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Alchemy Acres Animal Sancturay Inc

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Mission to relieve the suffering that far too many animals are forced to endure, our mission is to provide a no-kill sanctuary for abandoned and abused domestic animals where love for the soul and medical care for the body will be provided to all who enter our grounds. Alchemy acres provides adequate housing, care, exercise, and enrichment - often individualized based on the animals' needs. We also provide all of the animals' medical work, initial shots, worming and care, monthly preventions (flea and heartworm), yearly vaccines, and routine check-ups and exams as well as care for specific medical conditions. Alchemy acres is a place where animals may reside their entire lives if need be.

Programs: Adoption and animal care services: loving, safe homes are sought out for our residents and any animal that is deemed unadoptable is allowed to live out its natural life at the sanctuary. Animals in need of physical and psychological care receive professional veterinary services; including but not limited to vaccines, psychological care, spaying and neutering, etc. Toward this goal many services and food items are donated. During 2014 we received approximately 32,448 volunteer hours from local veterinarians and the community at large. Some of the services provided by the community volunteers include dish- washing, dog bathing, animal socialization, animal exercise, clean-up duty and fundraising. In addition, approximately 8 tons of dog and puppy food, 4 tons of cat litter and 4. 3 tons of cat food were received as donations during 2014. The approximate value of the donated goods is 26,060. Alchemy acres cares for over 300 dogs per year (housing 90 at a time), over 200 cats per year (housing 70 at a time), in addition to over 200 wildlife intakes and releases per year and other various animals.

education: we provide education about and funds for spay and neuter programs. We attempt to raise awareness about the importance of general pet care, vaccinations and nutrition. We provide education to those we interact with in an attempt to prevent animal cruelty.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Alchemy Acres is an exceptional animal rescue organization and sanctuary. The staff and volunteers are very compassionate and caring. Their main priority is to find loving homes for the animals where they will be well cared for on a permanent basis. They do a very good job with this goal. I adopted two dogs from Alchemy Acres on two separate occasions and was so pleased with the staff's diligent attention and assistance. One of the dogs, Bella, was a "special needs" rescue with only three legs. She now loves playing with her other three canine "siblings" in my house. I would not hesitate to adopt another animal from Alchemy Acres and highly recommend them to prospective adopters!

1 Katie S.2

Board Member

Rating: 5

Alchemy Acres is a place I hold near to my heart. I was 14 years old when my family embarked on this adventure. Together we (the Sacco family/Alchemy Acres) have overcome some very trying times. But the responsibility of these animals and all of their needs have held us all close together even through our own adversities. The animals have provided therapy to our family and allowed us to heal from great losses. By helping these animals in need, they have brought many people in to our lives as well. Some we now call family. Alchemy works tirelessly to help both animals and people. From where I am standing- we have made a difference. But there is still much work to do, and speaking as a Sacco we will keep giving everything we have to continue our mission.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were happy with every step in the process of adopting our super awesome puppy! Buckeye has been with us now for almost 12 years! Thank you so much for all that you do!

2 Chad D.1

Donor

Rating: 5

The Alchemy Family is the most caring, compassionate people I have ever met. The love they have for every animal that walks in to their door is unconditional and truly amazing. They have hearts of gold. We adopted a gorgeous German Shepherd mix from Alchemy over a year ago. I still call them with many dog related questions I may have. They are always there to listen and give me the proper advice. What a wonderful Sanctuary!
Chad & Heather Drane

2 Amy Mamie M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The amount of work. Dedication. Love and sympathy for life this establishment has donated to animals AND people is astounding! I started out as a donor. And, then a adoptee. And soon by adoration became a very minor volunteer. The dedication and courage of this organization always keeps me in awe... Stand back awe! It is not just a day thing for them. They are committed 24/7-48/14 taking on tasks further than most of us can reach! You would never know it by just talking to them... they are all humble and overly committed in what they do and how they foresee what they choose to accomplish. And, yet... THEY ACCOMPLISH! I honestly bow down to each and every one of them and feel ashamed that I cannot promote them more for what they deserve! These people deserve so much recognition, love and more!!!

