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Tracy Lesperance

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Review for Animal Place, Grass Valley, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I love Animal Place! Rescuing and providing care and a permanent home to farmed animals is only part of what this wonderful organization accomplishes. Educating individuals about the cruelties of meat/dairy/egg production (and consumption), promoting compassion, promoting veganism, and showing first-hand the wonders of veganic farming are just a few more. I have enjoyed volunteering for and supporting Animal Place for several years. Executive Director, Kim Sturla, and her entire staff are incredible individuals doing astoundingly important work!

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Very Well

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Role:  Volunteer

Review for California ReLeaf, Sacramento, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a new and proud member of the board of directors for California ReLeaf. We are a fiscally sound organization providing a wealth of resources and support to grassroots organizations throughout California who are working to improve, enhance, and grow urban and community forests. Whether it is developing strategic partnerships, monitoring and working on legislation, or growing our community network, we are at the forefront of all things urban forestry.

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A lot

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Role:  Board Member

Review for Animal Place, Grass Valley, CA, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

As a former development professional with almost 20 years experience in the nonprofit arena, I am thrilled to now be an avid volunteer at - and donor to - Animal Place.

Executive Director, Kim Sturla, and her small but dedicated staff work tirelessly to rescue farmed animals in need who would otherwise surely be killed or simply languish and die miserable deaths.

I have had an opportunity to not only raise much needed funds for this organization, but to also enjoy the hard and rewarding hands-on care of hundreds of incredible animals. In addition, I have assisted with one of three major chicken rescues in the past year alone. Chickens slated for slaughter - rescued, cared for, and rehomed/adopted by caring individuals.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I actively experience the results of Animal Place every time I am at the sanctuary caring for these lovely, sentient beings. Each and every life matters. I have experienced the results at events such as their 2010 Barn Warming event at which hundreds of individuals toured the facilities, met the staff and animals, and learned the importance of choosing a vegan diet - not only for one's own health and conscience, but also for the health of the planet.

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I would - and do - continue to spread the word about Animal Place's work in order to raise more funds for the care of additional animals.

Role:  Volunteer & I am a weekly volunteer assisting with the care of all the animals as well as with special projects.