Moms are always looking for something different to do with their kids, especially if it's affordable and easy. There is an adorable rescue animal farm run by an adorable couple and family In Southampton Township in Burlington County called Muddy Paws.

Muddy Paws Farm Rescue. They have rescue animals that were either neglected or saved from slaughter. Muddy Paws has mini-horses, chickens, goats, dogs and cats, donkeys and ducks too.

Howard and Debbie found themselves empty-nesters after raising four kids, so they decided to buy a small farm and rescue animals of all kinds. Muddy Paws Farm Rescue is a non-profit 501c(3) organization and accepts donations that are tax-deductible. Also, volunteers are welcome to come work on the farm.

Admission is free and there is no appointment necessary to visit. From the descriptions on the website, it looks like Howard and Debbie are just as interesting as the animals there, maybe more so.

It would take special people to put that much time, effort and money into a place just to rescue unwanted animals. There are a few places like this popping up around the state and it's a great way to get the kids involved in helping or just feeding the animals. It's also a chance for busy families to get out of the house and do something different.

Growing up working on a farm in the summers gave me an appreciation for nature, hard work, and a good night's sleep. Check out Muddy Paws Farm Rescue, not too far off of Route 206 in Vincentown/Southampton Burlington County.

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