YOU can help the animals too!

The Edwards Foundation for Rescued Animals is a small privately owned 501(c)(3) (non-profit, EIN 20-5988307) no kill animal rescue. We have been rescuing animals for more than 25 years.

Here is a quick link to our Release Form if you are planning a visit.

We are John and Lynda Edwards, both retired teachers who love animals and want to make a difference in this world. The farm is located on five acres in rustic Parker, Colorado and there are another 70 acres 12 miles east of Parker in Elbert County. The animals that need constant care are on the Parker property. Here they have food, water, shelter, medications, and plenty of room to roam.

We are a CFC and Great Nonprofits approved charity.

We are always grateful for volunteer help. We, with the help of volunteers, do all the day chores. Visit the Volunteer page for more information.

Financial contributions to help defer the cost of maintaining these animals, which we currently finance out of pocket, are much appreciated. Some of our animals are on prescribed medications, which become very expensive. As a volunteer, you can visit the farm and help with the animals’ care, or sponsor a specific animal with your donations. We will add a heart to that animal’s bio on our Meet the Animals page with your initials to show that you’re a sponsor.

Since there are plenty of good small animal shelters around to rescue pets such as dogs, cats, rabbits, and birds, our focus is on rescuing large animals where adequate space is a concern.

Our animals come to us from referrals by friends and organizations in Parker and throughout the Denver area. We’ve also adopted animals from the Denver Zoo when they’ve closed down exhibits, retired working animals from the Forestry Department, as well as the Bureau of Land Management.

Some of our volunteers.

We currently finance the care for all of our animals out of pocket and rely on donations to help keep the animals happy and healthy. All donated money goes strictly to the care and feeding of the animals. We do not take any compensation for the work we do. Please DONATE to help the animals!

Go to Meet the Animals and read about their life stories. You can also visit our farm in person by appointment only. Please call us at 303-841-8338 to make an appointment.

You are welcome to visit the farm if you’re in the area. Please see our Visit Us page for details. You can meet the animals, feed the ducks, groom horses, and kiss the llamas! For more information, see our FAQs.