Water & Shelter for Odin, Tessa & their Goats (Napa Fire)

For: Odin, Tessa, and their family of misfit rescue goats
Santa Rosa, CA
Organizer: Roland Hendel
Water & Shelter for Odin, Tessa & their Goats (Napa Fire) (Odin, Tessa, and their family of misfit rescue goats)
of $45,000 goal
100% Complete
Raised by 2192 donors

The Story


As many of you know, Ariel, Scott, Stephen, and I lost everything we had in the Tubbs fire that devastated our forest home in Sonoma County earlier this week.

We had minutes to load up the animals and run from the advancing firestorm. Despite the sounds of exploding propane tanks, twisting metal, and the hot swirling winds, Odin refused to leave our family of 8 bottle-fed rescue goats.

Hours later when we had found relative safety we cried for Odin and our goats. I was sure I had sentenced them to a horrific and agonizing death.

Days later, when we were able to make it back to the property, we found a burned, battered, and weakened Odin, surrounded by his 8 goats, and several small deer who had come to him for protection and safety. Odin was weak, and limping, his once thick and beautiful coat singed orange, his whiskers melted. Even now as i write this, I am crying tears of gratitude and awe at his bravery and devotion.

Since then, Odin has been reunited with his sister Tessa. He appears to be getting stronger, and his sister's presence will surely help to lift his spirits and take some of the burden off his giant shoulders.

But we are not out of the woods yet. Our pumphouse was destroyed, and we have no fresh water supply for them. All structures on our property were decimated, including the barn we had lovingly rebuilt for them earlier this year. And winter is coming.

We have been overwhelmed with offers for help and assistance from our extended family of friends and loved ones. We would like to ask that you all direct this compassion to Odin, Tessa, and our goats, so we can re-establish a fresh water supply and rebuild their barn before the winter. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated.

When you lose everything, it is easy to see what is important. I pray we can get our animal family what they need to win their heroic fight for survival, so Odin's bravery and sacrifice are not in vain.

Thank you, from all of us, and please help us by reposting.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on October 27, 2017


Posted on October 27, 2017

Friends and family,

Thand you all again for your giving. We are well over our goal and have what we need to get Odie and the gang back to their land as soon as possible.

I will be replacing my laptop next week and i will reach out to each of you to offer our personal thanks. Now that the herd is safe st a sanctuary, I will be focusing our updates on our rebuilding process.

For updates on Odie and the gang, please refer to our Facebook pages.

Thznk you, again. ❤️

Posted on October 21, 2017


Posted on October 21, 2017

Good morning everybody!

Odin, Tessa, and the goats were transferred yesterday from the shelter at the fairgrounds to an animal sanctuary,  where they have lots of room to play and graze while we rebuilt their home in our forest.

Thank you to Deborah Blum and the people at www.goatlandia.org for being such gracious hosts to our fur family. 

Posted on October 19, 2017


Posted on October 19, 2017

More great news!!We have found a wonderful temporary home for Odin, Tessa, and our Herd with the people at https://www.goatlandia.org/

Thank you for all of your help and offers to find temporary shelter them while we rebuild our pumphouse, barn, and fences.

More updates to come!

#SonomaStrong, #ISaluteOdin

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