Canada geese in the pond.
Photo by Deb Stevens.
Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary is a 400-acre nonprofit refuge in Poolesville for farm animals and wildlife. The Sanctuary relies entirely on public donations for support. The mission is to offer care, rehabilitation, and permanent sanctuary for neglected, abused or abandoned farm animals, as well as providing a protected habitat for wildlife. The organization promotes compassion and the humane treatment of all animals by educating the public on farm animal and wildlife issues at open houses and other events. These photos were taken at an open house on Saturday, Oct. 5.