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Dave Burns says, "I love this place."

Farmhouse Animal and Nature Sanctuary of Myakka comes to the rescue

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 |

Dave Burns says, "I love this place."

George the tortoise was found wandering the streets of Sarasota.

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 |

George the tortoise was found wandering the streets of Sarasota.

Ducks enjoy their habitat at Farmhouse Animal and Nature Sanctuary.

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 |

Ducks enjoy their habitat at Farmhouse Animal and Nature Sanctuary.

Powder, an albino kangaroo, is one of the favorites at Farmhouse Animal and Nature Sanctuary.

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 |

Powder, an albino kangaroo, is one of the favorites at Farmhouse Animal and Nature Sanctuary.

Dave Burns is used as a perch by a cockatoo who calls the Farmhouse Animal and Nature Sanctuary home.

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 |

Dave Burns is used as a perch by a cockatoo who calls the Farmhouse Animal and Nature Sanctuary home.

A prairie dog is a recent addition to the sanctuary. Dave Burns currently is building a new prairie dog habitat.

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 |

A prairie dog is a recent addition to the sanctuary. Dave Burns currently is building a new prairie dog habitat.

Dave Burns holds Emily's hands while offering a treat.

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 |

Dave Burns holds Emily's hands while offering a treat.

Lisa Burns shows off a desert tortoise.

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 |

Lisa Burns shows off a desert tortoise.

Dave Burns attracts several goats when he brings a few treats.

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 |

Dave Burns attracts several goats when he brings a few treats.

Volunteer Grace Parry, a student at Lakewood Ranch High School, gets close to a bearded dragon.

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 |

Volunteer Grace Parry, a student at Lakewood Ranch High School, gets close to a bearded dragon.

Bullseye enjoys the attention from Lisa Burns. Bullseye was named after "Toy Story."

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 |

Bullseye enjoys the attention from Lisa Burns. Bullseye was named after "Toy Story."

A goat is curious about what is going on at Farmhouse Animal and Nature Sanctuary.

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 |

A goat is curious about what is going on at Farmhouse Animal and Nature Sanctuary.

Frankie the tortoise gets some loving from Lisa Burns.

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 |

Frankie the tortoise gets some loving from Lisa Burns.

Lisa Burns enters a habitat that was built by Dave Burns.

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 |

Lisa Burns enters a habitat that was built by Dave Burns.

A bearded dragon is one of the many animals at the Farmhouse Animal and Nature Sanctuary.

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 |

A bearded dragon is one of the many animals at the Farmhouse Animal and Nature Sanctuary.

Yeesaw couldn't even stand up when Dave and Lisa Burns brought him to the sanctuary. Now the donkey is "jumping fences."

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 |

Yeesaw couldn't even stand up when Dave and Lisa Burns brought him to the sanctuary. Now the donkey is "jumping fences."

Powder is playful but Dave Burns has to be careful because she is very strong.

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 |

Powder is playful but Dave Burns has to be careful because she is very strong.

Cockatoo enjoys meets the students in the classroom.

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 |

Cockatoo enjoys meets the students in the classroom.

Lisa Burns feeds George, who likes to climb up on her lap.

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 |

Lisa Burns feeds George, who likes to climb up on her lap.

The Farmhouse Animal and Nature Sanctuary is getting a license so it can open to the public.

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 |

The Farmhouse Animal and Nature Sanctuary is getting a license so it can open to the public.

Dave Burns stands with Danny, who is 30 years old and who was the first animal who under the care of Dave and Lisa Burns.

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 |

Dave Burns stands with Danny, who is 30 years old and who was the first animal who under the care of Dave and Lisa Burns.

Powder relaxes in the sun at Farmhouse Animal and Nature Sanctuary.

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 |

Powder relaxes in the sun at Farmhouse Animal and Nature Sanctuary.

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