September 27, 2023

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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

They entered the contest, mentioned Patrick Cole, director of improvement and communications for the sanctuary, for the reason that “there’s no Uber for farm animals.”

Wendy Taylor-Humphrey, government director of the 14-yr-previous non-income that is located on 8 acres of former farmland in the rear of her home around Pardon Gray Preserve, reported she has absent through 3 private SUVs because West Area Sanctuary started off getting in animals.

Wendy Taylor-Humphrey, executive director of West Place Animal Sanctuary, holds Erna, one of the first rescues of the 14-year-old sanctuary.

The sanctuary’s citizens are the two everlasting, like Jack and Diane, two black Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs, and short term, like some wild turkey poults that were orphaned, but will ultimately go back again into the wild.

On a sunny early morning this week, the farmyard’s chickens had been poking all around, the pigs were asleep in a barn, the peacocks were screeching and Andy the goose, born without having eyes, was in the sick bay but would quickly be enable out to “foster” goslings that arrived at the sanctuary past week.