The Challenge


The challenge before Marty & Cherry is not in loving and caring for the animals at Black Sheep Crossing… For them the challenge lies in making absolutely sure that every need of every animal is provided for, with a few treats and special surprises sprinkled in for fun!

To date contributions have never exceeded expenses. 

And that is why your involvement is so vitally important.  When you become a contributor, you accept the same challenge as the other generous people who support BSC.  You make the difference!
As is the case on any farm, the caregivers and animals alike at BSC are early to rise, usually between 4 and 5 am, 365 days of the year, in rain, snow, wind and hail!  Marty and Cherry do not label their daily routine as ‘chores’ because feeding and caring for the animals is an expression of love for them, not a job. 

In addition to the daily schedule they keep, each day always brings something new – a fence to mend, an animal in need of medical attention, a trip to town for supplies, bills to pay, cards and pictures to send to sponsors, and fund raisers to plan.

When you make the decision to support Black Sheep Crossing, you have several options available:


Sponsorships are an affordable way to help cover the basic costs of general care and maintenance.  All monies are used to purchase food and bedding, upkeep of housing, and for the costs of veterinarians and farriers.

      A recurring donation can be made to support:

  • All the animals
  • A specific breed
  • An individual animal


Donations 'In Honor Of' or
'In Me
mory Of' are common.

  Sponsorship Gifts might  include:

  • Birthdays
  • Christmas
  • Special Occasions
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Loss of a pet companion


Gift certificates from these businesses:

Hillside Feed & Supply



Donations can be made by clicking on the Donate Now button, empowered by First Giving for non-profit organizations.

The Donate Now button supports making a one time, recurring, Sponsorship, In Memory Of or In Honor Of a person or companion animal.

Personal checks are also accepted and can be mailed to the address listed on each page of the website.

Additional information about your donation to Black Sheep Crossing.

  • BSC is a 501©3 non-profit corporation; all donations are tax deductible
  • 100% of contributions go directly to the care of the animals
  • BSC does not use professional fund raisers
  • Directors, Caregivers and Volunteers serve on a non-salaried basis and are never compensated from contributions.
Black Sheep Crossing
12540 N. Kehl Road
Northport, MI 49670
(231) 386-7234, days and evenings before 7 pm
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