ROME, Ga. (AP) - A nonprofit group plans to turn a 310-acre equestrian guest estate in northwest Georgia into an animal sanctuary.
Zion Farms president Rena Cooper-Webb told the Rome News-Tribune
on Thursday that the property is being bought by Animal Companion
Rescue Foundation, founded by Dale Wintlend.
The foundation aims to provide lifetime care of pets.
Wintlend saw that people were dying without making plans for their animals, and wanted to create a place where through estate planning,
people could ensure that their pets are well cared for after their
Zion Farms, in northwestern Floyd County, has offered a scenic
pastoral backdrop to weddings and other events.
It also offered equestrian camps that had the farm teaming with youngsters all summer.