ANIMALS WE DO NOT TAKE IN 

IF YOUR ANIMAL IS ON THIS LIST OR YOU ARE NOT SURE IF IT WOULD FIT HERE, PLEASE CALL US... IF WE HAVE TO REFUSE YOUR ANIMAL WE MAY KNOW OF ANOTHER REFUGE THAT COULD TAKE IT

    

  • ​HORSES, DONKEYS OR MULES LARGER THAN 38" TALL MEASURED AT THE BASE OF THE MANE
  • ANY EQUINES WITH A POSITIVE COGGINS TEST/EIA POSITIVE
  • GOATS WITH CL
  • SWINE
  • DOGS (We are at our limit for the near future)
  • CATS​
  • WILD OR EXOTIC ANIMALS REQUIRING PERMITS BY THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA - WE CAN REFER YOU TO AN APPROPRIATE REFUGE

     ANIMALS CONSIDERED FOR SANCTUARY AT THE FARM

     Space on the FARM is very limited, forcing us to narrow the range of animals we can accept, including but not limited to:

  • ​MINIATURE HORSES/PONIES (38" OR LESS AT THE BASE OF THE MANE)
  • MINIATURE DONKEYS/MULES (38" OR LESS AT THE BASE OF THE MANE)
  • GOATS 
  • ALPACAS
  • LLAMAS

​     Animal donations/surrenders will be considered case by case, and acceptance to the FARM is dependent upon space and resource availability, species, size, health and behavior of the animal(s) - we reserve the right to allow exceptions to this policy

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization

     Our mission is to provide a permanent home for unwanted, neglected and abused animals.  We do not place or re-home the animals we take in - they become members of our family!


     How is the Farm Animal Rescue of Mifflinburg different?

Most animal rescues take in unwanted, abused and/or neglected animals, rehabilitate them and re-home them, charging adoptive families re-homing fees.  This is important work that helps many animals find quality, permanent homes; however, some of these re-homed animals later find themselves back at the rescue or on the auction block, perpetuating the cycle of instability that we believe contributes to animal anxiety, decreased quality of life and, sometimes, potentially dangerous unpredictability.  The Farm Animal Rescue of Mifflinburg provides PERMANENT SANCTUARY to these same animals, providing the same rehabilitative services as other rescues but also addressing the seemingly never-ending cycle of settling in - upheaval - settling in - upheaval.  It is our belief that herd animals are especially vulnerable to severe anxiety as a result of frequent changes to their range and the loss of herd members to whom they may have grown attached.  Providing them permanent sanctuary offers animals the opportunity to live in a more stable environment with herdmates they can bond to without the stress of separation, relocation and fighting for position in a new herd.


Providing permanency comes at a cost, as we do not receive re-homing fees and we have an ever-growing roster of animals consuming resources.  PUBLIC SUPPORT AND DONATIONS ARE VITAL TO OUR CONTINUING OPERATIONS! Thank you to our sponsor: Refrigerant Charging Machine

"...I shall never be sold, and so I have nothing to fear..."

​"My troubles are all over and I am at home..."

-Black Beauty by Anna Sewell


FARM Visits

Visits are arranged by appointment only and are dependent upon the weather and other conditions.  Please contact us with your interest, and thank you!

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