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Graysen - The Funny Farm Animal Rescue and Sanctuary

Jun 28, 2021 5:06PM

My name is Graysen and I am 12 years old going into 7th grade. I have been volunteering at the Funny Farm Animal Rescue Mays Landing, New Jersey for over 6 years. They have all animals from 250+ cats and kittens to 11 dogs as well as 10 horses and 2 skunks. Over all they have 600+ animals and all of which are rescues. I have done many things there. I have scooped poop, fed the animals, socialized kittens so they are ready for adoption, given tours, taken donations, worked the front gate, fed newborn baby bulls, worked at the snack bar, fed 3 megaesophagus dogs, changed the animals’ waters and been a councillor almost 15 times at their summer camp. My favorite animal there is Yogi, a bull. He and his brother Boo were dropped off in the summer a few years ago when a college student was driving past a slaughter house and saw them. They were a day old, separated from their mother at birth, never fed and their umbilical cords were still attached. After trying many rescues the only one that he found that was willing to take them was the Funny Farm. Because they were so little they had to have milk and because there was no mom other volunteers and I got to feed them out of a bottle. Eventually Boo got adopted by the farms vet and now lives on a ton of land an Yogi still lives on the Funny Farm with another steer named T-Bone (yes after the steak, that’s what he was going to become until the family who had him got attached and couldn’t slaughter him but also had no land to keep him on.) I have over 1,000 hours of volunteer work there and it is such an amazing place and I am so lucky to have found it and be able to help.

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Catlover
June 28 - 06:06pm

250 + cats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow! That's like a wonderland! That is literally a dream come true! 🐾

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graysenj08
June 28 - 07:06pm

I know right! There are sooo many!! 🐱🐾

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Catlover
June 28 - 08:06pm

I have 5 cats 1 indoor and 4 outdoor plus one that comes and goes
It must be awesome to get to hangout with so many cats. I live on a farm in fact the post that is titled "My animal volunteering experience on the farm"
That's my post!

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Dr. Chris Carpenter
June 29 - 07:06am

GraysenJ08 please email us at [email protected] so we can send you your book.

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graysenj08
June 29 - 09:06am

Just did!

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Dr. Chris Carpenter
June 30 - 04:06pm

Thanks. Your book is on its way.

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unicorncaroline
August 17 - 03:08pm

wow that's great of you to volunteer and help all those cats and the baby bull best of wishes to you keep up the good work!🐈🐶🐄🐂😁

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