Individual Animal Sponsorship
Meet the animals of HOOF
At HOOF, our animals perform an important job in the education of the community and saving the lives of other animals through this education. By the hands on experiences they provide, they help create human ambassadors for animals through the education they receive.
A fun and rewarding way to show your support of Helpers Of Our Farm is to sponsor an animal! Our animals all come with a rescue or re-homing story: read their stories and see who you connect to most. By giving this gift of compassion, you provide feed, shelter, and care for bringing peace and comfort to that animal. Want to give a custom amount? You can do that too!
If you choose to sponsor for $200 or more, we will invite you out to the sanctuary to meet your animal! You get to take pictures, connect with your animal, and share with your friends and family. You are doing a great thing, you need to share it!
Know that your gift will help HOOF provide continued care and a sanctuary to farm animals in need, educate children and adults by creating awareness of rescues and their needs, and demonstrate through up close encounters how a rescue’s life can be re-purposed for good.
Our animals are happy to share sponsorship with several families. Team work helps us meet our goals for providing care to these special animals!
Meet the Chickens
We have a number of chickens at Helpers Of Our Farm who live out a happy, pasture and free ranged life. Terry (pictured) was rehomed with Helpers Of Our Farm because the owners were moving and could not take their backyard chickens with them. All our chickens teach about a chicken’s needs when raising and things we should know when buying our eggs. Your sponsorship will care for ALL our chickens!
Meet the Ducks
Helpers Of Our Farm has a number of ducks we use to educate with. One of our ducks, Waddles (pictured with Pocahontas behind him), was re-homed with HOOF after he recovered from a severe dog attack. Waddles has one eye and waddles from the damage to his wing, leg, and side but he is very happy at the sanctuary and very sweet. All our ducks now offer teaching on kindness. When you sponsor our ducks, you are sponsoring all of them!
Meet the Turkeys
Helpers Of Our Farm has two turkeys, Anna and Olaf. Olaf was donated to the farm to be a part of our educational farm tours and Anna was raised from a chick so Olaf could have a companion. They make a wonderful couple and are always a fun part of the tours with their turkey calls! Your sponsorship will care for both our turkeys.
Smokey was rehomed at Helpers Of Our Farm because his young owner lost interest in him. He arrived in a healthy, but unkempt condition and took quite a bit of grooming to get him back to his attractive self. He now teaches parents and children about ownership responsibility.
Norman has been a part of the HOOF program and was acquired by one of our helpers to work as a therapy rabbit and provide a furry hands on experience for our visitors. He has lived a happy life at the sanctuary and enjoys chewing on vegetable scraps from the garden.
Petunia was donated to Helpers Of Our Farm because her owner’s landlord did not approve of pigs as pets. Facing eviction unless Petunia was removed, Petunia was lovingly placed at our farm. Petunia now teaches about the importance of setting up a safe a reliable home for pigs before getting one as a pet.
Thank you to the Swinny Family for their kind sponsorship of Petunia, a birthday gift for their daughter.
Pinky and Pepper are brothers and they were surrendered to an animal rescue and then adopted by Helpers Of Our Farm. They were surrendered because they were unexpected and unwanted babies. Pinky and Pepper now teach about a pig’s special needs as a pet.
Because Pinky and Pepper were not handled much before we adopted them, they are a bit shy. If you choose to adopt either of them, you may not get an up close encounter. It depends on their mood! They are very sweet boys, just a bit shy to new comers.
Hanna was re-homed with us in 2012 from a sweet college kid who’s apartment she was tearing up. He said, “I’m pretty sure she’ll be a great mouser for you.” And that she has been. She keeps our barn clean of unwelcome guests that could potentially get our HOOF friends sick. She is a great partner during feeding time and greets me every single morning as I walk to the barn to feed.
William has been a pet of the farm family and because of his sweet nature, he is happily a part of the HOOF program. William is always a favorite of guests to connect to because he’s so friendly and willing to get attention. William still gets lots of love as a pet, but he takes his job as an educator seriously.
King was lovingly rehomed to Helpers Of Our Farm so he could have a special job because he was such a special guy. King is very unique in that he was raised by a youth and shown in youth llama shows. He also has a few ribbons for llama carting he’s earned while being at HOOF! Because of the attention and handling he received in his younger years, he is very well rounded and has a great attitude… every day. That’s right, this guy is happy almost every day. Because of his stellar personality he is one of our favorites to teach with about animal science and kindness. He also helps HOOF raise money by being available for special events (CLICK HERE to SEE!).
Rupert was found abandoned in Mecklenburg County and saved by a rescue organization. Helpers Of Our Farm adopted him, rehabilitated and trained him, and now he teaches people, young and old, about how to treat animals with kindness.
Junior was lovingly donated to Helpers Of Our Farm to be a part of our educational tours and therapy program. He is a funny and kind senior horse with quite a lineage. He is one of Secretariat’s great grandsons and his great grandmother was Fanfreluche. How cool is that?! He’s just as handsome as his great grandpa and has just as big of a heart. Junior now offers kisses and nuzzles to our guests and provides a loving neck to stroke.