About Chenoa


The Chenoa Manor Story

Chenoa Manor is a very unique & sacred space. Long before Chenoa Manor was a non-profit organization, the land itself was held very sacred by the Native Americans who inhabited this area, specifically the Lenape Indians. The word Chenoa is a Native American term meaning white dove. In addition to the Native American ancestors, many of the manor’s visitors – from energy workers & healers to astrologers & Bhutanese monks – have all agreed that there is something “other worldly” about this 25-acre parcel of land; something not naturally found in many other locations; something that inherently creates a sense of peace and connection not only among our animal residents but also with the youth who are regularly involved with the sanctuary.

The animals who call Chenoa Manor home have come to us from a variety of circumstances. Many arrive at the sanctuary after suffering the abuses of factory farming, cruelty, or hoarding situations; others were subjected to laboratory experiments, or simply abandoned in the wild and left to fend for themselves.

Chenoa Manor is supported by an active Board of Directors, whose contributions and services are offered on a strictly voluntary basis. We have no paid staff and rely exclusively on contributions from the public.


To make a contribution online, please click the Donate Today button at the top of the page, or send us an email for more information.

If you’re considering making a contribution, we invite you to learn more about Chenoa Manor Donor Rewards. We also welcome in-kind donations of equipment and supplies – give a gift from our wish list!


Come visit! Tours are scheduled every two to three months, or you can arrange to take a private tour, if our schedule permits. To find out about upcoming tours, please check out the Visiting Chenoa page.