Our Story

Lori Swett, Founder and President of Clover Ridge Animal Sanctuary has been rescuing animals in some form or another, her whole life.

She began her animal rescue work 2 decades ago and has been committed to saving as many animals as possible ever since.

Over the years Lori has held volunteer positions for the local Audubon center rehabilitating orphaned or injured wildlife, spent decades working for several pug rescue organizations, more recently became involved in feral cat rescue (TNR), and in 2016 welcomed our first farm animals to the sanctuary.

It was around this time Lori began finding 4 leaf clovers all over the goat pasture! A sure sign that this passion and mission was meant to be. That is when Clover Ridge Farm was officially born.

Since then it’s been a lot of hard work day after day, year after year, trying to make a difference in as many animals lives as possible.

As Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world”. Our goal is to GROW, and able to make an even BIGGER impact, and help save even MORE animals and change their lives for the BETTER.

By sharing our stories, mission, and vision, we hope to make the world a safer place for animals. Whether it is educating the public about the importance of spaying and neutering pets to keep the population down, adopting pets from shelters and rescues vs. supporting puppy mills, TNR programs for feral or stray cats, or bringing awareness to the horrors of factory farming and the damage it has caused not only to the farm animals who suffer unimaginably, but also to our planet and to our health… our message and mission is always one of compassion, kindness, and love.

Today, Clover Ridge is home to senior special needs dogs, feral / semi feral cats, and goats. We hope to be able to grow and one day secure more land with more pastures and more barns so we can rescue more farm animals from slaughter.

Please join us in making a difference in the lives of homeless animals.

Thank you for your support!