|About||A registered 501 (c)(3) not for profit organization. Dedicated to the intake, care, and rehabilitation of neglected, orphaned and unwanted animals.|
|Mission||Dedicated to providing for the care and well-being of unwanted, neglected, abused animals while providing education and support to their guardians.|
SonnyBoy Animal Sanctuary, Inc. A registered 501 (c)(3) not for profit organization. IRS#81-3264803
We are the Helmer family. -- Ryan, Nicole and our daughter, Sarah. We live in central Wisconsin on 6 acres of land. We have always loved animals and have taken in a number of neglected, orphaned or unwanted animals to give them a forever home over the last 15 years.
As our numbers grew, we realized that there is a great need for some place for animals that are not adoptable to live out their lives. Our current number of non-human souls is 51! We have 4 dogs, 4 indoor cats, 2 barn cats from the Oshkosh Humane Society, 2 abandoned kittens that will be barn cats (they are only 2 weeks old and still bottle fed), 2 horses, 1 mule named "Honey", 20 chickens, 2 goats, 1 pot-bellied pig, 1 flemish giant bunny, 1 chinchilla, 1 guinea pig and 10 parrots/small birds. Yes, that is a lot but we love every one of them and do our best to give them the safest, most loving home they could have. We are contacted weekly about animals someone has or found that need a forever home OR they need a place to rest and recuperate before being able to be adopted out to their forever home. We are absolutely, 100% non-kill.
This is Baby Huey, a severely neglected Cockatoo who came to us with a hole in his chest from his self-mutilation. Baby Huey has traveled to rainbow bridge, his anxiety too much for his heart to handle -- but he will always have a special place in our hearts.
We have reached the point where it is was in everyone's best interest to incorporate and become a non-profit. The amount of money it takes on a monthly basis to feed and house this many animals (and more to come, I'm sure) is approximately $500 not to mention the fencing and upkeep to keep them safe. It is becoming too much for our little family to do on it's own. While we don't want to have a strict limit on the number of animals we can help, we have to be realistic on what our strict budget allows. Bec
|Founded||June 1st, 2016|