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Santa Rosa animal sanctuary hosts vegan pancake breakfast fundraiser

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Animal lovers gathered at Goatlandia Farm Animal Sanctuary on Saturday for a vegan pancake breakfast fundraiser and the chance to study extra concerning the creatures that decision the Santa Rosa property house.

The occasion, attended by about 120 folks, aimed to teach folks on learn how to advocate for giant animals and the advantages of a plant-based weight loss program.

After consuming, guests walked across the 20-acre property on a self-guided tour. Facts concerning the animals have been posted across the sanctuary and workers have been obtainable to reply questions.

“It’s very educational,” mentioned Goatlandia founder Deborah Blum.

The occasion was the sanctuary’s first pancake breakfast though it has hosted different vegan-based meals occasions to boost funds.

“I feel like (pancake breakfasts) are usually done with cheap ingredients and using animal products, so I wanted to make it with quality ingredients and show people how plant-based food can be good,” she mentioned. Along with egg-free pancakes, Blum served plant-based sausage hyperlinks.

Admission to the occasion was free however $650 was raised by way of donations from attendees who registered beforehand, and extra donations have been collected on the door.

Goatlandia, which opened in 2016, is house to quite a lot of livestock rescued from slaughterhouses and neglectful residing circumstances, together with horses, goats, chickens and pigs. Blum estimates that she adopts out between 40 and 60 animals yearly.

The cash raised will go in direction of the sanctuary’s day-to-day operations, together with shopping for meals and paying for veterinary bills for the near 95 animals in her care.

In addition, the cash will assist fund the emergency evacuation and catastrophe providers Blum and her husband, Patrick Stewart, present throughout fires and different pure disasters.

After the Tubbs hearth in 2017, Blum attended coaching by way of the North Valley Animal Disaster Group and the Sonoma Community Animal Response Team to learn to rescue massive animals behind hearth strains.

“The Tubbs fire took everyone by surprise, we realized we needed more help rescuing (large) animals,” Blum mentioned.

For extra details about Goatlandia, go to goatlandia.org.