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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: To provide rescue and care for abused and neglected farm animals; Provide adoption service and information on farm animal care; Educate and disseminate information on farm animal issues; Conduct cruelty investigations and assist authorities in farm animal cruelty cases; Monitor legislative action.

Programs: With the active support of over 100,000 members, we are: Operating coast-to-coast shelters and a national rescue and adoption network that is directly saving and providing lifelong care for thousands of rescued farm animals. Waging groundbreaking campaigns and cruelty investigations which have resulted in the nations first cruelty convictions of stockyards, factory farms and slaughterhouses. Passing the first ever laws banning cruel factory farming practices and the abuse of downed animals (animals too sick or weak to even stand). Educating millions of people about farm animal suffering through extensive media projects and national news features, humane education and internships, shelter visitor programs, conferences, and other education and outreach projects.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 Rachel107

Donor

Rating: 5

Love love love this place. These guys do wonderful work. Rescuing and rehabilitation the "unwanted " animals left over from the animal feed lot industry. Such misery that is turned into triumph with a little patience and love. These animals are the lucky ones and are saved from a very cruel industry that needs to stop. I will continue to give my money and my time to this organization. Save a life, go vegan!

4

Donor

Rating: 5

There aren't many charities that devote their time to rescuing farm animals and publicizing this cause. I am happy with this charity and wish there would be more groups that would rescue these poor animals.

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4

Donor

Rating: 5

I think this organization is great. I am glad there is an organization to rescue farm animals since sadly it is something most people don't seem to think about.

5

Donor

Rating: 5

My children and I are sponsers for Farm Sanctuary Animal Shelter by donating money to help them take care of the many animals they rescue from factory farming. We live in Sweden, but when we visited the US, we took a trip to Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen and were given a tour of the Farm and even got to volunteer -- we got to clean out a duck swimming pool and feed apples to some huge pigs that are among the few who are allowed to live to grow to full size nowadays. At Thanksgiving time Farm Sanctuary has a programme where you can sponser a turkey -- instead of eating one. There is so much more to eat than turkeys and by not eating meat, the food resources go so much further to help people have more to eat.