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A New Hope is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal sanctuary in Athens, Georgia that promotes animal rights by educating the community and offering opportunities for hands-on experience with animals. We offer a home to animals rescued from the exotic pet trade, non-releasable wildlife, and the victims of animal agriculture. At A New Hope, we believe all lives are created equally. We also believe the best way to share that message is by bringing the public closer to the animals that are exploited and abused. Education is essential. We believe that the next generation can be the generation to end animal cruelty, and that’s why we will work heavily with youth to grow a more compassionate culture. Through volunteer and donor support, we can build a place where animals can be safe and humans can learn kindness.


In addition to our own animal residents, we think it’s important to focus heavily on the animals we cannot save. What sets A New Hope apart from other sanctuaries is that our primary goal and purpose will go beyond creating a safe haven. Our goal is to educate the community and encourage positive societal change. This is why we will offer more programs and public interaction than other sanctuaries do. We think that tame and socialized animals benefit from attention and love as much as humans do, and the programs we offer will always be stress-free for the animals. 

“Humanity's true moral test, its fundamental test…consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals.” 
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