West Place Animal Sanctuary in Tiverton could earn Land Rover Defender

TIVERTON — West Area Animal Sanctuary on Major Highway is in the functioning to earn a grand prize assistance award for heading above and past in a contest that will be decided by the range of votes it gets by June 28.

1 of 5 finalists in the region, all non-earnings organizations, the sanctuary is the only finalist in New England in the animal welfare category and hopes to win the prize — a Land Rover it would use to transport abused, neglected or orphaned farm animals to the sanctuary.

The Defender Over and Further than Support Award contest was “inspired by endless acts of provider from amazing citizens this earlier calendar year,” in accordance to the contest sponsors. The award of a Defender series Land Rover is “to celebrate U.S.-based charitable companies that are earning a optimistic effect in their nearby communities.”

Goats and sheep head to one of the nine pastures on the property.

Votes can be submitted at landroverusa.com/experiences/events-and-sponsorships/defender-company-awards/vote/animal-welfare.html

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