What You'll Do:We need your help preparing ABARC Acres for the Spring, so we can begin serving the community on-site. We have half a dozen outbuildings and sheds that need cleaned and organized, a driveway that needs raked and prepped for landscaping and lots of additional clean-up outdoors.
This opportunity has passed.
Details:FIRST, A LITTLE ABOUT US AND OUR PLAN TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY
In 2015, ALLBARC was bequeathed a 5 ¼ acre farm and farmhouse in Zebulon to be used to rescue more animals and to care for the previous owner's 7 Dachshunds. Since then, Brittany, our founder, has dedicated her time to rescuing and rehabilitating animals in need, caring for all our seniors and disabled dogs that live on-site and maintaining a foster network to help care for rescues. The farm and farmhouse (which already needed a lot of work before we took it over) has become a big source of issues. Without a consistent source of funding and a stronger volunteer base, it’s been tough expanding our services to meet the growing needs of the Carolina's homeless, neglected and abused animals. HOWEVER, we have a plan to refurbish half a dozen outbuildings, large and small sheds into a place that will not only help more dogs but service the community as well.
The Village at ABARC Acres will:
-Provide a place for us to serve and showcase or pets up for adoption.
_Provide a place to better meet the needs of our senior and disabled pets who live on-site.
-Provide a place to serve the community.
_Offer a Pet Food and Resource Bank for Low-Income Families: We have strong connections with several local pet supply stores in the area that can help with food, toys, blankets and more.
-Offer Educational Workshops and Seminars: Over-population in crowded shelters and other issues has NC as one of the worst places to be if your an old, ailing or disabled dog or any cat. Today's pet owner needs to be planning for their pet to get old. We will offer a variety of workshops and seminars to help, such as:
--Budgeting for the 21st Century Pet
--Healthy Dog, Healthy Wallet
--Why You Should Spay/Neuter Your Pet
-Provide a place to organize and host Spay/Neuter Days: We work with several local veterinarians and have discussed holding bi-annual Spay/Neuter events for those in need. We will plan and organize those events at ABARC Acres.
-Providea place to serve other animals in need through additional programs like:
--A local TNVR (Trap/Neuter/Vaccinate/Release Wild Cats) Program: Our neighbor, Johnston County has one of the highest cat kill shelters in the country. They don't currently have a TNR program. We are working with local and national organizations to offer quarterly or biannually TNR programs.
--A Barn Cat program to rehome wild cats with local farmers to maintain their rodent issues.
--Rescue and provide temporary shelter for "Mini-pigs" in need
-The additional space will also allow us to invite people out to spend time with our forever fosters, meet our rescues and apply for adoptions.
We have the land and we have the buildings. Once the clean-up is done, we will focus our attention on to refurbish them into into an office, a meeting place, a mini-grooming salon, portrait studio, on-site clinic and nursery, adoption showroom and lounge plus much more. Each will serve both the animals we rescue and the community at large.
THE CLEAN UP DAY TO LAY THE FOUNDATION FOR THE VILLAGE AT ABARC ACRES
We need help getting the property ready for visitors in the Spring/Summer. Taks include:
-Cutting down trees to use for the village
-Cutting branches and downed trees into slabs to cover crawl space under the outbuildings and sheds
-Transferring everything from each building into one central location
-Cleaning walls, floors and ceilings/rafters
-Deep cleaning nursery and possibly building a second room for puppies
-Pre-landscaping to prepare for mulching and landscaping
-Rake and carve out Wallace's Trail
-Rake and prepare driveway
-Must be able to lift 30 pounds
-Must be comfortable around dogs, chickens and other animals
-Must be comfortable working with others
-Must wear work boots/shoes, jeans or long pants and gloves
This opportunity has passed.
Rain Plan:If it rains, we will work the following Saturday.
Parking Info:Parking is available