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Northwest Las Vegas Farm Helps Rescue Ailing Animals

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A farm in northwest Las Vegas has been rescuing abandoned, injured, sick and old animals for years.

Barn Buddies Rescue owner Sharon Linsenbardt says the property's mission is to be a safe haven for any farm animal in need. She has run the farm since the 1960s and established the nonprofit five years ago.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the farm is home to several animals, including the lone survivor of a group of starving calves and a brown mare abandoned in the desert with maggot-infested wounds.

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Linsenbardt says every animal at the farm has come "from an irresponsible situation."

But caring for the animals isn't cheap. Food alone adds up to over $7,000 a month.

The facility has a suggested $6 donation for admission and also allows visitors to sponsor an animal.