PEGGY NEEDS SURGERY TO SAVE HER LIFE
Peggy is a Brahman calf, she is only just over 9 months old.
She was born on a feed lot to a mother destined for slaughter. He start to life was hard; she lot her mum, broke her leg and more recently dislocated her right hip. We do not know how either of these injuries happened as they occurred before we became aware of Peggy.
Just over three weeks ago Peggy came to live at Cranky's FARM. She was seen by a vet immediately upon arrival. He suspected her original break had not healed correctly and that she had a dislocated hip. We decided there and then we needed to do all we could to relieve Peggy's pain and give her a chance at a long and happy life.
This week Peggy went on a journey to the University of Queensland's Equine Specialist Centre at Gatton. This facility has one of the only large animal CT machines in the state. Peggy was put under anesthetic and her pelvis and legs scanned. It was then confirmed that Peggy's hip was dislocated.
Unfortunately, due to the length of time Peggy had been living with this injury returning the ball of the hip to its place in the socket was not an option.
Thankfully, the vets proposed an alternative surgery for Peggy.
Peggy is scheduled to undergo a Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO) next week at the Gatton campus. This is a huge and dangerous surgery but one which Peggy simply CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT. The vets have informed us that Peggy cannot live with her injuries they way they are and are confident that the FHO should give her a great chance at living a pain-free, happy life.
Of course, this surgery is expensive. The estimate we have been given is between $5,000 - $7,000. We have raised just over $4,000 and have spent almost $2,500 of that on the scan and transport. So, we need to raise around $4,000 to enable Peggy to have the surgery. We need to raise this by the end of the week (3 September 2021) so we can book Peggy's surgery in for the following week.
We have a Chuffed campaign going to raise these funds which can be access here: Let's Save Peggy
Alternatively donations can be made:
- By clicking on our DONATE button;
- Direct to PayPal using [email protected]
- Direct Deposit to BSB 484799 and Account No. 123797384
EVERY $ MAKES A DIFFERENCE SO PLEASE DONATE WHATEVER YOU CAN AND SHARE PEGGY'S STORY AND OUR MISSION TO SAVE HER!
Roosters are wonderful beings. They strut, they crow and they make fabulous companions. Unfortunately, so many of them find themselves living in suburbia where, sadly, they are not welcomed by councils and some neighbours!
Every day we are asked to either provide a home or find a home for a rooster who has outgrown his welcome at his current residence.
Sadly, we are unable to take in roosters are this time here at Cranky's FARM and they are also very difficult to find a safe home for. 🙁
However, if you have a rooster that you need to re-home, please email us and we will put him on our adoption page and social media to try to help you find him a safe forever home.
PLEASE INCLUDE IN YOUR EMAIL THE FOLLOWING DETAILS ABOUT MR ROOSTER:
- His name
- His breed (if known)
- His age (if known)
- His temperament
- His experience with other animals
- How you came to be caring for him
- Reason for rehoming
- Rehoming deadline
- MOST IMPORTANTLY: Good quality photos/videos of him!
REGISTER TO BECOME A CRANKY VOLUNTEER
The time has finally come where we need help to make sure all the Cranky residents are perfectly cared for!
We have decided to offer volunteer positions in the following four teams:
- Admin - tasks may include book-keeping, social media, organising events and fundraising, etc.
- Buidling/Maintenance - tasks may include fencing, building/maintaining enclosures, weeding, etc.
- Markets - tasks may include set up/pull down and manning of market stalls.
- Resident care - tasks may include cleaning enclosures, basic veterinary treatment, resident enrichment, feeding, etc.
Currently we are offering shifts on Thursday and Friday afternoon between 3 - 6pm and Saturday morning between 10am - 12pm.
If you would like to register your interest in becoming a Cranky volunteer please complete our online form which can be found HERE
Please be aware that having regular volunteers is very important to us so please only register your interest if you can commit to regularly attending your assigned shifts for a period of at least two months.
BOOK YOUR VISIT TO CRANKY'S FARM
You can now book a visit to Cranky's FARM by hitting the Events tab at the top of the page or by clicking HERE
Visits to Cranky's FARM are informal tours of the sanctuary, meeting all the residents and hearing their stories and go for two hours.
