Author Archives: Chelsea Pinkham

Staying Fire Safe: Making a Plan for your Animal Companions

My phone rang at midnight. The Sheriff’s Department mandated I evacuate due to a nearby fire. Terrified, I fled to my parents with my daughter, dogs, cat, important documents, and some clothes. The fire moved in the opposite direction and leveled 13 homes.  That was in October 2017. For years, the California fire season occurred […]

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Animal Care Volunteers Needed

Organization Description: Animal Place is an animal rights organization promoting the complete protection of farmed animals and a vegan lifestyle. We operate a 600-acre sanctuary in Grass Valley, CA that serves as a permanent safe haven for farmed animals and an education center. Adjacent to the Grass Valley Sanctuary is our Guest House, which houses […]

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How Friendship Brought two Vulnerable Calves out of the Woods

Samuel and Sterling were inseparable from the day they met. They were “trash” to the dairy industry- and treasure to us. The most incredible part of this story is that they saved each other’s lives.    Samuel was born on a dairy farm. This farm was the subject of a horrifying investigation. Animals lived in […]

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Social Media Coordinator

Organization: Animal Place is a nonprofit sanctuary for farmed animals and an education/advocacy organization. It operates two shelters in northern California. Its headquarters is located on 600-acres in Grass Valley, (60 miles north of Sacramento). This position will be working out of the Grass Valley site. Animal Place’s mission: to provide refuge for unwanted farmed […]

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A Career in Animal Care Awaits You

Imagine, the sunrise is painting the sky in a warm and brilliant pink as you step into your work boots. The sweet scent of morning dew on the grass fills your lungs. The sound of excited sheep bleating and cows lowing can be heard in the distance. You’re ready for anything the day has in […]

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Spotlight on: Pigs

Have you ever witnessed a display of emotions in an animal? Does your dog do a “happy dance” and bark for joy when you say the phrase “go for a walk”? Has your cat ever tried to comfort you by purring and kneading your lap when you were sad? Does it drive you crazy when […]

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Rodeos: Myths vs Facts

Rodeos are often portrayed as harmless summer fun. To many, they seem like an exciting place to spend a summer night. After all, animals aren’t physically harmed- right? You may be surprised to learn of the suffering that animals endure at rodeo events across the U.S. If you love animals and don’t want to harm […]

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Celebrating Motherhood in Animals

Mother’s Day is around the corner. As we use this day to honor the human mothers who’ve made a difference in our lives, we also want to acknowledge non-human mothers. More often than not, motherhood is not respected in animals. In fact, it’s taken advantage of and exploited.   Many people don’t realize that the […]

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Animal Place Advocacy Alerts: Make a Difference!

Sometimes the heaviness of current issues can be daunting. But there are things you can do to make a difference. Emails to legislators, social media campaigns, and signing petitions can be deeply impactful. We’ve dedicated ourselves to making it easier for you to make a difference!  We call this effort the “compassion campaign”. We monitor […]

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The Truth about Cow Ranching

Honey and her son Elliot. Now over a year after both of their calves’ birth, Honey and Babe still spend most of their time with their grown sons. Cows are gentle animals by nature. They are herd animals who form deep, lifelong social bonds. Like humans, they form friendships and prefer the company of some […]

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