The Big Purple Barn's primary program is our sanctuary program. We strive to provide a top quality permanent home for horses and ponies in need. Many of our residents have chronic healthcare issues which make them less then adoptable to the public. We provide for their medical, physical and emotional needs while allowing them to live out their lives in comfort and care. We utilize their special stories and skills in reaching out to educate the equestrian community and to educate and inspire our local community to engage in a positive, nurturing relationship with our animals and nature.
In 2016 we began expanding our mission to include providing homes for farm animals as well in order to educate and provide access to urban agriculture programs which are in the works. We are currently pleased to expand our herd to include 2 goats, 2 pigs and 2 sheep!
The sanctuary program costs in excess of $30,000 each year just to provide for the physical and medical needs of the residents. We have NO PAID STAFF at this time. While many of the programs we offer are at no cost, the ones that are associated with a fee directly fund the sanctuary program. The sanctuary program is further funded by the generosity of members of our community through sponsorships and donations.
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The Big Purple Barn, Inc located at Hidden Haven Farm Animal Sanctuary and Horse Discovery Center
6407 Hillmeade Road Bowie, MD 20720 In our Bowie location since 2001 Helping horses and humans alike since 1991
Tara J.W. Guevara- President/Program Director Contact Us! firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 240-687-3449 This site was last updated on October 11, 2017 This site is developed and maintained by Tara J.W. Guevara (all rights reserved)
Our mission is to provide quality, life-long care for horses/ponies and farm animals who are unwanted/neglected and/or have special needs and to develop and offer outreach programs utilizing our resident animals that provide enriching and life changing opportunities for people who might not otherwise have the chance to experience these animals in a supportive, educational environment for humans and animals alike.
We are an IRS approved 501(C)3 Organization FEIN #45-5022618