American Animal Sanctuary Association Member

Nourishing Souls. Building Trust. Growing Compassion. Our PA animal sanctuary can’t do this important work without you.

For nearly 20 years, Chenoa Manor has served our community as an animal sanctuary and learning center located in Chester County, Pennsylvania. We work to nurture and respect the interconnectedness of all strands in the web of life through stewardship and youth education. Chenoa Manor is 100% volunteer-run and we rely exclusively on the financial support generated from programs, events and contributions from individuals, businesses and foundations like you.
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Chenoa Manor Needs Your Help

We’re so proud to have successfully completed Phase 1 of this project. This was to enclose the building, add new windows and a new roof. Now we’re ready to move onto Phase 2. We have lots of important interior projects left, including HVAC, plumbing, and furnishings.

It would mean so much to be able to give these animals the home they deserve. Our parrots and tortoises need your help!

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Chenoa Manor’s primary mission is three-fold:

  1. To offer farm and exotic animals lifetime sanctuary from situations where they have no alternative placement
  2. To nurture and empower youth through educational programs that promote nature connectedness, communication, and self-confidence
  3. To promote respect and compassion for nature and animals through workshops that engage our community and the public at large

It is our hope that we are not only able to offer a permanent safe space for animals in need, but that our programming helps to instill a sense of compassion and respect towards the earth and those who share it, including one another. This sense of unity and respect is palpable at Chenoa, reflected in the animals, youth, trees, plants, bodies of water and the land itself.

Creating a Safe Space for All

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A main focus at Chenoa Manor is providing education and empowerment to youth. We believe that if a young person can develop a relationship with an animal resident based upon mutual trust, patience and understanding, in turn those same qualities will carry over into how they approach human relationships and self identity.

We offer a wide array of programming and volunteer opportunities for young people in our community. Spending time at Chenoa leaves a lasting impact, and many alumni choose to share how powerfully they have been affected by these experiences through their own words, videos, and pictures.

Internships at Chenoa

Internships at Chenoa give you the unique opportunity. Experience what goes into operating an independent animal sanctuary and youth assistance facility. The Manor is home to over 200 farm and exotic animals and serves as a safe place of learning and growth.

Caring for the residents of the Manor is a 365-day-a-year responsibility. There is always a need for interns, regardless of the time of year. We can be flexible and creative in tailoring an internship to fit your schedule and needs. While also meeting the needs of the sanctuary.

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Not looking to intern? There are more ways to get involved.

Upcoming Events
  1. Farm Tours

    Farm Tour April

    Apr 4th at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Photography Tour

    Apr 11th at 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Sharing Space: Pigs

    May 9th at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  4. Chenoa Steward

    Steward for a Day

    May 23rd at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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