Revelation Gardens was founded to offer cats and dogs sanctuary in a home-like environment. Nestled in a small community in west Tennessee, Revelation Gardens is surrounded by rolling green hills, dense forests, a large pond, and an array of wildlife. Our rescue-pet residents enjoy a life of leisure surrounded by nature and all the comforts of home.
In addition to offering sanctuary, we strive to counteract the underlying causes of pet abandonment and homelessness. For this reason we provide a full system approach through a three entity model:
Our primary focus is healing pet grief
Research shows surrendered, abandoned, and abused pets frequently struggle with grief and behavioral problems. Through a home environment, consistent routine, and lots of love, we help our rescue-pets learn to trust, heal, and thrive.
Our approach is to provide a home-like environment. During the day residents listen to soothing music, watch nature videos, explore the outdoors, engage in individual and group playtime, and enjoy healthy, nutritious food!
By providing a consistent home environment our rescue-pets transform from being fearful and hidden to playing with toys, exploring, and bonding with their rescue brothers and sisters.
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes.
There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain,
for the old order of things has passed away.”
In line with our focus of healing pet grief, we will be expanding our sanctuary to offer permanent housing for the pets of pet owners who are passing away.
Often, pets are relinquished to the shelter system when their owner dies or becomes unable to care for them due to long-term hospitalization or disability.
6.5 million animals enter the shelter system each year. Unfortunately, 1.5 million are euthanized for various reasons including an overburdened system, age, and disability.
According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), 68% of households in the United States own pets. For the small west Tennessee community where Revelation Gardens resides, that equates to 4,615 households with pets. If each household had just one pet, and utilizing the reported death rate of 17%, that would mean almost 800 animals would find themselves in a home where a death occurred. Each situation is unique, but we can draw some strong estimates from those numbers
With the rates talked about above, the projected increases of Alzheimer’s cases of up to 44%, and the 65+ age bracket increasing at a fast pace, the system will more than likely become even more overloaded.
When a pet loses its owner through situations like these, they often become a casualty of the system. Many organizations exist to help ease the number of pets that go into shelters, but too many aren’t reached resulting in surrender to a shelter.
Because we are passionate about healing grief in pets, we plan to fundraise in order to purchase a 5-bedroom modular home to be placed on our 50-acre property. We selected a modular home for a couple of reasons. 1) it is nearly move-in ready 2) in the event the nonprofit seeks to transfer off our property, this can be done relatively easily by moving the modular home to another location. This endeavor is called Hope Housing and will utilize the same model as the Revelation Gardens sanctuary for rescue-pet care. Residents will listen to soothing music, watch nature videos and other breed specific programing, explore the property, and engage in play or spend time on their own as they desire.
Pet owners can secure a spot in our upcoming Hope Housing to ensure their pet has a safe, beautiful, permanent home for the rest of their lives. If you would like your pet to live with us contact Revelation Gardens for further information.
Sample modular home
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P.O. Box 712, Camden, TN 38320
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