The Haven at Skanda provides a loving home to rescued farm animals, rescued horses, and endangered species where they can relax, live in their own natural rhythms, and emerge into who they really are. The Haven offers programs for kids and adults where they can experience the brilliance of animals, and discover new possibilities.
The Haven at Skanda cares for our region's most vulnerable rescued and endangered animals, and provides public programs teaching deep sensitivity to animals, animal care, and organic gardening, to encourage a more compassionate, caring world in which we support animals and nature.
We focus on preventive education and services, so that we as a community can provide support to animal owners at the first signs of difficulty, so that no animal need suffer, and we reduce the number of animals going to auction or needing rescue. We offer innovative programs for kids that combine animal care with organic gardening to encourage empathy, teamwork, healthy eating, a plant-based diet, and connection to community. All our programs are designed to encourage humans to learn from animals and nature, and discover new possibilities.
We are an all-volunteer organization, building our volunteer corps and always looking for volunteers to help with animal care, nonprofit management, special events, and gardening projects. We survive on donations, and all donations are fully tax-deductible. For more information on how to get involved: https://www.thehavenatskanda.org or 315-815-5056.