WELCOME TO THE HERD
Welcome to The Big Purple Barn in Bowie, Maryland!
We provide a permanent home with a lifetime of compassionate care for special needs horses, ponies, minis (all equines), as well as sheep, goats and pigs.
Our residents, in turn, provide opportunities in our community for people to make meaningful connections with our animals.
We are a nonprofit organization that is dependent on the generosity of our friends and donors; and with YOUR help, we can keep our commitment to the animals in our care.
Please come on in and explore the variety of residents that call us home and see the different ways YOU can help!
Bruce, Arrival March 2022
Bruce, September 2022
Bruce joined us from Central Virginia Horse Rescue on March 20, 2022! At a towering 17.1 hands, he is one big guy and the largest horse we have ever housed in our herd! He is in his late teens and likely an American Warmblood meaning he has some combination of draft and thoroughbred in him. It has taken almost this entire year to unravel his health challenges and customize a care program that works for him!
Bruce has had some significant health challenges since his arrival, but as a sanctuary, we are dedicated to helping him and equipped with a wonderful team of caregivers, ready to help him live his best life! We have made SIGNIFICANT changes in his health, and watched his personality emerge WITH YOUR SUPPORT! Bruce has had 2 emergency visits and a one week hospital stay, as well as prescribed daily medications to help with his pain levels and improve his daily wellbeing. This all adds up and we need your support! We are currently fundraising to pay off his existing veterinary bill. Please help if you can!
BE A HERO FOR THE HERD IN 2023
We are excited to enter 2023 and ready to take on the challenges a small organization must tackl. Our community has always been a integral part of our continued success and evolution. We call it our COMMUNITY OF CARING!
As a small, community based non profit, we are at a disadvantage with larger organizations with larger fundraising budgets. We rely on our community of support to help us spread the word! You can comment, like and SHARE our campaign to help us get the word out. We have been in our Bowie location since 2001 and we are celebrating 10 years as a non profit! We are not only committed to our resident animals, but we are also committed to our community! Help us continue to be a valuable community resource this year and impact an organization in your area!
For as little as $25 a month YOU can help!
We are CLOSED every Sunday for programs and visits.
All activities are by appointment only.
NO PETS ALLOWED
ALL VISITS, TOURS AND ACTIVITIES ARE
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
PLEASE CONTACT US TO SCHEDULE.
follow us on Facebook @BigPurpleBarnBowie for more information!
by Paul Gessler
Tuesday, December 12th 2017