Updated: Jan 1, 2023
Looking back, 2022 was a rollercoaster.
We flooded four times. While we were extremely prepared each time, the stress and exhaustion from managing the emergency response and the impact on the animals took its toll on us, on the animals, and on our bank account. The cost of hay and feed skyrocketed during the year, donations dropped as everyone felt the pinch of the cost of living and uncertainty around interest rates.
It hasn’t been all doom and gloom. We had some incredible things happen:
We saved 382 lives.
We found forever homes for 340 perfect souls.
We went viral with 21 million views on our baby almond reel and 3 million people saw our reel about the hen rescue. Alicia Silverstone shared a couple of our posts [there was some fan-girl squealing about that!]. Our message is spreading to a bigger audience.
We’re stepping quietly into 2023.
Another wet season of huge rainfall is predicted through January and February, which will lead to more flooding. We’ve done our preparation; we just have to wait for Mother Nature.
We have some big plans for the year ahead, we will keep trying to find our forever home, save lives and spread the message of kindness.
Thanks for being on the journey with us. We couldn’t do it without you.