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Nestled in the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee, lie the 95 acres of beautiful green pastures and wooded wildlife haven of Xanadu Animal Sanctuary. It is currently home to hundreds of free roaming wildlife critters and 22 rescued farm animals and dogs & cats. Today, more than ever, animals are exploited and treated inhumanly for no real reason other than sheer greed. Animals serve us - as labor, as food, as clothing. The least we can do is serve them and provide them with a good life in return; not the factory farming conditions so many of them are exposed to. Our mission is to provide sanctuary to these exploited animals. Xanadu is truly a magnificent exotic place-a safe haven for abused, neglected, undernourished or injured farm animals; and in addition, we are working towards credentialing for wildlife rehabilitation to open a future rehab unit to serve even more.  We have volunteer opportunites as well for those interested in Animal Rescue. We cannot change how their journey began or the suffering they endured, but we can teach them to trust again and offer them a safe place and all the time in the world to heal. It is our honor to serve them, and serve our mission—saving them all, one at a time.

~Shelley Wilkins
Executive Director

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Xanadu Animal Sanctuary is a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation. (EIN 83-0682348) Your donation is tax deductible. All donations will be used to further our mission.

If you would prefer to send your donation by mail, please print and complete this form (PDF) and send it to: Xanadu Animal Sanctuary, PO Box 25, Ethridge, TN 38456-0025. Checks and money orders should be made payable to Xanadu Animal Sanctuary.

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Xanadu Animal Sanctuary is 100% DONOR FUNDED!

Xanadu Animal Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, committed to rescuing orphaned, abused, and abandoned livestock & domestic animals. We solely rely on individual donations, and every $1 goes directly to their care.

Visitor Center

Welcome to the future Xanadu Visitor Center and Gift Shop—opening 2024!

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