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We rely solely on the donations of amazing contributors like yourself. Help us by supporting the Sanctuary at Soledad with a monthly donation or a one-time donation through Stripe, PayPal, Venmo, or our Patreon.
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Reaching our monthly goal to cover all operating costs
We need to reach approximately $7,000 a month through our Patreon to cover all operating costs.
At the time of this update in March 2022, we are currently at $5,100 and that is down approximately 23% from last year.
Operating costs include vet bills, feed prices, power bills, fuel costs etc.
Increasing feed costs
Our feed costs have increased almost 45% from last year.
A bale of hay costs anywhere from $60-$65 depending on who we purchase from, and how much we purchase.
Besides hay we also have to purchase specific pellets for our pigs, birds, and some of our horses and donkeys.
Some of you know Julian and I are closely approaching 80 years old. We did not expect to start something so labor intensive at such an old age, but here we are.
Our monthly donations need to increase in order for us to finally hire a reliable full time employee.
We do this ourselves day in, and day out.
Vet bills for new rescues
Some of the most expensive unpredictable costs come from our vet bills that we are charged when we bring in new rescues.
Our standard check up for an animal ranges from $200-$300 and thats not including the price of suggested supplements, or medicine.
Occasionally we will have to undergo more intensive treatment and the bill can reach $1000+
Your donations help us prepare for these expensive vet bills.