Animal Friends of Westmoreland, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming abandoned and abused animals
Founded in 2006 by entrepreneur & animal activist Candy Valentino Nelson. It took 2 years to renovate the donated building. Almost 100% of the work was donated as well - with the help of volunteers and local businesses within the community. We opened our doors to the public November 2009 and to date, have saved over 2500 lives.
Our life saving work is done with only 3 paid staff and an army of over 250 active volunteers contributing over 20,000 man hours to our mission and the lives of whom we care.
We rescue animals and save lives. We provide love and joy to the humans who open their hearts to these animals and those who serve on their behalf as care givers within our organization. We stand up for the voiceless. We help animals and children remember that they matter.
We inspire people to stand up and speak out against animal abuse. We encourage a community.
We help children who have suffered abuse and neglect, find healing and gain trust as they relate to the animals who also share such horrific pasts. We remind the world that all lives matter.
In 2017, Animal Friends of Westmoreland will be beginning the next phase of our journey as we forge ahead to create an even bigger impact on the community and leave a legacy for generations to come.
With the purchase of a 62 acre farm, we will be able to rescue large animals like horses, donkeys and cows as well as farm animals such as pigs, goats, sheep and chicken to name a few.
We will have space on the farm to build our new facility that will house MORE dogs, cats and rabbits than our existing location can hold.
We have an profound mission and a massive vision. Without your support, NONE of this would be possible.
About this Campaign:
The funds from this campaign will be used to renovate the exisiting barn on the property and build another new barn. These barns will provide sanctuary to horses, cows, donkeys, goats, pigs, and chicken.
Our program will invite at risk and inner youth to the farm. Children in foster homes, children that have been abused, neglects or abandoned themselves will be able to find safety and begin to build trust as they relate to the stories of the animals that also share such horrific stories.
We have secured the 62 acres but need the additional financial support to bring this program to life.
It will mean the world to the animals' lives that are saved. It will end the abuse, the suffering and will spare their life. In return, the animals will pay it forward by demonstrating kindess and forgiveness; teaching children the power of compassion and will impact future generations ending the abuse cycle and fostering a more loving, gentler world.
Animal Friends Sanctuary.
Rescuing animals, helping children heal and teaching kindness and compassion for all.
Receive a hand written thank you note, and a photo of an animal who was rescued because of your support!
Receive a hand written thank you note, a photo of an animal that has been rescued and an Animal Friends Sanctuary DECAL!
Receive a hand written thank you note, a photo of an animal that has been rescued, an Animal Friends Sanctuary decal and our signature "farm approved" vintage HOODIE!
Receive a private "behind the scenes" tour of Animal Friends Sanctuary with our founder Candy Valentino Nelson.
Receive a private behind the scenes tour of Animal Friends Sanctuary with our founder, and have your name displayed on our Donor Wall which will be permanently displayed in our sanctuary.
We will host a "Farm Boot Happy Hour" for you and up to 12 of your friends or colleagues complete with wine, champagne and "Emma Approved" Hors d'oeuvres hosted by our founder. Your name will also be displayed on our Donor Wall.
Receive a private tour with our founder or a "Farm Boot Happy Hour ". Your name or company name will also be displayed on one of the STALLS in our new barns. This will become a permanent a part of the impact and legacy our organization will have for generations to come.
Receive a private tour with our founder or a “Farm Boot Happy Hour”, your name or company name on one of the stalls in our new barns, and NAMING RIGHTS for one of our rescued animals that will live out their life in kindness and love at Animal Friends Sanctuary.
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