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HEART OF THE EARTH SANCTUARY AND RESCUE INC

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The Heart of the Earth Sanctuary and Rescue is a sanctuary, rescue and animal rights advocacy group who is committed to the promotion of the rescuing and adoption of homeless, abandoned, neglected and abused animals by creating an alliance with other sanctuaries, advocacy groups, rescues and animal shelters. Our primary concentration is on helping and providing shelter for seniors and special needs animals. We also will provide temporary assistance to those who need a place for their animals to stay while moving, or if they run into a life changing event and there is no other choice. We see this as an alternative to taking them to a shelter if the owners wish to have them returned. We are a primarily cageless and transparent Rescue without borders The Heart of the Earth is a Maryland Certified Green Rescue. We have locations in WV and MD. We are opening up a location in PA soon for larger dogs and small farm animals.

Target demographics: animals, humans and the environment

Direct beneficiaries per year: 30+animals

Geographic areas served: Rescue without borders

Programs: Retention, Foster Fur Parents and Read a long for kids

Community Stories

27 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Stacey Blizzard H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have partnered with Heart of the Earth Sanctuary for several years now. They are one of the best I have seen. I have no doubt when I send a special needs animal or one in perfect health. They always take care of any medical issues and never complain. I am grateful for them. It is because of them that all of my special needs and older ones has a chance to live out their live and not be put to sleep. They also update me often on the animals I send. Thank you for everything you do for Mercer County's abused, neglected. You are a Angel to them.

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heartoftheearth Huge thanks to you and your staff for trusting us and for stopping the euthanization. We are honored to be a part of a system to saves the animals!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known Kerry for a few years and she puts animals and others needs first. Her rescue takes animals that others would have or have given up on. No animal gets turned away. I can't imagine all the tears and heartache she has seen over the years. Truly the most compassionate person I know. The world needs more people like her and more rescues like hers.

1 Whitley S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This rescue is amazing. They help the animals that need it most. The old and the disabled. They show them love that they normally wouldn’t get. I’ve never seen a group of people more committed to loving and caring for animals as this bunch. They take these unwanted animals and make them into the pet everyone would want. The rehibilation they provide along with the nurturing and care. It’s astounding and more rescues could learn from them.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I contacted this rescue to bring home a cat. We ended up bringing home two :) The cat we had picked out had bonded with another cat and we couldn't bear to separate them. Kerry was very knowledgeable and made sure the cats were spayed and up to date on their shots. We were so happy with our experience that several months later we adopted a third cat. This completes our fur baby family but if we were ever in the position to adopt another animal we would get it from Heart of Earth. Kerry's love for animals is evident in all she does ♡

1 Jason M.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

My wife and I have gotten 3 cats from the Heart of the earth sanctuary. I wouldn't go anywhere else. I highly recommend them.

1 Chris H.5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing work done every day to help animals of all types enjoy a better life!! Kerry, Derek, Hayden and many others selflessly love, share their home, assure proper medical care and provide safety and shelter for animals that others cannot, trying to help any animal possible. Heart of the Earth Sanctuary and Rescue is a blessing to our area and the animals, I thank you very much!!

1 Summer M.1

Donor

Rating: 5

This rescue goes above and beyond with animals that no one else would ever dream of taking. They don't even bat an eye. They never miss a vet appt, they make sure the animals are a part of the family. They work with other area rescues as well, so their ability to network is amazing. Highly recommended......support them and 100 percent of your proceeds go to helping the animals.

1 Julie C.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a selfless rescue that helps those in most need, not those that will be easily adopted. They hold true to the sactuary component of the rescue if staying is best for the animal. All the animals are loved and cared for in a home environment and afforded any necessary veterinary services. Amazing work happens on a daily basis. So many animals have been truly blessed!

1 Terri B.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have known Kerry for 20 yrs now and she has always rescued. I have known her to go through brier patches to save kittens. She is a single mother, full-time employee and runs the rescue. Kerry squeezes more hours into one day than most. She gives these special needs animals a quality of life they have never had. I wish people could see whats on the inside of these souls and see that they just want a little love and comfort, no matter what there appearance. Please be kind and support your local shelters.

1 Rebecca P.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Heart of the Earth Sanctuary rescued my pet pig, Pearl. My home was foreclosed and I needed to find a home for Pearl. It means so much to me that she is in a kind and loving home. She is doing so good with them!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This sanctuary goes above and beyond for the animals they rescue. They are an amazing group of people and have helped SO many. Very compassionate, these people truly love animals.

