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Farm Sanctuary Adds Third Shelter

Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization, and Animal Acres, a California nonprofit, announced an agreement to integrate Animal Acres’ Southern California farm animal shelter, located in Acton, CA, into Farm Sanctuary’s existing national programs, which include farm animal shelters in Watkins Glen, NY, and Orland, CA.

Since its founding in 1986, Farm Sanctuary has rescued more than 10,000 farm animals and facilitated the adoption of thousands of these animals to loving homes. Farm Sanctuary also engages in national outreach, education, and advocacy work to encourage people to treat farm animals with consideration and compassion and to promote a vegetarian lifestyle.

Animal Acres was founded in 2005 with a mission similar to Farm Sanctuary and is presently home to rescued cows, pigs, sheep, goats, turkeys, geese, and chickens.

“Following a period of collaboration on the animals’ care, it became clear to both of our organizations that the Acton, CA, shelter would be a welcome addition to Farm Sanctuary’s national shelter and education programs,” says Allan Kornberg, Farm Sanctuary’s Executive Director. “Operating only an hour outside of Los Angeles, the staff and volunteers at Animal Acres have provided unique educational resources to Southern California, and we look forward to enhancing these resources in the future.”

“We are very pleased to join our efforts with Farm Sanctuary,” says Patty Shenker, Animal Acres co-founder and director. “By adding our shelter to Farm Sanctuary’s existing rescue, adoption and education efforts, we have an even greater opportunity to help people see farm animals as emotional, intelligent individuals and to raise awareness of, and one day end, their extreme suffering.”

11 comments to Farm Sanctuary Adds Third Shelter

  • Paris Portman

    I went to their last gala, and loved the coverage you gave them from it. It is a great nonprofit that needs our support. This is good news for farm animals.

  • Goeffrey Humprhies

    Thanks to Farm Sanctuary’s educational efforts, I have learned so much from them. They take an honest–not shocking–approach towards educating the public about the plight of farm animals. I really look up to Gene Bauer. He is so reasonable. And I knew Gene before I went veggie. He never judged. Farm Sanctuary doesn’t shock like PETA does. They take a sane approach, and I know that the animals in their care are very fortunate.

  • Dominick Iaasics

    I’ve been to their Watkins Glen, NY, headquarters. It is beautiful, and I saw firsthand how well those animals are treated.

  • Andrew Coleman

    I became a vegan thanks to Farm Sanctuary.

  • Michael Anderson

    Thank you Farm Sanctuary for being level headed, honest, and a leader in educating the public about farm animals. These are intelligent animals that need to be treated with respect. It’s true that most farm animals are used for food. I am a vegan. But even those used for food should be treated with respect. Their time here on earth should be cruelty-free.

  • Georgia Harman

    this is a win, win, win–for the farm animals, FS, and the public.

  • Michelle

    So many animal blogs cover dogs and cats. It’s great that you occasionally let us know about the plight and good news about farm animals and wildlife. This is definitely good news for farm animals.

  • Jaime Frommer

    I also have been to FS in NYS. Anything they do is positive for farm animals. Thanks for covering this.

  • Nina Milano

    Thanks Michele for covering FS. They really know how to educate the public about farm animals without using shock journalism. They take a sensible approach to teach us how farm animals are treated.

  • John Cole

    I’m in CA. I’ve been to the Watkins Glen facility, and now will check out this new one. It’s good news for the animals.

  • Sighet Sighetu Marmatiei

    Thats great that you talk about Farm Sanctuary Adds Third Shelter Pet News and Views. It’s a great organization.