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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Seer Farms is a New Jersey based 501c3 social services organization that provides animal care, resources, and support for pet-owning families in crisis. This safety net gives families facing domestic violence, financial turmoil, a health crisis, natural disaster, military service or other life crises time to restore their lives by caring for their animals until the family can be together again. Seer Farms provides for the animals on a temporary basis while the family deals with the crisis and reunites them once the family is able to care for their pets again. We do not believe that giving up precious animals during difficult times is necessarily best for the animals or their human companions. We believe that families in crisis need time to repair their lives and that they benefit from the emotional support they derive from their pet and the peace of mind that comes from knowing their animals are being cared for while they themselves overcome their life crisis. To help families recover, Seer Farms provides resources and support that enables a family to navigate the barriers to their own self-sufficiency. These resources and support are also intended to assist pet-owning families in pre-crisis planning and preparation; helping them mitigate the impact of their crisis on their care of their pets. Founded in 2008, Seer Farms has a unique perspective on animals and their people, and how to keep them together as a family during difficult times. Our Out of Crisis program fills an important void in the human social services and animal care services offered in the mid-Atlantic and beyond. Our origin and ongoing service reflects our commitment to families with companion animals and the animals themselves. Seer Farms is a safe haven, providing the lifeline of time and compassion to families in crisis and their companion animals.

Results: When Seer Farms began in 2008, we were told over and over that we would be a dumping ground for unwanted animals. In the intervening years, our clients have proven those naysayers wrong. The families who seek us out have demonstrated a fairly stable 85% reunion rate. Practically what that means is that we are approaching our 1,000th pet reunion. More than 500 families have placed animals with us, worked diligently to get their lives resolved, and reclaimed their pets. At any given time we are offering services to approximately 400 animals, representing nearly 200 families.

Target demographics: pet-owning families in crisis

Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 500 animals from 200 pet-owning families in crisis

Geographic areas served: Located at two locations in New Jersey, we serve primarily the greater New Jersey area although we have clients from all over the country

Programs: Seer Farms' Out of Crisis program gives families facing a health crisis, natural disaster, financial turmoil, domestic violence, or military deployment time to restore their lives by caring for their animals until they can be together again.

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Community Stories

80 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Jennifer C.15

Client Served

Rating: 1

I left my baby there leaving domestics violent situation this is how I got my n baby back burn marks lost of hair and no email no call no nothing completely horrified

1 Larissa O.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Seer Farms has helped countless families who’ve been displaced by storms, taking in their pets while they’ve rebuilt after weather challenges. They also provide a home for pets of victims of domestic violence, as well as servicemen/women who have been deployed. And all families know their pets will be well cared for until they can be reunited once again. An invaluable service to those in desperate need to find a safe haven for their pets in times of crisis. Seer Farms is the best!

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7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

An amazing organization! Seer Farms provided assistance to people I personally know who were displaced from their homes & needed extended boarding of their dogs while they turned their lives around & found new places to live. If it weren't for the compassion that Seer provided, the pets would never have been reunited with their families. Thank you, Seer Farms for the compassion and good care you provided. I only wish you had more locations throughout NJ.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

WOW! where do i begin. i'm Robert, a proud owner of Loki a now 16 month old Belgium Malinous, yes a Maligator. I got him when he was two months old and he was your typical Mal teeth and attitude. At four months i had to have him fostered as i am a veteran and was temporary residing at the VA Hospital in Coatesville, PA. By the time he was ,, i would say 9 months or so he had been in for foster home with the last being Seer farms, i now know why they say, save the best for last! They are the best! any and all complaints that i got about behavior issues were gone. He became settled and calm and even was taught some of the basic commands, When i would go to visit he was so happy, i got pics and updates weekly, sometimes four times a week. As for the staff.... AMAZING!!! Jen is the BEST! she and Loki fell in love almost instantly . i just simply can not say enough about her! the love,care and patience she gives to the furry family there is truly awesome. not to mention the devotion. can you imagine caring for hmmmmm ,i would say over 100 amimals, i COULDN'T.Just caring for Loki is somtimes nerve wracking. WELL I WOULD LIKE TO OFFER MY THANKS TO LAURA POPE, JEN AND SCOTT FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE AND ALL YOU CONTINUE TO DO FOR VETS LIKE MYSELF WHO WOULD BE LOST WITHOUT OUR FURRY FAMILY. GREAT JOB!!!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

An amazing organization! i have adopted five cats from Seer Farms over the years. Three from a hoarding situation and two when their mommy passed away. This is one of the most caring and compassionate organizations out there.

Seer Farms is out there doing what no other animal welfare organization is doing. They are helping families who can't imagine life without their animals, but are unable to care for them for a temporary period of time. Sometimes it's a victim of domestic violence, or a patient receiving chemo who cannot have animals around for a period of time. They stepped in following several hurricanes and helped the victims who had lost everything, keep their animals.

Sometimes an animal can't go back home again. And Seer Farms works to find that animal a new forever home.

Thank you, Seer Farms for the good work that you do.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Absolutely love Seer Farms. They are such a unique organization. Stepping in and helping animals when their families are in crisis. These aren't the cute and cuddly kittens and puppies that are easily adopted by traditional rescues and shelters, but often older animals who are deeply loved and cherished.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked for this organization for a year now down at their dog kennel facility. I also volunteer many hours of my time here. I love what this organization does. If it wasn't for seer farms, so many families would have had to surrender their animals and possibly would have faced euthanasia.

I must say to the client that was so unhappy that she did not appreciate what seer farms did for her and her dogs because they had a bit of a smell, that I personally apologize for that. We do not have grooming areas and we do wash dogs when the weather permits outside in kiddie baths, but smell isn't our #1 concern although we do try to keep them clean. They are never left in their own excrement, but overnight many dogs do potty and sometimes they make a mess but we clean it up every morning. Our first concern is always the health and happiness of your pets. If anyone has a spare grooming sink and dryer they could donate, we would make such good use. We spend all our funds on vet care, food, care takers, electric and so on.

Seer farms ask for very little donations from the clients and we take the same care of our clients animals if they can pay or not. Many of the clients have no home and no funds. Their life is in total crisis and often their dogs have not had consistent Vet care. When animals get sick or come in ill, we take them to the vet and seer farms usually pays the bills.

When it comes to feeding, we do not feed the cheap dog food. We buy the healthier more expensive brand. Same thing for dry cat food, wet cat food, and clumping kitty litter. Seer farms takes great care of people's animals.

No one else does what seer farms does. This organization is valuable to the animal community and we try so hard to do everything we can to keep your animal happy and healthy. Please support seer farms so we can continue to serve clients in need. With out seer farms many families will suffer.

