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A Compassionate Easter

Petunia reminds you that lambs are for snuggling!  The golden question: Which came first, the egg or the chicken? On a holiday like Easter, you might say the egg. But we like to think all animals come first! Unfortunately, animals are often put last for this holiday. Bunnies and chicks, purchased for children, are abandoned […]

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The Trouble with Easter

Rabbit Beatrix, rescued from abandonment. Countless rabbits are abandoned following Easter. In the months following Easter, animal rescuers prepare for a plea as old as time. Those of countless people who purchased baby rabbits, chicks or ducklings and regret their decision. They soon realize the enormous commitment that comes with caring for these animals once […]

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The Truth about Duck Farming

Photo credit via We Animals Media. You’ve probably heard the phrase “like a duck to water”. The saying exists for good reason! Both wild and domestic ducks can spend countless hours in the water. Submerging their heads under water keeps their nostrils and eyes clear and healthy. Preening themselves in water keeps their feathers in […]

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Grant Opportunities to Help your Organization Adopt a Vegan Policy

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Animal Place’s Food for Thought Program offers grant opportunities to help companion animal shelters adopt a vegan or vegetarian menu policy! WHAT IS FOOD FOR THOUGHT? Food for Thought is a program of Animal Place, one of the oldest and largest sanctuaries for farmed animals in the United States. We help nonprofit organizations extend their […]

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The Truth about Sheep Farming

Of all the farmed animals exploited and killed, sheep may arguably be the gentlest.   These kind and sensitive beings form deep bonds with their flockmates. Sadly, the loyalty sheep show towards their flockmates is often mistaken for a lack of intelligence. People will often use “sheep” as an insult towards people who blindly follow, […]

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The Truth about Egg Farming

Why is Eating Eggs Cruel? Did you know that chickens are killed for egg production? Many consumers believe that “humane” egg farms are slaughter-free. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Egg industry cruelty begins the very moment that baby chicks enter the world. Chicks are hatched in incubated drawers. They are placed onto industrial […]

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Growing Old at Animal Place

There is something very tender about caring for an aging companion animal. As we see our friends growing older by the day, we are obligated to keep them safe and comfortable. You may know the feeling well. Finding a new tuft of gray hairs on your cat’s muzzle, or hearing your dog give a deep […]

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Tule Elk to be Killed on Point Reyes National Seashore

It’s a misty morning in Point Reyes. A bobcat stalks quietly through the tall native grasses. Red-wing blackbirds paint the horizon with dazzling, cloud-like formations. A red-tailed hawk circles overhead, on the lookout for ground squirrels, moles and songbirds. But one group of figures stand out from the fog. Their massive antlers are unmistakable. They […]

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Maxwell the Pig Finds a Friend

Maxwell and five other piglets came to Animal Place in 2019, at just 2 months old. Rescued from a hoarding case, they were scared and wary of humans. Once they adjusted to their new life, they started to trust us. This is when Maxwell and caregiver Liz began their special friendship.   Their bond grew […]

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Winter Storm Hits Animal Place

Over the last two weeks, Animal Place has been hit with a historic winter storm. Over 70 miles of our local interstate 80 closed down  due to treacherous conditions. A shelter in place warning was issued for many local Nevada and Placer County residents. We held our breath as the snow began to come down steadily […]

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