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Due to the recent intake of numerous rescued animals, we are currently unable to offer tours or accommodate visitors. Ensuring the health and safety of our animals through strict biosecurity measures is our top priority.

If you are interested in volunteering, please visit the Volunteer tab on our website. We welcome volunteers year-round and always appreciate the help.


Whispering Acres Farm Animal Sanctuary

Whispering Acres Farm Animal Sanctuary is an oasis of love and care for animals. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating farm animals in need. Since our founding, we have been committed to creating a better world for animals. We provide high-quality, specialized care to our rescued animals and offer inclusive educational programs to people of all ages. We are funded solely by individuals like you who share our commitment to animal welfare.

Join us in making a difference today!

Our mission is to inspire compassion for ALL beings by offering a safe, welcoming space where people and farm animals come together to experience growth, healing and connection.

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How You Can Help

Welcome to Whispering Acres Farm Animal Sanctuary, where our mission is to provide a safe and loving home for abused and neglected farm animals. We rely on our community to help us achieve our goals, from making donations and attending our fundraising events to volunteering your time at the sanctuary or becoming a foster parent. With your help, we can continue to provide the best possible care for our animals and make a positive difference in the world. Contact us to learn more about how you can get involved today.

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How We Help
2023 Recap

Through your past generosity,

We have been able to accomplish the following in 2023:

  • A new barn was constructed to house the rescues. The new barn is 60x100 and will be furnished with a sensory sensitive therapy room for individuals to have interactions with the animals in a controlled and calming environment

  • We have hosted many animal assisted therapy events for Veterans with PTSD and MST.  We served 177 Veterans in 2023 and plan to expand our program in the years to come. 

  • In 2022 we received intake calls for 577 animals. We were able to place 90% of the animals that we were contacted about.

  • Through community outreach and partnerships, Whispering Acres assisted several local humane societies by taking in farm animals. We have animals from Stark county SPCA, Medina SPCA, Friendship APL, City dogs, Cleveland APL, Middleburg heights Animal Shelter, and the Parma Animal Shelter.

  • We assisted in a rescue with Barn Sanctuary in which we rescued 2 sheep that were running through a field in Michigan for 2 months and were extremely sick. They are thriving and loving their fresh feed and naps in the sun.

  • Farm Sanctuary brought us a goat from Purdue University. We were able to get him walking again and loving life.

  • In 2023, The sanctuary took in animals for 8 different states and even 2 from British Columbia.

  • We helped 9 victims of domestic violence by taking in their animals so that they could seek safety. We are currently fostering 11 animals for these individuals until they can safely take them back.

  • We provided foster homes for 17 animals that belonged to Veterans that needed to relieve inpatient substance abuse treatment, physical therapy rehabilitation and mental health treatment.  The animals lived here while the Veterans were hospitalized and then returned back to their loving homes

  • The Sanctuary has been blessed with so much generosity that we have been able to donate food, personal care supplies and merchandise to Cups Cafe, The VFW halls and American Legion halls in Strongsville, Brunswick and Medina as well as York Food Bank, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, local churches and outreach ministries as well as many other sanctuaries in the area.  We also donated 17 mattresses to families and individuals in need.

  • Currently, we have 277 animals in our program. At the sanctuary, we house our permanent residents that have complex medical conditions that require specialized nutrition, daily medications, and close veterinary care. Adoptable animals are placed with foster homes until they can be adopted out to new loving families.

It is through your support that we are able to care for all of the animals.  We could not do it without you and appreciate you beyond measure.

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is a Sanctuary?


"Sanctuary is a place, a mission, a way of life, a state of being."

It is a space of refuge and tranquility, where life is sacred and trauma is healed, where humans and other animals are free from harm and live in peace with dignity. In the physical world, as in our hearts, Sanctuary is a safe place where transformation can occur.
Whispering Acres Farm Animal Sanctuary has provided that place of peace for so many rescued farm animals. In turn, these animals are ambassadors, representing the billions more like them currently suffering in an unjust system.
These survivors’ stories — which illustrate their sheer will to live, their sentience, their awe-inspiring resilience, and their unending ability to love and forgive — create deep connections and compassionate understanding in those who open their hearts to them and face the realities of their pain.
While we can’t rescue all the animals, we know that Sanctuary can heal the animals who have been rescued, and fundamentally impact — often with lasting change — the people who hear these messages of hope, healing, compassion, and love.
At Whispering Acres Farm Animal Sanctuary, we meet people where they are on their journey, without judgment, and model a new way to live with farm animals without exploitation of them, our shared planet, or the workers and communities impacted.
By meeting cruelty with kindness, and treating all beings with respect, we can all demonstrate the Power of Sanctuary. 

-Farm Sanctuary

Whispering Acres Farm Animal Sanctuary is a 501 C3 Charitable organization Federal EIN 87-093280

We are proud to have earned the Candid/Guidestar Platnium searl of Transparency for 2022 and 2023

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Contributions and Donations

Whispering Acres Farm Animal Sanctuary is a nonprofit organization that relies on your contributions to provide a loving home for our animals. As a 501(C)3 public charity, we are committed to promoting the welfare of animals and providing them with the best care possible. All donations are tax-deductible to the limits allowed by the IRS for charities. Your contribution will help us continue our mission and make a real difference in the lives of our animals.

Whispering Acres operates solely on private donations from caring souls like you. 

We receive no state or federal funding.


We are happy to apply your donation toward a specific project, special interest, certain animal, or type of sponsorship, at your request.  

Checks or money orders can be mailed to:


Whispering Acres Farm Animal Sanctuary

7496 Norwalk Rd.

Medina, Ohio 44256


Click here for additional ways to donate 

Venmo: @Whispering-acres

Cashapp: $whisperingacresfas



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