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Full Circle Farm Sanctuary

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Wildlife Sanctuaries

Mission: Full Circle Farm Sanctuary acknowledges that farmed animals are among the most abused animals on the planet. As a counterpoint to the undeniable cruelty and exploitation inherent in factory farming practices and within the animal agriculture industry as a whole, Full Circle Farm Sanctuary exists in order to provide sustained, nurturing, safe and loving lifetime homes for individual farmed animals who otherwise would continue to face horrendous suffering, neglect and horrific, violently premature deaths. Further, we exist to inform and to educate the public in regards to the innate beauty, dignity and worth of each and every individual animal through one-on-one interactions with our precious animal residents. To that end, we further acknowledge that the best way to alleviate animal suffering, sustain the environment, prevent world hunger, and improve human health is to embrace the compassionate vegan lifestyle.

Results: We have welcomed scores of visitors to our sanctuary to meet our rescued resident animal ambassadors. Such one-on-one interactions between animals and people we find to be very powerful exchanges which often serve to help open one's heart to compassion's call. We have also distributed thousands of informative pieces of literature exposing the ugly truth behind the exploitation and senseless suffering of billions of non-human animals each year, and all for learned palate preferences.

Target demographics: Abused and Neglected Farmed Animals

Direct beneficiaries per year: 75 animals saved last year

Geographic areas served: Southeastern US

Programs: We offer a lifetime loving home to abused and neglected farmed animals at our sanctuary where we provide nurturing care, a loving environment, regular veterinary care, proper nutrition and peaceful surroundings. We also conduct regular vegan outreach events at numerous festivals and events throughout western NC and beyond. Additionally, we network with other sanctuaries and rescue groups to assist in placing additional animals in great homes!

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20 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 Anne130

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a regular volunteer and a board member of Full Circle Farm Sanctuary and I can say without a doubt that the founder of this charity, Kayla Worden, is one of the hardest working people I have ever met. Her level of dedication and drive is astounding. She is truly an inspiration to others and an absolute savior to scores of marginalized animals that would otherwise be living and dying in the most horrific of circumstances. Not only is she responsible for the rescue of the animals at her sanctuary, but she actively works to place unwanted/abused/neglected animals all over the country into situations where they will be safe, well cared for and well loved. This is an organization most worthy of support, especially for those concerned with protecting and raising awareness about the plight of farmed animals.

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rudysmom We deeply appreciate Anne's commitment to helping animals and her dedication of furthering the worthy goals of Full Circle in that regard. She is an invaluable member of our team.

demi2017

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This place is a little slice of heaven! Full Circle Farm is truly a sanctuary for all of the animals. You can see that Kayla loves each and every animal on the farm and really gives the animals a second chance at life. I'm truly grateful to be a part of such a great cause and I love all of the animals!! And I know you will to! So take a tour, volunteer, donate, or visit one of the events. This organization always puts the animals first and you will fall in love just like I did!

1 Courtney45

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Life Changing Experience!
Full Circle Farm Sanctuary is an amazing place to visit. They offer both tours and volunteer opportunities. Participating in either opportunity you learn about the rescued animals and gain a better understanding of what it means to live a compassionate lifestyle.

Spending an afternoon hugging Dougie the sweetest blind goat you will ever meet, seeing how much the always loving pigs Brando and Sebastain enjoy their belly rubs, or simply walking pasture to pasture to enjoying the engagement with the about 200 rescues, is a life changing experience. The property is beautiful and the staff is welcoming to all visitors.

Volunteering as a one time or on a regular basis is a great way enjoy the landscape, support the compassionate mission of FCFS and spend time bonding with these amazing animals.

I highly recommend visiting for a paid tour as a family, or participating in free volunteering with family, friends or co-workers. Bring your camera to capture the memories.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Full Circle Farm Sanctuary is an amazing organization. The foundation of FCFS allows anyone to contribute no matter what your back ground is. The founder, the board members and staff create a compassionate culture, welcoming to all while providing the best care for all of the residents. The programs including tours, volunteer orientation and community outreach provides the opportunity to learn and gives guidance to participants.

Each resident (rescue animal) is valued. They all have a story, a name, an identify and the opportunity to live a life free of cruelty and full of love. I have volunteered at other animal rescuer organizations and have really enjoyed my time with these organization, however my time at FCFS has been life changing.

Spending an afternoon hugging Dougie the sweetest blind goat you will ever meet, seeing how much the always loving pigs Brando and Sebastain enjoy their belly rubs, or simply walking pasture to pasture to enjoying the engagement with the over 160 rescues, is a life changing experience. The property is beautiful and the staff is welcoming to all visitors.

