You can help make a difference in the lives of our animal residents.
As a small nonprofit, we rely on donations and we are sincere when we say every dollar counts. And because we are volunteer-run, every single one of those dollars goes directly to the care of our animals.
We are starting the search for a bumper pull horse or stock trailer to help us be able to transport our larger animals to veterinary appointments now that our mobile large animal vet is retiring. Being a small nonprofit, budget is tight so we’re either looking for someone to donate one outright OR willing to hold one for us at a great price while we fundraise.
Share this information and/or contact us if you know someone! And remember, since we’re a 501c3, any donation is tax deductible and we will happily provide a donation receipt.
Six Paws Farm Animal Sanctuary is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit farm animal sanctuary located in Berkeley Springs, WV, whose mission is to provide food, shelter, and vet care to animals in need, both large and small. We also promote the humane treatment of animals through education and advocacy.
Rescue v. Sanctuary
While we consider ourselves rescuers of animals in need, we identify more as an animal sanctuary than an animal rescue. Many (though not all) animal rescues eventually focus on finding permanent homes for their animals once they've received proper care and evaluation. Here at Six Paws Farm, we focus on being their permanent home in addition to their care.
If we feel an animal that comes into our care would be better off at another sanctuary, rescue, or home, we will do everything in our power to relocate them, because we put the animal's needs first. But we also recognize that some farm animals have a difficult time finding a permanent home, for a variety of reasons. Through our mission, we want to be the final home for these animals so they never have to go through hardships again.
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FAQ: Can we visit?
We know there is a lot of interest from folks wanting to visit the sanctuary and we appreciate the interest in meeting and learning about our residents in person. For the past few years, we have been updating and building animal resident facilities to keep the animals safe, secure, and taken care of. That means a delay in setting up the property for safety & enjoyment considerations for a visiting public.
We do hope to open up for scheduled tours sometime in 2024. There are still a number of things that need to be set up and in place before allowing regular visitors to the farm. We will certainly do a big rollout announcement when that day comes and in the meantime, we appreciate your understanding and patience!