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Poolesville, MD

If You Could Talk to the Animals

Join us as we walk & talk with the critters of Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary.

Founded in 1996 by Terry Cummings and Dave Hoerauf, Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary is a 400 acre non-profit dedicated to the care of deserted and mistreated farm animals and wildlife. The sanctuary has over 200 rescued animals including horses, mules, cows, pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits, turkeys and a peacock.

Join Obscura Society DC and field agent Julie Seigel for an exclusive tour of Poplar Spring, where guests will visit and interact with these adorable creatures; from Bella the Lionhead Rabbit to Irwin the Wooly/Hereford cross pig, each animal has a story to tell. The tour will conclude with a picnic of vegan treats supplied by Sticky Fingers Sweets and Eats. Be careful, you may make a new friend or two!   

Notes for this adventure: 

- The ticket price includes a substantial donation to the Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary.

-  The refuge is accessible by car only.

- Since this is an active animal sanctuary, please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty and comfortable shoes - there could be mud! 

- Please arrive earlier than 12 PM for sign-in and use of facilities before the tour. Be mindful that there's only one Port-A-John and a hand-washing area available on site. 

- Due to the mission of the sanctuary, only vegan food is allowed on the premises. In addition, kindly do not leave food unattended for it will attract our goat friends. 

- This is a family-friendly adventure! 

- Further instructions will be sent to all ticket holders the week of our adventure. 

All ticket sales are final. Please direct any questions or concerns to Julie at julie.seigel@atlasobscura.com.