Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I just show up and see the animals?  No; the animals are in a restricted area that is not accessible to the general public.  You must schedule a tour.

  • Do I really have to schedule a tour?  Yes.  We schedule our day around tours in order to give you the best tour possible.

  • Can I walk by myself?  Nope!  All tours are guided for your safety and the safety of our animals.

  • Can I play with/pet/touch/handle/etc. the animals?  Nope!  We are USDA regulated and can not allow the general public to have contact with our animals.  This is for your safety and theirs.  They are still wild animals and not all of our animals are friendly.

  • Do you take meat donations?  Yes, as long as the meat is not salted, seasoned, or pre-cooked.  We can accept donations M - F during the hours of 9AM - 3PM, and Saturdays from 9AM - 4PM.  Please give us a call at 812-438-2306 to let us know when you're on your way; there is also a number at the bottom of the driveway that you can call when you get here and we'll make sure someone is available to help you unload!

  • Do you take other items like fruits and veggies?  We do!  As long as the food is not in a sauce we can use it. 

  • Where did the animals come from?  Many of our animals are former pets.  Wildlife do not make good pets which results in many being surrendered to sanctuaries.  Some species are also illegal to own which can result  in them being confiscated and given to us by the DNR.  Some of our animals have come from the wild, but can't be released due to permanent injuries.

  • Do you offer military/student/senior discounts?  At this time we do not.

  • Can I bring my dog?  Dogs are not allowed on our property.  We do not have facilities to board your dog while you are on a tour. 

  • Can I smoke or vape?  No!  Not only is smoking bad for your health and the health of those around you, it is also bad for animals and the environment.  We do not take the risk of a cigarette butt ending up in an enclosure or where an animal can access it.  

  • Can I take pictures?  Can I post them?  We welcome photos!  Photos have to be taken through our enclosure fencing, and you don't need to be on a photo tour to take them.  Feel free to share them online and tag us in them!

  • Do you take deceased farm animals? We will accept farm animals which have died of natural causes or bullet wounds. If the animals were euthanized by a vet, we cannot accept them. We will not accept live animals.  We cannot accept and process full grown animals, including those over 400lbs.  We will accept:

    • Still-born calves

    • Calves & foals under 400lb

    • Chickens and other fowl

    • Rabbits

    • Sheep and goats 

  • What donations do you need?  We have a general wishlist and Amazon wishlist linked on our website.  We also have a handy blog post that has summarized all of the different areas we need help.  Thank you so much for supporting our animals!

  • I have a dog/wolf hybrid that needs rehomed, can you take it? We do not accept hybrid animals. 

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