Welcome to Animal Manor
We now have twenty-seven cats, six goats, a rooster, three chickens, eight ducks, a horse, three donkeys and two pigs, and we are looking for volunteers. Please call Nancy Gibson at 845-672-0556 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. Also, don't forget to check out Animal Manor on Facebook. You can get to know all the animals!
There is a cat building, which houses the sanctuary office and up to forty cats in large rooms with screened-in porches. Both paid staff and volunteers care for the cats, and a lot of time is spent on socialization. We hope to provide volunteer opportunities for the elderly, veterans and for troubled adolescents, especially people with autism.
There is also a large barn, situated in front of two ponds and an old stone wall foundation, providing living space and recreation for ducks, goats, some pigs, and other neglected farm animals.
Eventually we will build at least two dog octagons (modeled on the facilities at Best Friends Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah). Having these buildings in place will provide a cage-free living space for up to seventy-five dogs. Since dogs will be living in groups of six (each group having a large room and ample yard space), each dog will be trained by a professional dog trainer before joining his/her "family”.
We will also work with local TNR (trap/neuter/release) groups to help control the feral cat population and provide information about the role of feral cats to the community.
Also, we hope to work in conjunction with schools to educate students about caring for animals, TNR, and about Pit bulls (stressing that every dog is an individual) in addition to providing field trips for small groups to the sanctuary.
It is our hope that Animal Manor will make the world a better place for animals and for the humans who care for them.