Recently, we were given an incredible opportunity to expand our reach and we are thrilled to be able to share this news with you!
When a very special property came on the market we immediately saw the potential for launching another exciting project for Peace Ridge – and so did a generous friend of the sanctuary. Not only does this property have 244 acres of land, including over 25 acres of fields, an apple orchard, a large pond, a modest house for staff stewards, and important wildlife conservation land – but this beautiful place is just down the road from PRS. And, it adjoins our existing 816-acre sanctuary!
We are extremely pleased to announce that thanks to the generosity and vision of one of our supporters, this property was purchased with an earmarked gift and will now be owned, protected, and stewarded by PRS for the benefit of all animals!
Peace Ridge’s new property stretches out down “Old County Road” (an abandoned town road from the 1800’s that is part of the vast network of trails through our wildlife conservation land) which starts behind our sheep barn and connects to the heart of this new parcel. This area, called “Patch Hill” is where PRS has created a safe haven for wild animals on the Northern side of the mountain. And now the Southern side of the mountain, which has been a popular spot for hunters, will also be entirely protected. This was such an important property to secure – and we did it!
With the purchase now complete, this brings Peace Ridge’s conservation landholding to 1,060 acres to be protected and stewarded for wildlife, farmed animals, equines, and companion animals. But we still want to do more!
With the property now under Peace Ridge ownership, we are eager to start work right away on a satellite facility, just moments down the road where we can help even more animals. It is only October, but our phone is already ringing off the hook with requests to help state and local officials with their overwhelming caseload. These cases are often so bad that animals will starve, freeze, or suffer to death if someone doesn’t intervene. They need a safe place where they can finally get the care they deserve. They need our help – so we need yours to help get this new satellite facility up and running soon, before the worst of the winter weather hits. We know – that is quick!
We are grateful to have found the support to secure the landholding, but still have a lot to do, including building barns and putting up more than a mile of fencing! We need your help to make this new endeavor a reality…
So, we’re launching a $25,000 Match Fundraiser!
Thanks to the generosity of a dozen special friends of the sanctuary, we were able to put together a $25,000 Match Fund so we can get started right away working on a satellite location we know our supporters will be proud of. Your donation will go twice as far, so if you are able, please donate today!
We have the knowledge, dedication, and determination to take on this new project and make it a success. Just like our beautiful main shelter, with your support, we can build something special – a place that will help so many animals find the peace they deserve. We can’t save everybody, but we can do more. And this satellite facility would make it possible. Take a look at a few photos of just what you’ll be helping to protect.
We hope you are as excited about this new endeavor as we are. As always, we are readily available to answer any questions you might have and would love to hear from you. Just call our office at 207-722-3035 or click the button below to send us a message and we’ll be in touch soon!
From all of us at Peace Ridge, thank you for helping us do this important, lifesaving work. None of this would be possible without support from donors like you. And while we know that announcements about significant land purchases and match campaigns can create an impression that we have plenty – please know that we very much need YOUR help. If you’ve been following our work for a while, you’ll have seen time and time again over the past twenty years that when we are given more, we do more. And with your help, we’ll do lots more.