Laura Poling S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've never encountered a rescue that gives more time, care, and attention to the animals that they save. Each listing is detailed and honest. Kerry sacrifices so much for the dogs and cats (and even the occasional farm animal) in her care.

1 Stephanie A M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

there are no words I can say that can accurately describe the dedication and love for animals that this rescue exhibits! I know personally they obstacles they are willing to climb to help an animal in need. You guys are amazing!

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heartoftheearth 03/05/2018

Thank you!! And thank you for working with us to rescue Pearl!!! She is a much happier pig now and we are hoping to turn her so she can be social! We couldn't have done it without you there!!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I can't say enough about this fabulous group! As a fellow animal lover, it warms my heart to read about what HOTE has done and continues to do for animals is need. There are so many abused, neglected and abandoned animals in the world and HOTE is doing an amazing job of helping as many as possible. Always happy to donate to this more than worthy cause!

1 Mark A.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They go the extra mile for the animals that often have difficulty being adopted. Truly a compassionate group of people.

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heartoftheearth 03/05/2018

Thank you for the support and the votes of confidence!!!!

1 Lindsay G.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I have never known a better organization for precious souls than Heart of the Earth Sanctuary. Kerry and her team are the only ones I know that have left their homes in the middle of the night to collect orphaned kittens, abandoned dogs, and such. I proudly recommend them every time!

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heartoftheearth 03/05/2018

Thank you so much!!! It is all about the animals!!!! Thank you for being such a caring supporter

1 Rich-Beth T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Heart of the Earth is the best! Not only do they rescue just about every type of domesticated animal, they also help rescue people. I adopted a puppy from them after tragically losing my dog. This pup is now an emotional support dog! I deal with mental health issues, and Kerry was there to help me find the right pup for me! I can't imagine my every day Life without my Joy Joy dog!

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heartoftheearth 03/05/2018

Joy was such a pleasure to have around and we cannot think of any other perfect match for her!!!!

1 Sue S.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Heart of the Earth is amazing, Kerry and her animal loving crew are the voice for so many wonderful animals who were passed by because of special needs. Kerry works with these animals to help them have a better quality of life, better health and social skills some were never given. Kerry works hard to make sure everyone of her rescues are loved, living in a warm and clean environment while doing the same for her family which also have incorporated her love of animals and help out. Heart of the Earth is an amazing rescue that stands above the rest ❤

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heartoftheearth 03/05/2018

Thank you so much!!! Rescue would not be possible without the support of people such as yourself!!! We appreciate you!!!

1 Lori H.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Many rescues take in dogs and
Cats but how many have the ability to take in dogs, cats, pigs, (yes pigs...they have 2!) and other farm animals? And they are working on improving their location to help rescue even more large animals like horses and cows. And Kerry takes on special needs animals...the ones no one wants, the ones who would be left to die, the ones who aren’t adoptable to to their needs but who deserve a safe, loving home just like every other animal. Kerry does that for them. She and her family do amazing work with all these animals. Heart of the Earth is an amazing sanctuary!

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heartoftheearth 03/05/2018

Thank you so much for the support that you provide! It enables us to continue our mission!!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Animals cant talk..they are precious gifts and loyal members for alot of families. Unfourtanally because of some people animals become homeless,Born to survive on what they can find. Food,shelter ect. They are scared. Some are dumped off in places becsuse thier owners dont want them anymore. Then they are confused they don't understand what they did wrong. The heart of earth sanctuary and rescuse have given these animals a chance. A chance to live with love, full bellys.proper vet care and free roamimg .They have rescued old animals and very young. As young as a newborn kittens who needs bottle fed every 2 hours. Thats difficult in itself. Its constant cleaning,vetting. And alot of expence. But they always make sure they are loved. Always trying to find new loving homes . there is not a day that goes by that I dont admire this rescue. I donate when i can. Donations are important. It helps to keep the rescue running. So please donate. As if it wasn't for the rescues these prechious animals would be left to die and fend for themselves. Heart of earth gives every animal a chance! Thanks for everything you do.

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heartoftheearth 03/05/2018

Thank you so much for your support!!! It means a great deal to us and I know the animals appreciate it too!