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We include information and links to sanctuaries for animals who have been rescued from abuse and will now live out the rest of their lives being nurtured and loved. These sanctuaries also strongly promote veganism.

Please read On the Importance of Sanctuaries.

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Animal Place's - Sanctuary Directory

  • Animal Place Grass Valley, CA
    A nonprofit sanctuary for abused and discarded farmed animals, founded in 1989. Rescued individuals and indigenous wildlife share 60 acres of forest, meadow, pasture, hills and small lake. Animal Place is also a humane education center that works to promote cruelty-free lifestyles and veganism.

  • Asha Sanctuary Newfane, NY
    Located in the heart of Niagara's orchards and vineyards, Asha Sanctuary is on 27 acres of cleared and preserved forest, with a mission to begin the magic when people meet farmed animals for the first time. At Asha Sanctuary, we will let the animals tell their story. It’s a simple one of just wanting to be loved and respected. They will tell us with a loving kiss, a warm nudge, or a still look that captures our hearts and changes our minds forever.

  • BaaHaus Vashon, WA
    BaaHaus is dedicated to helping abused, neglected, and abandoned domestic animals, particularly farm animals that, due to past treatment, would be difficult to place through adoption.

  • Back Into Daylight Animal Sanctuary County Meath, Ireland
    Home to Mr Piggy - a wild boar -  a goat, eleven cats,six dogs, 80 hens, and two humans. Our aim is to give all our animals a loving home, peace and quiet to live out their lives. We are a vegan sanctuary dedicated to a vegan way of life, and we always promote veganism.

  • Catskill Animal Sanctuary Saugerties, NY
    Provides a safe and loving haven for abused and abandoned horses and farm animals - animals who have never known warm shelter, spacious pastures, good food, or the touch of a kind hand. Since 2001, CAS has provided refuge for about 1,300 such animals, including horses, ponies, cows, goats, sheep, donkeys, pigs, rabbits, and a variety of birds.

  • Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary Ontario, Canada
    Located just outside Stratford, Ontario, the sanctuary a place of hope for animals rescued from the abuse, neglect, and slaughter found on meat, milk, and egg farms. Hundreds of farm animals, including goats, pigs, sheep, donkeys, chickens and ducks have been rescued since the sanctuary began in 1999.

  • Chenoa Manor Avondale, PA
    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, others were subjected to cruel and unnecessary lab experiments, or simply abandoned in the wild and left to fend for themselves.

  • Chicken Run Rescue Minneapolis, MN
    Chicken Run Rescue is the only urban chicken rescue of its kind and receives no support from any other organizations, institutions or agencies and depends entirely on donations and sales of art merchandise to continue helping chickens. There is a special need for rooster homes. Don't breed or buy - Adopt

  • Ching Farm Rescue and Sanctuary Riverton, UT
    At Ching Farm, we fill a need in the Salt Lake area by advocating for farm animals through rescue, education, and adoption and placement services. We believe that our advocate work can help change perceptions of farm animals and create a deeper respect for the rich emotional lives of these animals.

  • Chocowinity Chicken Sanctuary Chocowinity, NC
    We give permanent sanctuary to abandoned chickens or chickens in need of a home for some other reason. We offer information on chicken care to individuals and strive to educate the public about the effects of factory farming on the animals, the environment, and health.

  • Coming Home Animal Sanctuary Candor, NY
    Coming Home is building a nurturing environment for abused, abandoned, and neglected rabbits and factory farm animals where they can live out their lives in peace. The sanctuary is committed to raising awareness about rabbit welfare and to eventually working with humane societies to address the problem of neglected and abandoned rabbits.

  • Darlynn's Darlins Lake Wales, FL
    To provide rescue, temporary or permanent food, shelter, medical attention, personal and emotional care in a "no-kill" sanctuary to abused, abandoned, homeless or neglected domestic, farm or feral animals, particularly potbellied pigs. To teaching respect for all animals as living, breathing creatures of the earth with all the rights and consideration which should be afforded to any sentient being. To inspire acceptance of the philosophy that the ability to make a lifetime commitment is a primary responsibility of animal guardianship.

  • Eden Farm Animal Sanctuary Ireland
    At Eden Farm Animal Sanctuary farm animals are given a home for life. They are treated with compassion, dignity, and respect; their rights are honoured, and we do everything we can to help them have lives that are as enjoyable as they can be. The animals at Eden have been saved from a life of torture and certain death, usually in their infancy or early childhoods.

  • Edgar's Mission Australia
    Edgar’s Mission is a not for profit sanctuary for rescued farmed animals that seeks to create a humane and just world for humans and non-humans. Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary is set on 153 peaceable acres situated just outside of Lancefield, nestled in the tranquillity of the Macedon Ranges.

