Animal Friends Sanctuary

is creating a kinder world because ALL lives matter.

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About Animal Friends Sanctuary

THANK YOU for coming to check out our page!!!

Animal Friends Sanctuary is rescuing animals, helping kids, spreading kindness and compassion to all. 

Founded in 2006, we received our 501c3 status as a nonprofit in 2008 and opened our doors to the public in 2009. At that time, we were working out of a building I donated to the organization where we housed companion animals - mainly dogs, cats and rabbits - who were either abused, abandoned, or neglected who were looking for a second chance and a forever home.

Over the past 8 years we have we have rescued, rehabilitated and rehomed over 3,000 lives while bringing joy to thousands of people.  Although we are proud of our mission, our vision for our organization has grown. We want to have an even bigger impact while saving more animals lives, and bringing kindness and compassion to the world.

We are committed to standing up and speaking out against abuse of all living beings, helping end the abuse cycle through education thus creating a kinder, more compassionate world. Put simply, we believe that ALL lives matter.

This expanded mission also brought the immediate need of more room.  In 2017, Animal Friends Sanctuary purchased a 62 acre farm so we can help more animals – horses, cows, pigs, chickens, animals who also need kindness and love.

Here we will be able to provide care and love in the sanctuary and through their stories of healing they will be able to reach humans and children, children in the foster system, children who have been physically or sexually abused.

Through the stories of the animals and their triumphant recovery, the animals will help the children heal from their past abuse and that is what we've done by creating Animal Friends Sanctuary.

We want the world to know how amazing all animals are and that their unconditional love can truly bring healing and joy to humans everywhere.

We hope you'll join us...  you too can be a voice for those who cannot speak.

A HUGE thank you to all of our friends and family.  Thank you to our supporters, our adopters, our fans and our followers who brought us to this point. Thank you to everyone reading this message for taking a few minutes to learn more about our mission.

We aren't done. We need to build additional barns to house more animals, funds for extensive medical care for sick and neglected animals as well as safe spaces for children to come learn about the animals and begin their own healing journey.

I am inviting you to join us.  Your gift can make a massive, immediate impact in the world.  TOGETHER we can save thousands of more lives creating ripple effects for generations.

The greatest gift we can give is to help another who cannot help themselves.  On behalf of them, I am immensely grateful for your support.

Candy Valentino Nelson
Founder & VolunteerCEO

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Twitter: @AnimalFriendsPA

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In order to save more lives and rescue more animals from abuse, Animal Friends Sanctuary secured a 62-acre property.

We do not receive any government funding and rely on the generosity of supporters just like you to do our life saving work.

Rescuing animals, providing healing from their past abuse and telling the world their story; ultimately bringing kindness and compassion to humans everywhere.

We need to renovate the barn and secure fencing on the property as well as setup electric and connect to the water source.

Becoming a Patron of Animal Friends Sanctuary will help us provide medical care, food and safety for not only the animals in our care but will give us the opportunity to save more lives. Your support will also give life changing experiences to abused and neglected kids as the stories of the animals bring hope and healing ending the abuse cycle thus fostering a kinder world.

Your gift is tax deductible as we are a 501c3 non profit organization.

Animal Friends Sanctuary. Rescuing animals, healing children, spreading kindness and compassion because all lives matter.
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