Locket’s Meadow is a 15-acre non-profit animal rescue and sanctuary in Bethany, Connecticut that is home to over 100 animals rescued from slaughter, abuse, and neglect situations.
Founded in 2000, over the years Locket’s Meadow has saved hundreds of horses, dozens of sheep, goats, hens, roosters (many from the cock fights), dogs, cats, veal calves and more. Long before the world went wild over Esther the Wonder Pig, Locket’s Meadow had Ozzie Osboar, who weighed about 400 pounds and followed Kathleen everywhere. Pig Petunia Buttercup, at 550 pounds, still sleeps in the heated mudroom every night.
Mission and Philosophy
The mission of Locket’s Meadow is to rescue, rehabilitate, and provide sanctuary for abused or neglected domesticated animals, and those facing slaughter. An integral part of our mission is to educate people on the unique and pragmatic partnership humans have with domesticated animals. Very often we take in the most fragile or complex animals in need – the most unwanted whose last hope is Locket’s Meadow. Whether it’s an elderly horse requiring regular treatment for arthritis, a paralyzed lamb, or a pig that has seizures requiring regular medication, we believe that every animal deserves a chance to live in a loving home for the rest of their days.
Locket’s Meadow is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization (EIN 11-3694789).
“Kathleen and David are devoted and authentic people that I feel honored to now call friends! The people that work and volunteer there have huge hearts and dedication to all of the animals . Locket’s Meadow is Blessed and I have been also blessed by participating in a tiny part of their story!”