4

Donor

Rating: 5

Alchemy Acres has always held a special place in my heart and I'm honored to live in the same area as such an amazing organization. I've had many experiences with them and have seen my community lean on them countless times.
Most recently I had a friend bring home her newborn son and watched as her very loved dogs revolted against the new family dynamic. It was heart breaking for them. They tried training and retraining the dogs and desperately soaked in any advice they could find, but ultimately their furry family members just weren't happy in a home with a newborn baby.
She then started a heart wrenching search for a safe and happy home willing to take in both dogs together. After months of searching it became apparent that she may never find someone willing and able to take in her two large middle aged dogs. That's when she decided to reach out to shelters. She spoke to several different places and by the end of those conversations Alchemy Acres was the only option. Not because they were the only shelter willing to take in her loved dogs, but because they were the only shelter that truly seemed to care. She knew that they would love and care for her two dogs just as she wished she could.
Alchemy Acres is an amazing and irreplaceable part of the community. If every shelter and sanctuary aspired to be more like them the world would be a better place.

4 Kelly K.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted a black Lab mix puppy that had been thrown from a moving car one January. She is so very special. A one of a mi d soul mate to me. We fell in love with this puppy so much that we went back and adopted another. Reba is now almost 6 Zoey is two and a half. I have a house full of rescues-seven dogs of all different ages. Of all of the rescues that we have adopted from, Alchemy Acres always will be closest to our hearts.

4 Kimberley B.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I found an abandoned baby kitten that was obviously sick. As it was a Saturday, all the vets in our area were closed. I called Katie at Alchemy and she never hesitated. We took the kitten to her and she doctored him through the weekend and had him at a vet on Monday morning. While the kitten did eventually lose it's eyesight due to a severe infection, Katie's love, hard work and dedication to animals, saved this kitten's life. He has since been placed with a loving family. Both Katie, her family members and their volunteers are an amazing group. They work tirelessly, day and day, caring for lost, abandoned and abused animals and strays. I would highly recommend Alchemy Acres to anyone looking for a pet to love.

5 Nik.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Alchemy Acres Animal Sancturay Inc. is a local family run business. I have been pleased to know the Sacco family for quite some time. They're very clean, honest, hard working people. Including the business, volunteers and friends who help make Alchemy the best they can be for the communities they help serve. Alchemy started and always will continue to be a Non-Kill, Non-Transfer, Non-Profit organization. They rely heavly on donations which all profits goes strickly towards the needs of the animals they help rescue. I highly recommend everyone take the time from their busy lives to stop, visit, and help support Alchemy's selfless mission. Who knows you and your household may even fall in love with a fury four legged family member that Alchemy has grown to love and care for just the same as I know you will.

Review from Guidestar

5

Donor

Rating: 5

Alchemy Acres is an amazing organization with a passion for rescuing animals - domestic animals, some farm animals, exotic pets, and even native wildlife rehabilitation. It was begun by a small local family, who still runs it with the help of volunteers. I have known the founder, Julie for more than 45 years and there is no one who works harder and is more impassioned about animal rescue. She has inspired her entire family who work tirelessly along side her to care for hundreds of animals daily. As a no-kill, no-transfer sanctuary, these animals have found a safe haven … if they are not adoptable, they can reside at Alchemy Acres for their entire lives if needed - wow!

I remember that even in high school Julie made a deal with the local shelter to take all of the puppies so that they wouldn’t be killed. At one point, she had 17 and found homes for all of them. She has NEVER let up!

If you want a pet, if you want to donate, if you want to volunteer, I can’t imagine a better place! Alchemy Acres is an amazing organization!

Review from Guidestar

7 Marianne10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began volunteering with this rescue many years ago when I read a newspaper article about all the animals tthe Sacco family from Alechemy Acres were helping. There were dogs, cats, turtles, rabbits, llamas, goats and just about any animal that needed a place to stay. They opened their hearts and their money to help every abandoned, abused and sick creature that came into their path. When donations were down, they took from their own paychecks because they were committed to do all they could to help suffering animals that no one else would take.

I remember reading a story about a dog in my area who had been hit by the owner's motorcycle. This caused much pain and injury to the dog's spine and back legs. The dog was not given any Vet care and was left to suffer alone in the yard. The police were notified when the neighborswatched as the poor dog would crawl to the bus stop to greet the kids coming home. The dog was removed from the home and Alchemy Acres was the only one who would take this dog and work with her. It took a long time to get this emaciated, injured girl, they named Hope, to the point of a good weight and where she could walk again! She has some problems with her bladder still but the Sacco family continues through the years to give this girl a good life where she will never suffer again.

There are so many stories of how Alchemy Acres no-kill shelter has helped the worst of the worst abandoned dogs and cats and yet continue in their work to find them homes and love because everyone of them deserve it.