Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary is a 400 acre non-profit refuge in Poolesville, Maryland for farm animals and wildlife that relies entirely on public donations for support. Our mission is to offer care, rehabilitation, and permanent sanctuary for neglected, abused or abandoned farm animals, as well as providing a protected habitat for wildlife. We promote compassion and the humane treatment of all animals by educating the public on farm animal and wildlife issues.

We are open for tours and visits by appointment. Learn more about visiting here.

Registration Open for Poplar Spring Run for the Animals!

Join us for the Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary’s 12th annual “Run for the Animals!” The 5K run and 1 or 1.7 mile fun walk is a fundraiser dedicated to supporting the life-saving work Poplar Spring does everyday. Learn More and Register

Thank You for Helping Us Build a New Pig Barn

In July 2014 we assisted with the rescue of 10 pigs who were being kept in a trash-filled pen at a trailer park in North Carolina with no shelter, food or water. As these babies will grow to be large 800 lb adults, we needed to secure funding to build an additional barn where they can be safe and warm in the winter. We reached out to our supporters for help, and we are profoundly moved and grateful that you all donated funds for us to build a beautiful, warm barn!

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