Accommodating Joaquin

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Help a little pig with a spinal cord injury join his friends in the pasture!
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Anna Pippus
Animals
Stratford, Ontario
Canada
3 Team Members

When he was barely more than a week old, Joaquin the piglet arrived at Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary with a spinal cord injury and an uncertain prognosis. He couldn't move his back legs and he hadn't been able to eat. With medical care and a lot of love, Joaquin is now a happy, healthy part of the family!

But he still struggles with the debilitating effects of his injury - it can be hard for him to get around, especially in the muddy areas that the rest of his pig friends love.

We are installing a concrete pad at the front of the pasture where the animals come up to the fence. This area is muddy, and Joaquin's legs aren't stable enough for him to be able to get around. Concrete will allow little Joaquin to get around, so he can play, greet people, and get food.

But we need your help. Having concrete poured is expensive, and although we have raised some of the funds already, we need your help in reaching our funding goal. The price we've been quoted is $10,000 to $11,000, leaving us $6,000 short.

Although injured pigs are typically left for dead, we believe that every animal deserves the opportunity to live his life to its fullest. Your contribution will help give Joaquin the chance to live happily and without struggle, and show the world that an animals' worth isn't tied to his or her economic value.

If you aren't able to contribute, you can still help by helping us to share this campaign on Facebook, Twitter, and by email.

Thank you in advance for caring!

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$6,025CAD
raised by 95 people in 2 months
100% funded
0 time left
$6,000 CAD goal
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This campaign ended on May 12, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $25CAD
    Photo of Joaquin

    A professional quality 5X7 photograph of Joaquin will be mailed to you.

    27 claimed
  • $50CAD
    Greeting cards

    A five-pack of Cedar Row greeting cards will be mailed to you.

    16 claimed
  • $100CAD
    T-shirt

    We will mail you a t-shirt with the Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary logo, featuring a pig.

    9 claimed
  • $250CAD
    Signed animal rescue book

    We will mail you a copy of Saving Lives & Changing Hearts by Rob Laidlaw, signed by the author. This book features two stories from Cedar Row and a picture of our resident Big Tom the pig on the cover.

    1 claimed
  • $500CAD
    Lunch with Joaquin

    You and three friends are exclusively invited to come join Joaquin and the rest of the Cedar Row family for some one-on-one time and a homemade vegan lunch.

    3 claimed
  • $1,000CAD
    Lunch with Chef Doug McNish

    This exclusive perk features a vegan lunch for you and three friends prepared by renowned Chef Doug McNish (www.dougmcnish.com) at Cedar Row. You will also receive a Cedar Row t-shirt, and a signed copy of Saving Lives & Changing Hearts by Rob Laidlaw.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
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