A couple from Cactus Forest, Arizona, are starting a new animal rescue
center called Lakota Ladies Haven Incorporated, specifically aimed at helping small farm animals, according to the Tri-Valley Central News.
This is not a usual animal shelter for dogs or cats. The Lakota Ladies Haven will help rescue sheep, donkeys, cows, goats, horses, mules, ducks and geese, and find suitable homes for the animals.
Food and food donations are currently sought to help construct parts of the center, such as fences for the animals. All donations will be tax-deductible, according to the news source.
The Home Sweet Home Animal Rescue (HSHAR) of Tampa Bay is another example of a small farm animal rescue center. However, this one also accepts parrots.
According to the HSHAR website, "these animals are not mainstream therefore tend to be overlooked. We believe that ALL animals deserve a healthy and happy home."
The HSHAR also provides educational programs for those who own small farm animals. These include guidelines on how to plan for natural disasters such as storms or hurricanes. The HSHAR recommends that owners keep chickens in a place with access to high perches and to always have a written plan for what to do in case of emergency.