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Mission Statement

Sunrise Sanctuary is a unique not-for-profit animal welfare organization, with over 50 animals, located just west of Columbus, OH.

Founded in 2001 by Mindy Mallett, the 16 acre farm in Marysville has become home to over 50 animals ranging from Llama's to farm animals, plus cats and dogs.

We are 100% volunteer staffed. Our volunteers help with barn repairs, animal care and maintenance, and can even do "at home" projects to help support our work. We have a Volunteer Coordinator who schedules the projects, matches up the volunteer to the work they want to do, and is at the sanctuary for all volunteer time.

All our animals are rescues; they have been abused, nelected, disabled or are unwanted. Each animal receives love, proper vet care and a forever home throught the remainder of their natural lives.

Our goal is to provide each animal with respect, love, proper vet care and a peaceful life.

Sunrise Sanctuary is open to the public, and the animals love visitors, too. Please make an appointment.


Our goal is to provide each animal with respect, love, proper vet care and a peaceful life.



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Average Review 3 reviews

Would you recommend Sunrise Sanctuary, Inc.?

by Sara B. (November 4, 2009)
The animals are incredible! Mindy has done such a great job of working with them to trust people again- I don't know how she does it. This is BY FAR THE BEST volunteering I have ever done!
by Laura R. (October 14, 2009)
Sunrise treats every animal with such wonderful care and love, you can't help but smile when you walk around and meet all the animals. Every one has a unique personality. Mindy, the tireless woman who started the sanctuary, has a huge heart and is truly dedicated to her animals. If you want to help ensure that rescued farm animals live out their lives as comfortably as possible, this is the place to go. Can't praise this place enough!
by Laura C. from Columbus, OH (Administrator for this Organization) (October 13, 2009)
I have been volunteering for about a year now. The animals are incredible and the philsophy is right up my alley- rescues with a happy ending. It is such an important grassroots organization. I am appreciated for everything I do, and glad to be a part of Sunrise Sanctuary.