Puddle ducks Jemimah and Rebeccah enjoy life since being rescued. JENNY NICHOLS PHOTO

Cottontail Cottage moving, expanding

CHERRYFIELD — An animal rescue organization is moving to Cherryfield.

Cottontail Cottage Animal Sanctuary, formerly known as Cottontail Cottage Rabbit Rescue, has moved from Lamoine to a new 50-acre property in order to expand its rescue work.

The group will soon be able to provide permanent sanctuary to farm animals, senior and special-needs dogs, feral cats and small animals including, of course, bunnies.

Fundraising is underway to pay for the facilities needed to accommodate the expansion. Construction began April 14 on a 36-by-40-foot pole barn.

“It’s really important to CCAS to have the facilities needed in place before taking on animals from neglect situations,” said Jenny Nichols, the organization’s founder and executive director. “In addition to the physical infrastructure, we are also further developing our organizational and operational infrastructure to ensure we’re creating a sustainable sanctuary that will be here for the long-term for animals who come into our care.”

The new property also will include nature trails and a visitor center. Nichols said the sanctuary would be grateful for any donors who are willing to help spearhead the project.

“This work is only possible because of the enormous generosity of our supporters and partners. We couldn’t do it without them,” Nichols said. “[We] only hope they will find our new move and the opportunity to save more lives as exciting as we do.”

Donations can be made via the sanctuary’s website at www.cottontailcottage.org or mailed directly to Cottontail Cottage, 471 Milbridge Road, Cherryfield, ME 04622.

Cottontail Cottage is a 501(c)3, charitable nonprofit.