Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary

Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary is a 400 acre non-profit refuge for farm animals and wildlife located in Poolesville, Maryland. Visit http://animalsanctuary.org/sponsor/index.html for information on sponsoring a rescued farm animal!

12/25/2021

All the animals really enjoyed their special treats that they received today for Christmas. The goats and sheep loved the popcorn, the pigs were very excited about their pumpkins and apples, the cows and horses received apples and carrots, and the chickens and turkeys got extra corn and sunflower seeds. It was a wonderful, unusually warm Winter day - thanks to all the awesome volunteers and staff who came to help out. A good time was had by all!๐Ÿ™‚๐ŸŽ„โค๏ธ

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate, and Happy Holidays to all of our wonderful friends and supporters! We hope everyon...
12/25/2021

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate, and Happy Holidays to all of our wonderful friends and supporters! We hope everyone has a peaceful and compassionate day! With love from all of us at Poplar Spring! A big thanks to Mark Peters for this lovely photo! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ–๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate, and Happy Holidays to all of our wonderful friends and supporters! We hope everyone has a peaceful and compassionate day! With love from all of us at Poplar Spring! A big thanks to Mark Peters for this lovely photo! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ–๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ

Dudley is finally home after two weeks in the hospital!! He is now back at the sanctuary where he will stay in a stall f...
12/21/2021

Dudley is finally home after two weeks in the hospital!! He is now back at the sanctuary where he will stay in a stall for a few more days resting and healing from his bladder stone surgery. Soon he will be back to his old antics, frolicking and getting into trouble, haha! A big thanks to the awesome vets and staff at New Bolton center for saving his life and getting him healthy enough to be home for Christmas!๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿโค๏ธ๐ŸŽ

Dudley is finally home after two weeks in the hospital!! He is now back at the sanctuary where he will stay in a stall for a few more days resting and healing from his bladder stone surgery. Soon he will be back to his old antics, frolicking and getting into trouble, haha! A big thanks to the awesome vets and staff at New Bolton center for saving his life and getting him healthy enough to be home for Christmas!๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿโค๏ธ๐ŸŽ

Mabel and Richard were enjoying the unusually warm December day yesterday, and were snuggled together, soaking up the su...
12/17/2021

Mabel and Richard were enjoying the unusually warm December day yesterday, and were snuggled together, soaking up the sun.โค๏ธ๐Ÿ–๐ŸŒž

Mabel and Richard were enjoying the unusually warm December day yesterday, and were snuggled together, soaking up the sun.โค๏ธ๐Ÿ–๐ŸŒž

12/15/2021

Julianna seems to be completely recovered from her spay surgery a couple of weeks ago. She really wanted to play with the alpacas, but Griffin and Spencer were definitely not interested. ๐Ÿ˜‚ We are slowly introducing her to the big pig group this week, so hopefully she will find more enthusiastic playmates there!

Randall is the sweetest turkey, who absolutely loves nothing more than to be close to people. Today he waited patiently ...
12/09/2021

Randall is the sweetest turkey, who absolutely loves nothing more than to be close to people. Today he waited patiently outside the infirmary until we invited him in to join our Thursday afternoon staff meeting. He was so happy to be included, and just puffed up and strutted around the room, getting lots of pets and hugs.โค๏ธ๐Ÿฆƒ

Randall is the sweetest turkey, who absolutely loves nothing more than to be close to people. Today he waited patiently outside the infirmary until we invited him in to join our Thursday afternoon staff meeting. He was so happy to be included, and just puffed up and strutted around the room, getting lots of pets and hugs.โค๏ธ๐Ÿฆƒ

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12/09/2021

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There is still time to get that perfect holiday gift for friends and family (or yourself!). Today and tomorrow, December 9 and 10, all Poplar Spring 2022 calendars are 10% off - use code JOLLY10. These beautiful full colored calendars by awesome Poplar volunteer Deb Durant showcase a different animal each month, with the story of how they came to the sanctuary. Get yours at a discount today- All proceeds benefit the rescued animals!

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There is still time to get that perfect holiday gift for friends and family (or yourself!). Today and tomorrow, December 9 and 10, all Poplar Spring 2022 calendars are 10% off - use code JOLLY10. These beautiful full colored calendars by awesome Poplar volunteer Deb Durant showcase a different animal each month, with the story of how they came to the sanctuary. Get yours at a discount today- All proceeds benefit the rescued animals!

