A few months ago my husband and I were looking to adopt a cat and found one on Petango that we really liked. We contacted Napier's Log Cabin Horse & Animal Sanctuary and we went to pick up the kitten on that same day. Napier family had rescued him from a high kill shelter and we thought he was about five months old but we couldn't really tell because he was very underweight, due to the poor conditions in which he had been at that high kill shelter. It took him several weeks to recover, and now he is a healthy, loving and sweet kitten. He has brought so much love to our lives and we feel fortunate for having adopted him. We will always be grateful to Napier family because had they not rescued our kitten from that place, we would not be sharing our lives with him now. What this family does is amazing and they need all the help we can give them.
Why is this one this list in the first place? This place is a hell-hole raided by the officials, found a scam and the owners received jail sentences. Makes this entire website suspect.
How a s***hole place where they pulled out 300 starving dogs, cats and horses is on a list called "Great Nonprofits" is beyond me. Makes me question everything on this website.
The owners of this "sanctuary" are now sitting in jail. Great non profits indeed. How about taking this link totally off your page, since the judge banned them from contact with animals.
All you need to know about the "sanctuary" is in the Bradenton Herald Newspaper http://www.bradenton.com/2014/03/09/5035945/manatee-animal-services-received.html. Bottom line is if you can't go into the place, don't adopt or pay money for a pet from it. Statistics show that about 25% of "non profits" are really puppy mills, so caution is necessary.
This is a rip off. Look it up..the owners have been arrested several times for deplorible animal abuse while they take expensive cruises. Alan And Sheree Napier
NOT A NON PROFIT this is an LLC. Why would it be on the greatnonprofits.org??? Horrible place who's raid cost the tax payers close to $100,000 to provide emergency care, transportation, personal time, court time, to clean up the mess they made. It should be against the law for them to own animals of any kind.
A horrid place. Please Google and make sure to watch the footage of this so called Rescue. The animals lived in their own waste. There were multiple state agencies that raided the place with a search warrant, and they removed over 300 animals. Your tax dollars paid for this. Many animals paid with their life. And poeple please realize any place that does not let anyone in EVER, is not a place you want to adopt from. This man and wife were only in this to take your money.
DON"T GO TO THIS HELL HOLE.got a dog from them and it was sick ,full of bugs and spent lots of money to bring it back to heath. The animals that run this hell hole need to be in JAIL..sick in the head . For every dog,cat pig.horse,chicken any living thing that the state took out of that place the workers need to spend a year in jail for.
Please note that this Rescue/Sanctuary was raided by local Sheriff and Animal Services on 02/05/2014 and resulted in closure and seizing of roughly 300 animals.
According to reports, the living conditions were so horrible, the home was condemned and the rescue workers had to enter property wearing hazmat suits.
For more information you can search articles from the Bradenton Herald.
Manatee County Sheriffs just confiscated over 300 animals due to poor health conditions at this location. In the video below taken of the raid you can see horrible conditions, dogs living in soiled crates covered in roaches
In 2012 I adopted an animal from there who was so badly cared for I had to immediately spend hundreds of dollars just to get the dog into good health. Not to mention a ridiculous $350 dollar adoption fee which covers nothing but a free office visit. The dog I got was covered in fleas and was only given capstar because I had inquired about adopting it. He was underweight and obviously was kept in a cage in a dirty area. Also heartworm positive and full of gastro-intestinal worms. Within a two weeks of having the dog and putting him on better food he lost his entire coat of fur. These people are no better than a puppy mill they take every small dog they can out of shelters just to keep it in filth why they wait for some poor animal lover to come pay them hundreds of dollars. That money doesn't go to the health of the animal your adopting and nor does it go to helping more dogs. Beware of any animal from here!!!!!
Introducing Our Animal Rescue & What Our Rescue Does:
Napier’s Log Cabin Horse & Animals Sanctuary, inc. is a licensed non-profit 501 (c)(3) Florida corporation dedicated to providing loving adoptive homes to animals in need. It is a “No-Kill” Sanctuary that once an animal is accepted will always have a home. (Adopted animals are always welcomed to return to the Sanctuary at any time for whatever reason).
Most animals at the Sanctuary are transferred from local and out-of-the-county animal services and
would have been euthanized if the Sanctuary had not taken them in. All animals receive needed vet
care, shots including Rabies, are microchipped for ID, spayed/neutered, heartworm or FIV/Leuk. tests
and have 30-days of free pet insurance for their adoption donation. Most of the horses need to be wormed and receive shots as they arrive (and on a regular basis) as most are under fed and have never had the basic medical care provided to them.
