Mission: Our Purpose...
Ray of Light Farm is more than an animal rescue and therapy center. Here we aspire to be a "healing presence in a wounded world". Every day we hear about violence, crimes of the heart and crimes of conscience. But we still search for something good, something true. Our greatest accomplishment has been bringing people and animals together, offering something good and true -- for our clients and the community at large.
Target demographics: abandoned, neglected and abused horses and donkeys as well as humans
Direct beneficiaries per year: 40
Geographic areas served: East Haddam, CT and the New England area
Programs: emergency animal rescue services, animal assisted therapy and educational programs allowing humans and animals to connect
We recently moved to East Haddam, CT and were invited to a fundraiser for the Ray of Light Farm nearby. What an unbelievable place! There are horses, donkeys, tortoises, peacocks, pigs, goats, and much more. These sweet, rescued beings are well cared for and their trainers restore their faith in humankind. The Farm is open to the public and offers lessons, parties, and opportunities to experience them close up.
What they do: The Ray of Light Farm is an animal assisted therapy center and large animal rescue farm located in East Haddam since 2000. The Ray of Light RIders are an equestrian team that participates in the Special Olympics while building self esteem, confidence, and improving motor skill through riding.
I cannot say enough about the wonderful work they do.