At Sara’s Sanctuary our primary goal is to provide a safe, lifetime haven for abused, neglected disabled animals. Since we began in 1998, we have served as a home for too many to count who have come from sad and desperate situations.
We believe all animals deserve the same care and quality of life, no matter what size or specie it is. Providing that is our first priority.
Meet Some of the wonderful critters who have found their way to our doors.
Bob and Al
2002 -Bob was rescued from a padlocked 8′ x 10′ cage where he had lived for fourteen years. When we first met Bob, his body was plastered with dried feces, he had open sores on his belly, edema in his legs, and a respiratory infection. He could hardly stand and was literally at death’s door.
This Emu was living in a horrific environment. A local independent zoo veterinarian who examined him held out little hope for his survival. In his opinion he thought he would never regain the use of his legs and advised us to put him down. This was not an option for us; Bob deserved our best effort to get him walking. Against all odds, Bob survived. Six months of daily rehabilitation he was thriving. Bob was going to feel grass under his feet! Fully recovered he is living on acres of open ground like any emu should be. Bob is very old now but every day he is with us, we feel so lucky to have been able to give him the opporunity to live like an Emu and the freedom of a wire cage.
(Now 2013) — Bob is slowing down a bit, but he is still loving life and doing his crazy “Emu run” every day!