Star Gazing Farm provides permanent sanctuary to the animals who come here. We are limited in how many animals we can take in by shelter space, pasture, quarantine paddocks, staff/volunteer time, and of course funding.
We give priority to animals who have picked up as strays, been referred by local shelters and to animals with special needs. In rare cases we may take in an owner surrender. We encourage owners who are considering rehoming their animal(s) to first think about the following:
- How long has the animal been with you and what will a change of circumstance mean to them?
- Does the animal have friends he/she is bonded with that may be separated (we discourage this – animals can form very tight and life-long bonds).
- If there are issues such as overmating of birds, have you tried hen-aprons or separating the birds in two separate areas or pens?
- Have you had the animal examined by a veterinarian (in the case of unwanted behavior)?
- What options have you explored in trying to find a new home for your animal? We should not be your first line of defense.
Filling out this form does not in any way guarantee that we are able to take in the animal(s) you are seeking to rehome. If we are able, we will reach out to other sanctuaries to see if they are able to help.