Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013 Happy New Year!

Our poor blog has certainly been neglected this past year! Forgive me as things have been increasingly busy at Snooters! I am not sure if there is more to do or I am just slowing down ! This past year has had its ups & downs (like all years). We have grown in size & more people know of "Snooters". We have a small group of regular volunteers, which is a big help. Our Facebook page has over 2800 "likes" , which is very exciting. Our first Open House welcomed over 300 people...wow! Our 2 volunteer days were very successful, meeting new friends & getting tons of work done! We have welcomed some new animal family members....Katie (pug), Snoot (pig),Guinness (pig), Edgar Francois (pig), a couple of new "chicken Ladies" ! With the new additions we have sadly lost a few of our family....Sunny (pig), Gonzo (parrot), Maxwell (pig), Gracie (pig), Buddy-goose (goose). It is always hard to say good-bye, but knowing they lived a comfortable, loving life helps. 2013 promises to be a busy year! We will be constructing the new "big pig" house & area. Right now this area is very muddy & the individual houses no longer suit the pigs needs. In the spring after getting all the permits....fingers crossed....we will begin construction. Drainage, cement pad, a large pig house with "food preparation area", new fencing. This is a big part due to our fundraiser last fall....we raised $18,000...thanks to kind & loving people in our animal community ! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We will again be involved in a few events.... the release of "Ghosts in our Machine" documentary Spring 2013(some of our gang is in it !),"Rescue Me 2" (July 4th 2013) & "Walk for Ontario Farm Animals" (August 25th 2013), the "Toronto Vegetarian Food Fair" in September . On a personal note I will be attending as many events to protest the Circus, animal slaughter , fur , roadside zoos/marine parks as physically possible. I will continue to promote & assist people to changing to a vegan lifestyle however I can. I truly hope 2013 will be a good year for all ! Thank you for all your support & we look forward to seeing/meeting you this up coming year!

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