We are also always looking for volunteers.. especially skilled trade volunteers like a plumber are very welcomed!

1

Client Served

Rating: 1

Oh, how I wish I had taken pictures! I was so shocked at how my dogs looked when I picked them up that I didn't even think to take pictures. Let's not even get into how they smelled! My car smelled so awful that I had to drive with my windows down and my sunroof open in order not to vomit. ( and have my car professionally cleaned to get the smell removed )
It's as if my dogs have been living in their own urine and feces. On one of my visits, one of the workers took me downstairs to where the dogs are kenneled. I think that was a mistake on his part, after being there. When I walked down there, the smell was so strong and vile, that it nearly knocked me out. The condition the dogs are living in down there is atrocious. If I could imagine what a corpse would smell like, that would be it!
I was in a situation where I had nowhere else to go with my dogs. Once I was able to get my dogs out of there, they were gone! I would never ever recommend this place to anyone! Run run run the other way !!!

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Horrific doesn't even come close to describing how horrible this facility is. The concept is great but implementation has much to be desired.

8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered at Seer Farms every weekend walking the dogs and helping with small tasks on the property for years. My schedule has changed, but I still get out there and do what I can to help them no and then. This is a unique organization that performs an invaluable service to people in need. I would hate to think of what would have happened to all the animals they have cared for and reunited over the years if Seer Farms was not there.
They also are a wonderful opportunity to the scouts, high school students, church groups and other organizations as a community service project. I've been there when high school students came and raked the leaves of the entire property. It was wonderful to see them helping out and getting needed community service hours. Seer Farms doesn't have large benefactors like the other places. Therefore, they rely on donations, volunteers and the small fee they obtain from the pet owner. The employees are caring and visitors are greeted politely and happy to help you. Pets are well cared for, happy, and owners are happy with everything when they visit or on reunion day. I've never seen anything but smiles.
To take something out of context or lie about them is downright immoral. I still volunteer when I can and have never, ever in my six years there seen the place in bad conditions. I will make more of an effort to increase my volunteer time there because I am a long-time supporter of Seer Farms and believe in what they do.

4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Seer Farms is an amazing organization that does an incredible amount of good for families and their companion animals. I've been to both locations and the animals are well cared for, loved, and happily awaiting their reunion day. That is the most amazing day for these animals. If not for Seer Farms most of the companion animals that come to stay temporarily would have been euthanized. They are not the cute puppies or kittens. They are often older with health issues and their families are facing major life crises that prevent them from caring for their animals - be it domestic violence, cancer treatment, house fire, or natural disaster. Imagine having to give up a member of your family permanently because you had no where to go that would take you and your companion animal. Seer Farms is there for these animals when no one else is.

7

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello - - I'm happy to provide this outstanding review on behalf of Seer Farms. I work at Rutgers University and someone referred me to Seer Farms. We were in a desperate situation looking for help for my mother-in-law's dog. My mother-in-law (Marie) had a few extremely unfortunate things happen to her, she lost her husband, then her house burned down and she lost every single memory and everything she owned, and then she had a stroke. After the stroke, she needed to rehabilitate and could not care for her little dog, Tiffany anymore. Marie was devastated over this and Seer Farms literally saved my mother-in-law from having a breakdown because Marie loved her dog so much and did not want to give her up. My husband and I brought Tiffany to Seer Farms for them to care for Tiffany until Marie was well enough again to take her back. That was the plan. Unfortunately, over the past several months, It turned out that Marie's condition continues to prevent her from being able to take her dog back as she is not well enough to care for her. I worked with Laura Pople who helped us tremendously by finding an adoptive family to take Tiffany after several months of providing love and care for Tiffany at Seer Farms. We are so happy and so satisfied with the way this situation turned out because we could not take Tiffany back under these circumstances with Marie being so ill. Also, my husband, Albert (Marie's son) and I must help care for Marie now, along with working full-time, so we don't have time to have a dog ourselves either. We worried about what would happen with Tiffany and Laura worked diligently to find a family who would adopt Tiffany, and love & care for her the way she deserved to have it. Since then, Laura has successfully placed the dog with a Reverend and his daughters and it is working out wonderfully so far. I just want to extend the warmest thank you from our family to Seer Farms and Laura Pople for all they did to get our family through this difficult time and easing our minds by taking care of everything for us from beginning to end with Tiffany and by placing Tiffany with a beautiful loving family. If it weren't for having a place like Seer Farms, which I feel is desperately needed, our dog would not have been placed and we don't know what would have happened. It was truly a blessing to not have to worry about Tiffany or her care while my mother-in-law was so ill herself and when the focus needed to be on improving her condition. THANK YOU SO MUCH! If I could give this place a million stars, they would have every one of them! :)

7

Client Served

Rating: 5

Seer Farm saved my cats life. We were displaced and could not keep him for two months. We were looking at putting him down because he is the most violent attack cat you have ever seen. He loves me and his human family, but he wants to kill everyone else. He is the most problematic cat I have ever known. But I love him dearly and he loves me. He is alive today because of the professional and loving care he received. They implemented safety measures so that Simba and the other cats were never in danger. He had to be caged, of course, but they still managed to keep him comfortable. They are my heroes and I owe them so much gratitude. And as I have read the very very very few negative reviews, I just have to wonder, 'Did we work with the same place? Because these guys absolutley rocked it out!!!' Know that your pet is safe and loved if you have the cause to bring them here. I would give ten stars if I could!

5 Aaliyah2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Seer Farms is a blessing in disguise. I lost my home back in December 2015 and moved in with a friend, unable to keep my pets after 2 months being there, i contacted seer farms and told them everything. Off of the back they took my pets in. They were so understanding, flexible & reliable. I would recommend them to anyone in need of finding a temporary or permanent home. The staff is amazing and the owner is beyond words. She kept me up to date on everything. I just picked up my pets today and it was such a warm feeling. They gave both my pets & myself love. Please, recommend Seer Farms!!

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This place doesn't get back to you and the owner was very rude and acted horrible to me. Perhaps this organization got better with time from other numerous complaints(I know many unsatisfied people who went through a similar situation..that's why I don't all these high reviews) but I still never got any apologies or any assistance when I needed it so I still feel my matter as never handled or resolved. Not professional!