The Sanctuary has been providing good, loving homes for dogs, cats, horses and livestock since
August 2004 and is operated in Agriculture Zoning, permitted by Manatee County to have kennels and
inspected by Manatee County Animal Services. The Sanctuary relies on the generosity of the community to survive. No other government funding or grants are received. The Sanctuary is run entirely by volunteers — no paid employees.
MISSION: To provide a temporary home to homeless animals until a permanent adoptive home can
be found. Also to help educate the public about adopting and taking care of homeless animals to help
the county in becoming a “no-kill” community where no adoptable animal is euthanized just for lack of space and time.
For more information on the Sanctuary, visit www.NapierFamilyFarm.com or call (941) 750-8185.
100% of donations go to caring for the animals and are tax deductible as allowed by law.
This facility claims to be an animal sanctuary, however, the conditions as I've witnessed from the main road seem completely unsuitable for animal care taking. Napier's Log Cabin Horse & Animal Sanctuary, Inc., has five acres at the back of the property, which has no animals on it, it is mostly scrub and sand and is at least 5-feet high in most spots.
In addition, there is no public access to Napier's Log Cabin & Animal Sanctuary, Inc. and all animal viewing is by appointment only even though it's a nonprofit; no one can set foot on the property unannounced. Animal control has come to the property on several occasions because of complaints of animal neglect/abuse. At last count there were 110 dogs, 48 cats, 16 horses and four hogs -- none of which can been seen from any vantage point of the property. Don't believe me? Ask for police reports on Napier's Log Cabin & Animal Sanctuary, Inc. before giving these people any more of your money. Some of the reports read that animals are sick with descriptions of what is seen as "green mucus coming from eyes."
Review from Guidestar
We adopted a puppy from Napier. The puppy was presented to us covered in feces and urine and really stunk. The paperwork we received smelled bad too... literally... as its sitting on our table outside to air out and after 5 days the papers still smell awful. Our vet also said the puppy tested positive for intestinal parasites that are typically found in poor quality untreated water. We had to put him on parasite meds and he had a bacterial infection in his intestines too so he is on an antibiotic now.
We also had to meet the animals and owners outside at night in the rain and when we asked to see where the animals are housed we were told no. This made us very leary of the quality of care of the animals at this shelter. This is a non-profit shelter however their prices are very expensive and are not negotiable "donations" which made us questions the validity of the non-profit status.
We were also given 30 days of free pet insurance through 24 Pet Watch. We received 5 emails from 24 Pet Watch saying we needed to login to receive the insurance. We tried to do this multiple times with the code we were given from Napier. It was invalid so we called the 800 number to 24 Pet Watch and were told that the code and our name were not valid with them. They asked for us to email them our proof which we did. We also emailed them throught their website and called back again and never received any follow up nor did anyone answer the phone. So we have no insurance. At this point we cant tell if its Napiers fault or Pet Watch.
One month later Napier contacted Pet Watch and corrected the problem with the insurance. They also did the microchipping. We are satisified with results of Napier's efforts to rectify the situation.
We adopted our kitten (Lenny now Scotty) from Napiers about a month ago. He is such an outgoing, sweet cuddly kitten! We all love him so much! I am so grateful that they were able to rescue him from a "Kill shelter" Thank you so much!
We got a rescue lhasa apso from Napier. They had taken him in from a breeder who couldn't handle things anymore. They had taken good care of him, and he's a wonderful pet. I'd definitely adopt from them again.
While looking at pet adoption sites I came across Napier's. I was amazed to see the wonderful job that this fsmily does by rescuing horses, dogs and cats that have been neglected or about to be put down. I wish I could help more, but at least I hope that whoever reads this message, goes to Napier's website and learns about the many ways to offer help. I grew up in a family where love for animals was a priority and no matter how little we had, we always had room and food for a stray pet. Napier family has committed full time to save lives, and I admire them for such a meaningful job. Keep up the good work!
Adopted my doggy Rozcoe from them. His whole litter was accepted by them when a man rescued them from a bad breeder intending to put them down. I have loved all my dogs but this one is special and he came from another city to this rescue. If not for them and his guardian angel Tim who knows where he would have ended up and the thought breaks my heart. I truly appreciate them.