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Helping hands needed for animal farm rescue centre in Glenhope

Supplied These friendly donkeys have found sanctuary at Plum Tree Farm in Glenhope. Lisa Grennell did everything she could to save a piglet but when the little porker lost its battle, the decision was made – time to set up an animal farm rescue centre. Plum Tree Farm in Glenhope, 80km south of Nelson is home to Lisa and her husband, Mal, but it’s also a sanctuary for farm animals including donkeys, alpaca, kunekune, calves, lambs and goats. The animal farm "gradually happened", Lisa said, after the couple moved to the 42 acres nearly four years ago. But it was losing a precious piglet recently which sparked Lisa to surge ahead in plans to make the rescue farm official. READ MORE: * Nelson’s Animal Farm attraction to close down * Weeks-old piglet found roaming West Auckland streets at night * An artist who was frustrated by city life finds her nirvana on the farm * Visitors are flocking to Animal Farm "We lost a piglet and it absolutely destroyed us. We took off from the farm for a whole night just to get away and think about what we’re going to do and it was that piglet that signed […]

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