Supporting The Community
We proudly support the community and use our business for doing good. We work with several organisations and two we work with closely are Where Pigs Fly Farm Sanctuary and Sea Shepherd Australia.
Where Pigs Fly
We are delighted and proud to partner with, and support, Where Pigs Fly Farm Sanctuary.
Where Pigs Fly Farm Sanctuary is a not for profit registered charity based in the Lower Hunter Valley in NSW. It is one of the most idyllic places we have ever been and don’t bother taking your phone, there’s no reception (not that we could find) and you’ll forget about technology as soon as you meet one of the many residents.
About Where Pigs Fly Farm Sanctuary
Debbie and Jamie from Where Pigs Fly have always been animal lovers with a lifelong mission to own an animal sanctuary and help as many animals as they can. So in 2014 they set about that purpose.
Where Pigs Fly focus on a simple philosophy to treat all animals with compassion and respect. Their mission is two fold. Firstly they rescue, and care for, farmed animals that have been abused or abandoned. In addition they focus on education and helping people understand where their food comes from. We highly recommend a visit to meet the team and the beautiful residents who now have a very happy home. They run Open Days every few months so book ahead (they always sell out) and pay a visit.
Meet the Animals
Currently Where Pigs Fly is home to many pigs, including Wilbur, Jeremy and Bubbles who is adorable, amongst others. You’ll also find Valentine, the cow, Dave and Gary, the sheep, Moby the goat, Daffodil, the Shetland Pony, Zorro, the lamb, Spike the Turkey, Thomas the Duck and more. If you meet Thomas have a chat with him, he will follow you around and just talk at you. And once you meet the turkeys you’ll look at them in a whole new light! Affectionate, social and they really do just want to be around you. Many of the animals have been born or lived in terrible conditions. Edna, the pig, as an example spent 10+ years of her life in a cramped 3x3 pen in a Sydney suburb living in her own muck. She is a beautiful soul but can't walk properly because of the conditions she has lived in. Many of the others have similar, sad stories but the sanctuary provides them with forever homes and they are beautiful homes.
How is Flora & Fauna Supporting Where Pigs Fly
We absolutely love the work Debbie, Jamie and the team are doing and we are just a little bit passionate about animals so this partnership is about far more than just offering financial support. You will hear us talking about Where Pigs Fly and the animals whether that be on social media, our website or emails.
Where Pigs Fly Merchandise
You can also buy Where Pigs Fly Merchandise via us. All of the money goes to Where Pigs Fly, we don't take a cent. We want to help Where Pigs Fly extend their reach, as much as we can, and raise more money for the sanctuary so they can rescue more animals. Shop Where Pigs Fly Goodies.
Where Pigs Fly Donation Days
We have certain days during the when, what you buy, helps support Where Pigs Fly. eg 10% of revenue on that day goes to Where Pigs Fly or 100% of sales of one product. We'll be advertising these on social media so please follow us to see what we are doing when.
In addition we will be doing plenty of other things during the year whether that is donate prizes or some other exciting things. We have a fair bit of work in progress to support them.
You can read more about Where Pigs Fly on their website.
Sea Shepherd Australia
At Flora & Fauna we are firm supporters of two organisations. Sea Shepherd Australia is one of them and we are huge fans of their work and their dedication to the environment. The more time we spend with them the more we realise actually how much they do and how in depth their work is. They have also saved countless marine life lives over the years whilst putting their own in the face of danger.
We are proud to support Sea Shepherd and have a Sea Shepherd Shop where we sell merchandise from Sea Shepherd so that maximum funds go to Sea Shepherd. You can find KeepCups, t shirts and more.
In addition we support them at events and in any other way we can. Julie and Tom, F&F founders, also donate personally to Sea Shepherd and support their work.