Animal Place Overview
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Target demographics: farmed animals
Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 4,600 rescued farmed animals
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: * Clean the chicken barn* Sort donated produce* Feed the rabbits
Geographic areas served: the United States
Programs: 1. Rescue Ranch: The only program of its kind in the nation, Animal Place's Rescue Ranch facilitates the release of farmed animals from farms (mainly egg farms), rehabilitates animals, and finds permanent homes. Since August 2010, more than 12,000 animals have been saved.
2. Onsite education through our guided and self-guided tours where visitors get up close and personal with the rescued animals and learn their powerful stories. More than 2,000 visitors come each year.
3. Internship and volunteerism are important to Animal Place. Up to 7 residential interns live onsite and ensure day-to-day care and our bevvy of volunteers clean barns, socialize animals, and table/assist with tours.
4. Food for Thought is a national program asking animal shelters to adopt an animal friendly menu policy for fundraising events.
In 2012 - undertook the largest rescue of farmed animals in California history saving 4,460 starving hens from an egg farm. Took in 4,100 of those hens and found permanent homes for them. Took in more than 100 new animals for permanent sanctuary. Welcomed more than 1,000 people to the sanctuary through guided and self-guided tours. Upgraded our internship program, with more than 60 activists coming through our program. Put our 2.8-acre vegan farm into action, growing vegan produce for restaurants, the public, animals and staff!