Visits are typically from 10am to midday or from 3pm to 5pm. Visits in the afternoon are our favourite during summer because it is cooler and the residents are, usually, more relaxed.
Lucky was born on the 16th of February 2021. His mum Trixie was showing for a few weeks so we knew he was on the way. We decided to name this little bundle Lucky after his father. Lucky Snr is a little but very determined Dexter bull who lived next to our sanctuary at Stanthorpe. Despite his tiny stature he could jump a fence like an Olympic hurdler and be in and out before we even knew it. Lucky is father to four of our residents; Moussey, Boo, Neville and now Lucky Jnr. Although we do not condone breeding, life seems to always find a way and we consider ourselves blessed to be able to give these babies and mothers their lives together.
Rayne was born late at night on the 11th of January 2021. His mum Fiona only showed us she was expected the day before, much to our SURPRISE! We did some quick calculations and realised she must have been just pregnant when she arrived at Cranky's in May 2020. Little Rayne was born naturally, without any interference and will now get to spend the rest of his life with his mum, Uncle Bradley and the the rest of the Cranky family.
NICHOLLS AND SPRING
Nicholls was born at 4pm on Tuesday 24 November 2020 followed 4 hours later by his sister Spring.
Their mum Coco and brother Pops had recently been rescued after being abandoned on a property and scheduled to be shot.
Nicholls is a robust, healthy, cheeky and vivacious little man.
Unfortunately, Spring was born tiny, weak and underdeveloped and was quickly left to fend for herself by her mum.
We rushed her to the vet on the night she was born and are now taking care of her full time. She is an amazing, brave, funny and mischevious little lady who is full of life. We are determined to do whatever is necessary to give her a full, healthy, happy and long life.
Upon arriving at Cranky's FARM on the 1st of August we noticed that Sarah was hanging back away from the herd. After a brief investigation is was clear why, she had safely delivered a baby boy.
We have called him Neville after the wonderfully helpful family who own and run our local produce.
Neville and his mum are doing very well.
Sarah is a wonderful mum and her and Neville are beautifully bonded.
Neville has also become firm friends with Little J who he looks up to and follows like a big brother.
JOIN THE CRANKY CLUB
If you've not already done so subscribe to the Cranky Club Newsletter using the subscription bar at the bottom of the page.
What you can expect in the newsletter:
- The latest Cranky's FARM news
- Details of upcoming Cranky's FARM events
- Read about the featured Cranky's FARM resident in the Resident Spotlight section
- Details of out latest fund raising campaign
- Information about how you can further support Cranky's FARM
Where to find a Cranky's FARM stall
Due to COVID-19 we will not be attending any public events until further notice!
If you are interested in finding out more about Cranky's FARM, making a donation in person, purchasing some of our unique merchandise or just want to meet some Cranky's FARM team members you can find us at the following awesome upcoming vegan events:
- Brisbane Vegan Markets - West End - Cnr Boundary Rd and Russell Street
Peggy has been with us since the 3rd of August. We are in love with her because she is, quite literally; amazing, brave, gentle, affectionate, patient and adorable.
She was born on a feed lot to a mother destined for slaughter. He start to life was hard; she lot her mum, broke her leg and more recently dislocated her right hip. We do not know how either of these injuries happened as they occurred before we became aware of Peggy. We are going to do all we can to give her the best life she can possibly have.
Missy came from the same property that Peggy used to live at. Missy was rescued as a kid after being rejected by her mother. The elderly couple who rescued her hand-raised and cared for her for as long as they could manage.
Missy then found herself at Peggy's place where she quickly made the family fall in love with her. Unfortunately, they didn't have sturdy enough fencing to stop Missy from escaping to visit their flock of miniature goats with whom she would spend ages trying to play a bit too boisterously. The family contacted us at Cranky's FARM and we agreed to take her in. Missy is a very friendly, affectionate goat who seems like like people even more than her new goat family.
Sweet Pea arrived at Cranky's when she was only just over a week old and weighed 1.5kgs. She had been advertised on Gum Tree as a "Hand Raised Future Spit Pig", meaning a pig able to be hand raised and then slaughtered to roast on a spit.
Her mother, a pig used to breed meat pigs rejected her which was why she was being hand raised. Thankfully, we saw the ad and, instead of ending up on someone's plate Sweet Pea will now enjoy a long, happy, exploitation free life.
