Build an Ark Animal Rescue, Ellijay

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Build an Ark Animal Rescue Foundation serves as rescue for sheep, goats, rams, alpaca, ponies, horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, baby chicks as well as dogs and cats (and that’s just scratching the surface) allows them to roam and have a peaceful existence in the beautiful North Georgia Mountain at Coosawattee River Resort in Ellijay near Carter's Lake. Most baby animals are available to be adopted out, though some are sponsored to live here by their owners.

Even more importantly, we also serve as a hospice to many aging animals to allow them to live out their years in peace and happiness.

Visitors and volunteers are welcome!

URGENT NEEDS:

****Volunteers (to help with the animals, truck, fence and barn repair, seasonal decorating and assistance at live animal events such as Live Nativities and Passion Plays).

Donations for desperately needed truck repair

Donations for Hay bales which have tripled in price this year due to drought.
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  • This is the second time I have visited this farm (the first was in October 2021). Much of the "junk" people have described has been cleaned up to one area. This is a sanctuary for abandoned... 
    This is the second time I have visited this farm (the first was in October 2021). Much of the "junk" people have described has been cleaned up to one area. This is a sanctuary for abandoned...  more »
  • My husband and I visited the Ark yesterday afternoon. It is not temporarily closed! The animals all looked healthy and we were able to pet and feed donkeys, a mule, several horses, sheep, rabbits... 
    My husband and I visited the Ark yesterday afternoon. It is not temporarily closed! The animals all looked healthy and we were able to pet and feed donkeys, a mule, several horses, sheep, rabbits...  more »
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  • We had an absolute blast and the ladies there were so nice. They made the experience for my 10 year old definitely one to remember. I recommend taking your kids to this if you are in the Ellijay area. A very inexpensive super fun way to spend a few hours with your kids. Come help support this local run attraction
  • Cute for the kids but don’t go if it’s even sprinkling unless you want messy feet. Kids loved it and really enjoyed the animals !

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