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Global toxic plant database
Are your residents’ outdoor living spaces safe? - Our free Global Toxic Plant Database is easy to navigate and contains information sortable by species and location!
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Available Now: The Care Program Evaluation Checklist
188 pages, 1200 policies and best practices for sanctuaries
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Animal Care Resources

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A Suggested Governance Curriculum For Your Animal Organization

Need governance help? This curriculum can guide you through all our resources on organizational governance!
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Compassionate Euthanasia Considerations For Pig Residents

Tips for ensuring your pig residents are euthanized using gentle, non-physical methods.
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Distinguishing Male And Female Cavies (Guinea Pigs)

Distinguishing male from female cavies (guinea pigs) is key to preventing breeding and ensuring their social well being!
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Advanced Topics In Resident Health: Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease

Rabbit hemorrhagic disease presents a significant risk to rabbit residents! Read on to learn more!

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Educational Programming

Learn about creating and managing an animal sanctuary here!

Governance & Organization

Access innovative online courses for important sanctuary topics here!

Downloads & Multimedia

Access our database of helpful documents and more here!

Animal Care Resources

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Starting A Sanctuary?

We have over 500 free informational resources, guides, templates, tools, and a whole lot more to help your animal organization grow and thrive!

About The Open Sanctuary Project

The Open Sanctuary Project is a freely accessible, always growing digital guide for any resources or information you need in order to responsibly create and successfully manage an animal sanctuary.

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About The Open Sanctuary Project

The Open Sanctuary Project is a freely accessible, always growing digital guide for any resources or information you need in order to responsibly create and successfully manage an animal sanctuary.

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