Robin Birdsong founded Enchanted Farm Sanctuary when she saw a mother cow suffering after her baby was torn from her. She didn’t just sympathize with the cow, but she completely empathized and resonated with her because she herself felt the same pain and suffering when she lost her precious baby boy Danny. Therefore, it’s always important to Birdsong that people understand how much she loves the animals she rescues as if they were her own babies. The sanctuary exists in honor of her baby boy.
Yet, recently someone stole a black swan named Belladonna Winterspell from Enchanted Farm Sanctuary. Birdsong says she’s been made a bereaved mother again by whoever did this.
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🚨UPDATE🚨 We are now offering a cash reward for Belladonna’s safe return!!! NO QUESTIONS ASKED. I would like to take this opportunity to address the person or people who took Bella, as I have a gut feeling you follow me. If that’s true, you know that I founded this sanctuary in honor of my son Danny after losing him. And in honor of bereaved mothers of all species that have their children cruelly stolen from them 💔 By taking Belladonna, you have once again made a bereaved mother of me. She is my family & I think of her as my child. Please, just bring her home. I will give you money for her return with no questions & I won’t press charges of any sort! However, please note.. stealing an animal from private property is a FELONY in the state Oregon. So if you don’t return her, you will be caught & the consequences will be severe. But it doesn’t have to be that way! I will forgive ALL if you just bring her home to me. Please find it in your heart to do so. 🙏🏼 To everyone who has pulled together in a show of support by helping to spread the word; THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! ❤️ Your actions made Belladonna go viral which has helped in ways I can’t discuss due to the open investigation. We could really use your continued support by joining our campaign 👉🏼 GoFundMe.com/Find-Belladonna 👈🏼 The link is also in my bio. Your tax-deductible donation will not only be used towards a reward for her safe return but the funds will also be used to protect & care for the additional 100+ animal residents of EFS by installing security measures including 24-hour video surveillance of the property, additional lighting, fencing & secured night time cottage enclosures! Your sharing on IG & FB led to all the local news stations heading here today to cover her story & that will hopefully lead to her recovery. So PLEASE SHARE anywhere & everywhere you can!!! She may have been taken out of Oregon! 🙏🏼❤️ #findbelladonna #belladonnawinterspell #blackswan 📸: @oddmaninn 🙏🏼🖤 #enchantedfarmsanctuary
Birdsong loves all the animals on her sanctuary, keeps them safe from harm, and rescues them from terrible fates. She didn’t realize that black swans are incredibly valuable until she reported Belladonna’s disappearance to the police. It’s even more devastating that someone may have harmed one of her precious animals or plans to sell them to someone who may harm them.
On the sanctuary’s Instagram account, Birdsong explained that the night of Belladonna’s disappearance, she was woken up by loud noises from the animals as well as the swan’s honking and ran out to find a sedan disappearing. When she found a clump of the swan’s feathers she realized the swan was actually missing.
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I’m devastated to share that last night, just after 2:00am someone came onto my property & took Belladonna Winterspell!!! I was woken up by the dogs barking & donkeys braying & heard Belladonna honking as well. All the animals were frantic. I rushed outside just in time to catch a brief glimpse of a sedan of some sort peeling out of the driveway. My entrance gate is quite a distance from the house & I couldn’t see much. So I ran down to the gate… and that’s where I found a clump of feathers. I was in a panic searching for Bella until it hit me.. She was gone. I’m in shock. I didn’t even realize until speaking with several people today how “valuable” Black Swans are because I don’t think of animals in monetary terms like that. They apparently sell for thousands of dollars. So I can only assume that’s why someone took her. I know most of you are not from this area so I doubt this post will help much but I just don’t know what else to do… Aside, of course from filing a police report & spreading the word in case someone sees her for sale or knows where she is. If you have ANY information at all about Belladonna PLEASE contact me🙏🏼 I just want her home!!! PLEASE!!!! 💔 #help #enchantedfarmsanctuary #belladonnawinterspell Ps… for those asking about FB: yes, our page is: Facebook.com/EnchantedFarm 🙏🏼
If you’d like to help, you can donate to the GoFundMe that has been set up to secure Belladonna’s safe return. The funds will also help Enchanted Farm Sanctuary add more security to protect the animals from anything like this ever happening again. They’d install “24-hour video surveillance of the property, additional lighting, fencing & secured night time cottage enclosures.” You can also inform Birdsong or authorities if you know any information about the black swan and who may have taken her. You can also simply help by sharing this story!
Robin Birdsong has grieved enough and we admire all the love, dedication, and care she gives to the animals. We hope Belladonna is safely returned soon!
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