Volunteering as a one time or on a regular basis is a great way enjoy the landscape, support the compassionate mission of FCFS and spend time giving back and bonding with these amazing animals.

The facilities are keep so clean, including the overall landscape. The dedication and approach to educating visitors, volunteers and others on the importance of leading a cruelty free lifestyle is meaningful to so many.

2 Keeka B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Becoming involved with Full Circle Farm Sanctuary has been absolutely life changing for me. I found out about the sanctuary at a time when I needed a positive force in my life- Kayla, my fellow volunteers at FCFS, and, of course, the incredible animal residents have all had an incredible impact on my well being. I am so grateful for the opportunity to work alongside such compassionate and caring individuals, and to be in the company of such wonderful living beings. The work that I have been doing as a volunteer and board member at FCFS has been so rewarding- I look forward to every opportunity I get to go and work at the farm, help out at a fundraising event, etc... FCFS is the kind of place where you can feel great about the work you are doing while knowing that every effort you make is directly helping other humans and animals alike. FCFS is doing amazing and important work, there is absolutely no doubt about that.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I enjoyed my time at Full Circle. The animals were obviously very loved and cared for by the amazing Kayla. I don't know how she does it! Hope I get a chance to visit again soon!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Full Circle Farm Sanctuary does tremendous and important work by providing loving care for animals who might otherwise have been killed for lack of space or for food. It also very effectively educates the public about the serious problems involved with animal agriculture, specifically the violent treatment and slaughter of sentient beings for no reason other than long-ingrained habits. Founder Kayla Worden, her board, and volunteers are passionate, energetic, and effective voices for animals typically used for food.

1 Rosie F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I visited Full Circle for the first time a few months ago to join a friend for Volunteer Day. I was blown away by the dedication and love that Kayla shows all of her rescued animals. This is a sanctuary that is doing some incredible things. Aside from rescuing the forgotten and abused animals that so desperately need help, Kayla is a strong advocate for compassion and teaching the community that all animals deserve to live a life free from harm and exploitation. I have to say it was one of the most wonderful days of my life to be surrounded by so many beautiful animals. You could just feel the gratitude in their hearts and I look forward to the next time I can volunteer at Full Circle soon!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered at Full Circle Farm Sanctuary a number of times over the years. The founder of the sanctuary, Kayla Warden, carries a huge responsibility, caring for over fifty animals, largely on her own, as far as day to day operations go and I've always been amazed by her selfless efforts to take on such a vast responsibility. Kayla goes above and beyond providing basic needs to residents of Full Circle to ensure the health and well being of each individual animal is optimal. She truly walks the walk and makes a difference for animals and it's reflected in the top notch sanctuary that is Full Circle Farm Sanctuary.

Shannon Moorleghen

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Full Circle Farm Sanctuary is a place that exceeds all expectations. One of the main goals is to take in animals that need help, and the Sanctuary has helped so many since its inception. The Sanctuary also does extensive outreach to create a positive community in the southeast and all over the nation. Once I visited, I fell in love with its mission, passion, and animals. It is my hope that this Sanctuary's reach is far and wide!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered a few times at Full Circle Farm sanctuary, and I can assure you that these wonderful beings are being cared for. I first hear about Full Circle at the vegan festival and was hooked! Kayla is a very hard working and caring person, and she and her babies deserve all the help they can get, and then some.

3 Kylie3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered as a web developer and graphic designer for Full Circle Farm Sanctuary. The work that this nonprofit is doing is absolutely fantastic, yet often overlooked by the general population. I was so happy to be able to contribute. The leadership within the organization were very dedicated, responsive, and thankful. I will never forget my experience volunteering for them!

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rudysmom 10/12/2015

We appreciate so much the most generous, crucial, expert help and guidance you provided us, Kylie. You truly are a kind, talented, giving young lady and we wish you only the best in life. You helped us to bring our sanctuary to life online through your expert web design. Thank you!

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Donor

Rating: 5

The first time I met Kayla and some of the volunteers with FCFS, I knew I had to contribute in some way. Their mission is compassion based, wrapped with a steadfast commitment to save and sustain all animal life. Kayla and the others are resourceful and creative. They are also very respectful and intelligent when talking with others about the benefits to all human and animal kind if the world would adopt a vegan lifestyle.

