Alberta farm animal rescue sanctuary struggles to keep up with overwhelming demand

Global News

WATCH ABOVE: A farm animal rescue south of Edmonton is struggling to keep up with demand. With too many animals, too little space and not enough cash to keep the operation fully functional, they’re asking for help from the public. Eric Szeto reports. 

EDMONTON — Less than two years after opening its doors south of Edmonton, a farm animal rescue sanctuary is struggling to stay afloat and keep up with the number of animals arriving on its doorstep.

“People wanting to surrender dogs, cats, pigs, chickens; you name it, we have got a call for it,” said Melissa Foley, owner of the Farm Animal Rescue & Rehoming Movement (FARRM). “We are well known for taking animals that aren’t accepted by the humane society and by other rescues that are typically focused on dogs and cats.”

Foley bought the acreage in Wetaskiwin County with the intent of taking in a few farm…

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