SafeHaven Sanctuary, Inc.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is SafeHaven Sanctuary?
We are a federally recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, dedicated to the care and well being of sick, abused or unwanted farm animals. We officially gained our nonprofit status in August of 2021.
Who is SafeHaven Sanctuary?
The idea behind SafeHaven Sanctuary is a long held dream of Marc Stewart. He spent most of his adult life working with animals as a dog trainer, Veterinary technician, working for animal control and so on. After buying Thistle Do Farm, he started taking in animals that were rescues, unwanted, born outside of a breed standard and/or abused. The popularity of Hamish and Kyloe over the last few years has provided the support needed to expand on that dream..and so, SafeHaven Sanctuary was born.
Is it Thistle Do Farm or is it
The farm itself, the land and the house are known as Thistle Do Farm. This will remain the name of the farm, while acting as a home for SafeHaven Sanctuary.
Please make sure you are finding the right SafeHaven (one word) Sanctuary, as there are many with similar names. Our Official name is SafeHaven Sanctuary, Inc – located in Thaxton Virginia. Tax ID EIN 83-4356951
Where do I go to donate?
Yes, you can mail a check. Just be aware that it may take much longer to get a receipt for your donation and you must specifically ask for one. The mailing address is:
102 Meadowcrest Ln.
Thaxton, Virginia 24174
I cant directly donate money – what else can I do to help?
There are many actions you can take to spread the word about SafeHaven! You can start your own fundraiser with the proceeds going to the sanctuary. You can share our links, posts and videos so your friends and family can see!
I want to make a donation, but I’d like to direct it toward a specific animal. Can I do that?
There are many things having to do with the farm itself, that can't be covered by sanctuary donations. The fees and sales help offset in a very small way, the thousands of dollars the farm pays out for these other expenses.
Can I visit the farm or volunteer at the Sanctuary?
We do allow visitors and volunteers conditionally.