“It was everything we had dreamt of and more. Fast forward a few months and the house is officially ours now. We moved in a few weeks back, but are looking forward to spending forever here,” Emily wrote on their Instagram post. “The plan is for this home to become a sanctuary as well – a safe haven for many animals in the future. And so Freedom Farmhouse was born! We are so excited to share everything that is to come with this truly special property.”
And so, a few months later, Emily and Dylan moved in with their three dogs. And, in the process, they lived with 16 cats.
“When we first moved in I was not happy about all the barn cats that were left behind. I have never even owned a cat before, let alone ,” Emily admitted. “Fast forward 7 months later and I love my kitties.”
But the previous owners of the farmhouse had only provided an old shed where the cats eat and sleep.
They bought a couple of cat beds, lots of food bowls, even more toys, and a heater. They even added cat towers and installed a catwalk on the walls.
What started as a safe haven for slaves in historic times has now become a safe haven for animals.