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FULL MOON FARM INC

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The mission of Full Moon Farm is to provide assistance, and/or a safe haven, to wolfdogs in need of rescue from abusive situations, owner surrenders and animal control agencies, and to educate the public about these "special needs" animals.

Results: We currently house over 60 wolfdogs that have been rescued. We provide their daily needs and care as needed to give them a happy life for these animals. We have spent a great deal of time so far this year fundraising for new housing enclosures and repairs as well as backup power sources for use during storm outages at the sanctuary.

Target demographics: Animals, primarily wolfdogs, wolf hybrids and wolf dogs.

Direct beneficiaries per year: wolfdogs by bringing 35 into our facility, assisting owners in crisis, and educating hundreds of people about the "myth" understood wolfdog.

Geographic areas served: Continental United States

Programs: Full Moon Farm is an organization dedicated to the well being of the wolfdog (wolf hybrid) and as an educational center for the public. We operate as a sanctuary for abused and refused wolfdogs who find themselves in need of love, shelter, and care.

Community Stories

21 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Having worked closely with Full Moon Farm for many years, I can say without a doubt that this is a profound and amazing Sanctuary. Nancy Brown works harder than anyone I’ve ever met and will go to the ends of the earth for the animals in her care. The struggles and hardships that befall an animal sanctuary are numerous and ongoing. The operating costs are higher than most people imagine, food, vet bills, fencing, grounds maintenance and on…. even with non-paid volunteers. Nancy loves her animals and handles this place like a pro. If you can’t experience a magical trip personally, a donation is always worthy of a howl.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We visited Full Moon for the first time on August 5th and really enjoyed it! The owner was very informative & disproved many myths on wolves & wolf dogs. We enjoyed taking the tour and hearing each animal's story & how they came to be a resident at the sanctuary. We were surprised to hear how some of the wolfdogs had been pets in loving homes & due to the laws where they lived now have to live out their lives in a fenced home or be euthanized. Thank goodness for Full Moon for giving them a home.
We would recommend visiting Full Moon for one of their monthly Howl Ins & donating or sponsoring a wolfdog. We are now in the process of choosing which one we want to sponsor!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This place rocks! Nancy and her volunteers not only save these wonderful animals but they educate the public about wolfdogs! Nancy has dedicated her life to making sure that the wolfdogs are given a chance traveling all over this country to save them.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The FMF sanctuary treats all the wolf-dogs with respect and dignity. Nancy and Fred do a lot of work to educate the public about wolfdogs and to care for the ones at the Farm. Truly a great organization that goes above and beyond.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Full Moon Farm is an amazing rescue. Wolfdog rescue often lacks the ability to adopt animals, due to the nature of the dogs. For them to continue onward and make it all work is amazing. I look up to them all.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Nancy is truly a amazing person . She stands firmly in a cause she believes in she and the volunteers put in endless hours and time and hours to the unspoken voices of the wolf and the wolfdogs. She has helped mankind to understand these beautiful animals and have them along life with uncondional love and care. I believe Nancy is truly a gift from God and a gift to alit of people as she works with very little support to maintain the facility but if you ever see Nancy you would see a smile on her face at all times as she s passion and a love of the work she does I am very blessed to have met and seen her facility and the to gel the love on that mountain

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was introduced officially to Full Moon Farm in the early spring of 2016. Since then I have become utterly obsessed with this wonderful organization. Full Moon Farm is animal rescue done right. Animals have spacious enclosures, top of the line food, 24/7 care, and the love of all who are lucky to meet them.

I was surprised at how the founder and the volunteers are so dedicated to every animal 100% of the time. It was wonderful to see, coming from a background of mass marketed animal rescue, that the animals in Full Moon Farm's care receive above what most animals in shelters across the U.S. receive. That dedication, love, and unwavering commitment to making every minute about the animals wowed me. Their events are fun, friendly, and educational. The gift shop on site has excellent merchandise that will last for years. While the sanctuary is removed from the beaten path, making the drive is well worth it.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We made our first visit to Full Moon Farm Sanctuary earlier this year, meeting the beautiful animals and seeing the love and dedication of Nancy and her group of volunteers is an experience we will not forget. This is a great organization that does so much good for unwanted, abused, or abandoned wolfdogs and misrepresented dogs. Nancy Brown is a wonderful, caring individual who truly puts her heart and soul into helping the animals. The animals were all were all loved, respected, and well cared for at their forever home. We were touched by their stories, their resilient spirits, and their beautiful howls, as well as the love, strength, and dedication shown by Nancy herself. I will not forget my experience and hope to visit again soon. Please consider donating to this wonderful organization and help support these beautiful animals.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love Full Moon Farm, every person there from Nancy all the way down to the newest volunteer puts their heart and soul into saving and caring for the unwanted, abused and abandoned animals that find their way to the farm. I have the highest respect for Nancy and all the hard work, blood, sweat and tears she has put into building and maintaining such a wonderful sanctuary!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've known about Full Moon Farm for about 10 years now. I've made several visits there and helped with rescue and transport of several of the animals. There isn't a more dedicated team of people supporting Full Moon Farm and their mission.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have followed Nancy and Full Moon Farm for a number of years online. I am completely in awe of Nancy's strength of character in what she does for these animals and the adversities she has to overcome to do what she does. She and the volunteers do a wonderful job educating about and taking in and providing love and care for unwanted/in danger wolfdogs.

