Kim's Nurturing Nest Animal Sanctuary
"Rescued is our favorite breed..."
ABOUT THE SANCTUARY
Here at Kim’s Nurturing Nest Animal Sanctuary we strive to give every domestic/farm animal the best possible life. We respect where they are at when they arrive at our sanctuary. Some are abandoned, abused, injured, elderly or born with an abnormality. We have always had a particular soft spot for the special needs animals and will do everything we can to make their lives fulfilled.
Our first rescued animals were chickens from a factory farm here in California. We actually assisted a larger animal sanctuary in the actual rescue and were overwhelmed by the conditions these animals are forced to live in for their entire lives. This is really when the questions started being asked and how this sanctuary started to take form. We don’t believe most people would be ok with this sort of suffering if they saw, and smelled, the horrific conditions that our food system has become. It’s just not right to allow these sweet souls to continue to suffer in such awful environments.
While we started out mainly focusing on rescuing hens, we continue helping other sanctuaries with factory farm chicken rescues and aid in health checks once they are in a safe environment. There is really no medical issue we will not take on to help support these hens to rehabilitate. We have hens with mobility issues, neurologic issues, arthritis, scissor beak, weight control issues (due to breeding) and many hens that have bacterias, lying dormant, that flare up from time to time, that need tending to by veterinary intervention. This is an ongoing, daily, focus for many of our residents.
We provide ALL residents with the love and care they need to recover and excel to be their best selves. We are small due to our zoning but we have a range of domestic and farm animals that we care for daily from pigs, to chickens, to ducks, to dogs and cats. Every animal is evaluated by our medical director, and if needed, is then seen by the appropriate vet for that species.
We help with fostering when other sanctuaries are in need of help, for a few days or a few months. We have helped foster special need goats, chickens and cats. We know how important it is to work with other local animal sanctuaries to aid in quick removal of animals from potentially dangerous environments. We also help aid in evacuations for other animal sanctuaries within a 2 hour radius.
We are a plant based sanctuary and enjoy growing fruits and vegetables on site, to not only provide healthy food for ourselves but also for the animals to consume on a daily basis. We built a greenhouse for starting plants from seeds and share our seedlings with friends to help foster more home gardens.
A current priority here at the Sanctuary is spaying and neutering kittens and cats, making sure they receive all their shots and then become socialized so they can find their forever homes. A large portion of this involves fostering the kittens until spaying and neutering is possible. There are many cats not able to be socialized, so we also focus on "TNR" (Trapping, Neutering, and Releasing) the cats so although they are feral, they can still receive proper treatment. Recently the Sanctuary took part in a large mobile vet clinic day at Jameson Humane and spayed and neutered 10 cats.
In addition to cats being fostered until spay and neuter time, we continue to foster other animals that come in and go out from the time we take them in after rescue, during treatment, and until they find their own homes. Current fosters include several kittens, Atlas and Baby G, older cats, one cat that has no lower limb function (Thomas), as well as a water Buffalo calf needing a place to recover when he's discharged from UC Davis.
We continue to treat our special warriors as well. Some current treatments for our warriors include bladder emptying, gavage feeding, Torpedo feeding, medication administration, and bottle feeding.
Additionally, as winter approaches we are currently winter proofing all our habitats for our residents and fosters.
Stay tuned for updates here on our website and Instagram at @kimsnurturingnest!
WHAT'S GOING ON AT KIM'S NURTURING NEST
Adoptions and Foster Animals
There is often a need to rescue animals out of dangerous situations and foster homes are usually difficult to find short notice. We work towards finding homes for animals in our foster care and try to always keep space available to accommodate new animals when there is a need. We have fostered cats, kittens, goats and chickens. Check out animals open for adoption to their forever homes as well as animals we have had the joy of fostering in the past.
What We Are Growing & Eating
There’s nothing better than eating foods in the season they were meant to be consumed in. It does get tricky knowing when that is since our grocery stores have so many fruits and vegetables year round. We try to grow as much as we can at the sanctuary so we can benefit from their optimal nutrition.
Our Special Warriors
Some of the most amazing animals we have encountered are those that have had the roughest lives. But yet most learn to trust and thrive in a loving, healthy environment. To see the transformation these individual beings make is one of the most rewarding gifts in life. We’d like to share a few of our Special Warriors stories with you so you can see what resilient Warriors truly are.
Educational and Instructional Content
At the Sanctuary we are proud to be part of assisting warrior animals in rehabilitation and living out their lives to the fullest. Occasionally this means extra treatment for part of their lives or for all of it while we have them. Here you will find educational and instructional information on how to take care of select conditions that we have in the past or currently treat animals for.