Farmed Animal Rescue

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Coal at Graze in Peace Farm Animal Rescue and Education Center

Graze in Peace is a 20-acre farmed animal sanctuary for animals such as pigs, sheep, goats, turkeys, llamas, and chickens who through unfortunate circumstances found themselves in grievious situations with no other place to go. In our first few years of operation we’ve helped over 60 farmed animals from unfortunate situations including broken homes; abandonment; neglectful situations; farm foreclosures; and hospitalized, disabled and elderly owners.

Once we decide to take an animal, we take full responsibility for their health and well-being for the rest of their lives. We do not foster or adopt out any of the animals and are therefore almost always operating at full capacity. We never purchase animals and we do not take owner give-ups from people or farms that are continuing to use animals for personal gain. This includes “accidental” or unwanted backyard hens and roosters unless they are in an otherwise proven grievious situation.

If you know of a farmed animal that needs help, fill out our Animal Intake Application and someone will evaluate the situation and contact you if we feel we can be of assistance.

If you know of an animal currently in an abusive or emergency situation, call your local police department or animal control officer. You can also call 207-558-2005 and leave a message with your urgent concerns or questions. For less urgent cases, you may find another solution in one of the listings on our Resources page.

The more pastures we can fence, the more funds we have for medical supplies, vet calls, animal feed and trained caretakers, the more animals we can help. Please consider making a donation or becoming a sponsor for one of the rescued farm animals here. Every dollar helps the animals in one way or another!

Thank you!