Lopez was surrendered to us after living his life on the trots track and then being used to teach people to ride.
Lopez is 24 years old and requires a special "old man" diet due to his age and poor dental condition.
18 October 2020
We received a message that four goats were abandoned on a property and, unfortunately, were making a nuisance of themselves according to the neighbours. There were two adult, entire males a nanny and a kid. They are all very shy of people.
We were able to pick the nanny and her 3-4 month old son up and bring them to Cranky's. The other two males we are still trying to organise a home or foster carer for.
Meet Coco (mum) and Pops (bub).
These two are very tiny and very scared of people. They are currently in their own enclosure beside our resident goats where they can settle in and await the visit from the vet scheduled for Wednesday, 28/10/2020. They will be vaccinated, wormed and little Pops will be castrated. It will be a very stressful event for these two little angels (and us)! We are giving them lost of yummy food and sitting in with them while they eat so they associate us with only good things. We hope they will learn to trust us and quickly become part of the Cranky family.
This month saw us make the big move to Mount Mee and take in our first ever Cranky chickens; Chewy, Lizzy and Dora! It didn't take us long to fall in love with these three. Chewy is a hen who has transitioned to a rooster and Dora and Lizzy were found hanging out on the very busy South Pine Road! Dora and Lizzy are best friends but they have quickly welcomed Chewy into their little flock.
20 April 2020
We are so happy to announce that the following three sweethearts have been saved from the cattle sales and will be coming to live at Cranky's FARM within the next two weeks:
Fiona - We are very excited to welcome Fiona as she is the biological sister of our beloved current resident, Bradley
Jimmy - Born at the same feed lot as Bruno and Stuart, we are so much looking forward to meeting and caring for Jimmy.
Justin - Justin was a last minute rescue, with his place at Cranky's secured literally minutes before he was due to get on the truck!
10 April 2020
Sonny arrived at Cranky's on Friday, 10 April 2020.
He is a 4 year old, de-sexed male pig. Sonny was bred and sold as a miniature by a breeder on the Sunshine Coast. Unfortunately, he hasn't stayed as small as advertised and constantly escapes his enclosure putting both himself and some of his human family in danger.
We were asked to take Sonny or he faced being euthanised so we agreed.
Sonny, so far, seems to be loving his new home. He has explored, played, wallowed and slept. He met all the other Cranky residents on Saturday afternoon and did so with confidence and good manners. He wasn't scared of anyone, on the contrary, he seems to want to be friends with everyone!
3 April 2020
Obie and Nero, arrived safety at their new forever home, Head Over Hooves Farm Haven on Thursday, 2 April 2020. These two dairy steers were rescued directly from a dairy at only days old and were cared for until they were around 14 months old. Unfortunately, they could not stay where they were due to the ill health of their carer and faced being sent to slaughter. Thankfully, they are now safe.
1 March 2020
Roger, the 2 year old Saddleback pig was successfully delivered to his new forever home on Sunday, 1 March 2020.
Roger went from living in a small enclosure with no grass or shelter to a large paddock type enclosure with grass everywhere, a house built just for him, toys, a sandpit and people who love him.
SEE OUR BLOG FOR MORE RESCUE STORIES
You can now sponsor your very own Cranky's FARM resident!
Sponsoring an animal is the very best way you can help support our sanctuary.
Regular monthly donations help us to budget for present and future events.
Knowing how much we have coming in each month gives us the confidence to be able to save more lives.
One off donations are great but sponsorship is totally awesome!
Thanks to our amazing supporters all the residents at Cranky's have at least one sponsor.
If you can spare even $5.00 a month please consider sponsoring a Cranky's FARM resident.
As well as being great for the animals sponsorship also has some added bonuses for the sponsors.
When you sponsor a Cranky's FARM resident you will receive:
- A sponsorship certificate;
- Exclusive access to photos of your sponsored resident that only other sponsors get to see;
- Our heart-felt appreciation; and
- Free access to visit your sponsored resident at Cranky's FARM
If you would like to sponsor a Cranky's FARM resident just go to the residents page, click on the resident you want to sponsor and then click on the "Sponsor Me" button at the bottom of their bio.
"He would change our lives forever"
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