  • El Paraiso de los Animale Buenos Aires, Argentina
    After the recent rescue of a goat from a goat factory farm: "We cannot save them all, but this little girl goat is an ambassador to prove that if we want, we can do it. We cannot pretend anymore and cannot look to the other side. These animals were born only to be eaten. Now she is an ambassador and our farm sanctuary is a candle in the middle of the dark."

  • Farm Animal Rescue of Mifflinburg Mifflinburg, PA
    The Farm Animal Rescue of Mifflinburg provides PERMANENT SANCTUARY, providing the same rehabilitative services as other rescues but also addressing the seemingly never-ending cycle of settling in - upheaval - settling in - upheaval. It is our belief that herd animals are especially vulnerable to severe anxiety as a result of frequent changes to their range and the loss of herd members to whom they may have grown attached.

  • Farm Sanctuary Watkins Glen, NY - Orland, CA - Los Angeles, CA
    Works to end cruelty to farm animals and promotes compassionate living through rescue, education and advocacy. We envision a world where the violence that animal agriculture inflicts upon people, animals and the environment has ended, and where instead we exercise values of compassion.

  • F.R.I.E.N.D. Animal Rescue Tonbridge, UK
    Friend Animal Rescue Friend Animal Rescue started on a cold Monday morning at Seven Oaks Market in the early 1990's with the purchase of a lamb by vegan activist Marion Easton. Little did she realise how that day and that £1 purchase was to change so many lives. To this day the vegan message is paramount, along with campaigning for farmed animals.

  • For the Animals Sanctuary Blairstown, NJ
    We are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and life-long care of victims of the food farming trade. At our shelter, animals that would have lived a life of privation, pain and constant fear are able to enjoy life, nature, companionship and receive life-long veterinary care.

  • Full Circle Farm Sanctuary Weaverville NC
    We provide peaceful, loving refuge to rescued farmed animals who typically face dire circumstances. Here in this special oasis, animals who otherwise routinely suffer abuse, maiming, manipulation, neglect and death, instead find compassionate care, nurturing hands and warm hearts.

  • Goat Mountain Ranch Sanctuary Leicester, NJ
    Goat Mountain Ranch Sanctuary provides a home for animals who would otherwise be killed or endure lives of pain and suffering. We focus on goats, sheep, pigs, chickens and other animals that most shelters and sanctuaries cannot accommodate.

  • Green Acres Farm Sanctuary Silverton, OR
    The mission of Green Acres Farm Sanctuary is the prevention of cruelty to, and the commercialization of animals, especially farmed animals. We put this mission into action by providing shelter, care and board to abused, abandoned, and unwanted farm animals. We look to inspire change through creating a place where members of the public can have positive interaction with farm animals by providing for their care and the animals can, in turn, educate them about the abusive use of farmed animals.

  • Happy Herd Farm Sanctuary Fraser Valley, BC Canada
    We provide a forever home for all types of animals rescued from the farming industry where they will live out their entire lives in a beautiful natural setting treated with kindness and respect. It is time we brought humans and animals back together, to connect and experience each others personalities, wants and needs, and you will be surprised, they may not be that much different.

  • Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary Ravenna OH
    Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary Inc. rescues, rehabilitates, and provides an adoption program for abused, abandoned, and neglected farm animals such as horses, ponies, pot belly pigs, farm pigs, chickens, ducks, turkeys, sheep, goats, and cattle. Animals in our program must have been removed from a situation of abuse, neglect or abandonment by law officials, and cruelty charges must be filed against the person(s) responsible for the crime.

  • Have A Heart Farm (HAHF) Glenview, IL
    HAHF was founded in 2006 from a need to establish a permanet and humane placement site for the unwanted animals from Wagner Farm. HAHF is the sister organization of Wagner Farm Rescue Fund. It is also a mission of HAHF to be a placement site, both temporary and permanent, for other farm and non-farm animals with specisl needs. HAHF, along with its sister organization Wagner Farm Rescue Fund (WFRF), is also the founder of The H.E.A.R.T. (Helping Each Animal Receive Time) Coalition, which has been formed to network with other non-profit organizations in conjunction with their rescue of animals such as farm animals, domestic cats and dogs, feral cats, race track animals, and wildlife.

  • Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary French Camp, CA
    Our mission is to provide life-long care for these animals, and to educate the public about humane animal care and practices. We rehabilitate, both physically and psychologically, mistreated animals and, if possible, we will find appropriate homes for them.

  • Hen Harbor Felton, CA
    Hen Harbor is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2012 with the goal of providing lifelong care and sanctuary for hens – particularly those rescued from the factory farming industry.

