13 August 2014

Old animals' home in Ylistaro

Wanha Markki in Ylistaro in western Finland is the home of an artist couple, who have an old animals' home on the premises. The old animals' home is one of a kind in Finland and has been in operation since 1999. Many animals have been able to enjoy their retirement there, and sometimes even younger animals are allowed to enter. The old animals' home exists thanks to volunteers, donations and earnings from the owners' art and gift shop sales.

Many of the animals are able to roam the yard freely, and some dwell in generous sized enclosures. Visitors can look at the animals and pet them. Life is calm and serene on the yard, it's a true countryside haven. I try to visit there at least once a year. Now behold the cute animals!

 

 

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