8 Brianne L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Seer Farms is an amazing place. My Family and I were displaced from Hurrican Sandy. We needed to rent while our home was being lifted and we could not take our Dog Moet with us. She is a high maintenance dog that needed a lot of attention with her skin condition. They not only attended to her but took such great care of her. We visited Moet as often as we liked. We have 2 small children that adore their dog so being able to visit and take her for walks was very important to us. We just took her home recently and went to the vet for a checkup and even the doctor said she was well taken care of. The people and this organization honestly were a life saver for our family during such a time of need.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Seer Farms was a complete blessing to us during a very turbulent time. We had to leave our home in the Carolinas on very little notice for a job change. In NJ we are staying with family during this transition and unable to bring our precious little guy Boomer (doggy) with us. While hopelessly searching for a place for him, fearing that we might need to give him up completely, Icame across an article about Seer Farms. I wrote them an email that night and they got back to me immediately and with a solution to our problem. They said they would take him in right that day, we were so overwhelmed with the way they accommodated us and their compassion for our situation, and right before a huge snow storm. We hope to be reunited with our baby boy soon, our kids talk about him everyday, thanks to Seer Farm that's possible!

7 Beth171

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Back in February I became homeless. My two cats were taken to a local shelter. I knew they had to be gotten out of there. I couldn't have them with me at the time because where I was staying doesn't allow pets. A friend of mine on FB told me about SEER FARMS. I contacted Laura through FB and telephone. Joy got back to me and told me what to do about bringing them to the farm. Since I don't have a car at this time my friend on FB took me to the shelter to get them out and we took them over to the farm. THE BEST THING THAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED TO ME UNTIL I GOT A NEW PLACE AND THEY CAME HOME TO ME. They were well taken care of and I could go see them any time. My friend took me out to the farm about once a week or so depending on her schedule. I got to spend time with them and hold them and just love them. I found a new place about 3 weeks ago and finally got in officially a couple of days ago. My babies came home yesterday. Been a rough few months for the three of us and they are getting used to the new home.
I AM VERY GRATEFUL TO LAURA AND WHAT SHE DOES AT SEER FARMS. I DONT WANT TO THINK WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF HER FARM DID NOT EXIST. THE ANIMALS ARE WELL TAKEN CARE OF. EVERYTHING IS CLEAN AND THE PEOPLE WHO VOLUNTEER THERE ARE WONDERFUL WITH THE ANIMALS. CHECK OUT SEER FARMS FB PAGE AND IF YOU EVER FIND YOURSELF IN A SITUATION WHERE YOU ARE UNABLE TO HAVE YOUR FUR BABIES WITH YOU FOR A TIME THIS IS THE PLACE TO CALL. I AM VERY VERY VERY GRATEFUL FOR LAURA AND WHAT SHE IS DOING AND THANKFUL THAT MY BABIES WERE THERE FOR THE 3 1/2 MONTHS THAT THEY COULDN'T BE WITH ME. I MISSED MY BABIES VERY MUCH BUT ALSO KNEW THEY WERE BEING WELL TAKEN CARE OF AND WERE SAFE AND THAT THEY WOULD BE COMING HOME TO ME. I ALSO GOT TO VISIT THEM NOT AS OFTEN AS I WOULD HAVE LIKED BUT THAT WAS DUE TO NOT HAVING A CAR AT THIS TIME. LAURA AGAIN THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO AND FOR TAKING CARE OF MY BABIES FOR ME

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a federal employee on furlough awaiting re-instatement and battling early on set cervical cancer, I am not entitled to unemployment and my health insurance is suspended so all expenses and treatments I am paying for out-of-pocket. Under the circumstances I cannot care for my beloved rescue dog. Despite everything losing him is my biggest fear. Seers alleviated all my fears knowing I wouldn't be forced to give up my dog because of a temporary set back. Emergency services such as those made available by Seers are crucial to both those in need and their pets. And for most pets ARE FAMILY. Thank you so much for having them available to people in need. When I initially contacted Seers I literally at that time had no place to take my dog. I have been more worried about my dogs safety than anything else and it brings me a great deal of relief to know programs like Seers are out there

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had two occasions where I had to reach out to Seer Farms for help and both times they
far exceeded my expectations. I had no where else to turn to ensure that my two cats would be safe and not put to sleep. One has found a forever home that is loving and kind the second one I was able to bring back home after a couple of months. Laura, the Director, brought him home and it was a wonderful home coming I felt so blessed and relieved. Seer Farms has excellent staff and volunteers they care when no one else does.
Shakeerah

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

Words can not describe the wonderful work that is done at Seer Farms. This organization provided a lifeline for my 2 German shephards while I was in a crisis and in transition. The staff welcomed my visits every weekend and did everything within their power to make my dogs happy and comfortable during their stay. The staff constantly went above and beyond their job duties to ensure that my dogs were healthy and happy EVERY day. German Shephards don't kennel well.... So, keeping them happy, healthy and comfortable was an amazing task to accomplish. I am forever grateful to Dr. Pople and her staff for the amazing love they showed me and my babies during a very difficult time in my life. I hope that organizations will continually donate to Seer Farms as they survive solely on donations. Seer Farms truly save animals lives and provide a source of comfort to families and their pets during crisis. I am forever thankful...

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Absolutely faboulous people. They took great care of our two beagles after we lost our apartment, and even helped us to look for a place we could be reunited with our beloved dogs.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

What a lifesaver! I don't use that term lightly. Our daughter who suffers from emotional and mental illness was nearly killed and displaced by a fire last summer that almost took her and her dog's life. Thankfully they got out, but their place and all of their belongings were gone. This dog is an emotional lifesaver for her and helps her get through the day. The name of this special creature is Cody, and no human could ever offer her the unwavering love and support that he does. Well after the fire, our daughter found some temporary housing, but of course no dogs allowed, emotional support dog or not. We were seriously stuck. My wife who suffers from severe asthma tried to keep him for a couple of days as we endlessly searched for a temporary home for Cody, to no avail. After two days, my wife's asthma was getting the best of her. We reached out to all our friends, family, our vet and no one could take him in. We didn't know what we were going to do, when our vets secretary called us back and recommended Seer Farms as a possible option. Again I say 'What a lifesaver!' We were quickly responded to by the Executive Director Laura. We were able to,place him the very next day, although not at the location we would have preferred. We live in central Jersey and had to bring himto south Jersey due to overcrowding at the central office. It didn't make a difference as they were the only agency that was able to help us. Prior to this our daughter, who was an emotional wreck already due to the fire was sinking into a deep depression at the possible loss of her dog. Again this is where Seers Farm made Every bit of difference in both her life and ours. We were literally heartbroken ourselves as we didn't know what was going to happen to Cody as we could not keep him another day. Well it took a little longer for our daughter to find a new home, but during it all Cody was cared for and treated wonderfully. Laura, knowing we would not be able to make it all the way down to south Jersey, made every effort available to help us and as soon as there was space available in the central location, she had him transferred up here. What a great gesture and that meant we were able to visit him daily, and put our daughter at ease knowing we saw him occasionally and that he was doing well until he could go home again. Well 6 months later,, Cody went Home! Happy to report both he and our daughter are both doing Great! WE cannot thank Laura and Seer Farms enough as they were the only one's there for us when our backs were to the wall. WE are forever great full and are constantly repeating our experience to our friends and coworkers! Please keep up the Great Work that you all do at Seer Farms as you truly were our family's LIFESAVER! MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to applaud and thank the staff at Seer Farms for placing my dog, Boccie and caring for him for almost a year while I was displaced. The staff kept me updated and informed on his health and well being throughout his stay. I appeal to anyone looking for a Great Non-Profit organization that is well worth while and truly have the best interest of animals. Seer Farms relies solely on donations of food and funds to survive and I highly recommend this organization. I am grateful and Thank you all for your kindness.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Individuals and families facing crisis are often left with no plan of care for their pets. For some, if a care plan or resource isn't within reach, the crisis is magnified and heartbreaking choices are all that is left. Seer Farms fills the gap allowing for those who need help to face and overcome their crisis in a meaningful and complete way, knowing Seer Farms will safely care for their pets until reunification is possible. See Farms helps to fill such a gap that other organizations are simply not designed to address.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

