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Welcome to A New Hope Animal Sanctuary and Education Center website. Although this enchanting woodland sanctuary has closed due to the death of Founder and Director Maxine Raney Giffin Baird, you can visit these pages and see the making of a dream and the flow of caring that is now and forever in this world that aches so for caring.

All cherished animals have been placed in good care. May Max's good works live on

in all who have been graced by her focused enthusiasm and heart of compassion.

Remembering always.
Max Raney, 21 years, leaving sparks, turning hearts.

In Loving Memory of Max


"Building A New Hope has been by far the biggest challenge I've ever taken on but without a doubt the most rewarding. I'm building more than just a sanctuary. I'm building a platform to change the world, friendships, and character."

Max, September 5, 2015



A New Hope is a 501(c)3 non-profit, home to animals rescued from the exotic pet trade, non-releasable wildlife, and farmed animals. Our goal is to end animal exploitation by educating the community and promoting veganism as means to create a compassionate culture. 

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