Jun. 16, 2014
Thank you to everyone who has recently signed up for our SHAREs card! Every swipe gives money to the animals!
If you’re interested, there’s no cost to you — just swipe your SHAREs card and Lucky, FoodMaxx, Save Mart, or S-Mart will give a portion of every purchase to Animal Place.
Only available in California and some parts of Nevada.
May. 30, 2014
Black and white piglet is now Magpie!
Julianne submitted the winning name for little black and white piglet.
Thank you so much to everyone who submitted names. Look forward to cute videos and photos as these rescued piglets grow up at the sanctuary.
May. 27, 2014
Nap time after breakfast is very important.
Animal Place, Grass Valley, CA.
© Andrea White 2014
May. 11, 2014
Across the globe, millions of mothers are mistreated, denied access to basic care, abused, and neglected. They need the same voices who champion for human rights to champion their rights too. Nonhumans need protection and compassion. They need justice. Especially, they need us to change how we interact with them.
To help the other mothers of the world, start seeing them as beings who are here for their own purpose. Transition to a vegan lifestyle. It is not enough to stop eating animal flesh – only when we stop abusing female bodies for their milk and eggs will we start breaking the cycle of maternal deprivation and creation of so many orphans.
It is not enough to simply care. Act. Start today.
Apr. 8, 2014
Animal Place, Grass Valley, CA.
© Andrea White 2014
Apr. 6, 2014
This beautiful baby was rescued by Harvest Home Sanctuary. She would have been sent to slaughter two weeks ago when she was only five weeks old.
Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary, Stockton, CA.
© Andrea White 2014
Apr. 5, 2014
I think this is necessary to post. I see a lot of people “saving” bunnies.
"*Bunnies are one of the most frequently “kidnapped” mammal species.
*Mothers dig a very shallow nest in the ground that is easily uncovered when mowing or raking the yard. If you find a rabbit nest-leave it alone!!
*Mother rabbits only return to the nest two or three times a day, usually before dawn and right after dusk.
*To determine if they are orphaned, either place a string across the nest in a tic-tac-toe shape or circle the nest with flour. Check the nest the next day. If the string or flour is disturbed, the mother has returned. If not, take the bunnies to a rehabilitator.
* A bunny that is bright eyed and 4-5 inches long is fully independent and does NOT need to be rescued!
*If you find a bunny that does need to be rescued, put it in a dark, quiet location. Bunnies are a prey species and while they may look calm, they are actually very, very scared!”
Never knew this, keeping this for reference
As a student of Veterinary Medicine I can completely confirm this! Do NOT take them out of their nest unless you’re 100% sure that the mother did not come back for them after at least one day!
Mar. 28, 2014
This was meant to be a quick warm up, but it turned into a comic that I’ve wanted to draw for a while. This is something that is extremely important to me, and I appreciate it if you read it.
A while ago, I heard a story that broke my heart. A family went a cat shelter to adopt. The daughter fell in love with a 3-legged cat. The father straight up said “absolutely not”. Because he was missing a leg. That cat was that close to having a family that loved him, but the missing leg held him back. Why?!
Many people have the initial instinct of “nope” when they see an imperfect animal. I get it, but less-adoptable does NOT mean less loveable. 9 out of 10 people will choose a kitten over an adult cat. And those 10% that would get an adult cat often overlook “different” animals.
All I want people to do is be open to the idea of having a “different” pet in their lives. Choose the pet that you fall in love with, but at least give all of them a fair shot at winning your heart.
Don’t dismiss them, they deserve a loving home just as much as any other cat. They still purr, they still love a warm lap, they still play, they still love you. Trust me, next time you are in the market for a new kitty, just go over to that one cat that’s missing an eye and see what he’s all about!
Cats adapt to physical and neurological disabilities, just like people do! Just because a cat is missing a limb or may walk funny, doesn’t mean they aren’t just as capable to give you the love and affection you want from a pet. I’ve even seen blind cats who, while needing some extra accommodations while adjusting to a new home and lifestyle, have gone on to live happy, healthy, fun lives with owners and sibling pets who absolutely adore them. :-)
There was a cat that I would have adopted should I not be moving so soon who was partially blind, I asked if there was anything special I needed to do to care for her and they said just have a jingling anklet when I was home so she could find me easier and have different texture rugs in front of things like doors and her litter. It’s really not hard to care for a special needs kitty!
This comic makes me so happy. When my family went to adopt a cat everyone wanted a kitten but I told my parents I wanted an adult cat because no body ever wants them so as soon as I walked up I see the sweetest looking baby I’ve ever seen and she was the only one who played with the toy I had so I wanted her. She was three years old and as sweet as can be, a little stupid but very sweet and she’s still my best friend today and it’s been 7 years!
Mar. 19, 2014
How cute are these two calves? Bob and Mortimer love romping around, leaping away from camera bags, and playfully head-butting each other. Take a lookt at their video!
Mar. 14, 2014
Thanks to I Eat Grass for this article on Turlock the documentary: Read here.
Mar. 12, 2014
1,800 Hens Need Homes in Northern California! You Can Help!
Animal Place is trying to save a whopping 1,800 hens! But they need homes ASAP! From Animal Place:
Animal Place is ready to spring into action and save 1,800 hens from an egg farm going out of business! We have until April 4th to find as many homes as possible. To do that we need YOUR help!
This rescue is different than others. Because of staff limitations, we can only rescue as many hens as we can place into pre-approved adoptive homes. We have three opportunities to save hens – Friday March 21st, Friday March 28th, and our last date Friday, April 4th. Over those weekends, we’ll host adoption events for approved adopters.
The hens are 8-12 mos-old red girls. Sassy, sweet, and inquisitive, they are great additions to anyone’s flock!
If you can adopt, that would be so awesome and you’d get a new chicken friend!!! If you can’t adopt, please share share share until all the hens have homes!
Go here for more info and adoption form.
Mar. 8, 2014
Summer enjoys freedom.
On dairy farms across the country, animals like Summer are crammed, shoved, forced to fit into small worlds of deprivation and sorrow. They are stolen from grieving mothers and spend days, weeks, months searching for that life-nurturing milk. Sucking on themselves, fence posts, chains, hands of humans, hair, shoelaces…desperate acts of senseless nursing masquerading as adorable displays of connection.
Remember this: Summer was not born so you could drink his mother’s milk. Humans infiltrated the natural order and destroyed a beautiful, normal bond between cow and calf, mother and child. Summer exists for himself, sometimes for his friends, sometimes for the unknown and unknowable.
Summer turns five this year. As animals here age, it is hard not to think of those who don’t, whose throats are slashed at young, sensitive ages. On a veal farm, Summer would have been killed at 18-24 weeks. On a feedlot, death would have come at 18-24 months. How bizarre that, compared to farmed bovines, five is ancient. May Summer enjoy another 10-15 years of sanctuary.
The bizarre and senseless acts of violence inflicted on farmed animals are extreme…that the decision to be vegan is a natural response to this intense suffering.
-Marji Beach, Education Director
Photo by Andrea White