THE CHARM OF SARA
SARA stands for the Society for Animal Rescue and Adoption. SARA is a farm sanctuary on 128 acres in Central Texas between San Antonio & Austin. Tracy Frank has run SARA since 1996 with a compassion for animals first. SARA leans on the kindness of donations monthly to care for and feed the 600+ animal residents.
Running a farm sanctuary is rewarding in so many ways and Tracy’s dream job. But, sanctuary life can also be a struggle: emotionally, physically & financially. Every day someone sends a mail to surrender a dog, a litter kittens or a pet pig. Neighbors call to report animal neglect and abuse. Some days animals are dumped at the front gate in obviously poor health, with behavioral problems, or in need of expensive surgery. Tracy makes arrangements for all of our animals to be cared for and feel safe inside our gates.
Animals come to us mostly from Texas and we work with other no-kill animal rescue organizations in Texas, California, Ohio, Colorado and Illinois to find homes for adoptable pets. Some of our animals don’t fit in a home situation, are not suitable pets and still deserve a place to live. We work with the public and partners to take in difficult cases and have nearly 500 animals who are permanent residents.
SARA Sanctuary sits on gorgeous sprawling Texas acreage that Tracy Frank inherited and chose to turn into a farm sanctuary in 1996. The sanctuary is 68 miles from Austin, 42 miles from San Antonio and 12 miles from Seguin. You may think Seguin isn’t really a destination location. Getting volunteers and visitors to travel has always been a hurdle. Make the trip, it’s worthy of the effort.
For those who travel to SARA and wish to sleep over, Calen Otto from Sanctuary Tour made a video review of the SARA experience.
OUR NEW BARN
To make farm life more practical for our animals, vets, volunteers and visitors, we have built a big red barn. The new barn is a big construction with multiple uses, such as providing shelter for our aging animals during the hot Texas summer. The barn will also have a vet station with supplies. Visitors and volunteers can stay over night and sleep above the animals.
STAY IN THE BARN
You can now book the barn for 2022. Visitors, volunteers and SARA friends are welcome to stay with us. We have two rooms in the barn, upstairs and downstairs. The accommodation has two shared toilet and shower facilities. One is inside the barn or choose the ‘Best Little Outhouse in Texas’. Also have wild experience showering or soaking in the tub outdoors. The main attraction is to be able to live among 600+ animals and join in the daily activities.
SARA Sanctuary is beautiful all year round and is positioned on the migration path for many birds and the Monarch butterfly. Experience farm life and wildlife up close or from our second story deck overlooking the whole sanctuary. We are working on adding extras like meal planning, grocery shopping, an ATV guided tour of 128 acres and more.
COME STAY WITH US. Meet the animals and our kind and dedicated staff. Find loads of pictures and pricing on VegVisits.com.
OUR PARTNERS IN RESCUE
SARA works with dog rescue, cat rescue, pig rescue, and various farm animal rescue organizations in several states and close to home.