Mission: The mission of the West Place Animal Sanctuary, an IRS recognized nonprofit organization, is to provide housing, food and medical care for both injured and orphaned wild birds, waterfowl and game birds as well as farm animals from neglect/cruelty cases. The West Place Animal Sanctuary provides both short-term and long-term care as necessary.
Results: We have assisted 1,000 wildlife and several dozen farm animals during our first ten years, and we are now looking forward to starting the next decade of helping these creatures.
Target demographics: The environment, wildlife, and neglected farm animals, horses and exotics
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 200 wildlife, a dozen farm animals and many exotic birds, while giving groups in underprivileged areas the ability to learn about what we do, meet the animals and get hands-on experience
Geographic areas served: The Rhode Island area and surrounding areas
Programs: A Volunteer Program, A Tour Program and Educational Programs
West Place Animal Sanctuary rescued a horse that was very dear to me. Since he was rescued, his quality of life has increased greatly. He came from a rocky and dusty paddock and now thrives in a field of tall green grass. He was always alone and now lives with another horse and an assortment of cows, goats, ducks, and the most BEAUTIFUL swans. To see him standing beside a swan, a greyhound and a bunch of ducks is a very funny sight. Each time I visit, I am amazed at the personal attention and care that each animal receives. Before coming to West Place Animal Sanctuary this horse suffered from a long and painful illness involving his two front feet. He wore shoes that were heavy and thickly padded and caused him to trip frequently. He spent so many hours laying down in his paddock that people passing by would stop to offer help. Now, after receiving awesome veterinary care he stands for as long as he likes AND stands barefoot! As a community, our lives are richer, more humble, and compassionate by the examples set by West Place Animal Sanctuary.