Saving Animals & Finding Homes
Sherman Ridge Sanctuary began like so many accidental adventures – take a single rescued baby chick, apply “chicken math”, and before you know it, you have a full-fledged rescue operation on your hands!
Nestled just below gorgeous High Point State Park, our sanctuary is located on 3+ wooded acres and is home to over 150 rescued poultry birds (both roosters and hens, and made up of both common and rare breeds), rabbits and other domestic birds. Most of these birds and rabbits were brought to us either abandoned or neglected, often injured and in need or emergent medical care.
We’ve built out the property with barns and other structures to ensure that we have sufficient housing to meet our current rescue needs, though the more we grow, the more we’re needed in the community as more and more animals arrive at our doorstep!
What Drives Us
“The Sherman Ridge Sanctuary provides humane shelter, care, and compassion to animals in need while appealing to the hearts, hands and minds of the community to help promote animal welfare and support the human-animal bond.”
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Animals are the best
Thinking of adopting a pet? Here are 6 reasons why this is the best decision you'll ever make.
You'll be saving a life.
Each year, it's estimated that more than one million adoptable pets are euthanized in the United States, simply because too many pets come into shelters and too few people consider adoption when looking for a pet.
The number of euthanized animals could be reduced dramatically if more people adopted pets instead of buying them. When you adopt, you save a loving animal by making them part of your family and open up shelter space for another animal who might desperately need it.
Because you'll get a great animal.
Animal shelters and rescue groups are brimming with happy, healthy pets just waiting for someone to take them home. Most shelter pets wound up there because of a human problem like a move or a divorce, not because the animals did anything wrong. Many are already domesticated and used to living with families.
Because of the bragging rights.
No one needs to see another selfie—unless it’s a selfie of you with the adorable pet you just adopted! Adopt a pet, post those pictures and let the well-earned likes roll in.
Because all pets are good for your health, but adoptees offer an extra boost.
Not only do animals give you unconditional love, but they have been shown to be psychologically, emotionally and physically beneficial to their companions. Caring for a pet can provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment and lessen feelings of loneliness. And when you adopt, you can also feel proud about helping an animal in need!
Because adoption helps more than just one animal.
Overburdened shelters take in millions of stray, abused and lost animals every year, and by adopting an animal, you’re making room for others. Not only are you giving more animals a second chance, but the cost of your adoption goes directly towards helping those shelters better care for the animals they take in!
Because you'll change a homeless animal's whole world.
And get a new best friend out of the deal. Seriously, what could be better than that?