Apifera Farm is a 501[c]. Your donations are tax deductible to the extant allowed by the tax code. We were incorporated as a non-profit in Maine on July 20, 2017 with a letter of determination August 3, 2017. We have been helping animals since 2004 when we lived in Oregon. Contact Katherine to see our IRS Letter of Determination.
EIN # 82-2236486
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Our mission statement:
- Provide a safe haven at Apifera Farm for elder/special needs creatures
- This includes hospice cases when needed
- Dedicate ourselves to bringing our animals together with elder/special needs people for mutual healing and wellness visits at our farm, but also at elder residences
Do you have an elder/special needs animal that needs rehoming? Contact Katherinekatherine@katherinedunn.com. We look at each case individually. We also want to work with shelters, and farms that have special needs animals/elders/goat kids that might otherwise be euthanized.
Ways to help Apifera Farm Inc.:
- Cash/check donations are the most useful
- Cat food is the most useful item to buy on our wish list
- Visit and shop with Amazon Smile and designate Apifera Farm Inc as your preferred charity
- Partake in the Old Kitty Knitty Club
Donations are used for
Essentials: operating expense $10,000-15,000 yearly
- Hay [on average 12 tons], feed-amounts vary due to number of animals and weather
- Routine veterinarian care, farrier care
- Electricity and utilities to barns
- Fencing, gates
- We are not compensated with a salary, and do all the work ourselves
- Emergency vet calls: We usually do a special call for funds for emergencies
Major Long Term Goals:
- New barn was fundraised and building tarts in 2018 [built a barn out of our own funds 2016]
- Adding another barn will allow better hay storage and quarantine stalls
- Drainage work in donkey area and fields [promote healthy feet, access for trucks]
- On-site therapy visit area created in gardens for elder peoplea
- Turn another five acres into fenced pasture [we have 30 acres, and about 8 are in pasture]
- Finish the upper barn loft to accommodate visitors all season, where the elder cats can mingle
Tangible Donations:Animal Therapy Visits:
- We welcome inquiries about donating things we might need: fencing, gates, lumber, fans, etc
- Special needs equipment and items [i.e. winter coats, medicines, etc]
- Bedding, fly sprays, comfort items for needy
- Right now, canned cat food is always needed.
- We have set up a Wish List for cat food and more.
- As of this date, we do not take compensation for our visits
- Costs associated with farm therapy visits-porta potty, assistance