On January 9th 2016 I adopted 3 of the sweetest cats I have ever seen at Seer Farms. The owners and volunteers couldn't be nicer. They begin introducing you to the animals (in my case cats) and tell you their story, where they came from and what their personalities are like. These cats are so friendly and affectionate I wanted to take them all!

I had just recently lost my 18 year old cat, and always knew I would want to adopt more when the time came. A friend of mine suggested Seer Farms, and after visiting the place and bonding with the cats I found what I was looking for. I would absolutely tell people to adopt there, and I would again as well!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing people with the biggest heart you'll ever get to know. My son got a puppy from them he hangs out with his new family a pit bull, American bull dog and two cats.
Times are hard for every one but these people that volunteer give all they have to taken care of their homeless charges. Jet is loving and loves walks on the beach thanks to this hard working devoted people in this facility. This is Forest the Jet's Dad. Blessings

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We need more places like Seer Farms to help pet owners in crisis. How wonderful is it to know that your pet is safe & well cared for during your time of need, that you didn't have to "give up" your pet. This organization is doing great work.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Seer Farms has been an incredible resource to a hurting community. When people have no where to place their animals, Laura and staff find a home for them on a short or long term. Thank you for all the hard work and tender care.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

At the time of life crisis, the issue of how to accommodate our companion animals is a major concern and heartache. Our pets are part of our family, like our children; we forge strong ties to them and the pain of being separated is very real for both the person and the pet.
When Hurricane Sandy severely damaged my friend’s home, we explored some options for caring for her three older dogs. Desperately hoping not to have to turn them into a local shelter, we found out about Seer Farms through an acquaintance. We drove out and met with Laura Pople and toured the facility, and we were so impressed with what we saw. Letting the dogs go was difficult for my friend, but when we drove out to visit them they were still the happy creatures that we had always known and showed the loving care that had been given them. We joked that we could think of them as “away at camp”, for when the visit was over they seemed quite content to go back with the Seer Farms staff. We had other successful visits from time to time, and always came away with the feeling that the dogs were very well cared for and happy in their new surroundings.

Unfortunately my friend was unable to bring the dogs back home and she is now in a nursing home. Two of the dogs have passed away and in both cases Laura and her staff were wonderful, keeping us abreast of their conditions and bringing the dogs in to visit my friend and to say goodbye. They provided both humans and dogs with love and kindness every step of the way. The efforts of these very good people have helped so much in times of great personal stress and we are very, very grateful for everything they do. To know your pet is being cared for when you cannot do it yourself is a priceless gift.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so glad I found a site on which I can extol the virtues of this WONDERFUL organization. Towards the end of 2014, my elderly mom fell ill with congestive heart failure and was hospitalized and, subsequently, sent to a rehab. At the time, she had her dear companion, Barbette, a small dog. When my mom was taken ill and not able to be home, I was at a complete loss as to what to do with Barbette. I am allergic to dogs and Barbette was very frightened, unused to anyone except my mom, and wouldn't let anyone near her. Through some very lucky networking, I found out about Seers Farm. I learned that they foster dogs whose owners are hospitalized and I was thrilled I had some recourse until my mom got better.


However, my mom never got better. She went from rehab back into the hospital, having repeated bouts of congestive heart failure. The dementia she'd exhibited became much worse.. In fact, what I thought was going to be a few months became a year and a half....

Seers Farm kept Barbette the entire time, caring for her and helping her adjust. She was very frightened and nippy yet they never gave up. Through much diligence, they succeeded in handling Barbette and being able to bring her to visit my mom. These visits were a true blessing for my ailing mom. She would sit with Barbette in her lap and seem to be truly content despite her horrible situation.

The last time Barbette visited was two days before my mom passed away. I still had no one to take Barbette. Seers Farm is still fostering her. They are all SAINTS! I came to visit Barbette and she seemed very fond of the handlers. I know how badly she must miss my mom but the people here love her.

I can not thank Seer Farms enough for making sure Barbette was not homeless or put down. I thank them on behalf of myself and my mom. I know my mom is smiling from heaven , knowing people love Barbette.
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Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! May God bless you !

Lori

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot tell you how Seers Farm helped my family and three dogs. We are Sandy victims and now have to get out of our house again for elevation. Not many places will take animals and my caseworker and friend suggested Seers Farm. Everything at once happened the contractor was starting and I needed a place to live so I called Laura Pople the director of Seers Farm and she immediately took my dogs in. One of my dogs has a pancreatic condition and is on special food and meds. The dogs are so well cared for. There is continuity of care at the farm. I always have open lines of communication with Laura and Nina who cares for my dogs.

Gratefully,
Deb Kennedy-Yorio

2 Frank63

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Seer Farms gives families Piece of mind. Knowing that your pet is safe and cared for while going through tough times makes it easier to focus on what needs to be done to get back on track. Pets get attention from both staff and volunteers, and their families being able to visit with them helps keep them happy and is less stressful on them as well.

3 Steffi M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found out about Seer Farms shortly after the death of one of my Goldens in September. My mail carrier & friend told me she was adopting 2 puppies from this awesome rescue right down the road from me. I had heard of them before, but didn't know exactly where they were. I knew that they were part of a multi organization rescue of 41 dogs from a hoarding situation earlier that year. I had made a donation,, but didn't get any further involved, as I was dealing with a pet with cancer.

