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)

IRS filing requirement

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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

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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

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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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

Financials

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Freedom Farm Animal Sanctuary

Board of directors
as of 10/2/2020
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.