Little Bear Sanctuary (LBS), a 30-acre farm animal sanctuary located in Punta Gorda, FL, provides a permanent home to abandoned or neglected farm animals. Striving to create a kinder, more compassionate world for farm animals, LBS’s 150+ rescued resident animals have an opportunity to experience love and compassion, and live out their lives in peace. LBS also provides enrichment and growth opportunities for individuals and families. We believe that promoting a plant-based life and providing education on cruelty-free living is the start to cultivating a more harmonious relationship between people, animals and our planet. We facilitate outreach avenues to bring people and animals together in a healthy, constructive environment via sanctuary tours, volunteer opportunities and on-site events. Currently, we’re developing the uninhabited land on our property that will allow us to not only rescue more animals, but also create a self-sustaining business model to help ensure growth and security.
LBS is verified by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), a non-profit group which provides certification for animal sanctuaries, rescue centers, and rehabilitation centers through verification and accreditation. GFAS promotes and supports the betterment of sanctuaries to reach the highest level of animal care and management.