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Freedom Farm Animal Sanctuary

Saving Lives One at a Time

aka FFAS   |   Middlebury, CT   |  http://www.freedomfarmanimalsanctuary.org

Mission

Our mission is to rescue farm animals who have been neglected, abused, starved, or abandoned by providing them with food, shelter and medical care so that they can live the remainder of their lives free from pain and suffering.

Ruling year info

2018

Founder and CEO

Ms. Lisa M Miskella

Main address

757 South Street

Middlebury, CT 06762 USA

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EIN

38-4093037

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Farmed animals — including horses, donkeys, sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, ducks and cows — are bred and raised in compromising conditions, often lacking proper shelter. When given shelter, it is in the form of cramped cages or shelter that lacks proper ventilation, heating or cooling. Many are physically altered without anesthesia, force fed, or not provided with reasonable medical interventions when they are sick or injured, among other horrific conditions that are currently commonplace. Unfortunately, many of the laws against animal neglect focus on companion animals like dogs and cats and fail to include farm animals. FFAS works specifically to address the gap that allows for abuse and neglect to go unnoticed under the law. Farmed Animals are unprotected by most state criminal anti-cruelty laws and even omitted from the Federal Animal Welfare Act. This law is rarely enforced, and the USDA claims it does not apply to birds. The Humane Methods of Livestock Slaughter Act is sim

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

FFAS Rescue and Recovery

FFAS focuses on rescuing and rehabilitating abused and neglected farmed animals. Those animals include cows, horses, donkeys, sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese. Our operation fills a great need since there are a so many more organizations that focus on dogs and cats, but very few that specialize in farm animals.

FFAS takes in farm animals that have has been removed from a situation of abuse, neglect or abandonment. We also rescue animals from livestock auctions and slaughter houses. In some situations, we will take in owner surrenders if the owner is no longer able to give the animal proper care. We also have collaborative relationships with other rescue organizations and work with each other. We also will work with authorities to rescue animals that are victims of natural disasters in any area of the United States.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals with freedom from hunger and thirst

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

FFAS Rescue and Recovery

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals with freedom from discomfort

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

FFAS Rescue and Recovery

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals with freedom from pain

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

FFAS Rescue and Recovery

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals with freedom from fear and distress

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

FFAS Rescue and Recovery

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. To provide rescued farm animals with food, shelter and medical care enabling them to live out their lives without pain and suffering
2. To rescue farm animals from abuse, slaughter, neglect and any other form of pain predicated on their living situations
3. To rescue farm animals in need as a result of natural or man-made disasters and provide them with medical and basic needs care
4. To provide farm animals with hands-on emergency care and refuge

Are strategy to reach our goals, is to educate the public on the horrific treatment that many farmed animals endure. Deplorable living conditions, abuse, neglect and abandonment is what these animals face every day. They deserve better. We table at events, hold programs and meetings for children and adults to let them know ways they can help.

With every new supporter that FFAS has, it is a win. When people realize what is happening, they share their knowledge on the mistreatment of farmed animals.

We are in our fourth year as a rescue and sanctuary for farmed animals. We have rescued over 70 animals that were facing certain death and have helped many more find their new forever home at other sanctuaries.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Freedom Farm Animal Sanctuary

Board of directors
as of 01/25/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms Alicia Meulensteen

International Rescue Committee

Term: 2020 - 2023

Elizabeth Quick Corral

World Animal Protection US

Dahlia Benaroya

Dahlia Web Designs Inc.

Kathleen Baumann

Farm Sanctuary

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/29/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/29/2022

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.