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Rescued farm animals find a home at Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge

Updated: Apr 3, 2022

Among the groups joining us for Spring Fling that serve other types of animals besides cats and dogs is Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge. As you would expect, their focus is farm animals!

“Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge provides lifelong care to rescued farm animals, educates people about the realities of animal agriculture, and promotes veganism by offering knowledge, support, and community.
Founded in 2012, Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in North Carolina just 15 minutes away from the downtowns of Carrboro, Saxapahaw, and Pittsboro and 20 minutes away from downtown Chapel Hill.”

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge is a sanctuary in Pittsboro that is home to over 100 animals, including chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, goats, and sheep, who have been rescued from cases of abuse, neglect, and abandonment, and now receive lifelong care at the Refuge. These animals find peace and protection on 20 acres of pasture and woods where they are provided with top notch, life-long care. As the Refuge grows we will expand to provide homes for rescued pigs and cattle.

The animal-centered design implemented at the Refuge is incredibly unique. The animal houses are designed with the individual animals' and species' needs and desires in mind. This means that the duck & geese houses look different from the goat houses with the intent to provide a safe and caring environment for everyone. The Refuge holds monthly tours and has countless volunteer opportunities for folks who would like to meet the residents and learn about their stories, like Lillie here.

You can learn more about them and their programs on their website, linked above, or on their social media channels, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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