The Berkhamsted community has thrown its support behind Two Oaks Pony Sanctuary after its owner revealed that it could soon lose its home.
The sanctuary, which has been based in Darr’s Lane for 16 years, could be in crisis after the landlords there served sanctuary owner, Carol Buchorski, with a Notice to Quit, meaning she must vacate the land by June 30.
Carol’s fundraising page for the sanctuary raised more than £1,000 after just two days.
She said the monies will be used to cover legal fees and, if the sanctuary has to move, it will go towards the expensive process of taking down, moving and transporting all of the sanctuary’s contents.
The relocation and rebuild of all the animal housing will also be costly.
Carol said: “Thank you for all comments, messages and your support. I am so grateful for all the help being offered. I now have solicitors and other legal help and support.
“I know it will be a long road, and yes, the sanctuary may still have to relocate, but this fight is far from over.
“These animals deserve to stay together and enjoy the life they deserve. I made a commitment to look after these beautiful animals and I am not going to give up.”
Carol also said the situation has been causing severe problems for her personally.
She explained: “This is completely breaking my heart. I have been crying, just completely gutted. My heart and stomach are in turmoil and I have hardly eaten or slept.
“But this sending me to breaking point.”
To support the sanctuary, go to www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/carol-buchorski-4