In 2015, the Animal Recovery Mission expanded its investigative division and created its own Sanctuary, to provide the critical lifelong aftercare of the animals in which it rescues, following the organizations undercover investigations. This evolution was ignited when ARM came to the realization that there was a dwindling and limited resource of qualified sanctuaries in Florida, specifically those who provided lifelong homes to farm animals. Being that all of ARMs raids and animal rescues have been executed in this state, the lack of homes for abused, sick and homeless animals was posing a serious concern for ARM. As ARMs success grew, it was also becoming a major issue towards the rescue phase of ARMs future operations.
Therefore, ARM made the bold move to provide a service to this immediate need.
Since the inception of the Sanctuary, ARMs rescues have led way to a much effective procedure and a smoother transition for the animals. On the day of the raids, every animal is now safely loaded onto ARMs own transport units and transported to the private location where they are calmly assessed and treated by ARMs veterinarians.
Sprawling over almost 100 acres, ARMs Sanctuary currently provides personalized care to almost 200 animals ranging from horses to turtles. Initially when the property was obtained, it was composed of basic structures and setups. After several grueling months of renovations and construction, ARM is gradually creating an idyllic living space for all of the animals. The residents of the Sanctuary were once shackled and confined to the most unimaginable and diseased conditions. Today, they roam freely and happily over green pastures, swim in the many fresh water lakes over the property and every day receive the loving, personalized care of the animal care professionals which ARM have on staff.
On a monthly basis, the animals also receive routine medical check ups which are recorded on individualized health charts so that their progress can be monitored. Animals who are in rehabilitation are monitored around the clock.
ARM has grander visions and plans and is currently building out a capital campaign which will feature a fully equipped 20 stall barn with a medical treatment room, wash bays, feed room and office. ARM is also making plans for a state of the art quarantined building which will also have its own hygienic barn to treat and bring back to life the many animals that ARM brings onto the property from its operations. Eventually these same animals, once deemed healthy by ARMs medical staff, will be immersed into the free roaming lifestyle with the other healthy residents.
ARMs future plans also include raising the capital to purchase connecting land surrounding the current sanctuary.
With a focus upon spreading the message of living a more humane lifestyle, ARM hopes to also be executing several educational campaigns as well as implementing programs which will be released to its members and students of veterinary and animal law students.
It is ARMs aspiration to create the Sanctuary to become a model operation of animal rescue.
There are many ways to aide ARM in attaining this goal which you can learn more about by clicking here on ARMs Wish List.