Please keep our sweet boy Dudley in your thoughts- we had to rush him to the vet on Monday where he had to undergo emerg...
12/08/2021

Please keep our sweet boy Dudley in your thoughts- we had to rush him to the vet on Monday where he had to undergo emergency surgery for bladder stones, which were lodged in his urethra and blocking him from peeing. Thanks to the amazing vets at @newboltoncenter he is now recovering and eating well. After he heals for a couple of weeks he will be able to come home, hopefully before Christmas. We canโ€™t wait to have him back, being his silly self and running and chasing anyone carrying a tote bag again. We love you, Dudley, get well soon!โค๏ธ๐Ÿ

Please keep our sweet boy Dudley in your thoughts- we had to rush him to the vet on Monday where he had to undergo emergency surgery for bladder stones, which were lodged in his urethra and blocking him from peeing. Thanks to the amazing vets at @newboltoncenter he is now recovering and eating well. After he heals for a couple of weeks he will be able to come home, hopefully before Christmas. We canโ€™t wait to have him back, being his silly self and running and chasing anyone carrying a tote bag again. We love you, Dudley, get well soon!โค๏ธ๐Ÿ

Dudley, Yeti, Sally and Evie, our sweet goats who all have special needs, are hoping you will help today by giving a don...
11/30/2021

Dudley, Yeti, Sally and Evie, our sweet goats who all have special needs, are hoping you will help today by giving a donation to help with their feed and care, and to help all the more than 250 rescued animals who have a permanent home at Poplar Spring. It has been another challenging year where we were unable to hold any of our annual fundraisers, so we would so appreciate a gift of any amount to help with hay, feed and vet care for the animals. Facebook is matching donations today for
#GivingTuesday2021 so it is a great time to donate- just click on the donate button below or on our website at http://www.animalsanctuary.org/donate/ Thank you so much for all of your support!!โค๏ธ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ

Dudley, Yeti, Sally and Evie, our sweet goats who all have special needs, are hoping you will help today by giving a donation to help with their feed and care, and to help all the more than 250 rescued animals who have a permanent home at Poplar Spring. It has been another challenging year where we were unable to hold any of our annual fundraisers, so we would so appreciate a gift of any amount to help with hay, feed and vet care for the animals. Facebook is matching donations today for
#GivingTuesday2021 so it is a great time to donate- just click on the donate button below or on our website at http://www.animalsanctuary.org/donate/ Thank you so much for all of your support!!โค๏ธ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ

11/26/2021

Little Julianna is enjoying her new life at Poplar Spring so much! After being cramped in a tiny chicken coop with no protection from the rain, and being neglected and starved, she is now living her best life- running in the fields, rooting in the grass and hay piles, and joyfully playing with every box, bag and toy she can find. We love her so much already!๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ–

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11/24/2021

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Poplar Springโ€™s beautiful 2022 calendars are now available to purchase! These make great gifts for friends and family and are a wonderful way to help the animals. All proceeds go directly towards feed and care for our more than 250 rescued residents. A big thanks to Poplar volunteer Deb Durant for creating these gorgeous calendars every year!

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Poplar Springโ€™s beautiful 2022 calendars are now available to purchase! These make great gifts for friends and family and are a wonderful way to help the animals. All proceeds go directly towards feed and care for our more than 250 rescued residents. A big thanks to Poplar volunteer Deb Durant for creating these gorgeous calendars every year!

We have a new piggy! ๐Ÿ’•Julianna is a very sweet 3 month old Yorkshire pig, who was being kept in a chicken coop with no s...
11/23/2021

We have a new piggy! ๐Ÿ’•Julianna is a very sweet 3 month old Yorkshire pig, who was being kept in a chicken coop with no shelter or food. Her previous owner denied responsibility for her, as she had been purchased by her daughter with the intention of butchering her. When the daughter moved away the mother refused to feed or care for Julianna in any way, and she was starving. Thankfully a kind neighbor rescued her from this terrible situation and called Poplar Spring. Julianna is very thin and has an upper respiratory infection but she is still very energetic and playful. She loves to run in the goat pasture and play with empty bags, and she especially enjoys getting belly rubs. When she has recovered from her cold and is totally healthy we will introduce her to Trevor, our recently rescued piglet. We hope the two of them will be friends as they grow up together. We are so happy that we can give Julianna a wonderful life where she will always be loved and cared for. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ– The last photo shows the chicken coop Julianna was forced to live in before she came to Poplar.๐Ÿ˜ข

11/19/2021

Itโ€™s not just the pigs who like pumpkins, the goats love them too! Nate couldnโ€™t wait for them to be unloaded, so he jumped up in the truck and was โ€œhelpingโ€ us. ๐Ÿ˜‚Zachary decided he would head butt the pumpkins to get them open.๐Ÿ™‚Thanks to @butlersorchard and to all the individuals who have donated pumpkins for the animals this year!๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–

11/19/2021
Turkey celebrates freedom in new Turkey Day tradition

TBT our Thanksgiving event from a few years ago. We are very sorry that we have had to cancel this years event, but we hope that in 2022 things can finally get back to normal and we can hold our large events again. Wishing everyone a happy and compassionate holiday!๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿ’•

11/12/2021

You never know when a giant cow is going to show up at your morning staff meeting at Poplar Spring.๐Ÿ˜‚Moses is the sweetest boy! ๐Ÿ™‚โค๏ธ๐Ÿ„

10/23/2021

Randall, April and Chauncey the turkeys enjoying peacefully grazing on a beautiful Fall day. โค๏ธ๐Ÿฆƒ

10/15/2021

We were so excited to welcome back our sweet blind sheep Albert today, who is finally back from the vet hospital, where he has been since August! We rushed Albert to the vet seven weeks ago when he was having trouble urinating. Ultrasounds and X-rays showed he had bladder stones and scar tissue in his urethra, likely from a breeding injury suffered at his former home. Unfortunately he needed multiple surgeries and treatments to correct the problems, but thanks to the research and skills of the amazing Dr. Fecteau and the wonderful staff and consultants at New Bolton Center in PA, Albert is now peeing freely and happily surrounded by his friends and all of his human caretakers who have been so worried about him. It was great to hear his loud Baaaa! when he settled in to his old stall - as soon as his catheter site heals he will be out grazing in the pasture again. We missed you so much, Albert - Welcome Home!!โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€

We have named the new little goat Frankie (because he has blue eyes like Frank Sinatra๐Ÿ™‚). It was a little chilly this mo...
10/07/2021

We have named the new little goat Frankie (because he has blue eyes like Frank Sinatra๐Ÿ™‚). It was a little chilly this morning so he had to wear a tiny goat coat!๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ

We have named the new little goat Frankie (because he has blue eyes like Frank Sinatra๐Ÿ™‚). It was a little chilly this morning so he had to wear a tiny goat coat!๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ

10/05/2021

There is nothing cuter than the tiny voice of a baby goat!๐Ÿ’•It even makes the turkeys gobble too!๐Ÿ˜‚ (๐Ÿ“น: Maureen McGowan )

We have a new baby goat!โค๏ธThis little boy is a Nigerian Dwarf, about 2 months old, who was purchased by a man who lived ...
10/04/2021

We have a new baby goat!โค๏ธThis little boy is a Nigerian Dwarf, about 2 months old, who was purchased by a man who lived in the city and had no place to keep him. He left him with his family who kept him in the basement for 3 days and had nothing to feed him other than rabbit pellets. Thankfully they knew they had to find him a better situation, and when they contacted us at Poplar we said we could give him a wonderful home. He is very tiny, only about 5 lbs., and is very shy. And he has incredible baby blue eyes! As soon as he arrived he happily dug into fresh hay, chopped forage, leaves and grass. We canโ€™t wait for him to meet all of his new goat friends when he is done with his quarantine. He is so adorable, We love him already.โค๏ธ๐Ÿ

10/04/2021

Trevor made his own little mud hole- he found a low spot under where the barn gutter had a leak in it- and dug out a perfect piglet sized wallow. Heโ€™s so smart! โค๏ธ

09/30/2021

Trevor the piglet enjoyed his first taste of freedom down at the chicken barn today- he had a great time running around and being silly!๐Ÿ™‚โค๏ธ๐Ÿ–