  • Indraloka Animal Sanctuary Mehoopany, PA
    As one of Pennsylvania’s only all species and farm animal rescue, Indraloka provides “heaven on earth” for 165 animals that have nowhere else to turn. We educate the community, especially children, on ways in which we can better care for ourselves and the environment while helping animals in need.

  • Juliana's Animal Sanctuary Guasca-Cundinamarca, Colombia
    I founded Paramatma Animal Sanctuary in Guasca-Cundinamarca, Colombia, where animals get the love and respect they deserve. We are the only vegan sanctuary in all of Colombia, and the only shelter in all of South America that protects cows.

  • Lasa Sanctuary, Jefferson, OH
    Our mission is to promote whole, vegan living through education and experience designed to celebrate the connectedness of all living beings, to provide sanctuary for animals of all species, and to share our message of compassionate healing throughout the human community.

  • Leilani Farm Sanctuary Haiku, Maui, HI
    The sanctuary is an all volunteer, non-profit organization created to provide shelter and care for abused animals, and humane education to the public. Part of the mission is to put an end to factory farming.

  • Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary Scio, OR
    The Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary was formed to guide animals in need to the safety of calm waters. The Board of Directors, volunteers and supporters are dedicated to light the lantern to guide those abused and neglected animals; to prevent disasters; and to prevent needless loss of life.. a guiding light to safe harbor.

  • Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary Lafayette CO
    Our Mission is to provide refuge and guardianship for farmed animals, inspire a community to think differently through education and outreach, and promote a more compassionate lifestyle.

  • Maple Farm Sanctuary Mendon, MA
    An animal sanctuary providing lifelong homes for abused, abandoned and unwanted farmed animals while promoting veganism and respect for all life through public information.

  • Out to Pasture Animal Sanctuary Estacada, OR
    We provide permanent housing and care for a variety of abused, neglected or abandoned animals including large farm animals, pigs, rabbits, chickens and dogs. We promote the humane treatment of all animals and advocate for an end to factory farming and we promote a vegan diet through public education including leafleting, tabling at public events and newspaper articles in the Portland area.

  • Peaceful Fields Santuary Winchester, VA
    The sanctuary was founded to provide a happy and healthy forever home for farm animals in need in the spirit of Honoring ALL Creation.

  • Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary Deer Trail, CO
    The animals at Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary come in all different sizes and shapes but they all share the same need: a safe loving home and caretakers who respect their individuality. They join the many rescued farm animals who had been exploited and used in agribusiness.

  • Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge Pittsboro, NC
    Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge (The Refuge) is a non-profit organization that provides lifelong sanctuary to farm animals in need, educates the public about the cruelties of factory farms, and promotes veganism by offering knowledge, support, and community to people interested in living cruelty-free lifestyles.

  • Piebird Farm Sanctuary Nipissing, Ontario
    The part of Piebird that is most special is the joyful depth that the individual personalities of each of the animal-friends are celebrated. We believe these human-animal connections will allow people to see "farm" animals as friends and not as food or for service -- helping these individuals to then make the compassionate choice to go vegan. There is always life-changing, inspiring magic when we meet a new friend for the first time!

  • Pigs Peace Sanctuary Stanwood, WA
    Dedicated to providing a safe home for unwanted, abused or neglected animals in need and is committed to spreading the message of compassion and respect for all animals.

  • Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary Poolesville, MD
    A 400 acre non-profit refuge for farm animals and wildlife located in Poolesville, Maryland. We offer care, rehabilitation, and permanent sanctuary for neglected, abandoned or unwanted farm animals.

  • Precious Life Animal Sanctuary Edmonds, WA
    Dedicated to rescuing and providing a safe home for abused, neglected and abandoned farm and companion animals, teaching humane education and advocating against practices that perpetuate animal suffering.

  • Red Robin Song Animal Sanctuary & Beaver Rescue West Lebanon NY
    Our mission is to provide a forever home for rescued farm and domestic animals. We also rehabilitate injured and orphaned beavers and prepare them for release back into the wild. We work to educate the public about the many things they can do to make this a better world for animals while striving to improve our planet.

  • River's Wish Animal Sanctuary Spokane, WA
    River's Wish Animal Sanctuary is located on 65 acres in Spokane County and is dedicated to helping animals in need. The sanctuary is named for River, an inspiring dog whose love encouraged us to do more. River himself was a shelter dog and our constant companion. After a yearlong courageous battle with cancer, we sadly said goodbye to River in 1999. River’s Wish offers sanctuary to rabbits, dogs, cats, goats, horses, donkeys, pigs, chickens, turkeys and more. It is the dream of River’s Wish, that every creature is able to live a full and joyful life.

  • Rooterville, A Sanctuary Inc. Archer, FL
    To assist in the rescue and placement of abused, neglected, abandoned or unwanted animals, particularly potbellied pigs and to educate the general public with respect to the true nature and characteristics of the potbellied pig and pigs in general.

