2015 Fall Edition
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We are thrilled to welcome our first family of rescued goats to the Refuge. Sweet Mama (top left) was a dairy goat who, after years of use, was taken to slaughter. She miraculously escaped the stockyards and ended up on a nearby cattle farm where she gave birth to 2 sweet babies. As they grew, it became obvious that a permanent loving home would be needed. Now safe at the Refuge, Sweet Mama and her babies will live together for the remainder of their natural lives. Huge thanks to Leigh Kostory for saving these precious babies, caring for them and bringing them home to us. Please help us welcome to Sweet Mama, