“Chicken scratch” may mean “next to nothing” in common parlance, but 50lb sacks of organic scratch feed don’t come cheap.
Many of the animals at the sanctuary—like Luna, Blake, Fennel, and other cows who have been rescued from starvation situations, not to mention any hen who has endured forced molting at an egg factory—arrive hungry. All need lots of healthy food every day. Many need medications, and all need fresh bedding every night.
VINE Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 tax exempt corporation. If you can afford to do so, please support our work with a contribution. You can use the PayPal button below to make an online donation.
Or, you can use the button and drop-down menu below to set up a monthly contribution (an easy way to make a difference without having to remember to write a check).
If you would prefer to write a check, please do feel free to do so, using the address below:
158 Massey Road
Springfield, Vermont 05156
Not sure how much to give? Here’s an sampling of some of our costs:
- Scratch feed (for chickens): $14.50 per 50lb bag
- Sunflower Seeds (for chickens and other birds): $23.95 per 50lb bag
- Pelleted feed (for ducks and geese): $18.95 per 50lb bag
- Straw (for bedding): $9.75 per bale
- Hay (for cows and sheep): $50 per bale
Average weekly outlay:
- Scratch, sunflower seeds, and pelleted feed: $200
- Straw: $50
- Hay: $550
- Routine medications and supplements: $150*
*Of course, rescues and emergencies can mean many hundreds of dollars in extraordinary vet bills at any moment.
Another great way to support the sanctuary is to sponsor a sanctuary resident. Sponsors cover the monthly costs of their favorite sanctuary resident and, in return, receive regular updates about that animal Visit our sponsorships page to learn more.
If you can’t afford to make a cash donation right now, you can still support the sanctuary! If you have a blog, website, or Facebook page, linking to us will help other people to find us. If you live nearby or have a skill you could share from afar, please do write to inquire about volunteer opportunities.