When will Porchlight Animal Sanctuary open?
Through our grassroots fundraising efforts and grants, we aim to raise at least $100,000 by the end of 2018. This will allow us to begin building our farm infrastructure with the goal of welcoming our first rescues in 2019.
Where will the sanctuary be located?
We are currently researching land costs, zoning, and veterinary access, among other factors to consider when choosing a sanctuary location. Ease of access is a top priority and we hope to find a perfect location within a 30-45 minute drive from Richmond, Virginia.
Where will the animals come from?
Farmed animals require rescue from a number of tragic situations. The residents of our sanctuary could be survivors of overturned transport trucks, cruelty cases, farms that close due to financial difficulty, or backyard ‘farm’ surrenders. We will provide a loving home for these individuals who have managed to escape a system that only views them as commodities.
What types of educational programs will you offer?
At the core of our educational programming will be the goal of making a compassionate lifestyle more accessible to all. We believe that we can extend our life-saving efforts even further when our community is empowered to help create change. Class topics will include vegan cooking, grocery shopping on a budget, kid-friendly meals, and many more. We plan to launch our educational programs in the Summer of 2017.