What is Frisky's? 


 
 
What is this place? Who is Colleen? Why does she maintain this hectic lifestyle day after day, 365 days a year?

Colleen Layton and Scott Robbins, run a Wildlife and Primate Sanctuary in Woodstock, Maryland, USA. Colleen works full-time and then some taking care of the animals. Scott, besides working a full-time job, keeps the facilities in working condition and maintains the grounds of their 5-acre property, as well as donates his paychecks to the Sanctuary.

Colleen takes care of three types of animals:

  1. Small, indigenous wildlife that become injured or orphaned; 

  2. Domestic animals, such as rabbits, and farm animals that are sick or who have become pets, that can no longer be cared for by their owners; and

  3. Primates that come from sanctuaries or private owners around the country.

Why are the primates at Frisky's?

Many of the primates come to Frisky's because they have either become too aggressive to handle, or their owner is unable to continue caring for them, due to illness or other reasons. Also, many infant primates come to Frisky's because their mothers either reject them or for some other reason, cannot care for them properly.

Credentials

Colleen is a licensed Master Wildlife Rehabilitator and Federal Permit holder. Frisky's is inspected by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Federal Fish and Wildlife Department, which ensures that the facilities are clean and well maintained and that the animals receive proper care. 

Can I visit Frisky's?

Tours and visits by groupf for educational purposes can be arranged but only by appointment. 

How can I help Frisky's?

Frisky's is a 501 (c) Non-Profit Organization and does not receive funding from the county, state or federal government. Frisky's operates on the donations of it's public supporters. All proceeds and donations go directly for the care and welfare of the animals. No salaries are paid. Checks can be made out to "Frisky's" and all donations are tax deductible. 

Donations of consumable goods are also needed and greatly appreciated. For a list of items needed daily, please see our Wish List 

If you wish to become a volunteer worker at Frisky's, please see the Volunteers section. 

Colleen's Comments about the Sanctuary

Colleen describes the Sanctuary residents in the following way: "If it's not sick, orphaned, or mentally or physically handicapped, then it does not belong here". She jokingly includes herself in this description, saying, "You would have to be crazy to live like this". While she says this, she would neither have it any other way, nor would she accept a paycheck for the work she does.

The word sanctuary means: a place of refuge or protection; free from harm; a safe place.

FRISKY'S RECEIVES NO COUNTY, STATE OR FEDERAL FUNDING.
THE SANCTUARY SURVIVES ONLY ON DONATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC. 

FRISKY'S IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION - A 501 (c)3 ORGANIZATION.
DONATIONS ARE FULLY TAX DEDUCTIBLE.


Please remember Frisky's Wildlife and Primate Sanctuary in your Estate Planning.

Saving Lives of Wildlife since 1970.
Your donation, large or small, does so much to make a difference for the animals and are tax deductible.

 
 
 

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