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Meet Fish 


Today, Fish starts a new life at Animal Place. Raised for his flesh as part of a Future Farmers of America (FFA) project, Fish’s student caregiver decided she wanted something different for the 1-yr-old sheep. Local activist Chelsea Pinkham offered the student a unique opportunity – instead of sending Fish to slaughter, she could send Fish to sanctuary. The student enthusiastically said yes, and we agreed to take him in. Here is his journey…we cannot wait to meet him! Fish will become an ambassador for all the other FFA and 4H “animal projects” who are not as lucky.

7:00 am: Volunteer Lori Woods meets Chelsea at a private home where Fish has been housed since his release from a local southern California fair. Load-up goes smoothly and Fish is now on his way to Grass Valley, where he will spend the remainder of his life!

11:20 am: Volunteer driver Lori Woods and companion Fish have made it through Los Angeles traffic and are currently in the Central Valley headed north! Lori says, “Fish is doing well, REALLY likes to have humans next to him.”

1:22 pm: Did you know a lot of county fairs are “terminal” fairs for the animals? Meaning even if a student wanted to send their animal to sanctuary, they are not even allowed to? Lucky for Fish, the fair he was located at is not terminal and if students have “ownership” of their animal, they are allowed to determine their fate at the end.

2:45 pm: Just chewing some cud!


8:05 pm: Fish arrived to Animal Place safe and sound!

Stay tuned for more updates!

17 Responses so far.

  1. Amanda O Ehrenford says:

    So glad to hear that Fish was rescued to Animal Place. I volunteer for an animal rights group in Chicago and know how great it is to free the animals. We fostered a potbelly pig for two months. It is up in WI now thanks to caring people at a farm sanctuary. We drove up there a few weeks ago to visit her. She has her own little house and we painted the outside. She is safe and happy.

  2. Great story! Thank you for saving Fish!! :):)

  3. Karen says:

    Thanks for this information

  4. Lisa Weseman says:

    This is so awesome! Thank you for saving Fish!

  5. Joanne Paris says:

    Thank you for all you do for our planet’s precious creatures.

  6. Earl Poteet says:

    Compassion is alive and well!!!!! Great to hear Fish will have a good life now!!!

  7. Linda Knight says:

    Bless Lori and all you folks for the work you do.

  8. Nancy Siegrist says:

    It is so good to know that there are sanctuarys that care for our beautiful animals. God bless the rescuers and the people that care for the animals . Great job… Fish is now safe. Thank you

  9. Juliana Jordan-Huber says:

    Thank you for your kindness and efforts to help all animals.

  10. Larissa says:

    Thanks so much for helping Fish! He’s awesome!

  11. PJ Darling says:

    This is so very awesome! Bless you Lori for being brave and asking! Thank you Animal Place for providing a home for Fish! This is truly an awesome story! Thank you so much for sharing!

  12. Sherrie Lynn Denney says:

    Bless you for helping and saving Fish good luck and God Bless you

  13. Constance Griffin says:

    As a child I was horrified to learn that my friend’s beloved calf Fay was turned into veal after the final 4F competition. That was 60 years ago. I can’t believe they are still doing this to children.
    Thank you so much for letting kids know they are right to love the animals they have raised.

  14. Tammy Cogar says:

    Thanks for saving Fish, he’s adorable

  15. Nanci Nugent says:

    Thank you for saving him. We need so many more people like you. <3

  16. Leila Lappin says:

    Nice job, thank you!

  17. Yea Fish !!! This is awesome. Thank you for the work you do. Very sad to hear about these “terminal” fairs. I had no idea.