When my friend told me about the litter of pups that resulted from the 2 of the dogs from the hoarding rescue, I decided to visit them, & enjoy some puppy therapy. I had no intention of adopting. I went to visit the pups, and met several of the volunteers & employees as well as Laura, the Executive Director. I was totally enjoying the pups, when they brought out the Mama, who happened to be the spitting image of the dog I had lost to cancer not a week prior. It didn't take long for the decision to be made that I would adopt her once the pups were weaned.

I spent a lot of time there, visiting my future pet, bathing her, getting her used to me, and also getting to know the folks at Seer Farm. I quickly realized what a great organization this was, and started doing some fundraising for them, and getting the word out about the pups.

There was one dog remaining from the boarding house.... A very frightened boy just waiting for someone to love him & give him a chance to be a real dog. You've probably guessed it, I ended up taking him home too.

The 2 dogs Honey & Forest have made their way into our hearts & found a home. They wouldn't have had a chance without Seer Farm. Wonderful homes were found for all 10 puppies, and most of them with people I know. We all keep in touch, posting pictures of the puppies & the Mom & Dad's progress & growth. We also keep the folks at Seer Farm apprised of how everyone is doing, so they can see the fruits of their extreme efforts.

I can't say enough about Seer Farms, Laura & all the people involved with the care of the vast amount of animals they provide shelter & care to.

It's great to know that the donations go where they should go, and that local pets are given a 2nd chance.

Reunions are the greatest celebration these people enjoy. When pets are re-united with their folks who have suffered misfortune of circumstances in their lives, and for one reason or another cannot maintain custody of their pets. Seer Farms give these people the gift of not losing their pets forever. They are provided a place to stay until they can go home. It's a very unique.niche of animal rescue.

Sometimes they get pets who need to be re-homed, and they work very hard in getting the word out, and finding a new furever home for those animals, making sure they come highly
recommended.

My husband & I are forever grateful & will always do whatever we can to support Seer Farms!



1

Donor

Rating: 5

What an amazing organization this is! My sister was recently evicted and moved quickly into a friend's apartment. Unfortuntely, most places in this area do not accept dogs, so she had to find a solution for her little guy, Gizmo. I had heard of Seer Farms years before through a friend and I reached out to them immediately. They took Gizmo in and while dropping him off there was one of the hardest things I have ever experienced (and he's not even my dog!) I think his 2 weeks there actually did him a lot of good in terms of socialization. The volunteers were great and worked with him daily to help socializehim more and more, as he had little experience with other people and no experience with other animals. Eventually, we came to realize that my sister was not going to be able to keep him; but one of the volunteers actually knew someone who was interested and ended up adopting him. I'm so grateful that a place like Seer Farms exists. How comforting to know that if, God forbid, you find yourself in a bad situation, there is a place that will take good care of your animal and then give it back when you're ready. They're such a blessing.

I feel so strongly about what they do, I've now begun volunteering for them and I love it.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a result of unemployment, I had to move out of my home, and into my parents'. I was unable to bring my 2 dogs with me. My 8 year old lab-bulldog mix has been with me since I was a puppy, and my 5 year old potcake, who was a rescue from Turks & Caicos where he was feral for the first 6 months of his life, and also beaten and abused, came to me when he was a year old. Because of his trust issues, I didn't think I would be able to find a home for him in the week I had and expected to have to euthanize him. I was heartbroken as I'd never been before in my life. Through my friends I found out about Seer Farms, and Laura Pople was quick to reassure me that Seer Farms would be able to help me. I dropped off my dogs, and though it hurt, I was so reassured by the staff and knew that this was the best place for them. Now I visit as often as I can, and I know my dogs are being well taken care of, until I am back on my feet and can reunite with them. Seer Farms saved my dogs, and me.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was involved with Seer Farms through their work with one of the long term recovery groups that started out of hurricane Sandy. SF is an amazing organization, and they have helped countless families who for one reason or another need a place to keep family beloved pets for a temporary period of time.

The staff and volunteers are exceptional and they bend over backwards to try to help individuals and pets who are in need and have nowhere else to turn

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found Mikey near by a colony of feral cats that I manage for over 3 years. Mikey was not one of the ferals, I knew that immediately and he was having a difficult time walking but still came to where the food I put down was for my little colony of cats. He was a new comer and I could tell he was not a feral cat as he was not the least bit afraid of me. I called my husband immediately as I saw Mikey was shaking his head and could not walk in a straight line, I needed to catch him and get him some medical help immediately. My husband came straight away, as it was a weekend, we managed to get Mikey to a 24x7 hospital. Mikey had all sorts of issues but most concerning is that he was FIV / AIDS positive, although I would loved to have taken him home, we have immune compromised pets and could not risk their health to take in Mikey. I contacted everyone, but nobody could help, Mikey sat waiting and getting the medical care he needed for weeks at a very expensive hospital. I had to do what ever I could as if he were one of my own and I final got a lead to check with Seer Farms, although typically help for those who are displaced and need a temporary place for their pets, Laura who runs the facility agreed to help by placing Mikey in one of her locations with other pets with FIV. I was so happy to find a loving environment where Mikey could live as if he were in a loving home of his own. I could not think more highly of the work they do and the help they provide to residents of New Jersey. Mikey was someone's pet, he was in my opinion abandoned, left sick and starving to fend for himself after having been in someone's home but thanks to Laura and Seer farms he is doing much better and most gratefully ALIVE and Well.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Seer farms is by far the best place I have volunteered. Every time I go there all the dogs wag their tail and the cats all purr as I clean their pens and give them food. Additionally, equally as great as the animals are the people working ther. Everyone is so nice and compassionate with the animals and do anything to make sure they're happy. Whenever I'm there I always see them petting all the animals and giving them the much needed TLC they deserve. The employees at Seer Farms will do anything, no matter how hard the task, to make sure the animals are happy. I think what makes Seer Farms so great is not only the people working there but the reason for doing what they do. There is no other shelter out there that takes in animals while the owners are unable to care fire them. Whenever a new pet comes I love to spend as much time as I can with it to make sure it knows it's in a good place. Seer Farms is awesome and I'm so happy I found this place and am able to help animals in need.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I honestly do not know what we would have done without Seer Farm. I didn't know a place like that existed (and I have had dogs all of my life)...to keep amazing care of pets while their owners are temporarily unable to. We were faced with a very unique situation, when my friend unexpectedly had a medical emergency placing him unable to make decisions about his 2 dogs...one of which was end of life. We spent 24 hours making calls all over the state without any luck until someone referred me to Seer Farm. Seer Farm cleared a space for them right away, which isn't easy given one of the dogs is 170 pounds. When I arrived with the dogs, the facility was very basic, but the staff was amazing. They clearly LOVED dogs...went out of their way to accommodate their needs and one even shared his lunch to get the dog to eat. They were amazing and kept me updated throughout the stay. End of life unfortunately come much sooner than we expected, and again they were compassionate and made his last day of life as good as it could be under the circumstances. Thereafter, they did everything possible to have his brother around other dogs and around staff as much as possible to deal with the loss and transition. I hope no family is in a situation to have to use Seer Farm...but they helped make an almost unbearable situation much easier with their kindness, compassion, flexibility, and love for animals. I cannot recommend them highly enough!!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Seer Farm has been instrumental in providing care for a female cat belonging to an elderly woman who is receiving care in a facility. Laura communicates regularly with the client's social worker. Upon request, she provides photos of the cat. The photos are lovely and provide significant support for the client.

