First and foremost, let’s all take a deep breath in, and a nice, long exhale. These are scary times. We are facing unprecedented challenges. I walked out to the pasture today and stood amongst the cows and sheep. I matched my breath to theirs, and I found myself relaxing. I felt my heart fill. Thank goodness the animals have role-modeled resilience, courage, and hope for us. No matter how chaotic things seem to get, they remain connected to a deep, universal well of love and serenity. They have taught us that when we stop and breathe, quiet our minds, and listen inside ourselves, we connect to the heartbeat of the earth herself. Her wisdom becomes our wisdom, and her peace becomes our peace.
You are so very important to us! And of course so are our beloved animals, visitors, volunteers, and team members. By now you have heard about the news surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the subsequent cancellations and postponements of events around the country and the world. We all know that the most effective way to stay healthy is to practice good personal hygiene and to avoid crowds. We attract visitors from all over and everyone’s safety is of utmost importance. In order to protect everyone, we have decided to follow these recommendations and cancel or postpone our events scheduled through July. This includes tours, private visits, school programs, and events at the sanctuary. While this is not ideal as these events are a source of income for the animals, we feel as though it is in everyone’s best interest.
If you have any questions about these changes, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 570-763-2908.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope you understand why we are taking these important proactive steps. We are so very grateful to you for being there for the animals. We are sending out lots of love and prayers that you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy, and that this situation is brought quickly under control. In the meantime, let’s all shine the light of kindness and hope everywhere our minds turn, for what the world needs more than ever is the hope that is only borne of connection with each other and the beings with whom we share this beautiful, fragile planet.