On Sunday I was joining some British friends at Poplar Springs Animal Sanctuary for their annual open day. I met up with Nancy first at Bassetts Place in Poolesville, MD for brunch.
With full tummies we headed to the animal sanctuary and found we were among the first to arrive.
Then we walked over to the pigs. I'd never been so close to so many before and we were allowed to get in the field with them and walk about.
Edward the peacock arrived in 2005 at 1 year old, he'd been confiscated by authorities after being left outside in snow and ice with no food or water. Madison and Tallulah came from an organic turkey farm and were donated by their rescuer who couldn't keep them. Lola the bunny arrived in 2010 when a college student realized that her new pet wouldn't have a good life in a college dorm. Perry the turkey was left in a crate on the sanctuary's driveway on Thanksgiving 2012.
I'm pretty sure Poplar Springs had a wonderfully successful event and raised plenty of money. They haven't posted anything yet on their website which is here. They certainly had a great turn out and have a fabulous group of people helping them and the animals. I think I'll be making this an annual event.