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Animal Care Resources

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A holstein cow stands in a pasture and drinks water from a tub.

Mooving In! The New Cow Arrival Guide

Everything you need to know about bringing a new cow into your life!
A blackish brown bull paws the ground with their head lowered. They are standing in a green pasture.

Behavior 104 For Animal Sanctuaries: Anti-Predator Behaviors

In this resource, we are going to cover anti-predator behaviors and how these behaviors may vary between farmed animal species.
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Crafting Compassionate Euthanasia Policies For Your Animal Sanctuary

Euthanasia is a difficult, but important topic for animal sanctuaries. What do organizations need to think about when writing compassionate end-of-life policies?
The Smallest Flock Sheep Sanctuary is a small sanctuary in Somerset, England dedicated purely to the rescue and happiness of sheep. For more than 20 years, founder Charlotte Reynolds has been running the sanctuary, giving love and affection to each and every sheep she has under her care.

Research Round-Up: A Guide for Farmed Animal Sanctuaries

This resource highlights some Faunalytics research studies that can help farmed animal sanctuaries.

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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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