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Seeking Sanctuary for The Devoted Barn

$21,130 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 560 people in 5 months
Six years ago, when I first opened this farm for ferals and animals from extreme cruelty and neglect, I knew we would face challenges. I also knew the biggest challenge would be the possibility that an animal couldn't be rehabilitated to the point of living in a normal home environment. What I didn't expect was how quickly we would grow and this would happen.
I didn't expect these challenges for another 10 years.
Our amazing volunteers, our barn family, have helped so many animals, we simply have outgrown this farm much quicker than I expected.
The need to expand is evident and the need to create a sanctuary for these animals that can't be rehabilitated to a normal home environment, is a must.
We believe that the best way to meet the needs of all our animals, both current and future, is to divide the properties into two farms.
One will focus on rehabilitation and one will create the perfect forever home for our dogs that are incontinent, our feral dogs that can't move to that next step and our hogs who we can't safely be placed. These animals come to us looking for the home they deserve.
Well, we have found the perfect farm that will help rehabilitate our animals, but we need the perfect property to be our sanctuary, our forever home.
After searching for months trying to find the perfect place, a little slice of heaven that these animals deserve, we believe we have finally found it.
Now, we really need your help in order to make this dream come true for our animals.
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Well it's been 6 weeks since we moved into the sanctuary and what a blessing it has been. We have seen each one of our animals physically relax and start enjoying all the new sights and sounds from all the wildlife and nature the sanctuary provides. The peace and calm is truly a gift.
We have had amazing work groups from DTE helping to build enclosures and our barn family has made sure each resident is enjoying every minute of life here.
Now that we are settled, the real work begins.
We are so grateful to everyone who has supported us, especially for our generous $200,000 match donor along with our sponsor donors for observation room and our two dog run sponsors. We still need your support as there are several more projects we need to finsih to get everyone up here.
Please continue to share our page and please check in for more updates. Also follow along on our facebook and instagram.
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Having this heated wash rack will be so beneficial to our animals that need medical treatment in the winter. It's just one of the many features that make this the perfect farm.
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Please watch this video for a walking tour of the property we hope to purchase!
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Sweet dreams for Sunshine
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$21,130 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 560 people in 5 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Devoted Friends Animal Society, Inc.
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Ortonville, MI
EIN: 271796117
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