About Burleigh Manor

Our Story 

BMASER is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in honor of Margaret (Peggy) Davis, an avid animal lover and advocate and mother to sanctuary founder, Lisa Davis.

The purpose of the Burleigh Manor Animal Sanctuary and Eco-Retreat (BMASER) is to provide a safe and caring, permanent home for unwanted, neglected, or abused farm animals.

All animals receive: Proper nourishment, shelter, and quality veterinary care and farrier services. We keep continuing records of each animal’s condition and progress, provide them individual attention and affection, and ensure these gentle refugees are surrounded by what they love most: grass, trees, fresh air, and open spaces. They are honored as living beings, and can enjoy love, safety, and peace for the remainder of their days.

The animals in our food supply are living beings with an awareness of themselves and the world around them. How we treat them is a reflection of who we are and how we view our duty on Earth towards other living things.

Our central goal is to inspire change in the way we regard farm animals and the environment through educational programs and eco-friendly practices.

Our Mission 

The mission of the Burleigh Manor Animal Sanctuary and Eco-Retreat is to provide care, a safe haven, and home for unwanted, neglected, and abused farm animals and to raise funds to ensure their needs are met. BMASER is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. One hundred percent of all donations to BMASER go to the care of the animals.

Ecological Commitment

How we manage the earth to sustain and enrich our lives is both a science and an art, embracing the past as well as the future. Burleigh Manor is committed to environmental stewardship by modeling eco-friendly farm practices, and by providing education to adults and children about preserving and enhancing our natural environment.

Some of the specific ways BMASER models eco-friendly practices:

Our solar energy system supports one hundred percent of the farmstead’s electricity. Whenever possible, we use goats, sheep, and rock salt for vegetation management in lieu of herbicides and pesticides. We use rain catchers for water conservation. We recycle almost all of our paper, metal and plastics. We compost table scraps and barn waste.

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3950 White Rose Way
Ellicott City, MD 21042