The growing animal-rescue group Farm Sanctuary has just acquired its third shelter—Animal Acres in Acton, Calif. Additionally, the organization is planning to start construction on a new Small Animal Hospital in NY this month. While the organization currently has a limited medical facility at its sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY, it lacks the facilities needed to care for badly injured animals. The Small Animal Hospital will allow the caregivers to provide hands-on emergency response right at the sanctuary, as opposed to bringing the animals nearly 30 miles away to Cornell University Hospital for Animals for treatment, which can be dangerous for those in a fragile state. “These animals come to us in such bad shape and this will allow us to give them the care that they need and treat them as the individuals that they are, which is what Farm Sanctuary represents,” says National Shelter Director Susie Coston. Farm Sanctuary hopes to raise $754,000 in donations in order to complete the project.
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