The opertaing cost of running an animal sanctuary can run as much as a couple hundred thousand dollars just to survive. In this line of work the animals we rescue stay here with us forever. We provide a safe and loving home to each animal that needs us and that means our costs to maintain wellness will always rise. To meet those demands, as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit charity, we rely on the public to help finance and support our mission. Without it the animals here will suffer so we are constantly looking for ways to keep everyone fed, housed, healthy, and happy.
As a small organization we also look for supportive companies and other organizations that believe in our mission and want to help others like we do. Recent grants such as https://www.americantrucks.com/positive-payload.html have helped us keep the animals fed and continue on with our hard work. If you have an American made truck and use it in your every day work I strongly encourage you to click the link and apply, too! We use our truck as tool every single day on the sanctuary.
If you know of any other companies willing to help rescued animals in need or nonprofit charities please contact us or attach a link in the comments so everyone can benefit. If you would like to make a personal donation you can send us a check to;
Thankfully it’s a short list right now, but these survivors need loving homes. Can you help?
Spartacus was rescued late one hot summer night when we got a call that a kitten was found dying underneath someone’s car. He was starving, had visible bite wounds, only 1 eye opened and working, and had an awful upper respiratory infection disabling his ability to breathe, smell food, and locate other necessary scents to thrive outside. He honestly didn’t look like he would make it through the night. Being as it was the weekend and there was no one else to call other than someone like us, a small non-profit rescue trying to make a difference however we can, we took him right in. We had little resources or funding at the time since relocating to Cumberland County and Covid-19 had stripped us of so many valuable attainable donations. Regardless, we knew Spartacus deserved to live and not be left out in the cold to die alone and unloved.
He was so tiny then and now, after a lot of food, endless love, antibiotics, flea medication, and belly rubs Spartacus has made a complete recovery. All, but one thing. Spartacus is FeLV positive. That means he must remain in a home that is only his (as far as other felines). FeLV is highly contagious to other cats and weakens the immune system terribly. Sparky will have times throughout his life where he will need antibiotics to fight off infections, but he has been a spitfire and healthy ever since he recovered from his initial injuries. We estimate his age to be around 8 months old and he will be fixed and vaccinated at People for Animals mid-January. If you would like more information about Sparky you can email us. For an application for adoption please click the link below.
Spartacus has been adopted! BY US!! We have come up with a wonderful plan to build him, and any FeLV positive cats we can save, a new place. With an approved grant we will be able to complete it this year along with saving many more lives through TNVR and adoptions. Stay posted for updates!
The sanctuary and rescue was officially opened in late 2017 and originally called “Farm Critter Haven” and located in EHT, NJ. It was a small backyard rescue that had blossomed into something much bigger with outstanding community support and friends. However, when the two co-founders parted ways in early 2019, the animals seeking refuge there needed saving yet again.
Marley Meadows Animal Sanctuary was created to continue the mission, passion, and promise as it started. In 2020 amidst the Covid-19 pandemic co-founders, Heather Ailie (former Farm Critter Haven co-founder) & Steven Podolsky, carefully moved everyone to a peaceful eight acre property and mission has been able to continue with love, patience, and persistence. Still located in NJ, we sought hard to find this gorgeous location for salvation and sanctuary and we cannot wait to welcome everyone else to the new Marley Meadows Animal Sanctuary.
Besides the wonderful new location and the comfort it brings to the rescued animals, so much has changed and we are proud of how much we have learned over the last few years together. We are always on the lookout for new team members to join our mission and to help with our newly developed motivational programs, too. So, please, don’t hesitate to contact us today to find out how you can join MMAS team and help rescued animals today!