The Claire Foundation Animal Sanctuary

All Heart in the Heartland...

An Animal Sanctuary for the Abandoned and Abused

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The Claire Foundation is a small animal sanctuary that practices the path of love and miracles taught through A Course in Miracles. The Sanctuary's mission is to serve as a haven for homeless or abandoned animals, and to inspire others to do the same.  The Sanctuary is home to over 40 animals large and small on 14 acres in Missouri's Heartland and is incorporated as a non-profit in the state of Missouri, with Federal 501c3 non-profit status. We are committed to the deep ecology of our human/animal connection, and how it can awaken us to the Oneness of all Life.

"God gave you all there is.  And to be sure you could not lose it, did He also give the same to every living thing as well." -- A Course in Miracles

"Love the animals, love the plants, love everything.  If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things.  Once you perceive it,  you will begin to comprehend it better every day.  And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love."  -- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

                Our Mission Statement       

The Claire Foundation mission is to provide loving sanctuary and caring to homeless and abandoned animals, as we become more aware of the oneness of all life.  Here is the definition of Sanctuary:

 "What separates a sanctuary from other institutions is the philosophy that the residents come first. In a sanctuary. Sanctuaries act on behalf of the animals, and the caregivers work under the notion that all beings within the sanctuary, human and nonhuman, are of equal importance. A sanctuary is not open to the public in the sense of a zoo. A sanctuary tries not to allow any activity that would place the animals in an unduly stressful situation. One of the most important missions of a sanctuary, beyond caring for the animals, is educating the public. The ultimate goal of a sanctuary is to change the way that humans think of, and treat, non-human animals." (see ).

As we continue to fulfill our mission and increase the number of animals we help live in sanctuary through our Claire's Heart Project, please know that we do this through the loving contributions of donors like you. We hope you are inspired by our website, and the pictures and stories about our residents.  The Claire Foundation is committed to the deep ecology of our human/animal connection, and how it can awaken us to the Oneness of all Life.

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4955 London Road
        Farmington, MO  63640-7251
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