Strawberry Fields animal rescue seeking new home
Since 2008 about 200 animals — including dogs, cats, donkeys, goats and geese — have found homes through Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue. Now, founder Gina Stanchfield is hoping someone will help the nonprofit organization find a new home.
Strawberry Fields operates out of a property on Waterloo Lane, but on Valentine’s Day the organization was served an eviction notice — the landlord is selling the property, and Strawberry Fields has to relocate by April 1, Stanchfield said.
“We are desperately looking for a location,” she said. “We’ve put our lives into this. I’d hate to become defunct.”
Stanchfield and her daughter Jessica, who helps run the organization, have put rescues on hold while they search for a new location. However, there are still four dogs housed at Strawberry Fields who need new homes.
The organization is waiving adoption fees for Minnie, a 2 ½-year-old English Bulldog mix; Zoie, a 6-year-old Staffordshire terrier mix; Prima, a 5-year-old Pit Bull mix; and Daisy, an 8-year-old Queensland Heeler mix.
Stanchfield said she grew up bringing a variety of animals home and that for more than 40 years she has worked in some capacity with animals.
“I grew up raising horses, Great Danes, [and] parrots,” she said. “I was always passionate about animals … My daughter is the apple that didn’t fall far from the tree.”
Stanchfield said she and her daughter are searching to move Strawberry Fields to an affordable site with acreage, an outbuilding and living quarters. They’ve also set up a gofundme page at gofundme.com/save-sfar.
“We just don’t want to close our doors,” she said. “This is the pawprint we want to leave on the planet.”
For more information, visit strawberryfieldsrescue.com