100% of your donation goes directly towards the care and feeding of the animals. We are deeply grateful for your support, as it helps us spread our message of compassion toward farm animals.

Meet Lisa Davis


Dr. Lisa Davis is the Co-founder and President of the Burleigh Manor Animal Sanctuary and Eco-Retreat (BMASER). She and her husband, Dr. Lawrence Cheskin, founded the Sanctuary with Davis’ father, Edward Davis, Jr. in 2012 in honor of the late Margaret (Peggy) Davis, an avid animal lover and advocate. Having grown up with horses and numerous pets and continued caring for them her whole life, Davis knew she had a calling to help animals. After conferring with her lifelong friends, Davis left her corporate job, where she was Vice President of Scientific and Clinical Affairs at Medifast, Inc., moved to Ellicott City, Maryland, and established the nonprofit animal sanctuary.​


Animal Sponsorships are an affordable way to help us provide for each animal’s feed, bedding, and veterinary care and farrier services.

Pricing for each type of animal varies and can be found on their adoption page click below for more details.


of your purchases donated to BMAS

Burleigh Manor History

Burleigh Manor, located in the historic old mill town of Ellicott City, Maryland, was constructed in 1802. In addition to a Federal-style manor house, the property also features the original stone smokehouse and gatehouse...


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3950 White Rose Way
Ellicott City, MD 21042