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Felony Cruelty Charges in Hen Abandonment Case

February 11, 2013 –  Today, two defendants, Andy Cheung and Lien Diep, were arraigned after being charged with felony animal cruelty – a charge rarely levied against industrial agricultural producers. Last week, the Stanislaus County District Attorney filed felony cruelty charges against Cheung and Diep, owners of the Turlock, Calif.-based A & L Poultry, where […]

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Piglets & Goats Rescued

November 15, 2011 – No, the dog isn’t one of the animals rescued, but she has bonded with Mishka, the little piglet on the left. Mishka would be dead if not for one person. The four animals were bought at auction and used as gimmicks for a pumpkin patch petting zoo. What no one told the excited […]

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Abused Lamb Loses Leg

October 29, 2011 –  Grass Valley, CA – Carmen, the young lamb, is lucky to be alive. At two days-old, she broke her leg on a small, family farm in rural Nevada County. For the next two weeks, the lamb limped and stumbled around the six-acre farm on a broken, infected leg. At no point […]

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Sacramento Legalizes Hens

Animal Place rescues thousands of chickens each year and places them for adoption August 30, 2011 – Grass Valley, CA – As Sacramento poises to permit up to three hens in residential areas, Animal Place, a northern California farmed animal sanctuary has a message for chicken lovers – adopt, don’t buy, and do your research. […]

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Neglected Dairy Calves Find Safe Haven at California Sanctuaries

Animal Place and Farm Sanctuary Rescue Sickly Calves from Dairy Industry July 8, 2011 – Vacaville, CA and Orland, CA – Animal Place, which operates two facilities – a 600-acre sanctuary in Grass Valley, CA and a 60-acre farmed animal adoption center in Vacaville- and Farm Sanctuary which operates the largest rescue and refuge network […]

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290 Hens Fly the Coop to Animal Place

April 26, 2011 –  Vacaville, CA – Another 290 hens have arrived at Animal Place’s Rescue Ranch facility in Vacaville. The hens are ready for new homes, after spending a year at their previous residence, an egg farm. Instead of slaughter, these hens face a long life of backyard gardening with new adopters. They bring […]

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395 Hens Ready for Adoption

March 30, 2011 – Nearly 400 2-yr-old hens are settling in at Animal Place’s Rescue Ranch, awaiting adoption. The lucky 2-yr-old chickens were slated for slaughter if not for our innovative and cooperative program, Animal Place’s Rescue Ranch. Now the hens are ready for a new beginning…maybe in your backyard! The hens are Black Star sex-linked hens, which […]

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Animal Place Rescues 115 Hens from out-of-state Prison

January 20, 2011 – Vacaville, CA – More than 100 hens arrived safe and sound to Animal Place’s Rescue Ranch in Vacaville, CA from an egg farm located on a prison. Animal Place, founded in 1989, is one of the largest sanctuaries for rescued farmed animals in the country. The organization operates a 600-acre sanctuary […]

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Animal Place Welcomes 80 Hens Slated for Slaughter

January 14, 2011 – VACAVILLE, CALIF – Eighty 3-yr-old hens arrived at Animal Place’s Rescue Ranch facility from an egg farm in northern California. The hens were slated for slaughter but in an agreement reached between Animal Place and the farmer, a small number of the hens were relinquished to Animal Place’s custody. Animal Place […]

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