Have you always dreamed of having a farm animal of your own but for
one or several reasons, it just wasn't possible? Our TADAdoption program might just make dreams come true… for both you AND an animal in need. An animal like Greta GarMOO.
Greta GarMoo arrived at TomtenFarm and Sanctuary as part of our innovative Cow Initiative where instead of going to slaughter when she
can no longer earn her keep, a retired dairy cow takes the road generally not taken by her species... to Tomten Farm and Sanctuary. Greta is currently available in our traditional adoption program. But we
thought she might benefit from being the first Tomten animal to be offered a opportunity to be TADAdopted… a new program we've been wanting to create.
Our Tomten Animal Dream Adoption, TADAdoption, is perfect for those who have always dreamed of having a farm animal of their own
(in this case, an adult retired dairy cow) but are unable to have one due to lack of pasture, barn, time, parental approval ? or other resources. TADAdoption makes it possible for a
candidate like Greta GarMOO to live her dream life, remaining right here, at Tomten Farm and Sanctuary, with her friends, Marilyn MOOnroe and Gideon. And you, the TADAdopter,
finally get to realize your dream of having your very own cow.
Here's how TADAdoption works: Thanks to your one-time gift of 50% of Greta's estimated lifetime care
and sanctuary (see the math on right), you, her TADAdopter, (or a group of TADAdopters -- several friends
or family members joining together) will be eligible for a tax deduction of 50% of Greta's total estimated
lifetime expenses. More importantly, you will experience that dreamy feeling of providing peace, protection
and possibility to an animal in need. An animal who without Tomten and its generous supporters rescuing her, had surely met the end of the line.
Be the First to Say
"T A D A !!!"
to a Tomten Animal Dream Adoption,
Should you be moo-ved by Greta GarMOO's beauty, her kindness and/or dreams of permanent sanctuary at
Tomten Farm and Sanctuary, we would love to chat with you. Go ahead… be a real moo-ver and shaker and get in touch with us today.
Here's the math:
Greta eats 7 bales of hay each week for 5 months, 3 1/2 bales each week for 2 months and is on grass for 5 months. That's approximately 6 months of 7 bales a week. A bale of good hay runs between $6.50 and $12.00 each. So for the sake of easier calculating, let's call it $9.50 per bale. $9.50 per bale x 7 days is $66.50 per week x 26 weeks equals $1729.00.
Grain costs $20 per bag and each adult cow eats about 12 bags per year so let's say $240.
Shavings cost $5 per bag and each cow uses 1 bag per week during cold weather so let's say 26 bags per year which equals $130.
Misc. Additional Yearly Expenses:
Salt blocks $30
Diatomaceous earth $50
(uncertain of cost right now, let's say $50)
Fly spray $25 per bottle x 5 months equals $125, (we go through a bottle per month per cow),
Annual vet Exam $60
Unexpected Expenses: $50
Total Estimated Expenses Per Year: $2464.00
She is 7.5 years old so let's assume she lives
another 7.5 years.
$2464.00 x 7.5 equals $18,480.
Divide that by 2 and 50% of her estimated lifetime expenses and your...
One-time TADAdoption Donation for Greta GarMOO's Lifetime Sanctuary Care at Tomten
Farm and Sanctuary is $9240.00.
*Note expenses listed are for Greta GarMOO only. Other TADAdoption
-eligible animals' costs will vary.