Erskine’s Lamont City Farm are appealing for donations from the public to help the farm through the winter as the cost of caring for the animals is considerably rising.
The farm on Barrhill Road, which is run by volunteers, was founded in 1977 and this year sees it celebrate its 40th Christmas.
Various animals such as rabbits, horses, donkeys, goats, pigs, and llamas rely on the farm for safety, comfort and somewhere to call home.
Yvonne Elliot, the Farm’s Manager said: “Most of the animals have been there a long time. The farm is home to Rio, a 39 year old rescue horse, and without donations coming in, the farm is in jeopardy. It might have to close. Animals like Rio would have to be rehomed and at that age they don’t deserve to have to move again.”
A Go Fund Me Page has been set up in order to raise a target of £1,000 to go towards food, equipment, bedding, running costs and medical bills for the animals.
The costs to run the farm are higher in the winter as freezing temperatures means the animals are inside more.
So far the public have donated over £600 but Yvonne says there is still a long way to go. The farms Facebook page said in a post: “A big thank you to all of you who have already donated, your support really is appreciated!”
The farm welcomes around 10,000 visitors every year and puts on various events including a free Christmas fayre that was held earlier this month.
To donate, click here
To see a full list of the farms animals, click here
Lamont City Farm is open all year round 7 days a week with the exception of:
- Christmas Day
- Boxing Day
- New Year’s Day
- January 2nd
April –September Opening Hours:
- Monday: 10.30am-4.30pm
- Tuesday: 9.30am-4.00pm
- Wednesday: 10.30am-4.30pm
- Thursday: 10.30am-4.30pm
- Friday: 9.30am-4.00pm
- Saturday: 10.30am-4.30pm
- Sunday: 10.30am-4.30pm
March – October Opening Hours: Every day: 11am-3.30pm