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URGENT APPEAL: Buttercups 'must close in six weeks' due to lack of funds

Friday 29th May 2020

BUTTERCUPS Sanctuary for Goats has launched an urgent appeal for funds.

The charity has just six weeks worth of emergency funding left to keep its doors open, with day to day costs rising.

The Boughton Monchelsea based sanctuary rescues goats that have suffered cruelty, neglect and abandonment. It is the only goat welfare charity in the UK.

A Buttercups spokesman said: "Because the Coronavirus outbreak has halted the flow of visitors and caused the loss of essential funding, the Sanctuary now desperately needs financial assistance to survive.

"Its emergency funding has now almost expired, leaving only another six weeks to keep its doors open. The cost of food, hay, daily medication, veterinary care, a safe, warm bed to sleep in and of course the work of the expert staff, all require continuous funding.

"When our funds are exhausted in a few weeks time, after 30 years of goat rescue, Buttercups must close its doors leaving 140 goats at risk, and for them only one scenario."

To make a donation online and find out about other ways to support Buttercups please visit WWW.BUTTERCUPS.ORG.UK or call 01622 746420.


Ways you can help:

DONATE: Buttercups currently have a COVID19 appeal which all goes towards the care and well-being of the herd. 

ADOPT: You can adopt-a-goat from as little as £2 a month.With your adoption you will receive a certificate, and both a picture and letter from your chosen goat.

AMAZON WISHLIST: Buttercups have a range of products on its wishlist, ranging from washing up bowls to foot sprays and medical treatments for the goats. Everything on there is of great benefit to them, so rest assured that anything you may buy will be put to good use.

BECOME A FRIEND: You can become a friend of Buttercups for £1.25 a month (or £15 annually). With this, you shall receive a personalised certificate and a quarterly newsletter with news and stories to keep you updated about the goings on at the sanctuary.

GUARDIANSHIP: For the cost of £25 monthly or £300 yearly, you are able to become a guardian to one of the goats. You can then come and feed, groom, or spend quality time with your goat whenever you wish.

JUST GIVING: A seperate JustGiving page has been set up to raise funds and to keep Buttercups OPEN. 

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