Animal Place provides a safe haven to hundreds of rescued farmed animals, facilitates the placement of thousands of hens into permanent homes, and educates the public about the importance of a compassionate, vegan lifestyle.
Founded in 1989, Animal Place is one of the oldest and largest sanctuaries for farmed animals in the USA. Animal Place operates two facilities – a 600-acre sanctuary in the Sierra foothills that is home to 250 permanent residents, and a 60-acre adoption center in northern California that provides temporary housing to hens rescued from the egg industry. Since 2010, 16,000 animals have been saved through the Rescue Ranch adoption program.
The rescued non-human animals come from small and large farms, vivisection labs, cruelty cases, and slaughterhouses. At the sanctuary they shed their past cruelties to become ambassadors for the billions of chickens, turkeys, pigs, cows, rabbits, sheep, and goats who aren’t lucky enough to end up at sanctuaries.
Animal Place strives to create meaningful change for farmed animals through advocacy and education. Thousands of visitors flock to the sanctuary each year to learn more about the animals and farming. Residential interns become stronger and better advocates. Volunteers help provide care to the animals. Animal Place hosts events, like Thank the Turkeys, workshops like Chicken Care classes, talks and stalls at dozens of events throughout the year. Their Sanctuary Sweets recipe list provides weekly vegan recipes for subscribers to enjoy compassionate cooking.
Their mantra is guiding people to put their compassion into action.