OMI has spent the last 31 months in rural Tennessee, getting the healthcare and animal care infrastructure up to standards for the 159 pigs surrendered to us on April 1, 2021. This has included:
We first want to THANK you for your support of Odd Man Inn. Since our very modest start in 2014 in Washington State, we have been focused on a path to help the organization outlive us for many generations. Moving to Tennessee meant we had to stretch our belief in the mission and in our supporters to help us push through this very difficult few years of growth. YOU have come through in every possible way. We are still here doing this work because of you.
In order to get out of the current “Sketchy House” on the property, we need a safe temporary space for animal caregiver headquarters and administration. We are raising funds to help support our very methodical steps in this process, while continuing to provide the animals with every possible thing they need.
WHEN? This project is immediately underway to ensure we have a safe space for animal caregivers to work in the winter.
WHY? The current house on the property has been at risk of collapse since we assumed guardianship in 2021. We have managed the space as safely as possible in order to prioritize the needs of the animals. With all of our spays completed, we are ready to fix this issue!
WHAT? The current house has had significant structural damage caused by poor construction, water damage, and lack of maintenance for the last 20 years. We need to demolish it to clear a site for the new Animal Care Headquarters and Medical Barn.
WHEN? This will not be done until Spring 2024 when we are safely ready to let the current house go.
WHY? The current house is NOT salvageable. Mold, rodents, weather, and years of disregard before we arrived on the property have left it far beyond what we can fix.
Your support of our mission has led to some very incredible results since 2014. We have supporters and donors in over 20 countries. You are part of a team of humans who believe that if we each contribute a little, together, we can do beautiful things for the animals who need our help.
As we close out the year, can you spare a little good fortune to help us with PHASE ONE of “Get OMI out of the Sketchy House”?