Meet the Animals

The animals at Farmhouse Animal & Nature Sanctuary came to us for many reasons. Every one has their own story. Here you will learn a little about each resident. While some of their stories may be a bit sad, why and how they joined us isn’t as important as how they will spend the rest of their lives… safe, loved and protected.


Our honey do list is never-ending. Whether its regular maintenance like raking leaves or cleaning the feeding areas, or one time projects like fence repairs and painting to helping with fundraisers and events, we can use your help. Have a special skill or love to clean fill out our online volunteer form and let us know how you would like to help.


Caring for animals and the earth is not only a privilege it is our responsibility. Learn about farm, exotic and wild animals as well as nature through our blog. While you are there check out our volunteer spotlight and Homegrown Heroe features. In the near future we will be offering hands on educational classes.

Nurturing Animals, Caring for Nature, Serving Community! 

Farmhouse sanctuary offers continued care of the animals that currently reside at the property as well as for future animals that may join the Farmhouse family. These animals will live out the remainder of their lives here with us. Our main goal is to ensure the safety and well-being of the animals in our care as well as to show them love. We are working towards programs geared to help at risk students and under privileged youth and young adults. The focus will be to teach them a way of life caring for animals and nature with the intent of peaking their interest in pursuing a career in animal care/vet services and/or horticultural and landscape services. This program will benefit both the person and the animals with one on one attention and care. In addition we will soon be offering private educational tours and classes to help raise public awareness and understanding of what it takes to care for the specific animals at the sanctuary.

Our mission at Farmhouse Animal & Nature Sanctuary, a 501(c)(3) non profit, is to care for, love and support the exotic and farm animals that live at the sanctuary, to the best of our ability, for the remainder of their lives and to educate the public on animal care and nature.

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains un-awakened.” -Anatole France

We’d like to thank Marsha Panuce, of Donte’s Den and host of Animal Outtakes as well as Michelle Silliman, producer for Animal Outtakes & WWSB ABC7, Sarasota. These ladies did an amazing job of making us feel at ease and helping to showcase the animals we care for at FANS when they visited in April. Check out there visit from last year here: