Good Life Refuge farm animal sanctuary is beginning its monthly open house series, starting Saturday, Jan. 29.
The open house will run from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 13759 N. 95th St., in Longmont. The open houses showcase farm animals that have been abandoned or were seized by authorities during hoarding cases, said Savana Adel, spokesperson for the sanctuary.
Other animals were surrendered by owners who can no longer care for them or no longer wish to care for them, Adel said. Other animals are strays.
The facility has 65 rescued animals who make up 14 different species, Adel said.
The sanctuary was opened in 2018 and offered open houses roughly once a month and invited the public to visit, Adel said.
The pandemic prompted the sanctuary to move to virtual open houses from 2020 to the fall and summer of 2021. The sanctuary had a couple of in-person fundraising events last year including yoga classes and private tours for small groups, Adel said.
Open houses are a great opportunity for the public to connect with the animals at the sanctuary, to learn about their stories, how to care for them and to experience their unique personalities , Executive Director Nicole Brecht said via email.
“The last two years have been tremendously difficult to establish and hold a connection with our community because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Brecht said. “We are very excited to have the public come back out to the sanctuary and meet all of our new and old residents and connect with them on a personal level.”
Another open house is scheduled for Feb. 26 from 2-4 p.m.