Compassion in Action
It takes a village to care for all the animals that call Rock Run “home”. YOU can be a part of that village by sponsoring an animal monthly and knowing you are personally contributing to making the world a better place for animals in need. Monthly sponsorships are critical to keeping our barn filled with hay. We use around seven bales of hay a day, over 200 a month. The cost — close to $1,200!
Any animal on the farm can be sponsored, and you can sponsor in any amount, starting at $5.00 monthly. Sponsorships can be paid by mailing a check each month or via PayPal (automatic deductions can be made monthly). We are asking for a 12-month commitment to our Compassion in Action Sponsorship Program. Your commitment enables us to rely on your regular donation to provide food…the very basic requirement for any animal.
As a sponsor, you will receive the following:
- Thank-you card with a picture of ‘your’ chosen animal
- Scheduled visit to the farm to see ‘your’ chosen animal
- Name and/or message on the Rock Run’s website by ‘your’ animal’s picture
- Rock Run T-shirt after 12 continuous monthly sponsorship payments
Click below to set up your monthly donation through PayPal. Please include a PayPal ‘note’ indicating CIA and the sponsored animal’s name.
Click here to open a printable form for you to fill out and mail to
Rock Run Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 272, Newville, PA 17241
Corona, aka Roni Jean
Oscar is a Thoroughbred gelding. He’s a goof; kind of like the class clown.
He’s always nosey and likes to pick on Corona. He has some health issues
such as arthritis in his knees, and he has survived colic surgery (had
his entire ilium removed). This boy is a real trooper and so much fun!
Daisy is a stunningly beautiful girl. She was dumped in someone’s yard as a puppy with her brother, Duke. Daisy is a Labradoodle (we think) and probably came from a puppy mill. She, too, has a very sensitive stomach. She loves to try to watch chickens and cats from the porch, praying for the opportunity to go get one. You know…just to “play.” She likes to fetch balls and actually brings them back for you to throw again. And again. And again.
Duke is Daisy’s brother; also tossed in someone’s yard as a pup and most likely from a puppy mill. Duke has been treated for Lyme disease and on occasion requires some treatment for “stiffness.” Duke’s bark makes him sound ferocious, but once he knows you, he won’t get off your lap. All 65 pounds of him on your lap. Duke likes to play ball, too, and is an Olympic bone chewer. He intuitively knows when you need a hug. Quite the lovebug! Just look at Duke lovin’ with Josh before Josh’s adoption.
Minnie Minnie and Hank
Amos is a pygmy goat who arrived with Andy as they needed a home. Amos is a bit timid, still, around people. But he just might let you give him a treat, unless Andy beats him to it. Amos loves Andy and they find great comfort in each other.
Andy is also a pygmy goat. He’s pretty social, especially if you come bearing treats. He had been purchased by a neighbor at an auction, and quickly decided he did not want goats. So…we took Amos and Andy in as kids! Andy comes to visit through the window while you clean stalls every day.
Barney has the cutest round face. He will let you pet him every now and then, if he’s certain he’s due for a little love. He typically keeps his distance, but if he lets you pet him, you’ll be there awhile!
Betty — mom to Lucy & Percy
Percy & Rhoda
Percy (left) has been with us since a kitten as well. He is Lucy’s brother. He is super friendly, gets along with everyone, and is usually the first one at the barn for a meal. He does not miss ANY meals! Rhoda is such a beautiful girl. Something happened to her along the way that she’s afraid to get too close to humans. Rhoda came to us with Barney and Betty to avoid a trip to the SPCA. Luckily, we were able to get her for shots and spaying. She’s never forgiven us for it and always stays a distance away even though she really wants to be pet. Simply too afraid to let down her guard down. But every now and then…..if you’re lucky!
Gloria is a Silkie hen who cleans up nicely! Silkies have blue skin and feet with a “poof” on top of their heads. She is super sweet and sticks up for others who are smaller than she. She also likes to talk to people. Chickens have an amazing communication system, and it’s enjoyable just to watch them interact.
Brownie received her name immediately because she is the only light-colored one. She is super soft and friendly. Pepper makes great kis!
hanging out with Gloria & Phyllis
…and his Red Hen friends.
And Suzie the Goose —
pictured last but certainly not thought of any differently!