  • Rooster Sanctuary at Danzig's Roost Bennett, CO
    Rooster Sanctuary at Danzig’s Roost is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization that provides shelter and advocacy for roosters and other farmed birds who have been fortunate to escape the cruel hands of the animal use industry. The sanctuary is run by two dedicated vegan activists, Jason and Jewel, who both work full time jobs to support the sanctuary and residents.

  • Rowdy Girl Sanctuary Texas
    Our vision is to create a palpable atmosphere of communion and acceptance where farm animals, visitors, volunteers, and like minds from across the United States and the world will be drawn to experience our transition from a Texas beef cattle ranch to a vegan farm animal sanctuary.

  • Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary Poughqua, NY
    At the heart of our mission is the notion that animals are sentient beings who deserve to be treated with compassion and respect. All creatures share the earth with us and are not here to be used by us.

  • SASHA Farm [Sanctuary and Safe Haven for Animals] Manchester, MI
    SASHA Farm is the midwest’s largest farm animal sanctuary. At our shelter, not only do we provide food and water, veterinary care and a roof over their heads, we also give the animal residents affection, social interaction with others of their own species, and a sense of security.

  • Shepherd's Green Sanctuary Cookeville, TN
    Our lifetime care facility encompassing 30 acres of mixed woods and meadows for the general population and 2 acres of special facilities devoted to those who for physical or psychological reasons are not competitive, or who are elderly, disabled, chronically ill or receiving treatments or recovering from surgeries or illnesses.

  • Skylands Animal Sanctuary & Rescue Wantage NJ
    Farm animal rescue. Rescuing, rehabilitating, advocating on behalf of, and providing lifelong homes for animals. Promoting a vegan way of living.

  • Sunny Meadow Sanctuary Barre MA
    A safe haven for rescued farm animals. Each and every farm animal at Sunny Meadow was spared from going to a slaughterhouse and is now living a peaceful, happy life here at the sanctuary.

  • Sunnyskies Bird and Animals Sanctuary Wallkill, NY
    Sunnyskies was created to provide a lifetime home for unwanted parrots and other animals in need of rescue. Over time, we've had a few others come our way – horses, chickens, dogs, cats, and a few very endangered mice. Our mission: to love, protect, care and provide for our furred and feathered family.

  • Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary, Montague, NJ
    Our mission is to rescue and rehabilitate farmed animals, provide them with a permanent safe home, and educate the public so as to help change the ways people perceive these species. Tamerlaine is both a sanctuary for rescued formerly-farmed animals and an operating produce farm that makes hot sauces and seasonal foods to help fund the sanctuary.

  • The Cow Sanctuary Bridgeton, NJ
    The Cow Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Located in Bridgeton, NJ. The sanctuary provides lifelong care and rehabilitation to cows, emus, horses, goats, pigs, ducks, geese and other animals, many rescued from cruelty and neglect.

  • The Sanctuary at Soledad Goats Mojave CA
    The Sanctuary at Soledad Goats was founded by Carol and Julian Pearce, award winning goat cheese makers who, in 2015, decided to give it all up and go vegan. Rescued animals live side by side with former dairy goats as they all live out their happy lives.

  • Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary Freepost, UK
    A privately run Sanctuary set up by Fiona Oakes in 1993.  Fiona also funds an the only animal sanctuary in Moscow which is run by a group known as VITA.

  • Triangle Chance for All Triangle Region, NC
    Microsanctuary Revolution! What if you have half an acre... or an acre? You CAN have a sanctuary for animals rescued from factory farms and promote veganism. AND we rescue farmed animals who end up in county shelters in the Triangle region of North Carolina to assure they do not go back into the for-profit agricultural system and we promote a vegan lifestyle.

  • United Poultry Concerns Machipongo, VA
    A national non-profit organization that addresses the treatment of domestic fowl in food production, science, education, entertainment, and human companionship situations.

  • VINE Sanctuary (Veganism is the Next Evolution) Springfield, VT
    VINE provides a haven for hens, roosters and ducks who have escaped or been rescued from the meat and egg industries or other abusive circumstances, such as cockfighting. In addition to sheltering and advocating for birds, we conduct research and education aimed at systemic changes in agriculture, trade, consumption, and human attitudes about animals and the environment.

  • Willows Animal Sanctuary Strichen Fraserburgh, Scotland
    Dedicated to the care of abandoned and ill-treated domestic and farm animals in Scotland.

  • Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary Woodstock, NY
    Provides shelter to cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, sheep, and goats who have been rescued from cases of abuse, neglect and abandonment. We are a place where visitors can come face to face with these animals who most only know as “dinner” and learn about the devastating effects of modern-day agribusiness on the animals, the environment and human health.

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