Who is Little Brook Farm?
Little Brook Farm, established in 1977, is one of the
oldest and largest rescues in the northeast. We
rescue and provide sanctuary to 60 horses and 70
cats (neutered/no cages), as well as 5 dogs, 2
sheep, a pig and a rooster. Our rescues become
accustomed to the life-long care we are committed to
providing. Animals are never bred or sold, and we
maintain a strict “must return if…” policy when
Through the generosity of 9 landowners and our own
55-acre farm, we have a total of 143 acres available
for the horses. We receive no government funding.
100% of our donations directly contribute to the care
and comfort of our animals.
Our mission is to advocate the humane treatment
of all animals through rescue, sanctuary, and
rehabilitation. In conjunction with educational,
vocational, and therapeutic programs, we blend an
innovative multi-faceted approach that links the
needs of the rescued animals with the specific
needs of our students.
The horses are our "working partners." We provide a
wide range of safety-conscious programs at our
facility, as well as other locations, to over 80 schools,
agencies and organizations. Our students’ success
is achieved largely through the relationship with the
horse; he is non-judgmental, provides immediate
feedback and, as a subject, offers unlimited
possibilities to grow mentally, physically and
Above and Below:
students take their annual
field trip to Little Brook Farm
to fulfill the State Humane