09/27/2021

Took our new little piglet (who we have named Trevor!) out for a little walk with the harness the shelter gave us for him. The goats were surprised and very curious about this strange new animal in their yard!๐Ÿ˜‚

09/26/2021

A big welcome to our newest adorable resident! This little piglet was found running around in Oxen Hill MD and was picked up by PG county Animal Control. No local farms claimed him, so he will now have a wonderful life here with lots of piggy friends. He is a little nervous but is already rolling over for belly rubs - we love him so much already!๐Ÿ–โค๏ธ

09/24/2021

Sometimes at Poplar Spring we get to witness miracles. Our sweet goat Phoebe was hospitalized in June when she was found down out in the pasture unable to stand, and wouldnโ€™t eat or drink. All treatments were unsuccessful and her liver was failing, so Phoebe was sent home to be euthanized, because we wanted her to be surrounded by her friends at the end. But Phoebe told us, with everything in her, that she did not want to die. She began eating enthusiastically again, and tried so hard to stand that we knew we had to give her more time. We purchased several carts for her, and started doing physical therapy and biweekly acupuncture to try to get her wonky legs working again. Every day she got stronger and stronger, and never gave up. And yesterday, for the first time, she walked outside of the barn on her own, and stayed up for 8 hours!! She was able to lie down and stand up again on her own also. She is so determined to be a normal goat again, she is just amazing. We made a little video to show her progress over the last few months. She never gave up, so neither did we. We love her so much, she is truly a miracle goat!๐Ÿโค๏ธ๐Ÿฆฝ

A huge thanks to Wilma Bakes Cakes for making and selling these adorable cupcakes to benefit the animals at Poplar Sprin...
09/15/2021

A huge thanks to Wilma Bakes Cakes for making and selling these adorable cupcakes to benefit the animals at Poplar Spring this month!! Check them out, their cakes, cookies and other goodies are all amazing!! Eat delicious cupcakes and help the animals too! ๐Ÿ˜€โ™ฅ

Did you know that September is National Chicken Month? In appreciation of these smart and social feathered friends, we created a new Be A Champion for Chickens cupcake -- and 100% of the proceeds will benefit Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ” ๐Ÿฅ

Spread your wings and Be A Champion for Chickens! Order now: https://bit.ly/WBC-Menu

09/10/2021

You know we had a good amount of rain from this weekโ€™s storms, when you see geese and ducks literally swimming in the pig yard!๐Ÿ˜‚

09/09/2021

Remi the blind cow and Rigby the groundhog sharing breakfast together.โค๏ธ

09/07/2021

Little Yeti is fascinated watching his mentor Dudley play the โ€œswing gameโ€. Dudley teaches Yeti all of his games, good and bad.๐Ÿ˜‚ Yeti just adores him.๐Ÿโค๏ธ

*Update on Albert**He was found to be blocked with bladder stones, and needed emergency surgery to remove them! The surg...
08/31/2021

*Update on Albert**He was found to be blocked with bladder stones, and needed emergency surgery to remove them! The surgery went well but Albert will need to stay in the hospital for two weeks to recover. He is resting comfortably in his hospital stall and we are so grateful to the wonderful vets at New Bolton who are taking such great care of him! We miss our sweet boy and canโ€™t wait until he comes home to be with us again!

*Update on Albert**He was found to be blocked with bladder stones, and needed emergency surgery to remove them! The surgery went well but Albert will need to stay in the hospital for two weeks to recover. He is resting comfortably in his hospital stall and we are so grateful to the wonderful vets at New Bolton who are taking such great care of him! We miss our sweet boy and canโ€™t wait until he comes home to be with us again!

Please keep our sweet blind sheep Albert in your thoughts. He is not feeling well and having trouble peeing, so we are o...
08/27/2021

Please keep our sweet blind sheep Albert in your thoughts. He is not feeling well and having trouble peeing, so we are on our way to the hospital to have him checked out. We hope he can get well and be home soon!

Please keep our sweet blind sheep Albert in your thoughts. He is not feeling well and having trouble peeing, so we are on our way to the hospital to have him checked out. We hope he can get well and be home soon!

