A Place of Spiritual Peace for Hard-to-Place and Special Needs Animals


Shambhala Farm is my home. It is also the home of animals who were in tragic dire circumstances in which none of them deserved to find themselves. Each has found a loving home at Shambhala. They are permanent residents here, and are not available for adoption. I privately fund the entirety of the animals' care through my full-time job as a computer programmer.

Some of the animals here are chronically ill and will always require specialized veterinary care. Some are disabled. Some were abused and neglected so severely that it is miraculous that they are alive and even more amazing that they would still be willing to put their trust in a human being ever again.

Here they are loved and cared for, as they always should have been. They nap lazily in the sunshine. They play with their animal friends. They rejoice at the touch of a human hand, where once they shied from it. They are home, and they know it, and it is here they will live out the remainder of their lives in peace and happiness.



Bailey Upon Arrival At Shambhala Farm

Bailey Today

Bailey is blind, likely as a result of accumulated retinal damage from reoccurrences of a chronic condition called uveitis over a period of years. She was found abandoned and showing obvious signs of abuse and neglect. Her front teeth are significantly worn for a young horse, indicative that she likely chewed at the ground to stave off hunger when no other food was available. After so many bad experiences, she arrived at Shambhala Farm emaciated and terrified of everything and everybody. With love and patience, she has blossomed into a beautiful, loving, and smart girl. She loves to be hugged and kissed, and adores peppermint candies.


Lou At New Bolton Center For Emergency Surgery

Lou Today

Lou was rescued in immediate need of emergency surgery at University of Pennsylvania's large animal veterinary hospital, New Bolton Center, in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. High ammonia levels in his urine had chemically burned and destroyed the majority of his urinary tract. Urinary tract reconstruction and relocation surgery performed at New Bolton Center saved his life. Permanent dietary restrictions maintain normal levels of ammonia in Lou's remaining urinary tract. He requires weekly bathing to prevent exterior urine scalding where his relocated urinary tract now exits in the rear of his body. He loves the added attention and kisses that come with his weekly bathing, and has a happy life grazing and frolicking in the pasture with his animal friends.

Kaboodle ("Boo")

Kaboodle Has Clearly Settled Into Life At Shambhala

Kaboodle Playing on Her Giant Cat Wheel

Boo was rescued as a stray kitten with severe infections in both of her eyes. Sadly, her eyes were too damaged to be saved, and she lost both eyes. Her empty eye sockets were upsetting to potential adopters, but she has found a permanent loving home here at Shambhala, where she is considered beautiful and perfect. Boo has fully adjusted to her blindness, and does not let it slow her down one bit. She loves to run on her giant cat wheel until it vibrates across the floor, and play with her numerous cat toys.


Amber Playing in the Sunshine in the Pasture

Amber Post-Rehabilitation with Some of Her Animal Friends

Due to severe behavioral issues, including separation anxiety and aggression toward other animals, Shambhala Farm was Amber's fourth home in five months. Shambhala Farm went the extra mile for Amber, and provided her with extensive training and rehabilitation. After so many homes in so short a time, Amber was emotionally distant, and it was obvious she believed Shambhala Farm would be just one more temporary home until she would be given up on yet another time. Over time, she learned that Shambhala Farm does not give up on an animal, and that she had finally found her forever home here, where she is loved, and can grow old.





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Donations to help offset the cost of the care, feeding, and housing of the animals here at Shambhala Farm are greatly appreciated. Please note that Shambhala Farm is not a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. As such, your donations are not tax deductible. I am simply one person who is trying to make the world a better place for these hard-to-place animals that no one wanted because of their special needs, but who deserve a permanent, loving forever home (and have found one here). I also try to disseminate through this website any valuable information which I have learned through the care and treatment of these special needs animals, so that other people and animals can benefit.

Unlike many larger charities, 100% of donations to Shambhala Farm go directly to animal care, feeding, and housing, not to administrative costs and CEO salaries. Please help as little or as much as you can. Contributions of any size are appreciated.

Last Updated: April 18, 2021