About SFAS

     Starlight Farm Animal Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit specializing in rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming "extreme risk" equines. Horses rescued by SFAS typically come directly out of the slaughter pipeline and arrive in poor condition. It is not uncommon for SFAS to receive animals who are injured, malnourished, and abused.

Left: SFAS rescue "Waverly" arrives at the farm, malnourished and sick

Right: SFAS rescue "Malachi" recovers from a leg injury after being rescued from auction

Above: SFAS rescue "Ella" poses happily with her new owner 

     The mission of Starlight Farm Animal Sanctuary is twofold. For our resident animals, we provide lifelong care so the animal can enjoy a quiet, peaceful life with no fear of further transition, neglect, or abuse. Depending on the age, ability, and needs of the individual animal, some of our residents are occasionally taken off-site for trail rides, local shows, and other appropriate functions to allow the animal to experience "life as a horse" to the fullest possible extent. At such events, these animals serve as ambassadors for our resident program.


     For animals who enter our foster/adoption program, SFAS is dedicated to providing each animal with any medical care and rehabilitative training required in order to give the animal the best possible opportunity to have a healthy and happy life in an adoptive home. On average, each foster horse spends one to two months at SFAS recuperating under the care of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and with the support of our dedicated volunteers. After recovery and a mandatory minimum one-month quarantine period, the animal is available for adoption.

Above: SFAS rescue "Malachi" with his foster mom taking a ride together

Starlight Farm Animal Sanctuary is a registered non-profit under IRS Code 501(c)(3); all donations are tax-deductible. SFAS may be reached by phone, mail, or email. Visit our “contact” page to learn more.

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