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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animal Services, Animals

Mission: New Moon Farm Goat Rescue and Sanctuary is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of animals in need. Whether victims of financial difficulties, neglect or abuse, we are committed to taking in unwanted animals brought to us via owner surrender, as well as by animal control. In addition to caring for these animals, New Moon Farm strives to promote compassion and respect for all living creatures through a presence in the community and by offering educational opportunities.

Results: As of January 2015, New Moon Farm has placed over 1400 animals into safe, loving homes. We have taught all adopters, as well as the hundreds who have attended our Goats 101 Workshops, about basic goat care.

Target demographics: farm animals in need

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 150 animals and their people

Geographic areas served: the pacific northwest

Programs: rescue, rehabilitation, adoption and education

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Angela155

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

New Moon's passion is not only the best thing for goats - it's one of the best examples of humanity. The work and loving compassionate care is amazing. We in the area are so proud to have New Moon here, teaching our children the best thing a human can do, it to be Humane.

1 Laura294

Client Served

Rating: 5

I used to work on a goat dairy in another state. When I got out of that business and moved here to WA, the dairy owners gave me my 6 favorite worn-out dairy goats as my "severance package." Beautiful, friendly does who were just not good milkers anymore and who I couldn't stand to have sent to the livestock auction after I left.
I had no where to keep them myself, so I begged Ellen and New Moon Farm for help. They graciously agreed to take them in when I could find no one else to take in so many goats, and were so kind and compassionate and calm for the girls (and me!) even though we didn't roll up to the rescue until nearly 2 AM after a VERY long drive from several states away.
I know what I'm looking at when it comes to goats, and I've seen several bad animal rescues in my time. New Moon is excellent. They really walks the talk, and I felt so relieved that these special goats could go here, and trusted that Ellen would find them the loving homes they deserve.
Later on I found another old, worn-out dairy doe on Craigslist, for under $100. She was old, hardly had any teeth, and needed a loving home where she wouldn't have to work anymore. I bought her and took her to New Moon, and she's since been rehomed with some other senior goats into a loving situation. Any other goat that I come across who needs help, I ask New Moon Farm, and they always, always are there to provide that help. And they do a terrific job of it.
I am so grateful to New Moon Farm for their huge hearts, and for working so hard for these incredible animals.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I love New Moon Farm. The volunteers there are the best. I am so fortunate to live in the area so that I can do my part helping save these awesome animals. Everyone involved gives 110% of their hearts. I love it!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had to surrender an elderly sheep and a livestock guardian llama to New Moon due to a divorce and sale of my farm. The rest of my flock was sold back to the farms where they were born, but my granny sheep was more difficult to place since she wouldn't be bred any longer. Also, I wanted him the llama to be with another flock of sheep so he could continue his good work, but could not find a place for him in my state. For just shy of a year, I couldn't bear to write to ask, as giving them up broke my heart. Today, I received terrific news from Ellen: "Nut [the sheep] was adopted, along with her sheep friend Mocha, to a great home with lots of other sheep and 20 fenced acres. She really is living a sheepie dream! Yama [the Llama] is with other llamas, and his small herd of Shetland sheep, and seems to be doing great." If I lived closer, I would volunteer at this amazing place. Ellen does a life-saving job with the help of many dedicated volunteers.

Review from Guidestar

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I had to surrender an elderly sheep and a livestock guardian llama to New Moon due to a divorce and sale of my farm. The rest of my flock was sold back to the farms where they were born, but my granny sheep was more difficult to place since she wouldn't be bred any longer. Also, I wanted him the llama to be with another flock of sheep so he could continue his good work, but could not find a place for him in my state. For just shy of a year, I couldn't bear to write to ask, as giving them up broke my heart. Today, I received terrific news from Ellen: "Nut [the sheep] was adopted, along with her sheep friend Mocha, to a great home with lots of other sheep and 20 fenced acres. She really is living a sheepie dream! Yama the Llama is with other llamas, and his small herd of Shetland sheep, and seems to be doing great." If I lived closer, I would volunteer at this amazing place. Ellen does a life-saving job with the help of many dedicated volunteers.

1 Dee J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This rescue is wonderful. I have adopted 4 goats from it. Ellen the owner works so hard to make sure goats who usually have no other place to go, are taken in, cared for and when healthy adopted out. This is a wonderful rescue and. Give her the highest rating for all that this rescue does

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Because of New Moon Farm Goat Rescue, I now have Mr. Big, Brother, Sweetness, Voodoo, Fiona and Pickles. I found New Moon Farm Goat Rescue in 2008. It is an exceptional example of a woman's love for animals and her dedicated, long-term efforts to create both a goat haven and goat-loving families. Dogs, cats and horses are higher profile rescues, but once you fall in love with a goat they go to the top with the others! Ellen has an outside job, which carries much of the burden of rescue support. She has developed a cadre of volunteers -- of which I have been one -- to help with everything from cleaning pens to trimming hooves. There is such a positive energy when a group of people comes together to perform physical, productive and satisfying work. With the beneficiaries all around you. What started with a small barn, pasture and some goat pens and temporary shelters is now a large barn and numerous permanent goat shelters with sturdy fencing and larger pens. Ellen's efforts, personal, fund-raising and volunteer, have created a professional and successful goat rescue. As of the first of July, she has taken in 95 animals this year, and found homes for 105 (some that came in last year). There are currently 25 goats and 2 sheep looking for new families. There is currently a fund-raising effort for a new tractor, which is greatly needed, considering the growth of New Moon Farm Goat Rescue.