Bella Vista Farms Animal Sanctuary is located 14 miles west of Cottonwood
and 6 miles from Igo, on Lower Gas Point Road. The farm originated in
Bella Vista in 1989, thus the name Bella Vista Farms. In 1997, the farm
moved, growing from 4 to 45 acres. In 2000 we became a licensed animal
sanctuary and also became licensed with the USDA. Bella Vista Farms is a
Several hundred abused, abandoned, orphaned and unwanted animals call
Bella Vista Farms home. Each has a name and each has a story.
I was a nurse for 25 years and Bob was a business owner. I do much of the
medical care and Bob tends to many of the responsibilities of keeping the
For me, days include feeding, brushing, bathing, and cleaning cages and
pens for the many animals on the farm. These include pigs, horses, donkeys,
ponies, bunnies, parrots, llamas, goats, dogs and cats. Medical challenges
include care of blind, deaf, diabetics, heart disorders, injuries, and
For Bob, his day starts early, getting hay, mending fences, building shelters
and seeing to it that the farm runs smoothly. Oh yeah, and he also does ALL
of the cooking!
On a daily basis the animals consume 50 pounds of dry dog food, 40 pounds
of dry cat food, 15 cans of dog food, 12 bales of hay and a large variety of
medications and medical supplies.
Bella Vista Farms is not an adoption center. When animals arrive, the farm
becomes their home forever. So…until next month – fun topics to follow.
Questions? Call Chic at 347-0544.
PLEASE SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR FAMILY PET!
Chic Miller 530-347-0544
Bella Vista Farms Animal Sanctuary
4301 Lower Gas Point Road Cottonwood, CA 96022