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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!

Day to Day


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.


goat and kitty

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

In Honor | In Memory

Donations 'In Honor Of' or
'In Memory Of' are popular.

  Sponsorship Gifts might  include:

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

Personal checks are accepted and can be mailed to us at:

Black Sheep Crossing
12540 N. Kehl Road
Northport, MI 49670


BSC is a charity recognized by If you select BSC as your charity of choice Amazon will make a donation to us each time you make  a purchase on 

Wish List

great pyrenees

BSC greatly appreciates gift certificates from these businesses:

Hillside Feed & Supply

Your Contribution

Additional information:

  • 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.

Clarence relaxing with Reuben. Clarence had just lost his first tooth!

Clarence relaxing with Reuben. Clarence had just lost his first tooth!