For several days this goose was trying to survive after being abandoned near an auto body shop in Silver Spring. She was...
08/22/2021

For several days this goose was trying to survive after being abandoned near an auto body shop in Silver Spring. She was in great danger of being hit by a car or killed by predators, and seemed very scared and confused. The shop employees kindly offered her water to drink, and thankfully yesterday she was rescued by a kind woman who saw the distressed goose and contacted us. She was determined to save her, although she didnโ€™t have a crate or anyone to help her transport. She refused to leave the goose and called a family member, and a few hours later they arrived safely at Poplar Spring! We named her Edwina and introduced her to Franklin, who was also found abandoned in a neighborhood- he happily demonstrated to Edwina how to enjoy the pond and sanctuary life.๐Ÿ’•We are so happy that there are good people in the world who see something wrong and do something about it, even if it is inconvenient or challenging. Edwina will now have a wonderful life where she will be safe and cared for.โค๏ธ

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Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary residents Stevie the chicken and Nicky the pigeon are inseparable friends. Watch their inspiring story of rescue and love and choose compassion for all at TryVeg.com ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUsuKez4RLc
We enjoyed our tour last Saturday - such a beautiful and peaceful sanctuary you have created! Can you please tell me the name of the goat in the first picture?
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Justin with his mom Maisie at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary.
Congratulations to Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary for another successful Run for the Animals (the 18th one)! Cheers to those who joined this year's Fish Feel team. We had the most members of any team, and raised $3,115 ~ more than any team except Poplar's Peeps! Thanks to team members Beth Edelstein, Howard Edelstein, Jim Fremont, Mary Finelli, Michael Gurwitz, Hal Katzman, Amie LaPorte, Diane Block Levant, Marc Levant and Maria Schmit, and special thanks to Preston Huey and an anonymous donor for their very generous donations for the 250+ rescued animals at Poplar!
Hiiiiii ๐Ÿ‘‹ We have so many new friends since officially opening our DC shop, so hereโ€™s a throwback pic and a Brewing Good introduction. This is us, Karla and Justin, Brewing Goodโ€™s mom and dad. Before we birthed our biz bb in 2015, I (Karla) worked in animal rescue with my org Animal Rescue Corps. For five years, we traveled across North America, addressing large-scale cruelty cases where communities didnโ€™t have the necessary resources. They are still going strong, shutting down puppy mills, removing animals from hoarding situations, and bringing relief to crowded rural shelters. Justin was a photographer and a college art professor, who made a series documenting storm chasers and published a book with his BFF and collaborator that focused on exchanges between individuals and communities, as well as interventions in the landscape in Pontiac and Detroit, Michigan, and Toledo, Ohio. We both wanted to spend more time at home with our dogs and we wanted to make a career of supporting our communities and causes we care about. Justin had been roasting as a hobby for almost a decade, so coffee made sense. For the last six years, it has mostly just been us roasting your coffee orders and subscriptions, serving you at events (like Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuaryโ€™s 2019 Thanksgiving event, where this photo was taken), and building cherished relationships with you, your kids, and your dogs at our roasteryโ€™s coffee bar in Savage, MD. Your support gave us the push and confidence to grow this past year to a team of five with expanded hours in Savage and a second coffee bar location in DCโ€™s Dupont Circle neighborhood, where we have been so warmly welcomed. (Thank you!!) Youโ€™ll see us at both locations, in DC with Nick and in Savage with Mikiel. (See recent posts for intros to them!) Justin will continue roasting for you during the week, with Karlaโ€™s brother Kevin making sure website orders, subscriptions, and wholesale orders get where they need to be. Every month, we donate 10%+ of profits to a nonprofit making a difference for people, animals, or the planet. May sales, online and in-store, support Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary.
Team VSDC came in 4th in fundraising in Poplar Spring's Run for the Animals, raising close to $1,000 for the more than 250 rescued animals at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary! Shout-out to team member Erica Meier for recruiting the most donors! Thank you to everyone who participated and donated! Missed it? It's never too late to help the animals: http://www.animalsanctuary.org/donate/
Run for the animals today.
Courage Karate (and my sister Nadia) teamed up with Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary to provide this warm-up routine for Poplar's Run for the Animals! Check it out if you're running or walking and you have until May 16th to register for the race!