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We would welcome donations to help towards the cost of getting our new field ready for the sheep (story below).

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A big thank you and a sad farewell.

Posted: January 6, 2017 by Siobhan   -   Comments Off on A big thank you and a sad farewell.

Juanita would like to thank all those people who have responded so positively to her being awarded an MBE for services to vulnerable children, adults and animals. She feels that this can only be good for Mossburn and is a very auspicious start to 2017 which we have all felt is going to be a very positive year for Mossburn! She would also like to thank every person who has ever put in volunteering hours at Mossburn, as without this support Mossburn would never have made it all these years on.

Sadly, there was a shadow hanging over us at the time the MBE award was announced and it is with deep regret that we have to inform everybody of the passing of our much loved bullock Blue. He had so many fosters among you and was one of our very favourite (that you aren’t suposed to have!)p animals. Blue spent a happy summer out in the fields but his health declined when he was brought into his winter shelter. He spent a lot of time lying down and in time was reluctant to get up, his feet being in a bad condition with repeated infections despite our and our vets, treatment. Blue then developed an abscess on his shoulder and the vet advised that this could only be treated under sedation; both the vet and Juanita knew that this would be dangerous for a not-so-young bullock, and Blue would very likely not get up again after being sedated and the decision was made to allow him to pass on in peace. Never an easy decision but this is what, at the end of the day, we owe our animals – a quick, pain free and dignified exit. Blue came to us in 2006 having been part of a large rescue of animals from severe neglect and abuse. He would have been 11 in June this year and we are so happy to have been able to give him a happy life after his terrible start. He was extremely loved and he repaid this love in licks and cuddles; he will forever be remembered and sorely missed. We are however pleased to be able to tell you that Blue’s young companion Joe had already acquired a playmate prior to Blue’s passing and is now happily living life with Prince, a Holstein Friesian bullock.

Crowdfunding for Mossburn’s Running Costs

Posted: October 14, 2016 by Siobhan   -   Comments Off on Crowdfunding for Mossburn’s Running Costs

We have set up a crowdfunding page through JustGiving, where it is quick and easy to donate towards our running costs. Heading into winter these costs increase substantially and every little, even £1, really does add up and helps us a lot.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/juanita-wilson?utm_campaign=20161014_&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ExactTarget

Project Manager Vacancy

Posted: September 17, 2016 by Siobhan   -   Comments Off on Project Manager Vacancy

MOSSBURN COMMUNITY FARM requires a PROJECT AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGER to take forward a Learning With Horses/Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Programme.
This post is fully funded for a three year period.
Job description and further information can be obtained by email tomossburnanimalcentre2@hotmail.com and thereafter applications should be made in writing enclosing full CV and 2 references.
Closing date for applications 21.9.16