TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — One of Terre Haute’s newer animal rescue operations is celebrating its first anniversary this summer.
The 1834 Sanctuary is a nonprofit farm animal rescue center. The first animal saved was a rooster, who came to live on the farm in April 2018.
Since then, the population of animals calling the 1834 Sanctuary their forever home has continued to grow. There are currently 33 farm animals on the property, including 17 chickens and 13 pigs.
The animals on the farm come from various backgrounds, including situations of neglect and abuse. Sidney Marshon says this safe haven is a fulfillment of her long-time passion for animals.
“I’ve been an animal advocate for a very long time, since I was very, very young and so it just seemed natural to continue down that path and take that advocacy to the next level and actually save animals that I was talking about,” said Marshon.
The 1834 Sanctuary got its name because of the main house on the property, which was built in 1834.