Protecting animals in all shapes and form is important because they make the world a better place simply by existing. Sometimes, it’s the small acts of kindness that make a difference and that can be seen on Yalooka Farm in Victoria, Australia. Run by Ed and Shelley, the 133 acres of land is used as a farmstay for guests and a home for vulnerable farm animals such as goats and chickens.
The couple breed boers and miniature goats that can be adopted and rehoused to give them a better quality of life. The farmstay can fit up to 5 guests and there are a number of activities, ranging from fishing to kayaking on Lake Eppalock. Guests can also help with farm chores such as feeding the animals, petting them or collecting fresh eggs. The experience is tailored to your own expectations.
The accommodation is a 2 bedroom semi shelf contained unit that has free Wi-Fi available. The space includes a mini-pantry, bathroom and different bed sizes to fit your needs.
Yalooka offers sponsorship programs, like the recent winter barn pledge for retired rescue goats. The goats suffer from problems like arthritis that will be made worse in the cold months. A warm barn will give them a safe space and a chance to rest their tired bones. You can help by donating through Go Fund Me. They need to reach a goal of $3000 to give the goats a better future.
Rescuing farm animals is an under appreciated form of animal care, as many are used for the consumption of meat. Yalooka Farm offers an alternative that allows animals to live our their days in peace. These small acts of kindness are a reflection of the generosity of the human spirit and Yalooka is a shining example of it.
For more information you can check out their website.