The sponsorship pack arrived a few days ago and, so, I’m happy to present Dexter to you. Dexter is a cross breed pig which loves going for walks in his harness. He was welcomed at Hopefield Animal Sanctuary in December 2017. His owner could no longer care for him.
Today he is very happy at the sanctuary, going for walks with the staff, but only after his meal is over. There are a few more pigs at the sanctuary for him to interact with.
Why Dexter? Well, he is such a cutie, it was not hard for my husband to pick him.
What you get if you sponsor an animal at Hopefield? Besides the warm feeling of doing something good, you also get a sponsorship pack which contains a few details of the animal you chose to sponsor, a free entry to the sanctuary, a card with a picture of the little one you are helping. It was so exciting to receive the sponsorship in the post.
Dexter is sponsored by my husband. I will sponsor another animal at Hopefield. Hopefully, we will be able to go there and visit the sanctuary and see the animals. The sanctuary is in Essex, so quite far from us, but I will add it to my list of places to go to when holidays in UK are again possible.
I follow Hopefield on social media for a while now and I see what amazing work they are doing, taking care of rescued animals. If you want and can, please consider sponsoring an animal or making a small donation, please check their website. Sponsorship is £30 per year, regardless of the size of the animal. You can sponsor a cat, a turtle, or something as big as a horse or cow.
The sanctuary opened in 1983 by Paula and Ernie Clark. They started by rescuing horses, which were left to die in a very cold winter. Initially they wanted to nurse back to health and then re-home the animals, but were faced with incredible cruelty, as someone who got a horse from them tried to sell him. Re-homing stopped after that. They were able to retrieve the horse. Sadly, both Paula and Ernie died of cancer.
The sanctuary is now in the hands of trustees, including their son. From farm animals, the sanctuary now accepts all kinds of animals.
They are raising funds by opening their doors to visitors, but this is not possible at the moment. Furthermore, their tea rooms, which is another revenue stream, serves only vegan foods and drinks, which is amazing.