The following opinion was written by Scott Cottrell. Mr. Cottrell worked with the Little Farm in Machipongo shoeing (Farrier) the horses housed there.
My name is Scott Cottrell and I had the honor and pleasure of being the Farrier that worked with Katie and crew in caring for their animals. I visited TLF at least twice a month (spending hours at each visit) and was always impressed at the quality and quantity of work done on behalf of the very lucky animals in their care- those animals won the lottery when they came under Katies charge. Katie and Les worked tirelessly on behalf of their animals …the life of an animal rescue manager is one of totally selfless service and commitment to their cause. These wonderful souls must deal with rising costs and uncertain budgets – all things completely out of their control. My hat is off to all of them.
To all who wonder if their contributions were well spent – your support to TLF made a world of difference in the lives of every animal Katie and Les touched. You should feel very good about your contributions….as I do. While I cannot answer questions re dotted “I’s”and crossed “t’s” re their charity I can speak as to what I saw over the time TLF was on the Eastern Shore – what I saw was selfless service and love for every animal in their charge. I am very proud to have worked with Katie and Les and am on lucky to have known them.