WATCH: Debbie’s Dream – The Story of Winslow Farm

Winslow Farm in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Bilin Lin/BU News Service)

By Bilin Lin
Boston University News Service

Growing up as a neglected child, Debra White says she often found common ground between herself and abused animals. Following several office jobs, while meditating by Meadow Pond in Norton, Mass. on the side, she eventually opened an animal sanctuary in 1996, and has rescued thousands of animals over the years.

Among them are a dog named “Freedom,” found starving in a cage, and a donkey named “Startaz,” rescued before slaughter.

The rescue center, Winslow Animal Farm Sanctuary, has since weathered numerous storms, but White says she has managed to grow its operation throughout it all, buying one acre of land at a time. Bilin Lin has her story.


  • Thank you for sharing your story.I have been to your farm several times and absolutely love it.Your animals are so well cared for, you do an amazing job. I would love to volunteer, currently a nurse, just waiting for things to slw down.Thank you, you are an amazing human.❤

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