A Chance for Bliss takes in and provides lifetime care for senior and special needs animals, as well as those others who are facing end of life circumstances. The purpose is therefore to provide a Forever Home for those companion and farm animals that have virtually no chance of being adopted due to their age or condition. This means that once an animal arrives at the sanctuary they become a permanent resident, and will remain until such time that they pass away, be that a matter of days, weeks, months or years.
“We do not adopt out for the mere fact that the ones we have nobody wanted, and that is fine with us. We are set up to completely cater to their needs and wants, and focus on healing them physically, emotionally, and spiritually. To date we have welcomed more than 175 animals to the sanctuary, and there have been more than 80 who have peacefully passed away while in our care.”
Currently, A Chance for Bliss sanctuary is home to 96 residents including 25 horses, 22 dogs, 8 goats, 7 pot belly pigs , 4 sheep, 2 steers, 5 ducks, 5 geese, 5 cockatiels, 4 rabbits, 3 chickens, 3 cats, 1 turkey, a one-winged pigeon, Hines, and a turtle, Bart.
The oldest dog, Max, is 17, while the oldest horse, Prince is 36. Most of the residents fall into the senior category, but there are also several with special needs, and many who are considered hospice residents.
Believe it or not, the 22 dogs all live inside the house! The couple cooks for the dogs each day, not only to provide the proper care and nutrition the dogs need, but also to provide comfort to the dogs through the loving care that goes into each meal. Many of the dogs also have special medication needs.
Beyond helping animals, A Chance for Bliss welcomes the public, both individuals and groups alike, to visit the sanctuary. They often have groups that serve adults with development disabilities and traumatic brain injuries who come and volunteer at the sanctuary. In addition, children from local schools and more experienced citizens from senior organizations also come to the sanctuary to visit and learn about the joys of senior and special needs animals.
This all started when the couple adopted 13 year old Chance and 12 year old Bliss in October of 2000, and while it is a great deal of work, there is nothing more they would rather be doing than serving these beautiful beings.
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