Seer Farms has been most generous in providing care. They were able to provide information about animal transporters. Laura was extremely patient while we worked out the care details. She is very supportive. The client and her support team are very thankful for Seer Farms

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Seer Farms- How can I put into words what this amazing place did for me & 2 of my 3 dogs. (My sister- in-law & brother helped me w/ the 1st dog). Like everyone else who Seer Farms helps I found myself in a position I would not wish on anyone. I had numerous people tell me find other homes for these 2 dogs ( Cloud & Sanjoe). I refused to give them up- they r my children. One day a friend told me about Seer Farms. I immediately called & spoke w/ Laura. She agreed to take my dogs when I was at that point of no options. Between Laura's amazing help & her amazing crew my dogs were excellently cared for, I was kept in the loop & updated on them when I called. Unfortunately due to distance, I was not able to visit like I wanted to which was hard on me. I was able to prove wrong everyone who told me to give up these 2 babies. I can never Thank or repay Laura & her staff for how they helped us. I will contribute & help in any way I can for as long as I can. If I was close I would Volunteer there. From the bottom of my, Clouds, Sanjoe's & Twister's (my1st dog) hearts THANK- YOU FOR SAVING THE "FUR" END OF MY FAMILY!! We will NEVER forget what you did for us & will ALWAYS be here to help in any way we can. We are a phone call a way.

Fondly,
Brenda, Cloud, Sanjoe, Twister

2 Linda Anna J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi, my name is Linda Anna. In 2012, a doctor I had never seen before said "you are old, you have cancer". Fortunately for me, she was pregnant, and her employer operated on me. Good news for me the tumor was not cancerous! However, I was still old. This started me worrying about my FIV cat, Marmalade. Marm was only three (3) years old. When he was born, I tried to find a home for him through my usual channels. Marmalade's mom was an outdoor cat but she let me talk her into coming in to have her baby. Unfortunately, this time she had a different suitor who gave her feline leukemia and the baby FIV. No one would take this beautiful kitten not even the doctor, who wanted him to live. So I raised Marmalade.
Well I had another talk with the doctor (no one was going to put him down if I could do something about it) who again gave me a list of organizations who might accept an FIV cat.
I wrote to the organizations on the list. Some organizations didn't bother to answer.Two wrote back giving him a case number and said "No". Then a miracle happened!!!! Laura Pople from Seer Farm wrote "Thank you for reaching out" Laura accepted Marmalade. She and her staff take really excellent care of him. Laura knows I can't get there to visit him so every so often she sends me pictures of him. I sometimes get emotional but I am so relive that he will live on and is in super hands. Thank you Laura Pople and Seer Farms for all you do for Marmalade and Me. I will continue to donate to Seer Farms for as long as I am able and I sincerely hope others will as well.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a Seer Farms board member. I joined the board after meeting Laura Pople, its Executive Director, when we both served on a township trap-neuter- release commission. I immediately saw Laura's commitment to helping animals and, just as important, her quick capacity for smart, effective problem solving. When I learned about Seer Farms, and the impetus for it, I had to be involved. Seer Farms saves lives; helps people in need at their most difficult times; saves towns money by keeping animals out of shelters; and forges important and lasting relationships between individuals and organizations. From a policy perspective, it is Brilliant! Moreover, I have seen time and again the real results--lives saved, families helped, crises averted. I am proud to be a small part of Seer Farms.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Although, I have only been a Seer Farms board member since 2013; I have been involved in various other nonprofits, both big and small, since 1985. I am continually amazed at the dedication and work ethic of the Executive Director, Laura Pople. Under her direction, the Seer Farms organization has thrived and has expanded it's outreach to help more and more families and their pets, who are in crisis. While Seer Farms is generally described as a nonprofit “Animal” organization; its mission… and the support it provides to families and the community, goes well beyond the traditional boundaries of an “Animal” nonprofit. Seer Farms would be more appropriately categorized as a “family support” organization. There are numerous examples of this “family support,” in the stories of those, who receive, or have received, support from Seer Farms. Veterans, women, the homeless, the economically disadvantaged, those impacted by disaster, to name a few, who are in crisis, are the primary beneficiaries of the good work of Seer Farms. Your support… will help us to support more families in crisis.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Laura and her staff at Seers Farm have been a god send to my son and I by caring for our dear cat Jazzy. Having lost my business and our home to the financial crisis that hit , they not only took our cat in but also my sweet sheltie Bella, who has since passed on due to bladder cancer. While I am still trying to get back on my feet we know Jazzy is being well cared for. Every time we visit him in Jackson I am always greeted by the warm and genuinely caring staff.
Thank you Seers Farm!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Being involved in the rescue community (German Shepherd rescue), I became familiar with Seer Farms and their mission. I have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for what they do. In these troubled times, there are so many families who find themselves in dire situations. Seer Farms is like a beacon of light to help keep families and their beloved pets together. Their dedication and incredible work is an inspiration for all.

Heather Leigh C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love Seer Farms! They take such good care of the animals they take in. I want to say thank you for even existing. They took in my kitty and cared him while we were searching for a new apartment and didn't have a place for him. Seer Farms took the time to ask about his personality. They made sure that he was placed in a habitat that kept him safe and cozy while they took care of him. The volunteers at Seer are awesome! When we figured out that he just couldn't take wet food, they made sure to switch him over to dry food and keep a little notation in his file. Thank you Seer Farms for taking such good care of my little kitty when times were tough for us!

