to widen our efforts and with more people at home, we have been getting more calls for wildlife in need. This month we have taken in several wildlife cases, including the adorable baby robins pictured above, that we have been feeding around the clock!
- We also took in the beautiful dog pictured above, Mayleah, formerly "Higgins" who was saved from a horrendous hoarding situation just to be deemed "unadoptable" at the shelter she was brought to and slated for the euthanasia list. Thanks to a couple of dedicated workers at the shelter, we installed a fence and she was brought here to Happy Tales, where she has blossomed and now loves to greet everyone she meets.
- We have also been working hard on projects around the land. We have installed the first of may gardens and planted over 50 plants that will feed the animals, us, and eventually become a part of our agro-tourism plans. We have also been working on the Tentrr site and have a beautiful place for guests to stay and "glamp" (glamourous camping) while enjoying the peace and serenity of the property and meet all of the animals.
This #GivingTuesdayNow, we ask you, our loyal supporters to join us. You have been with us all along this long, but well-worth it, journey.
Though we have experienced a drop to our revenue streams due to Covid-19, my hope is abundant for what we have done and will continue to do, TOGETHER! THANK YOU doesn't seem enough to express our gratitude.
Because of YOU, our future remains BRIGHT! Thank you, thank you, thank you!