BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (WCBS 880) – With 450 abused, neglected and unwanted farm animals, the Double D Bar Ranch on Long Island has many expenses to cover.
But it’s a responsibility that spokesperson Gay Devoe says they’ve embraced.
“What we do here is we provide homes for abused and unwanted farm animals,” she said. “We provide food, medical attention and shelter.”
To help offset those costs, the Double D Bar Ranch is hosting a unique fundraiser on Oct. 30 that includes a Halloween costume contest for its horses as well as for children and adults.
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In addition, the ranch is having a pumpkin polo game using pumpkins and broomsticks.
The farm was set up in 1997 in Brentwood and has grown to include more than just horses.
“Geese, chickens, hens, peafowl, a llama, goats, sheep, bulls,” Devoe said.
Many of these animals arrived because the previous owners had to move but couldn’t keep the animal, didn’t have permission from the town to own them, had neighbors complaining and much more.