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My husband and I have talked it over and have decided to look for a farm for sale so that we can adopt rescued farm animals. We don't intend for it to become a huge undertaking like Farm Sanctuary or anything, but to just have some space to adopt some of the adoptable animals from Farm Sanctuary or other places. In fact we intend to look at places near where Farm Sanctuary is located in central New York near where my husband grew up. Land there is extremely inexpensive. I am SO happy. This is something I have wanted to do for a long time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/pibo.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":pibo:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dancingbanana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":nana:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":vebo:">
 

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That's great! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:"><br><br><br><br>
My husband and I would like to do that sometime down the road. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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That sounds sooo wonderful! Keep us posted on your progress!
 

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Wow! I am so jealous! I want to do this one day in my life. Good luck to you and do post pictures of the animals you adopt once you are all set up! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dancingbanana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":nana:">
 

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Wow, that's awesome! That has been a dream of mine for quite some time now, just like you're doing... nothing too big, just enough to help some animals in need. I can't wait until I'm grown up enough to have real monies... otherwise I'd be doing it right now. I wish you lots of luck!
 

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For anyone who is interested in adopting farm animals or starting your own farm sanctuary, just click the link below:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.farmsanctuary.org/visit/Critter_care2006.htm" target="_blank">http://www.farmsanctuary.org/visit/Critter_care2006.htm</a>
 

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That's great! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:"> Good luck with your endeavor!<br><br><br><br>
I've fantasized about starting my own animal sanctuary, but it's really mostly a fantasy. I don't ever see it actually happening. But VISITING one is another story... If I'm ever in central NY, I'll stop by and help you feed the animals. Especially the baby animals... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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are you going to set it up as a non-profit and take donations? and make sure when you buy the land you can use it for animal rescue.<br><br><br><br>
good luck!
 

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.....that is awesome. We are taking an early retirement in 3 years and hope to do the same thing. Went to the donkey sanctuary in Guelph Ontario. Fell in love immediately. We could get a donkey from them to care for, and then that opens up a spot for them to bring in another donkey for rehabilitation. Here is the link: <a href="http://www.donkeysanctuary.ca/Pages/Titlepage.html" target="_blank">http://www.donkeysanctuary.ca/Pages/Titlepage.html</a><br><br>
I was wondering how to get other animals, but I imagine your link will tell me (when I get a chance to read it!)<br><br><br><br>
Thankyou!!!!!!!!<br><br><br><br>
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are you going to set it up as a non-profit and take donations? and make sure when you buy the land you can use it for animal rescue.<br><br><br><br>
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We haven't checked about being non-profit. We really just want to adopt a few animals and care for them ourselves in a farm setting, not solicit donations. We don't want any kind of large scale operation. We do hope to buy as much land as we can afford however (100 acres or less). I lived on a farm as a kid, so I know how to take care of the animals.
 

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.....that is awesome. We are taking an early retirement in 3 years and hope to do the same thing. Went to the donkey sanctuary in Guelph Ontario. Fell in love immediately. We could get a donkey from them to care for, and then that opens up a spot for them to bring in another donkey for rehabilitation. Here is the link: <a href="http://www.donkeysanctuary.ca/Pages/Titlepage.html" target="_blank">http://www.donkeysanctuary.ca/Pages/Titlepage.html</a><br><br>
I was wondering how to get other animals, but I imagine your link will tell me (when I get a chance to read it!)<br><br><br><br>
Thankyou!!!!!!!!<br><br><br><br>
Karen</div>
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Yes, that is what we are doing too--retiring to the farm. We were considering buying some land anyway just to grow crops on but since we learned about Farm Sanctuary we became interested in adopting rescued farm animals also.<br><br><br><br>
ps: That was very interesting about the Donkey Sanctuary. I had heard about donkey and horse sanctuarys before. I guess that is what we will be doing, being "foster parents" for farm animals. LOL.
 

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.....that is awesome. We are taking an early retirement in 3 years and hope to do the same thing. Went to the donkey sanctuary in Guelph Ontario. Fell in love immediately. We could get a donkey from them to care for, and then that opens up a spot for them to bring in another donkey for rehabilitation. Here is the link: <a href="http://www.donkeysanctuary.ca/Pages/Titlepage.html" target="_blank">http://www.donkeysanctuary.ca/Pages/Titlepage.html</a><br><br>
I was wondering how to get other animals, but I imagine your link will tell me (when I get a chance to read it!)<br><br><br><br>
Thankyou!!!!!!!!<br><br><br><br>
Karen</div>
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I'd want pigs, if I DID run a sanctuary. I've started reading The Pig Who Sang to the Moon, and that (and Charlotte's Web) made me think of pigs as fun animals to have around... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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It's super expensive is what i'm saying. not only do you need permits and variances and whatnot, but the Vet bills can be astronomical, even for a few animals. a non profit may be an option to provide better care without running you into the poorhouse. will you be living there as well, and will you be able to care for the animals on your own, or do you have to hire someone?<br><br><br><br>
also,if you live there, you may be able to deduct your house expenses.
 

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It's super expensive is what i'm saying. not only do you need permits and variances and whatnot, but the Vet bills can be astronomical, even for a few animals. a non profit may be an option to provide better care without running you into the poorhouse. will you be living there as well, and will you be able to care for the animals on your own, or do you have to hire someone?<br><br><br><br>
also,if you live there, you may be able to deduct your house expenses.</div>
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You have a good point Purrpelle. All Happy Fun Land warm fuzzies aside, it's an enormous commitment to take on farm animals in need. Chances are they are not going to be in perfect health and may need special diets and/or medications and frequent vet visits. If you have the financial resources to commit to this, go for it! If it's at all questionable, you may want to consider applying for non-profit status to ensure you will be able to continue to care for any animals you bring in. Like purrpelle said, you could even write off your housing expenses which will free up a large sum of money. Something to look into anyhow, can't hurt. Good luck!
 

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yep. if you set it up as a charity, all the stuff you purchase is tax free, including the house, possibly, if you are the animal's caretaker.<br><br><br><br>
Hey Pink... Where is this Happy Fun Land? I wanna go!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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That's so exciting!!!!! I hope to do the same thing someday. I wish you the best of luck! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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