Ashleigh M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Until about 5 years ago I never knew about this place but once I do I have fallen in love with not only the animamls but the people as well, this is more than just a non-profit rescue this is a FAMILY. This is what is should be all about, saving lives all while helping to educate the people who dont know as well as some who do. The younger generations like myself can learn ALOT from these peopl who put their heart,soul,sweat and blood into trying to save these special animals. There is just not enough good I could say about this place and the people connected to it you just have to experience it for yourself and once you do you will want to continue to do so.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was fortunate enough to meet Nancy in an online forum and she helped me better understand my wolfdog's behavior and how to tell a wolfy looking dog apart from an actual wolfdog. Visiting the farm and learning about the various inhabitants gave me a depth of understanding that resonates with me to this day.

I appreciate her unwavering devotion to their well-being, but also her understanding of when it becomes more merciful to bring peace to a life that was tortured beyond the animal's ability to heal.

She loves, believes, and gives every ounce of effort to this sanctuary, and when a resident crosses the bridge she grieves for them because they're family.

She drives 1000's of miles, spends untold hours educating, and even though she doesn't put up with drama, she never fails to send uplifting messages that keep her humble and in awe of the world around us.

You'd be hard pressed to find an overall better nonprofit organization dedicated to the standards that all organizations should be held accountable to.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Protecting, saving, and loving wolf dogs. Full Moon does a wonderful taking care of these beautiful animals and allowing them to have quality lives

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is a beautiful, amazing place! They do a very very good job (service) taking care of these beautiful animals. I had the privilege to visit & they have an amazing relationship & love for these beautiful wolf/wolfdogs !! Keep up the good work & maybe I'll get another chance to visit!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I had the thrill of living on the farm and volunteering. The work is hard and long hours but when you are done at the end of the day your soul is happy. The wolfers are safe, fed and happy. Their joint howling is an amazing, unexplainable feeling. Nancy's dedication is unwaivering.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I first visited Full Moon Farm in 2015 when my daughter volunteered for a week for her senior project. Nancy LaPorta Brown and all the volunteers work tirelessly to care for all the wolfdogs at the sanctuary. As someone who has been on the bod of several wolfdog organizations I have visited many wolfdog rescues and sanctuaries. Full Moon Farm is tops in personal care of each animal. Nancy also takes in any wolfdog that she has space for. She does not turn away the lower content animals that sometimes get overlooked or turned down by other rescues.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

There is not a better place nor a better group lead by Nancy Brown in the wolfdog community. Whether it is rescuing animals in need, educating the public/local ACO's or assisting other rescues with transport ect.

DWiedrich

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization that takes in the unwanted wolfdogs and misrepresented dogs from all over the country. Their kindness and compassion is endless and they have saved hundreds of animals from horrible abuse and neglect as well as euthanasia. Their animals are extremely well cared for and loved. A top-notch rescue and sanctuary!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Full Moon Farm Wolfdog Sanctuary is an amazing place - staffed by wonderful people who care for the wolfdogs. Nancy LaPorta Brown works tirelessly yet has the time and grace to inform everyone about the wolfdogs she rescues and about wolfdogs in general. My daughter and husband have been three times and my daughtter is spending her 19th birthday celebration by bringing friends to the Howl In to volunteer ! Nancy has been so kind to my daughter Katie even helping her with a research paper and my daughters essay to get into Virginia Wesleyan was based on Nancy & Full Moon Farm. We donate monthly for the dogs we sponsor and send food and participate in the fundraisers. We have decals on the car and spread the word about this wonderful place and the wonderful people, Donna Sharon Sarah John & Jennifer we have come to know because of the sanctuary. We found Nancy and Full Moon Farm accidently by watching a TV show she was featured in.. she impacted us enough to find her in NC. Visit Full Moon Farm and see the beautiful animals who have found a forever home with Nancy when no one else wanted them. Donate monthly, donate once, send food or volunteer your time, you will not be disappointed!
Lisa DeWitt