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Full-Time Animal Care Assistant

Full-Time Animal Care Assistant Animal Place Sanctuary Organization Description: Founded in 1989, Animal Place is one of the oldest and largest sanctuaries for farmed animals in the United States. As an animal rights organization, we promote the complete protection of farmed animals and a vegan lifestyle. There are three facilities: a 600-acre sanctuary in Grass Valley, […]

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RIP Wilbur

“It is quite possible that an animal has spoken to me and that I didn’t catch the remark because I wasn’t paying attention.” – E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web, Ch. 14 Dear Wilbur, You spoke with your eyes. You spoke of an afternoon nap, the warm spring breeze traveling through your bristled hair. You talked of […]

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Their Journey to Sanctuary

From the middle of the forest to a dairy farm,  our rescued residents come from a variety of backgrounds. Four beloved animals told us their rescue stories. “I was born on a farm, where I was forced to get pregnant over and over, so that I could produce milk. I lived with a lot of […]

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Life of a Dairy Cow

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Forcibly impregnated. Separated from baby. Milked. Repeat. Every year, 9.4 million cows are used for dairy production. This is their reality…for a forgotten glass of milk. When she is born, a female calf is immediately removed from her mom and placed in a small enclosure by herself. Instead of her own mother’s milk, she is […]

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Virtually sponsor an orphan

Moms are rarely rescued in the sanctuary world. Families are often torn apart, leaving grieving mothers and orphaned young. While we have been lucky to rescue a few moms (Rita, a pregnant pig who jumped from a truck on the highway), most of the rescued residents never knew their moms. This Mother’s Day, will you […]

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5 Ways to Prevent Cruelty to Animals

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April is Prevent Cruelty to Animals month! While we work towards preventing cruelty to animals every day, we thought this was a perfect time to refresh on 5 compassionate choices you can make in your daily life. Leave animals off your plate! Every year, billions of animals are killed for meat, dairy, and eggs. Most […]

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A Day in the Life of an Animal Caregiver

It’s 6:30 am on a Sunday morning. The sun starts to break through the haze of the night sky and the birds in the trees awaken from their slumber. As the sanctuary springs to life with the sounds of animals waking, Rachel is already one step ahead of them. Rachel is a full-time animal caregiver […]

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Leading a Life of Compassion as an Animal Place Volunteer

At Animal Place, our mission of compassion propels us to save the lives of thousands of farmed animals each year. At the heart of our organization are several hundred volunteers who practice the same mission and choose to give their time toward our rescue efforts. From cleaning stalls to socializing with our chickens, volunteers are […]

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Snack it Up

If you are a vegan foodie, like many staff at Animal Place, you will want to sign up for our Vegan Republic Snack Club! Each month receive a curated box of seasonal and holiday goodies. We ship straight to your doorstep! What’s inside? It’s a surprise! Think fruity candies in spring, smoky jerkies in summer, […]

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How it All Began

The idea of dropping everything, selling homes, and moving to a blank-slate piece of property in rural northern California to rescue farmed animals is not for the faint of heart. In fact, it sounds downright frightening! And yet that is exactly what Kim Sturla and Ned Buyukmihci did in 1988 – both sold their homes, […]

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