Philadelphia, PA - The name of the charity Funny Farm Rescue & Sanctuary in Mays Landing, NJ, is a tribute to the animal-loving mother who struggled with poverty and loss. Since its opening in 2001, the rescue has gained a loyal following on social media, and in recent years it has been featured in popular publications, such as People magazine. Since the book's release, donations to the organization have increased by 30 percent.
Funny Farm Rescue & Sanctuary
A visit to Funny Farm is a rewarding experience, as volunteers can interact with and learn more about these amazing animals. Visiting the sanctuary on Tuesdays and Sundays is free. But, please leave a donation at one of the many donation boxes throughout the farm.
Laurie Zaleski is the founder of the charity, and has lived with over 600 rescue animals in her 15-acre facility. Her experiences with animals range from infants to large creatures, from cross-species friendships to diaper-covered animals. In her new book, "Funny Farm," she writes, "I found a home in Funny Farm." The farm is located at:
What to Know When visiting The Funny Farm
All Guests must fill out a waiver is available online and can be completed before your visit. Complete Your Online Waiver Here. The speed limit is one mph on all roads inside the Funny Farm and 25 mph outside the Funny Farm on Railroad Blvd. For the safety of the animals, speed limits are strictly enforced. No outside food can be fed to animals. If you want to feed the animals, you can purchase an animal feed bucket in our General Store for $3.00. It is recommended that you wear closed-toe shoes. It’s a farm, so there may be mud, muck, or the occasional chicken that likes your toes. Free Parking is available at your own risk. Follow the signs to park in designated parking areas only.