Late Sunday around midnight without warning a flash flood tore through the sanctuary. Many of the pastures flooded and we spent all night in the pouring rain bringing nearly 100 animals to safety on higher ground.

We are so grateful that no lives were lost and everyone is now safe despite some minor injuries. That is what is important. And that is what we are trying to focus on.

But the devastating destruction and property loss we have suffered is something we never could have imagined.

Fencing is damaged. Walls have been torn from buildings. Feed storage has been completely flooded. Tools, halters, pumps, generators, lumber and fencing supplies have all been washed away and replaced by so much littered trash from nearby roadways everywhere.

We have a lot of damage to assess and we have a lot of clean up to do. The losses will be in the tens of thousands if not more. And the rain still has not stopped.

Please help the sanctuary rebuild. We can not do this without our community of support. We need you now more than ever.