Earlier this month, Stadri Emblems launched a campaign to support the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. Promising to sponsor a previously neglected or abused animal for every fifty Facebook 'likes' we received, in a mere two days we got enough 'likes' to participate in what is called the Sanctuary Seven, a discounted sponsorship of an animal from each species on the farm: a chicken (or rooster), a rabbit (or duck or goose), a turkey, a goat, a sheep, a pig, and a cow! Below you can read all about Stadri's sponsored animals and their distinctive personalities.
Quincy the Duck
Quincy is a Pekin duck. She was found when a friend of the Sanctuary was in a New York City park and noticed someone letting a tiny yellow duckling loose near a pond. Sadly, it is not uncommon for people to misguidedly purchase ducklings and other baby animals as gifts for birthdays or Easter, only to get rid of the animals after the holiday. The friend of the sanctuary, knowing that the little duckling would not fare very well all alone and would be completely vulnerable, intervened. She told the people about Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, and convinced them it would be the compassionate choice for the teeny bird’s new home. When Quincy first arrived, she had never been in water. She now has a pond in which to swim and frolic all day long, and has fallen in what looks like love, to us humans! Ducks are very chivalrous animals, and another resident duck, Teddy, took an immediate liking to Quincy. The two have been inseparable ever since, and can always be seen together preening, swimming, or enjoying the sunshine.
Daphne the Rabbit
Daphne was abandoned on the side of Glasco Turnpike, which just so happens to be the road the Stadri Emblems headquarters is located on. A family of tourists saw her hopping nervously along the busy road, and stopped to save her and brought her to the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary.
Daphne spends her days out in the specially-designed bunny area of the sanctuary. Daphne is very fast, and enjoys thumping and running about. Frisky and clever, she delights in playing what looks like a bunny version of hide-and-seek with her friends. The photo to the right shows Daphne snuggling in for a nap with her friend Appoline.
I haven't noticed Daphne any of the times I've volunteered at the sanctuary, but I will be sure to keep my eye out next time I go. Maybe I'll even take some adorable pictures of my own and post them here for you to see. ...