Michigan sanctuary gives respite for wounded animals, people
November 22, 2020
OSSINEKE, Mich. (AP) — Everyone needs to be wanted, from humans to horses to a sheep named Special Ed.
On an unpretentious parcel of land south of Ossineke, the Sunrise Animal Sanctuary offers refuge and welcome for animals that have been abused, neglected, or cast out of their homes.
It is also a place where people battling addiction can feel like they are valued and needed, despite their scars.
Snorts, grunts, and friendly nickers mix with the woody smells of animal feed and mulch at the sanctuary — a farm where 30-some horses, handfuls of goats, sheep, chickens, pigs, cows, and ducks...