Providing a lifetime home for rescued and abused animals
Here are some things we could use, in no real order:
* Plastic water pitchers and mixing bowls — We use these to scoop and carry animal food, and we go through many each year.
* Bandages, gauze — Elastikon-style bandages and vet wrap are used on multiple animals but especially goats (Dolly's missing foot to give her more height and chickens' feet if injured).
* Metal T-posts — These are used for fencing pastures. Old ones can be reused if not set in cement.
* 3-gallon water jugs with handles — We lug water to animals, especially in winter when hoses don't work.
* Cabinet hardware — We can use cabinet door hinges (especially spring-loaded ones) and handles when building shelters.
* Tip-proof dog dishes — Turkeys, chickens and rabbits stand on the edge of their food dishes and spill a lot of it. Tip-proof dog dishes solve this.
* Chain-link panels and horse panels — Additional fencing allows us to expand areas for the animals and to take in more.
* Feed, straw, hay — Any feed, straw or hay will be put to good use. These may be broken bags from stores, straw bales left over from decorations or hay no longer needed.
* Old towels — These are used for cleaning up and for bedding material, especially for sick animals.
* Bird seed — We feed hundreds of wild birds year-round at CockadoodleMoo and seed is always appreciated.
* Cat litter — The six rescued cats go through lots of litter.
* Small clear plastic containers with lids — Old peanut butter jars and the like are helpful for storing drill bits, nails and other things to maintain a sanctuary.