Here is why you should consider adopting a rescued animal from Animal Place!
We are changing the world, one adopted animal at a time. That’s the driving force behind Animal Place’s Rescue & Adoption Center. Each individual saved has a story, one of many. She may be the 1-year-old hen slated for slaughter. He may be the unwanted rooster. She might be a confiscated goat saved from death. Whatever their story, it all begins anew at our Rescue & Adoption Center in Petaluma, CA. In August of 2010, we launched our Rescue & Adoption program with the rescue of 250 hens from an egg farm. Then 140 chickens from a hoarder. To date, tens of thousands of chickens, turkeys, goats, sheep, and pigs have passed through its barn doors and onto greener pastures, and new homes.
Sign up for our Farm Animals Needing Adoption list if you want to adopt some of the animals we cannot intake.
Our Rescue & Adoption Program is the only of its kind in the United States.
No other program actively works with farmers, animal control agencies, and other sanctuaries and shelters to take in farmed animals and place them into new homes. A permanent refuge can only save a few animals, while an adoption program can save thousands. Animal Place’s Rescue & Adoption Program is unique because we work directly with egg and, sometimes, dairy farmers to provide an alternative to slaughter for a small percentage of hens in the egg-laying industry. More than 18-20 million hens are raised for eggs in California. Most will never find true sanctuary. The farms we work with range from small, pasture-based operations to more extensive facilities.
Animal Place is honest – we are a vegan organization promoting compassion to all life. We may never see eye to eye with farmers on some issues, but we hope to find common ground to save as many lives as possible. Toward that end, we keep all information about cooperating farmers private, and they reciprocate by not using our Rescue & Adoption Program as a tool to promote the consumption of their eggs. We do not bring cameras or recording equipment into the farm; both parties sign confidentiality agreements. Our goal is save as many lives as possible, one individual at a time.
The Rescue & Adoption Center can only take in those animals we can place. You can be a part of this innovative work by letting us know you can adopt. Please email us for more information. Or apply to adopt – see adoption applications below! If you are looking to rehome an animal, please email us a photo, information on the animal, and their location.