Frequently asked questions
Can I visit?
Currently we are not open to visits from the public due to COVID-19. Eventually we will be resuming open barn days once a month which are open to the public. Sign up to our newsletter to stay up to date. PLEASE NOTE: We do not allow "drop-in's" under any circumstances. As an all-volunteer non profit that cares for 400 rescued animals, we cannot accomodate unscheduled visits.
How do I volunteer?
Currently we ask that anyone who is interested in volunteering is able to commit to 2 days a month and 3 hours per volunteer shift. Please visit our volunteer page for more info.
I need to rehome my animal, can you help? I have a rooster, can you take him?
As much as we would love to be able to help every single animal in need, we are unable to accommodate surrenders. We encourage everyone to take responsibility for their companion animals and care for them to the best of their ability. If you believe that you are in a unique situation or there is an animal emergency, please contact us.
Sadly, we get hundreds of requests to take in roosters every year and simply do not have the resources to take all of them. Please be mindful of buying chicks at the feed store, especially if you live in an area where roosters are not allowed. Also, please be aware that there is an inherent cruelty associated with buying chicks at the feed store - for instance,
hatcheries ship male chicks as packing material. When we
buy chicks, we are directly and financially supporting hatcheries who are responsible for a whole host of staggeringly cruel practices. Roosters are amazing individuals and when given the chance to live, they make beautiful and funny companions.
There is an animal in danger, what do I do?
We are so grateful that you care about animals! We commend you for wanting to help. Animals have very few, if any, legal rights in the United States, so when an animal is in danger or being abused it can be very frustrating trying to help. Here is a quick action list that you can do right now to help an animal in need:
1. Your first step should be to locate the person who is responsible for caring for the animal and communicating with them in a calm and respectful way to try to improve the animals situation.
2. Also contact the local animal control shelter.
3. Make sure to document as much as possible. Take photos and videos of the situtation (please be careful if you are documenting cruelty on a farm- many states have
ag-gag laws which could cause you to get in trouble with the law.)
4. If the person responsible for the animal and animal control are unable (or unwilling) to help, you can contact
ASPCA. This is where it will be helpful to have as much photographic evidence as possible.
5. If the animal is given to you, and is a farmed animal, please reach out to us and we will assist you in finding a suitable home for them.