Luna Grove Animal Sanctuary

Growing up, I spent most of my time on my dad's mini 2-acre farm on the Virginia coast where we shared the land with chickens, ducks, pigs, goats and horses over the years. Their interaction with one another always fascinated me, but what fascinated me the most was their interaction with us- humans. We gave them food, water & shelter and in return, they trusted us, accepted us and became our family. As a child, I faced major personal struggles and wholeheartedly believe that spending special moments with animals during this vital time of growth & development helped to give me a sense of purpose, a therapy session- that shoulder to cry on.

My true and deep connection with animals started all because of a rebellious act as a teenager to get a dog when I clearly wasn't allowed. In late 2004, I set out on an important mission to annoy my dad by bringing home a little beagle puppy who we eventually named Copper. My very first dog paved the way for a heart that was already beating for animals. The love of a dog was something I had never experienced before. I had no idea what I was in for... before I knew it, I was bringing home another puppy- this time a Dalmatian, Pongo. My excuse to my dad the second time around was "I got the beagle for you, and the Dalmatian will be mine!" but I already knew they were both my forever companions. Two years later and here comes Cali, our rescue puppy who had a severe case of Carpal Flexural Deformity causing her to walk on her wrists which were curled inward. With rigorous treatment and casting on both front legs, Cali made a full recovery within a few months and is still doing great 10 years later! Today, these three stinky mutts (all seniors now!) mean the absolute world to me. I would move mountains for them and their loyalty shows me that they would do the same for me.

The opening of Luna Grove Sanctuary is a life-long desire in an effort to return my gratitude and honor all of the animals that saved me from myself. I want to rescue the unwanted, abandoned & sick. I want to nurture them back to health so they can live life to the fullest in every way they deserve to- all this and more in a happy, safe and loving environment.

Many plans are in the making for the sanctuary. Our first step is to get land and then our 501(c)(3)non-profit status which are the biggest funding needs at the moment. Eventually, events will be implemented to help fund the sanctuary such as crafting classes for kids & adults, a mostly off-grid retreat center for spiritual healing, as well as several "pick-your-own" fields including strawberries, lavender, herbs and wildflowers which will be donation based. Plans to grow & offer mushrooms, mushroom logs, fresh & dry herbs, seeds, plant medicine, tinctures, candles, sage sticks, teas and more to help fund the sanctuary are also in the notes. We plan to utilize the land to its fullest - all while being chemical-free and sustainable.

In this venture, gratitude, natural healing for the animals (crystal healing, sound therapy and chakra/energy healing) in combination with Western Veterinary care, natural medicine from the land, art, meditation and spiritual wellness are all vital to the success of this sanctuary.

We will accept various types of animals in the beginning with plans to branch out as the sanctuary becomes more established:

-Fowl, including but not limited to: Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Peacocks, Guineafowl, Pheasants, Turkey and Quail.

- Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, Geckos, Skinks, Snakes, Chameleons, Turtles

-Future Animals: Yak, Alpaca, Sheep, Rabbits, Doves, Pigeons, Emu, Frogs and MANY MORE!

Wildlife rehabilitation is also a possibility in the future.

Currently, some funds have been set aside for the fruition of this animal sanctuary. I am currently scoping the market for a plot of land with a few buildings to cut down on the cost of having to build our own. We are so close!
Donation needs will always change. From getting the sanctuary started (permits & fees, land cost, insurance, etc), to feeding the animals, buying materials to build their shelters, veterinary care, rescue/transport costs, bedding and land upkeep. A website is in the making as well as a shop to help fund the sanctuary.

This is a HUGE step forward and I am excited to see where we go. The donation goal will always be changing as we go and therefore, this page will always be open. Donations are always welcome but I also encourage you to visit the Wild Nocturna website ( where 50-100% of all proceeds go directly to the creation of the sanctuary.


Amber Bee
Waynesboro, VA

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