ONE Family Animal Sanctuary is federally recognized 501(c)(3) public non-profit with a private sanctuary specializing in farm animals who have been abused, neglected, or have special needs. Although we do offer adoptions in some cases, the primary purpose of ONE Family is to provide lifetime care and sheltering of animals who, while still able to lead a quality life, are unable to find homes due to old age, temperament issues, chronic illness, handicaps, or other factors.
In addition to food, shelter, and medical treatment, the animals receive nurturing love and attention in a secure setting where they receive maximum human contact and quality of life for each individual resident animal. The setting consists of corrals, an arena, separate pins and enclosures, outbuildings for storage, and coops. Unless they have temperament issues, in which case they are on a scheduled “roaming rotation”, the animals do not live in cages, and are free to move about, interacting with one another and the humans who manage the property. The perimeter of the property is fenced with 6’ foot fencing and privacy covers to provide security and protection for the animals.
The mission of ONE Family also includes expanding a program to educate the public, and promoting animal sponsorship programs. We recently began school programs to educate children on farm animal care and this will continue to be a major focus. Special emphasis is given to the responsibilities of pet ownership, spay/neuter programs, and the reporting of animal abuse.
ONE Family was started in 2014 with a formally assembled board of directors, and received it’s 501(c)(3) non-profit status in January, 2015. A small percentage of funding is by donations, but, currently, the majority of financial backing is by its founders, Rachel Roberts and Avraham Levi. At this time, there is no local, state, or federal government funding, and we rely on the public’s help to continue our mission to rescue these animals.
ONE Family hopes to change the public’s attitude of animals being consumed, used for testing, or considered disposable who are otherwise capable of living a quality life, and to show the importance of humanely caring for all animals, including those who have been abused, neglected, or have special needs.