Funny Farm

My Unexpected Life with 600 Rescue Animals

Laurie Zaleski

Funny Farm


An inspiring and moving memoir of the author’s turbulent life with 600 rescue animals.

Laurie Zaleski never aspired to run an animal rescue; that was her mother Annie’s dream. But from girlhood, Laurie was determined to make the dream come true. Thirty years later as a successful businesswoman, she did it, buying a 15-acre farm deep in the Pinelands of South Jersey. After her mother’s passing, she established the Funny Farm Animal Rescue in Mays Landing, New Jersey. Today, she carries on Annie’s mission to save abused and neglected animals. Funny Farm is Laurie’s story: of promises kept, dreams fulfilled, and animals lost and found.

“Satisfying . . . Zaleski writes in vivid unsentimental language, equal parts passion and grit.”
—Ellen Stimson, Author of Mud Season and Good Grief

“Moving, inspiring, honest, and refreshingly real. I loved every page!”
—Ellie Laks-Weiner, author of My Gentle Barn

“[A] heartwarming debut . . . Masterfully illustrates how one person can rise above difficult circumstances to do substantial good.”
Publishers Weekly

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