A Brecknock Township, Berks County woman, who runs a rescue for abused farm animals is scrambling to find a new home for them. She learned she has to be out of the current property by Sunday, after losing a court battle to stay there.
MorganDawn LeFay has lived on a three-acre property in Brecknock Township for the past three years. It’s also where she cares for the horses, sheep, llama and many other farm animals she has rescued over the years.
“Every one of them is an adoption of some sort,” she said. “Whether it was abuse or neglect, or just not wanted anymore.”
LeFay is in the process of establishing SafeHaven Sanctuary as a non-profit, but now her animals are in danger of being uprooted again.
LeFay said she paid her rent diligently, but in the meantime, her former landlord sold the property without telling her.
An attorney for the new owner tells FOX43 News that LeFay only had a month-to-month lease.
He said his client first informed her on July 9th that the property was sold to him and that she needed to move out. After a court hearing, a district judge ruled that LeFay has to be out of the home by Sunday.
“I don’t care about me, that’s not the issue,” she said, before gesturing over to her animals. “Those guys are.”
LeFay is hoping for more time and any potential leads on similar properties she can rent.
“There’s so many animals that aren’t wanted anymore,” she said. “They just, kids grow up, they don’t want the dog, they don’t want the guinea pig or whatever. This is what I do, and I need a place to be able to do it.”
If you’d like to help LeFay or know of any available properties in the area, you can contact her at (717) 575-3531 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org