In the five years since its inception, Green Acres Farm Sanctuary has saved more than 600 lives.
These precious lives are those of neglected, abused, and abandoned farm animals, from chickens, to goats, to horses and donkeys, and everything in between.
"The mission of Green Acres Farm Sanctuary is the prevention of cruelty to, and the commercialization of animals, especially farmed animals. We put this mission into action by providing shelter, care and board to abused, abandoned, and unwanted farm animals. We look to inspire change through creating a place where members of the public can have positive interaction with farm animals by providing for their care and the animals can, in turn, educated them about the abusive use of farmed animals," reads the organization's mission statement.
Animals find their way to Green Acres, located on 28 acres in Silverton, Oregon, in a variety of ways. They are rescued as individuals and groups from situations of abuse, neglect, and abandonment.
The sanctuary has also partnered with government officials to help house animals seized in cruelty cases.
According to the Green Acres website, the sanctuary is home to upwards of 150 animals, including more than 50 hens, a flock of ducks, 21 goats, 18 sheep, three horses, a donkey, and a hinny (the offspring of a female donkey and a male horse).
In addition to its farm animal residents, Green Acres works in concert with SafeHaven Humane Society in Albany, Oregon, and One Tail at a Time - Portland. The sanctuary provides an ongoing foster program that helps these two organizations by providing a foster home for cats, kittens, puppies, and dogs while they await forever homes.
Green Acres Farm Sanctuary is a volunteer-run, nonprofit organization that relies on public support to continue its lifesaving work on behalf of the voiceless. Click here to learn more about Green Acres, meet the residents, become a volunteer, or donate to help save more lives.
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All photos courtesy of Green Acres Farm Sanctuary/Facebook.
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