The tales of rescued farm animals are beautifully told in a book to be released this week, on World Animal Day.
Edgars Mission Farm Sanctuary residents, including Edgar himself, have their stories told in
The Gift Of Kindness by sanctuary founder, Pam Ahern.
The book features photographs, quotes and true stories of pigs, cows, sheep and more.
“Every animal at the sanctuary has a story to tell and while each story is different in its own right, they are all brought together by a single act of kindness that saved a life,” Ms Ahern says.
“There is Ruby the working dog who got a second chance and discovered her perfect job and there is dear old Miss Marple, a cow so close to death it is a miracle she survived. But she did.
“All these stories give a glimpse into the peaceable world in which we all can live and I am sure they will resonate well with animal lovers and kind hearted individuals the world over.”
For those who don’t know, Edgars Mission all started with a pig … and grew and grew! It was born from the love for a tiny piglet, the eponymous Edgar Alan Pig.
Ms Ahern rescued Edgar in 2003, and went on to start the farm sanctuary.
Giving up her secure full-time paying job, hanging up the boots on her successful equestrian career and saying goodbye to ever having a ‘normal’ life, Pam set forth to create a safe haven for farmed animals, such as her beloved Edgar.
Since that fateful day, thousands upon thousands of farmed animals have been given a second chance at life and thousands upon thousands of humans have had their first chance at getting up close and personal with pigs, cows, chickens, turkeys, sheep, goats and more.
The Gift of Kindnesswill be released on World Animal Day, this Friday, October 4, at 1.30pm in Federation Square Melbourne as part of the Edgar’s Mission World Animal Day celebrations.
Book signings will be held this Saturday at Kilmore Bookstore, 11am-1pm, and at Aesop’s Attic Bookshop, Kyneton, 2-3pm. Come along to meet Ms Ahern and get your copy of the book.
Edgars Mission Farm Sanctuary founder, Pam Ahern, is releasing a book telling the stories of the farm’s many rescued creatures.
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