Advisor

Rating: 5

While I have not used the services of Seer Farms myself, I have observed its growth and achievements since its planning stages almost a decade ago. Seer Farms is the brainchild and passion of my good friend, Laura Pople. During her sojourn to New Orleans to help with the post Katrina clean-up, Laura was struck by the way being separated from their animals exacerbated the pain of families already in crisis. She went home to New Jersey determined to create an organization dedicated to serving the needs of families and pets during them some of the most stressful times in their lives. When families are disrupted by disaster- natural or financial, by domestic violence or by military deployment, Seer Farms' mission is to ease the associated pain by assuring pet owners that their four-legged members will be well cared for, allowing them to focus on stabilizing their own immediate needs.

What began as a matter of the heart has matured into a well-functioning organization on two sites. Laura's selfless dedication is obvious, allowing her to attract the commitment of a wide variety of talent- from grant writers to carpenters- that keeps the wheels turning. That cadre of volunteers assures that financial donations go to feed, house, and nurture the pets in their care.


1 Cindy170

Client Served

Rating: 5

I went to Seer Farms to adopt a kitty and give him a furever home. I communicated with Laura throughout the whole process and she showed me around the whole area. I talked to her about the idea of adopting a FIV+ kitty and she showed me the FIV colony where I met Sebastian. After the necessary paperwork and easy process, I took Sebastian home and he has been with me for over two years now! I love him so much and Seer Farms has a permanent spot in my heart! Their mission and vision is so passionate and they truly do good for the animal community, especially helping Hurricane Sandy survivors. If there is a non-profit organization you want to support, Seer Farms is it!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son, our dog and myself were injured during a horrific domestic violence situation. We were able to escape with police protection. Our family dog was treated and "hidden" at the animal shelter. That was only short term. Due to the severity of the domestic violence situation my young son and I had an extended stay at the DV Shelter. Our dog didn't have anywhere safe to go during this time. My son and I would be totally devistated if we had to give up our dog. A social worker recommended Seer Farms as an option. Thank God a place like Seer Farms exsists. They took exceptional care of him while we had to be apart. He was safe, well cared for and loved by the staff. After 9 long months my son and I were able to be reunited with our dog, aka my fury son. Seer Farms is a wonderful place and they truly helped to save our family during a difficult time in our lives. As I write this, both of my boys are happy , healthy and healing. The three of us went through a horrible and traumatic situation, but we are now reunited and moving forward thanks to Seer Farms.

1 Susan375

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been involved with Seer Farms for close to 15 years now and continue to be amazed at the level of service and compassion they provide for animals in need whose humans have run out of options. Whether from a storm, a legal procedure, housing problems, military assignments - whatever, the first question is always "How can we help?" Short or long term boarding, medical care - total dedication to the animals in their care until a responsible human can retrieve them is a constant. This is a unique facility that serves a special group of both animals and humans. Clearly doing something right since they've had to expand to provide better facilities & space for dogs. They truly deserve and merit all of the support possible to enable them to continue helping so many. The need is overwhelming...alas, the resources not nearly enough. Susan Addelston, Jackson, NJ

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I'm a tv journalist, and I first encountered Seer Farms when Superstorm Sandy hit NJ: people fled their homes and sometimes first responders couldn't rescue their pets. Families got separated -- had to stay in shelters, hotels, on friends' sofas -- in their cars! -- for weeks and months. Their pets often had nowhere to go, and overwhelmed animal shelters couldn't help. I covered their stories for WWOR-TV News, and I will NEVER forget how folks at Seer Farm opened their doors and hearts to these stranded pets -- keeping them safe, warm, vetted and loved -- until their families could find a way to bring them back home. Around the clock, sometimes with only a few hours notice, Seer Farms embraced hundreds of storm-battered refugees. I witnessed reunions of people and pets, where EVERYBODY cried with happiness, because a family finally could be together again. To this day, Seer Farms provides a special refuge for pets whose families love them dearly, but temporarily can't care for them because of storms, illness, or economic setbacks. It's a home for FIV+cats with lots of life and love left to give. Seer Farms is the only non-profit I know that is dedicated to preserving the bond between people and pets caught in situations beyond their control, and cherishing the lives of animals others would, sadly, discard. I helped produce videos promoting Seer Farms and remain amazed at Laura's strength, grace and dedication. I am honored to serve on its board.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Seer Farms is an amazing nonprofit organization that fulfills an unmet need in our community. Families in crisis have two warm loving places for their pets to reside until they are back on their feet. Volunteer driven, Seer Farms provides animal residents with shelter, food, medical care when needed and most importantly, time and love. Through both monetary and product donations, Seer Farms can continue its mission. Igive, AmazonSmile, and direct monetary donations enable Seer Farms to provide proper care to these animals in need. Seer Farms...a true gift!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We could not be more thankful for seer farms! Its been a tough road for me and my daughter and I couldn't let her lose her pup. They have so much passion for all the animals and take such good care of them in this time of need. My daughter visited and said she's never seen mickey (our pup) so outgoing and happy. They really make him feel like its a home for him till things are better. We appreciate everything they've done to keep mickey safe ,loved and healthy.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can not Thank Seers Farm enough, for the hardworking individuals who attend animals in need of shelter during emergency situations. I am recently homeless with two adult cats and nowhere to go. I contacted many agencies within the New York area for help, looking for a shelter that would provide my animals with housing until I can afford a place of my own. I found that none of the shelters provided temporary housing for them, most of the shelters provide a two week holding or placement period or euthanasia as an option. I was able to contact someone whom provided me with information about Seers Farms. I am so Thankful for all the help I received. Immediately, someone was there to provide me with the
emergency help/ care that was needed. I am forever grateful, the lives of two animals whom I love dearly were spared from death and hardship.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My name is Cristine and my dog Rambo is currently in the Carneys Point Location at Seer Farms. Laura and her staff really go above and beyond for my dog. I see the love, dedication and compassion they all bring. I feel so secure and happy that my dog is in there care. Sometimes people are faced with devastation and challenges and sometimes our pets are unfortunately brought in to this. Sometimes the only options are giving your pet away or finding a new home for your pet. I almost had to do that until I discovered Laura and Seer Farms. They brought something I Thought I lost, hope. I had hope. My dog is being cared for while I rebuild my life and get back on tracK. These people are my angels. They are wonderful, patient and amazing. They give options and hope for people. I highly recommend them if you can't keep your pet. Amazing staf . ♡♡♡♡

