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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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Animal Care Resources

Find resources about specific resident species here!

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Four Tips for Communicating with Youth about Animal Exploitation Infographic

This handy infographic provides four tips for communicating with youth about animal exploitation.
Older residents like Stella may need special care and attention to keep them happy and healthy. Photo: Farm Sanctuary

Additional Care Recommendations For Older Cows

A few tips to keep older cows happy and thriving at your animal sanctuary!
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An Introduction To The Care Of Fishes For Your Animal Sanctuary

To learn all about the compassionate care of fishes from a sanctuary lens, check out this introductory resource!
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Winter Staff Safety Infographic

6 quick tips to ensure your sanctuary staff's safety during winter conditions!

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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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