Help Graceland Meadows Care for 100s of Animals

Hi, Sharlene here. I’ve recently opened Graceland Meadows Animal Rescue & Sanctuary to help save animals from cruel lives and needless deaths. 

We’re stuck on fencing. Can you help? It’s the most essential and costly of our site readiness projects. Although we’re closer — with deep thanks to those who have donated — it’s one of those things where closer doesn’t cut it.  If you can pitch in, any amount is appreciated. Together, in just the next few years, we can save hundreds of animals, dozens at a time.  

What your help will mean now, real-time
We’ve got puppies Donald and Goofy with us, fostering until we find their forever homes (adoption info here).



Fencing and our dogs. With fencing, we’re able to safely and immediately use our large outdoor space for socialization, off leash learning … and play!  And we know how play enhances physical and emotional wellness. This is really important in terms of these pups’ adoption prospects. 

Farm animals. We are limited to caring for chickens (coop and run are in place), until the fencing is complete. Frustratingly, I’m in conversations about two animals who would benefit greatly from being in our place because it’s the quieter, calmer surroundings they need and we can do 1:1 care. 

One is a gentle, senior horse with hellish experiences of mistreatment, abandonment, and injury.  The other is a pony, abandoned because she can no longer “work.” They’d be perfect companions for each other and would live peaceful days here.

Your contribution is safe.
Every penny is appreciated.  We’re a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and registered with New York State as a rescue and charity. Your donation is tax deductible and goes entirely and directly to the care of our animals.

You can check out our website > About Us to see our small but mighty team, and my blog for more about why we’re doing this. Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions about Graceland Meadows or how your donation will be used.

More about the fencing you’ll help build
We’re on a property in an ideal setting to take care of dozens of animals at a time. We need perimeter fencing for ~3 acres that will keep predators OUT and our rescues IN. (We have equestrian split-rail fencing in many of the areas, which we’ll recycle by building onto it).
  • posts and T posts 
  • goat & sheep woven wire fencing 
  • barbed wire
  • brace wire 
  • T-post wire clips 
  • brace pins 
  • fence staples 
  • gate 

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About Us

Graceland Meadows Animal Rescue & Sanctuary is a home for animals in need. We rescue, rehabilitate, rehome, and refuge farm animals and pets. Our belief is that no animal should suffer or be euthanized for being homeless. We’re here to save as many animals as we can, adopt them out to safe and loving homes, or be their forever home. Senior, injured, special needs, and working animals abandoned for “outliving their usefulness” are our focus. 

We’re a no-kill facility: only in cases of irremediable suffering or severe aggression will euthanization be considered, and only after other options are exhausted.

Our pledge is to make a difference for an animal every day, and work towards the day of legal recognition of animal sentience and delegitimization of cruelty and oppression.

We’re family-run and moved from New York City to open Graceland Meadows. An important part of our efforts is to become a trusted community resource: advocates for animal welfare; a center for animal activities particularly for kids and seniors; and a place where diverse people, and different species, coexist and learn from each other.

We operate solely on fundraising and donations, which are tax-deductible. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. NY State registered charity and rescue.

Please reach out if you know of an animal in need
  • Andrew Griffin 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Lauren Awerdick-Green 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Melissa Spear 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Martin Callie 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Dave Marchi 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
See all


Graceland Meadows Corp. 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.