Field Trip to
Noah's Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center
Thursday, April 6, 2006
10:00AM – 1:00PM
May of 2005, the Georgia Chapter of Compassionate KidsSM
visited Noah's Ark Animal
Sanctuary in Locust Grove, Georgia (about 40 minutes south of
Atlanta). That event was a tremendous success (see the
photo gallery), and we have arranged an additional
visit this year scheduled for April 6, 2006.
This event is appropriate for all ages: Toddlers,
teens, and adults will all appreciate various aspects of this
The philosophy of Noah's Ark is to bring children and animals
together to provide a unique approach to rehabilitation for
both. In addition to a group home for children in foster care,
Noah's Ark facilities include an animal rehabilitation clinic
Located on 250 acres in Locust Grove, Georgia, they provide a
loving home for abused, unwanted, and orphaned animals. Noah's
Ark is not a zoo or humane society but a place dedicated to the
care and treatment of wildlife, domestic livestock, exotic
animals, and birds.
care of wildlife can be a lengthy and complex process depending
on the species and the extent of injuries. If injuries are so
debilitating that the animal cannot be released, it will stay at
Noah's Ark the remainder of its life in as natural a habitat as
possible. Exotic animals, such as tigers, primates, etc., having
no "home" in North America, receive permanent residence at
Noah's Ark. Presently, Noah's Ark has about 800 permanent
PLEASE BRING DONATIONS
Noah's Ark does not charge for admission, but they rely upon
donations to keep the operation running. We suggest a donation of $5.00 donation per person.
Additional supplies they could use include all types of
non-perishable food, blankets, towels, bedding, etc. A complete
list of their
donation needs is available through their website.
Please RSVP on our website RSVP form:
is no rain date available. If the weather is mildly wet, just
bring your rain gear. If the weather is prohibitive, a
cancellation will be sent via email to those who have submitted
PLEASE MEET PROMPTLY AND SIGN PHOTO RELEASE FORMS FOR TV SHOW
will meet at 10:00 am in the meadow next to the Welcome Center
where there are gazebos and bird displays. There will be a
television crew on site filming
Naomi's New Morning, Naomi
Judd's national TV show that airs on the Hallmark Channel. Upon
arrival, please make sure you sign the release forms so they may
use the footage of our group.
field trip includes lots of walking on (flat, smooth)
nature trails. Be sure to dress with very comfortable walking shoes!
Strollers are highly recommended, as well as sunscreen and a
bottle of water. We will tour the animal areas together; and
afterwards, there are picnic tables available, so be sure to bring your
picnic lunch for after the tour. Keep in mind that contact with
animals and animal habitats means extra germs. There are
restroom facilities for proper hand washings after the tour
(before your optional picnic lunch), but parents may also want
to use bring and use hand sanitizer for use on the trail.
Noah's Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center, Inc.
712 LG-Griffin Road
Locust Grove, GA 30248-4317
(About 40 minutes south of Atlanta)
Phone: (770) 957-0888
directions from Noahs-Ark.org.
View map on Mapquest.
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