During a time when most things are off-limits, one article features us as the perfect destination.

...and as soon as it is acceptable to have live group tours again, we will be!


Thanks to OnlyInYourState for posting an article on us. As we always say, it's the coolest when we get press that we didn't even know we were getting! You can see the original article here, with all the beautiful pictures, or check out the text below.



Posted in Rhode Island March 07, 2020 by Jessica Wick

Spend The Day With Adorable Animals At West Place Animal Sanctuary In Tiverton, Rhode Island

Rhode Island animal lovers, rejoice. For those who haven’t heard, we’ve got a wonderful animal sanctuary right here in the Ocean State, and it’s full of farm animals and wildlife alike who, for one reason or another, need a second chance at life. There are many ways you can support the efforts of West Place Animal Sanctuary, our favorite of which is to pay them a visit.


The West Place Animal Sanctuary is located in Tiverton, where it has been since its 2007 opening.

The sanctuary was founded by Wendy Taylor, the Executive Director. Wendy, a devout animal lover, launched the organization a few years after suffering a devastating loss in which her pets were killed in a house fire, including her beloved goat, Mo.


The purpose of West Place is to provide housing, food and medical care for injured and orphaned wildlife and farm animals.


Since its opening, the organization has helped hundreds of wildlife and dozens of farm animals each year.


The property sits on eight historic farm acres, which is the perfect place for these critters.

It's also surrounded by 700 acres of preserve old-growth woodlands.


There are many ways to support this wonderful organization, from making cash donations to volunteering or attending the fundraising events...

...but, if you're so inclined, the sanctuary does offer private tours.

The tours must be pre-arranged — the sanctuary is not open to the public daily, so please do not just drop in. Private tours have a 10 person minimum and cost $12 per adult and $10 per child 12 and under.

The tours are excellent for school groups, especially since each one is custom-tailored to the group's needs.


A couple of times per year, the farm also opens up for public tours at 10 a.m. on select Saturdays. Join the mailing list to be notified of this year's dates.


You'll love visiting these adorable animals — trust us.


Better yet, you'll learn more about what this wonderful organization does for the animals and you'll be able to help keep it going.


Doesn’t this place look fun? Learn more about how you can help, or arrange your private tour, here.


Address: 3198 Main Rd, Tiverton, RI 02878, USA

     West Place      

Animal Sanctuary

3198 Main Road

Tiverton, RI 02878

p: 401-228-6800
f: 401-625-1425
e: info@westplace.org 
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