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rudysmom 10/12/2015

Thank you so very much for your kind words of support. We so appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences with Full Circle. :)

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Full Circle Farm Sanctuary is an amazing place where more than 50 rescued animals can live out their lives in peace and receive the compassion and care that they deserve. I have been volunteering here regularly for a year and a half and cannot say enough about how much Kayla Worden does for them. In addition to providing excellent vet care, Full Circle is always doing outreach at regional festivals to educate people about the horrors of animal agriculture. As President of the board, I can tell you that every dime donated goes directly to the care of these animals. Vet bills (farmed animal vets and avian vets), structural costs (barns, coops, etc), and nutritional needs (all residents eat a diet that has been well researched to meet their needs) are costly and any donation is greatly appreciated. Full Circle hopes to grow and rescue more animals who can then be ambassadors for all those whose suffering is hidden from society.

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rudysmom 10/12/2015

Thank you so very much, Daniel, for all you have given of yourself to Full Circle and the animals. You are an invaluable part of our Full Circle Family and we love you!

5 Johnny04

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Full Circle farm Sanctuary is operated with the organization and compassion that only someone like Kayla can provide. You can tell the animals feel secure at this peaceful sanctuary because they know people can care and because the get great accommodations - that btw need constant food, shelter improvements and add-ons!
I plan on coming back whenever she needs a hand, prepare for winter or just to say hello to the many animal friends adjusting to freedom.

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rudysmom 10/12/2015

Thank you for sharing this kind review. We remain grateful for your sharing in this most thoughtful way. You're a gem!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been visiting Full Circle Farm Sanctuary for a little over a year. Since the first time I went I was so impressed with the great care given to all the animals living there. Each one has so much attention and is care with so much detail that I was so impressed. The animals are so happy and safe there. Despite the limitations of not being a wealth or big Sanctuary, all the structures and places for each animal , their housing, food and all leisure, rest and health need are meet every single day. There are always projects to improve housing, clean, open up more space, get animals exercise and healthy interaction and lots of love daily too!Beside this daily jobs, FCFS also does outreach and education about farm animals close and far. Their doors are always open for visitors and they make sure people get educated about the residents of the sanctuary as well as ways to help animals in general. I recommend FCFS very highly! They deserve to be supported by everyone!

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rudysmom 10/12/2015

What a kindness of you to share these sentiments here in this review. We sincerely appreciate your taking the time to do this. You are helping to make the world a better place for the animals! Thank you!

5 Emily711

Client Served

Rating: 5

This charity truly saves lives. And not only do they save lives but they save the lives of those who are often overlooked. The animals here are treated like equals and receive the utmost care and attention. They do everything they can with what they have. I love visiting and seeing all of the happy animals!!

One day, I found a goat stuck in a fence... I didn't want to send her to a farm where she would be slaughtered or impregnated for milking. I called everywhere, desperately trying to find a sanctuary and forever home for her. Kayla Worden was a godsend for us. It wasn't easy but she MADE room for this sweet goat and has since made an amazing life for her. I have visited her several times and she is healthy, happy, and well-adjusted. She even has a blind goat best friend named Nestor!

I am forever grateful to Full Circle Farm Sanctuary and the amazing work they do!

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rudysmom 10/12/2015

Emily, you are such a caring person. All of us here at Full Circle remain so very appreciative of your ongoing relationship with us. Thanks for rescuing dear Heidi the goat and bringing her to us! :) You rock!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Full Circle is wonderful sanctuary for rescued farm animals. Kayla and the rest of the staff and volunteers are extremely dedicated to the animals in their care and to continuing to rescue animals in need. Animals who once lived lives of misery and abuse are now able to spend the rest of their lives free and happy at Full Circle.

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rudysmom 10/12/2015

We appreciate your taking the time to make these most kind comments. It means so much. Thank you!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The animals are very well cared for. Kayla goes out of her way to rescue abused farm animals.

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rudysmom 10/12/2015

Thanks, Victor, for giving of your time and talents to the sanctuary. And thanks for sharing these kind words here. We appreciate you!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Full Circle Farm Sanctuary really cares about providing quality, continued care and love for the animals that they rescue. Founder/Executive Director Kayla has been passionate about helping animals her whole life and spends a lot of time ensuring the animals are happy and healthy. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities and Full Circle is always looking for ways to expand in order to help more animals and promote an ethical vegan lifestyle. I would highly recommend planning a visit!

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rudysmom 10/12/2015

Your thoughtful review of our sanctuary is most appreciated. It means a lot when someone takes the time to share their feelings in this meaningful way. Thank you!