The Sanctuary

The LWH Sanctuary will be a state-of-the-art home for wildlife to live in peace and domestic animals in need of comfort, healing and shelter from abuse, abandonment and neglect. Species will include: horses, donkeys, cows, sheep, goats, pigs, turkeys, chickens, ducks, rabbits, as well as other animals who are in need of care. The Sanctuary will also serve as a home and work space for qualified individuals with a passion for the highest level of animal care. Volunteers and visitors will also be able to contribute to the day-to-day operations of the Sanctuary, which will also serve as a place where guests of the Retreat can spend time with the animals as part of their own therapy and growth.

Sanctuary Features

  • A fully-functioning farm, with barns, gardens, green houses and animal-friendly enclosures, and expansive outdoor areas optimized for the animals’ needs.
  • Mutual Healing. Not only will the Sanctuary be a place where humans care for animals who have been abused and neglected, but the animals themselves will provide comfort and support for visitors and guests who have experienced trauma. This interspecies exchange has been shown to be life-changing for humans as well as animals. It will be a vital part of what we offer visitors and guests.
  • The staff and residents will live by the LWH principles, educating, and inspiring guests and visitors of the Center to go back into the world eager and prepared to make a difference in their own lives and communities.