Amazing Grace Animal Sanctuary
About Our Sanctuary

“When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal, I see a living being, I see a friend, I see a soul.”

Our History

Donna Watterson is the founder of Amazing Grace Animal Sanctuary. Her passion and purpose is caring for animals, especially those in need of love. Daryl, her husband, joined her in this mission and together they manage the sanctuary. Most recently Harmoney, Donna’s niece, has joined the family.

The idea of an Animal Sanctuary started to evolve about 10 years ago when Donna and Daryl moved into the Sullivan location. Prior to the move they lived in Keene and enjoyed their hobby of caring for rabbits and a couple of goats. The first rescue came about 2 weeks before the big move and a pair of donkeys were in need of a home. Donna had always dreamed of owning a donkey, as well as, a rescue farm and this opportunity was a blessing. It became the start of Amazing Grace Animal Sanctuary.

Their rented property had 10 stalls and it did not take long to fill them with unwanted, mistreated and abandoned animals. The sanctuary is now home to horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, alpacas, pigs, various chickens, turkeys and a bunny.

January 2019 was the start of a new beginning for the sanctuary when it became a 501C(3) nonprofit organization.

We are excited to expand our animal care, outreach and educational opportunities. We have had the opportunity to involve our animals with disabled interns from Chesco, Inc., charter school interns, home school groups, public school groups, Girl Scouts, Cedarcrest and the Make a Wish Foundation. Additionally, we bring animals to visit local schools and fairs.

About Amazing Grace Animal Sanctuary – 

Board of Directors:

Barbara Berry, Treasurer

Donna Dearth

Cathy LaMontagne

Ray Alejandro

Susan Alejandro

Diane Regan

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Donna Watterson, Executive Director

501C(3) nonprofit

Artist, Susan Alejandro

Our Amazing Sponsors


Fish Roofing

True Hope Therapeutic Horsemanship Program


Linda & Len Perham

Robert & Lynx Konning & Tim



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Amazing Grace Animal Sanctuary

161 Centre St.
Sullivan,  NH 03445


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“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”  — Anatole France

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