In recent years there have been a number of stories in the news about animal cruelty, abuse, and neglect. The most recent was reported on March 6, 2013 by CBS Atlanta news reporter Tony McNary. A man in Gwinnett County was charged with animal cruelty after police found three severely malnourished horses on his property.
Founded by Jama Hedgecoth, Noah’s Ark is located on 250 acres of natural habitat in Locust Grove, Georgia. They are currently providing rehabilitation to more than 1,000 animals that had been injured, abused, or neglected.
In addition to caring for animals, the Noah’s Ark Children’s Care Home takes care of more than 400 children, and strives to find a “Forever Home” for them through adoption.
Noah’s Ark is solely funded by donations (beginning at $10.00 and above), pet adoptions (food and supplies), volunteers, or by events such as the 3rd Annual Zebra Dash. The dash is a 5k walk or 1 mile run being held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 9:00 am. The registration form can be found online. This event is rain or shine and caters to all age groups. Those interested in participating are encouraged to bring friends and family out for a day of fun and education.
Noah’s Ark is located at 712 LG Griffin Road, Locust Grove, Georgia, 30248. The hours of operation for the office, welcome center, animal habitat, and picnic area can be found by clicking on the above hyperlink.