A year and a half after my first visit, I returned to Home For Life: The Animal Sanctuary of St. Croix Valley. Home For Life is a great organization that provides a home for animals who have been deemed unadoptable. They live in buildings full of couches and baskets and blankets and toys and are given access to big fields to exercise. They’re cared for by an amazingly hard-working staff who know the animals by name, know their stories and their temperaments.
This trip to HFL was no less inspiring and it was so nice to see familiar animal faces – ones I’d photographed during my last trip – still living happy lives 18 months later. This isn’t just a temporary spot for these animals to stay for a few days or weeks. This is their home.
I don’t know how HFL manages to coordinate everything – the regular care, the special needs & medical care, keeping track of who isn’t friends with whom – but I do know that they need support to do it. On their website, under the How To Help tab, are a variety of ways you can be involved. Please do. Really, this is an amazing place.
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