SASHA Farm is the Midwest’s largest farm animal sanctuary. At our shelter, not only do we provide food and water, veterinary care and a roof over their heads, we also give the animal residents affection, social interaction with others of their own species, and a sense of security.
SASHA’s founders, Dorothy Davies and Monte Jackson, started saving animals a couple decades ago. Among the first bunch was a nine-month-old pet shop puppy that a family had purchased, but couldn’t appropriately care for. A female Border Collie/Spaniel mix with a white tip on the end of her tail, she quickly worked her way into Monte’s and Dorothy’s hearts. She was the farm dog in charge of it all, keeping tabs on every other animal that came to live at the farm over the years.
Sasha was a wonderful canine companion, a true friend, who lived and loved for 17 years. In honor and in memory of this beloved dog, her caretakers chose to name their sanctuary “SASHA Farm.” The name SASHA is also an acronym for the animal rescue operation – Sanctuary And Safe Haven for Animals.
The sanctuary currently shelters over 200 animals, each with its own story to tell. Some were dumped and discarded, some left to die. They have come from unhappy circumstances, often mistreated or neglected, but now have a safe, permanent home at SASHA Farm.