When Samantha Moeller learned of twenty former research horses being assisted by Kindness Ranch, she was eager to help. Samantha told her aunt, Marcia Moeller, she wanted to fundraise for Kindness Ranch and visit us in the summer of 2010. Evidently, when Samantha sets her mind on a goal, nothing gets in her way. She earned $550 for Kindness Ranch through her lemonade stand and donation jars placed at veterinarians’ offices near their home in Chicago!
No matter one’s age, it is amazing how dedication, compassion, and creativity can make a difference in the lives of animals.
With check in hand, Samantha visited the ranch with her mother, Danika, and her aunt for three nights. How did Samantha like her visit to Kindness Ranch? “All the animals are so cute!” said Samantha. “The cats are so funny with their toys. The dogs are very friendly. The horses are very gentle. The piggies like peanuts and corn on the cob! The sheep come when called.”
From brushing horses, walking dogs, to feeding pigs, Samantha helped out with all aspects of life at the ranch. What was her favorite part? “It was funny when I called for the sheep to come into the barn at night. I yelled, ‘SHEEPIES……Here sheepie, sheepie, sheepie.’ And all of a sudden, they came running!” But her favorite part, Samantha went on to say, was cuddling with Isabella, a sweet hound mix. “She is SO sweet!” said Samantha.
Thank you, Samantha! Your donation will provide hay for a horse for a year at Kindness Ranch.