"Animal Acres is a Los Angeles farmed animal sanctuary and compassionate learning center dedicated to rescuing and protecting farmed animals through rescue, education, and advocacy efforts. Animal Acres is located on a beautiful 26 acre hacienda ranch, just 45 minutes from Hollywood. We encourage people to visit, volunteer, and become involved in Animal Acres, to help create a more compassionate world for ALL." source: http://www.animalacres.org/
STRAIGHT FROM ANIMAL ACRES WEBSITE:
"Animal Acres formed in 2005 to rescue and provide refuge for suffering farmed animals and teach people to extend compassion to all animals, and our continued growth is possible because of our dedicated Animal Acres team.
Our rescue, education, and advocacy efforts depend on employees and volunteers who want to make a direct difference by being an active advocate for farmed animals. From fundraising and administrative operations which are the "back bone" of all our programs, to conducting educational tours and staffing outreach tables, to cleaning barns and providing tender-loving care for rescued farmed animals, each and every person is a vital participant in our mission to create a more compassionate world for all beings."
For a list of current volunteer opportunities, please click here.
"Ask not what an animal can do for you; ask what you can do for an animal." Jasper
"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men." ~Alice Walker
The source of the quote is Walker's preface to Marjorie Spiegel's 1988 book, "The Dreaded Comparison" . Her next sentence was, "This is the gist of Ms. Spiegel's cogent, humane and astute argument, and it is sound."