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Seer Farms provides loving care to animals and the families who are in crisis due to tragedies, domestic abuse or financial problems. I am proud to support them through donations and fundraising events. Laura and her staff understand and honor the place of animals in our families. I believe in the healing power of animals and know that families in crisis should never be forced to give an animal to a shelter due to finances. I will continue to support this mission both financially and through my vocal support of all those who work for and with Seer Farms.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was a victim of domestic violence.with everything going on I wanted to make sure to find help for my son and I r best friend sweet loving pitbull bodie somewhere to be till I can get back on my feet.as I was searching around I remember a non-profit organization seer farm when Laura help us during hurricane sandy.Laura and her volunteers are great with all the animals that come and they treat you like family. when I bought bodie to seer farm they remember him they loved him so much.if it wasn't for seer farms I don't know what would have happen to our dog.there still taking care of him while I try to find him a permanent home due to living arrangements.I greatly appreciate all there help and wanna thank them for everything.I def recommend seer farm and no matter what your situated is there always there to help.Laura and her volunteers are awesome.christina

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was a victim of domestic violence. Having to escape in such a short time left me with little hope to find a place to watch my dog. Lola is a large, loving staffordshire bull terrier mix. I ran out of hope and time to find her a place until someone reccomended Laura at Seer Farms. I shot an email out that night and got an immediate response. Seer Farms was able to take in my baby while I saved up some money and looked for a place for us to live that was safe. They even extended Lola's visit for me, last minute, when my apartment was still being renovated. I honestly don't know what I would have done if I had to surrender my dog. Thanks to organizations like Seer Farms, pet lovers can get back on there feet, and be able to reclaim there pets to complete their families.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My story; My home was destroyed by Sandy Storm, and we had to live with family - but we could not take our cat, because they were allergic to cats. I was in a panic, because Dakota was part of our family. Anyone who has animals understands the bond you have with your animals! But then I heard about Seer Farms, a non-profit organization that houses your animal until you can come back for them.
I visited Dakota often and found that the Seer Farm took great care of Dakota. I gave them donations but nothing like a boarding house would require. One day, Dakota got sick and they noticed right away something was wrong. ( he was traumatized from the Sandy Storm , plus he was an old cat). They took Dakota to a specialized veterinarian office/emergency office, where he was tested and treated for various problems he was having... I was so happy to speak with the veterinarian and also to speak with the volunteers who took such great care of Dakota. I couldn't have done better myself!

We finally moved back into our home - after it was gutted and walls and floors rebuilt - and we were all reunited as a family again (including Dakota)! It was wonderful and we would not have been able to be a family again without the help of Seer Farms.

I highly recommend Seer Farms to care for your pet, if you are unable for whatever reason - be it no housing, financially until you are able too... the care and love they give these animals is above and beyond what a normal boarding place would do. They know each pets name, their needs, their specialty diets if they have that and they even have people come in and just pet or talk to the pet (more volunteers) so that your pet feels loved. And most importantly, you give them the expected time you want your pet back and they give your pet back! With just minimal donations, they help families -- because your pet is part of your family and they understand that! I thank God we had Seer farms to help us and I will be forever thankful for their help! Reach out to them if you need help, that is what they are there for! Sincerely, Kathleen

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was introduced to Laura Popel & Seer Farms through my cousin who actively supports and facilitates Hurricane Sandy victims through the unimaginable destruction and rebuild of the Jersey Shore. Laura and Seer Farms were called to aide with the evacuation and housing of the pets affected by Hurricane Sandy. For Hurricane Sandy victims, their pets are all that many of these families have left of their homes. Seer Farms has been working to keep these families intact since the days immediately following the storm. To date, more than 200 displaced Sandy animals have found temporary refuge at Seer Farms while their families rebuild their lives and their houses. Already more than half of these animals have returned home. Who is Seer Farms? Laura Pople is the owner and director of Seer Farms. Seer Farms is a pet sanctuary located in Jackson, NJ. What’s their vision? That no animal is set permanently adrift from a loving a home - because of a traumatic life event that is impacting the family. What do they do? They offer families going through medical crises, domestic violence, financial turmoil, natural disaster, extended military service and other major life crises time to reach safety and stability by temporarily caring for their animals until the families and animals can reunite. I was so amazed with the compassion and uniqueness of this organization and what they offer families in crisis that I am now a volunteer for them.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I have gone to many rescue sites or such sites as Laura's and I must say this is truly a work of love and dedication. I am always so impressed when I have visited there. The care and attention that is given to every dear animal is amazing. This woman is very unique and has given up so much "for the love of animals". I want to take all of them home when I see them. I love animals so very much and they deserve the best care and love that can be given. They get it here. The staff, at least the ones I have met, are like-minded. I am proud to know this group of people and am honored to be able to help when I can.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have never come across a more caring person then the owner of Seer Farms and its volunteers. I have been to the farm several times and each and every time I am so moved by the hard work and the care all the animals receive. If I didn't live so very far away, I would be a volunteer myself and, I know, the love I would feel caring for the litter critters. All I can do is donate monies and give the farm litter boxes, blankets, toys for the animals, etc,, lots of stuff I can find along the way. I read this over and saw that I used the word 'care' three times; but, that's what this place is all about......people simply donating their time in caring for these precious animals. Thank you a million times! A billion times!!

1 Em I.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family and I are so grateful to Seer Farms. We moved back to New Jersey and needed a place for our cat, Kirby, to stay until we found a pet friendly home. He stayed with Seer Farms, after being in a kennel in Las Vegas, for six months. We were not comfortable with leaving him in the kennel because we were not sure of the care he would receive. After a recommendation, and a visit, we knew Kirby would receive the best care at Seer Farms. During his stay he received a lot of attention from the volunteer care givers. We received updates on him and were welcomed to visit him whenever we wanted. Kirby has been home for 2 months now and we see such a huge improvement in his demeanor. He was, and still is a shy cat, but he is out and about much more than before. He came home healthy and happy and we were able to keep him as part of our family which was the most important thing. Seer Farms made that happen for us.
Seer Farms is a wonderful organization that relies heavily on volunteers and donations. Every time we visited we made sure to bring wet and dry food and kitty litter to help out as well as making monetary donations to offset the costs to care for him. We could see that is was not an easy or glamorous job which is why we are so grateful to them. The volunteer care givers are so friendly and know each and every animal, their name and their story as to why they are at Seer Farms. No kennel could ever come near to this type of care for animals. We plan to pay it forward through continuous to support Seer Farms through donations and our time. They were there for us when we needed them so we would like to do the same!
Seer Farms is like no other. They took the worry out of what to do with Kirby in a difficult time. We knew he would come back to us when we were ready for him. So many people have been faced with difficult decisions regarding their pets and giving up a pet should not be a decision anyone has to make, especially, when situations are expected to change. Families affected by Mother Nature and other unfortunate circumstances do not need another burden like finding a temporary home for their pet. Seer Farms relieves this type of stress. Again, my family and I are so grateful for their services and we are working to pay it forward.