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Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Care abused/abandoned animals

Programs: The organization provides food, shelter and veterinary care along with

the organization hosts educational tours for over 2000 people

all of the expenditires were for the above purposes and there is no

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

Loved supporting PSAS before we had kids and continue to love and support them now that we have 2 kiddos. Their many events make them accessible and afford us the opportunity to educate our children about the importance of treating animals humanely (& yes we do eat meat).

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

WMy daughter and I were visiting an intentional community and fell in love with an amazing little piggie (very, very young) named Carrot. He was walking on his forearms (?) instead of his hooves and was being fed by a human since his mother had rejected him as the runt. We knew that ultimately the community would be consuming him, but didn't have another solution.
After a month or so, we heard that the community had decided they didn't have the man-hours or money to spend on caring for Carrot, so he was going to be euthenized. My daugther knows some folks at PSAS, and reached out to them. They agreed to give Carrot a home, and to provide for his well-being and long life. They re-named him Irwin (we now call him Carrot-Irwin), and he is pictured on their website. (Look for the cutest little piggie!)

My daughter and her boyfriend have visited the Sanctuary, and totally love the place. Carrot-Irwin is getting BIG, and more adorable all the time.

We are happy to support PSAS and the wonderful people there. They do amazing things for their little/big buddies. We need more places like PSAS!




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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

POGO is an important tool in the almost futile attempt to allow the public to know what the government is doing. It is unfortunate that we need to have this type of organization but we do. I am very happy to support it and its goals.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Poplar Springs Animal Sanctuary is an amazing place. The abundant positive energy that the place emits is palpable, and clearly due to the beautiful (!!) rescue animals that are graced to be able to roam feely and happily through the sanctuary....as well as the directors (Dave And Terry), who have devoted their life to making a safe and happy home for the animals, and educating the community about animal rights, mainly through creating access for people to establish relationships with farm animals. Once people connect with the animals, they generally be one advocates of the animals and become aligned with the basics tennants of animal rights. Dave and Terry have created a place of peace, education and love.....and should be deeply acknowledged for all their noble efforts.

rkrich314

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at this farm in the past and they are such compassionate and hard working people. They also do a wonderful job of educating the public about farm animals. They make it easy for people to come visit.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at this sanctuary for three months. They are an organization that has rescued abused farm animals of all kinds. Presently they have pigs, goats, sheep,horses,mules,chickens ,roosters, peacocks,rabbits and guinea hens. The farm is non-profit and employs 4 part time people whose job is to take care of and feed a certain area of the farm.I have met and worked with all of these people. They are hard working, compassionate and dedicated to the cause. When I have been there I can see the love these people have for the animals.Each animal has a name and a story which can be checked out on the Poplar Spring Sanctuary web site. The animals are truly spoiled there.The owners of the farm are very hands on hard working, compassionate people as well. They have about 400 acres to work with. This also allows for free roaming for the animals.

Nancy94

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a new volunteer. Poplar Springs Animal Sanctuary offers a beautiful enviornment for the rescued animals. It's truly a pleasure to hear the animals stories. My work experience has been amazing at the sanctuary. I feel welcomed and I am happy to be apart of a wonderful place. The events are worthwhile and it's worth it to be apart of this amazing community.

LisaBR

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Words cannot describe this special place and the wonderful work they do, but I will try. Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary lets some lucky farm animals live the rest of their lives the way they should be: being housed in quality conditions with excellent medical care and being well fed, with normal social groups, and receiving love and kindness from devoted human beings. All animals come there via legal channels; they have been abandoned, neglected, or abused. This sanctuary also educates the public about the plight of farm animals, and they do so in an informative and respectful way. All animals there are treated as individuals, and each one is loved and cherished. The founders, Terry and Dave, work tirelessly to give the animals the best lives they possibly can have. I have been lucky to volunteer at Poplar Spring providing animal care and helping at fundraisers. My children also view it as one of their favorite places, and I've watched how spending time there has helped foster their respect for all living creatures.

Jim_55

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering to help with animal chores in 2006, and continue to be impressed with the quality of care the rescued animals receive from Dave and Terry, the sanctuary owners, and the commitment of other volunteers. Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary is worthy of monetary support, and time spent volunteering, or just visting.

Donna89

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been going to Poplar Springs, visiting the animals, bringing food, and attending events for about a year and a half now. I can truly say it is one of the most inspirational places I've ever been to, largely due to the tireless work of it's founders, Dave and Terry, and because of the presence of the beautiful animals that are so well cared for and loved there. I plan to be a part of this wonderful place for many years to come. I tell as many people as I can about it and encourage them to visit and experience it for themselves.

Sheryl B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm a long-time weekend volunteer at PSAS and I recommend it to everyone I meet. It's the happiest place on earth for the animals, visitors and volunteers. Every week I look forward to spending time with the pigs, horses, mules, cows, people, and all the other animals who are lucky enough to live there.

Mira B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered with PSAS for 14 years now and watch it grow from a small local non profit to a widely recognized leader in animal rescue. The animals are cared for above and beyond the basic standards if care requirements and the staff and volunteers form relationships that are mutually satisfying to both human and animal. This is a place you will long to come back to again and again just to see the happiness and peace that is all around!

neva

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been visiting and donating to Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary since the 90's. I've brought so many friends and family members to visit. Seeing the rescued animals, hearing their stories, getting to interact with them helps people get the message in a way that simply reading about the issues doesn't. So many people have been influenced by this sanctuary. It has inspired people to go vegan, volunteer their time, rescue animals on their own, and most of all to educate others. They also provide such a valuable service to the entire metropolitan DC area by taking in animals, from chickens and turkeys to cows, pigs and horses who have suffered abuse, have been abandoned, are injured or disabled and have no place else to go. I know my donations are used very wisely by Poplar Spring.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have known and volunteered with Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary for more then 10 years now. The sanctuary is a bit of paradise for animals that came from horrible situations such as factory farms, cult rituals and just plain abuse.
They not only take in animals and give them the life that they should always have had but they also educate the public about factory farming and how horrible it is for the animals as well as the environment. They really do wonderful work

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've been visiting this charity for years, participating in their fund raising events, doing a bit of volunteer work, and watching them grow in order to help more and more suffering animals. This beautiful sanctuary is well run and each and every animal is cherished and impeccably cared for.

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