This week PetravelR™ features Spring Farm CARES Animal and Nature Sanctuary on “Adopt a Friend.”
Located in the scenic Mohawk Valley of Central New York, Spring Farm CARES is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Animal and Nature Sanctuary. Spring Farm CARES Animal Sanctuary is home to an average of 275-300 animals including horses, donkeys, goats, dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and fowl.
“The heart of Spring Farm CARES always has been and always will be the animals. They have been and continue to be our teachers and guides on a most amazing journey. We learned long ago that we are not the ones rescuing them but we are the ones being rescued by them. We stand in the presence daily of animals of all sizes, from gerbils to draft horses, who teach us about forgiveness, non-judgment, and unconditional love. Most of them did not get to us on an easy path. But they have shown us repeatedly that the path to love is always right in front of us. We give them a respite and they give us their hearts and their teachings and gifts.”
The Animal Sanctuary is open for tours every day of the year between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, except on major holidays. On the tour, you will visit the resident small animals and the Sanctuary’s large farm animals out in the stable. Special arrangements can be made for large groups of school children, clubs/organizations, etc as well. (Prior reservations are required due to the small staff.)
The Spring Farm CARES Nature Sanctuary has over 250 acres of forest, wetland, and grassland and is home to over 166 species of birds, 55 species of butterflies, many species of mammal. and hundreds of plant species. Bird and nature lovers can arrange a tour of the Nature Sanctuary, which has many miles of beautiful trails. The Nature Sanctuary is dedicated to restoring the amazing natural diversity that once existed in the northeastern hardwood forests.
The Sanctuary works to create and maintain habitat for wildlife, especially for native animals considered to be “threatened” or “endangered,” and to establish native plants and herbs especially, but not limited to, those that are considered to be uncommon or at risk of extinction. If you can’t get there in person, be sure to visit the Nature Sanctuary blog!
PetravelR™ urges you to support your local shelters and rescues by adopting, volunteering, and donating. And remember that spaying and neutering helps reduce overpopulation and makes your pets better family members.