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.
FAQ: Can we visit?
We've recently received 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. Unfortunately, our facilities are not currently set up for visitors. Between having the appropriate insurance requirements established as well as ensuring we have specific safety measures in place (for example, we have a lot of electric fencing that would require proper signage), there are still a number of things that need to be set up and in place before allowing regular visitors to the farm.
And since most of our current project work revolves around projects to keep the animals safe, secure, and taken care of, we don't yet have the resources to make on-site visitation happen. One day, we hope to have it all set and ready to go - until then, we appreciate your understanding and patience!
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