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West Place Animal Sanctuary

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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

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer at The West Place Animal Sanctuary which has developed into a very rewarding experience for me! Having never been around large animals (Horses)etc.. this was something I overcame and thrive on feeding,cleaning and being with them now! Interacting with animals and other personnel there has really broaden my horizons! it gives a special feeling to assist in the operation of this non-profit and a sense of fulfillment in participating! David R Macomber

Board Member

Rating: 5

The best Animal Sanctuary in the northeast! Great volunteers, great work environment and a great executive director... 5 stars!

Pamela H.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

West Place Animal Sanctuary is truly an asset to RI, being the only type of farm animal sanctuary of its kind in the entire state! It’s a gorgeous property of 8 acres where the rescued animals roam, graze and play. It’s such a wonderful experience to volunteer and serve on the Board!

Board Member

Rating: 5

West Place Animal Sanctuary is an invaluable organization that cares for hundreds of animals and wildlife each year. The greatest care is given to each and every animal on a daily basis by members and volunteers who are extremely compassionate and dedicated people. From cleaning stalls and enclosures to feedings to giving first aid and veterinary care, the work that these individuals do to maintain such a clean, well organized and pristine environment for all animals that live there is completely outstanding. I’m proud to see such an amazing organization in our community.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This invaluable organization keeps growing and helping. If you haven't gotten involved, this is the place!

Board Member

Rating: 5

A beneficial organization to animals. The care is genuine and the education they provide to children and adults alike is well received.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This peaceful sanctuary gives both unwanted farm animals and injured wild ducks and wild turkeys a fresh start. Organized by a DEM permitted wildlife rehabilitator, West Place has a constant influx of waterfowl and Eastern American wild turkeys, providing food, shelter, care and necessary medical attention. The animals are also utilized to educate the public, by appearing at festivals and Easter Egg hunts around the area. Animals of the sanctuary have been featured in various newspapers and the RI Bar Journal.