There are over 100 rescued animals that you can visit for free at Barn Sanctuary in Chelsea which is about a half-hour west of Ann Arbor.

Animal lovers will go nuts for this farm animal rescue whose main goal is rehabilitating abused and neglected animals in need.

Barn Sanctuary is a non-profit rescue that was established in 2016 and provides an amazing home specifically for farmed animals because farmed animals are the most abused and neglected group of animals in the world.

Get our free mobile app

It's really truly amazing to see the work that they do at Barn Sanctuary. When I say work, I mean hard work as it's not easy taking care of farm animals. Not to mention, they do this work mainly because of their love for the animals they're saving and not for a paycheck. Yes, it's all done out of the goodness of their hearts.

What type of animals do they have at Barn Sanctuary?

Barn Sanctuary has over 100 rescued farm animals including cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, sheep, donkeys and goats.

Barn Sanctuary Facebook

How you can help

Not only can you visit Barn Sanctuary but you can also help to keep their dream alive by donating on multiple levels.

You can sponsor an animal to help cover the cost of their food, shelter and ongoing care and receive a sponsor certificate and photo of your animal. Sponsorships require an ongoing commitment to the animal of your choosing:

  • Chickens & ducks ($10/mth)
  • Turkeys ($20/mth)
  • Goats ($25/mth)
  • Pigs, sheep & donkeys ($30/mth)
  • Cows ($50/mth)

You can also make a one-time donation as well.

When can I visit Barn Sanctuary?

You can visit Barn Sanctuary every weekend during Spring, Summer and Fall. They also offer on-site youth programs, virtual tours, field trips and private tours. You just set up your visit in advance as they can't accommodate drop-in visitors.

I absolutely love what they're doing over in Chelsea at Barn Sanctuary.

LOOK: Here are the pets banned in each state

Because the regulation of exotic animals is left to states, some organizations, including The Humane Society of the United States, advocate for federal, standardized legislation that would ban owning large cats, bears, primates, and large poisonous snakes as pets.

Read on to see which pets are banned in your home state, as well as across the nation.

LOOK: 30 fascinating facts about sleep in the animal kingdom