My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary, Stockton, CA, USA
I first went to Harvest Home for their annual Toast to the Turkeys celebration when a friend of my shared their post. I love the sanctuary. It's smaller than many and most of their animals are bunnies and the most amazing assortment of birds, ever. First time I was able to actually snuggle with a turkey! Besides chickens and turkeys they have ducks and some game birds I've never seen before. I loved sitting in the bunny house and watching the buns do their own thing. They have helped with the large rescues that other sanctuaries have organized and taken in some of those wonderful hens. The people are warm and friendly. Looking forward to this year's holiday event.
Review for Animal Place, Grass Valley, CA, USA
In 2005 I read an article about a person that purchased a warehouse site unseen. When he opened the doors there were stacks of battery cages with abandoned egg laying hens, floor to ceiling. A call went out for help and Animal Place answered. We readers asked if anybody was helping and we found out about Animal Place. I started donating at that time. It took me another 3 years to become vegan and start visiting the sanctuary. I was very impressed with the people and loved being around the animals. They were rather small at the time. I soon became a volunteer and learned what it really meant to love and care for these wonderful beings. When the main sanctuary moved to Grass Valley, I was thrilled when they were able to keep the Vacaville property where I do most of my volunteer work, mostly for rescued egg laying hens. I embrace the mission of the Animal Place which is to educate people as well as to take care of the animal ambassadors rescued from the food industry. I love all organizations that do so, but Animal Place is very special to me. The people and animals give me a purpose to remain strong and healthy so I can continue my mission of caring for the rescued animals for as long as I'm able. I'm 64 and hope to be cleaning barns for awhile yet. When I can no longer do that, I will switch to other activist activities.
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The people at the Animal Place know more than I do and seem to be very responsible in their running of the sanctuary and getting staff to important educational events. I'm still learning from them.
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