Founded in 1989, Animal Place’s California animal sanctuary fills a much-needed niche of farm animal rescue, sanctuary, education, and adoption. Animal Place is one of the largest and oldest animal sanctuaries in the nation. We operate a 600-acre sanctuary in Grass Valley, California. Animal Place extends compassion to all life with a special emphasis on farmed animals. This is executed by providing permanent sanctuary, education, legislation, and appropriate placement of needy animals.
Animals arrive from small and large farms, slaughterhouses, research facilities, and neglect or cruelty cases. All animals find a haven where all their needs are met and their individual quirks respected. In addition to providing sanctuary for farmed animals, Animal Place serves as an education and advocacy center. We offer tours, cooking classes, and workshops at the sanctuary as well as volunteer and internship opportunities.
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