Why should this person or animal be a PetPartners Animaltarian of the Year?
St Francis Farm Animal Sanctuary is different from every other rescue out there. We focus on providing a safe haven to animals who just cannot thrive in traditional homes. We specialize in dogs and cats with behavioral or medical challenges. These animals can be feral; not get along with other animals; have resource guarding tendencies; have bite histories, suffer from severe medical challenges; or are simply seniors that no one wants. The farm is currently home to 100 dogs and 45 cats. The majority of these animals will live at the farm for the rest of their lives. St Francis Farm is 6 years old and we have been able to help hundreds of dogs and cats from local shelters, owner surrenders, strays, and through natural disasters - taking in over 50 cats and 30 dogs due to hurricanes in SC and LA.
If this person or animal was selected, what would they do with the $5,000?
If St Francis Farm Animal Sanctuary was to be selected to win the $5,000 it would be used to improve the facilities at the farm that are in desperate need of replacing. Many of our crates, fences, and kennels are as old as the farm (6 years old) so they are breaking down from use.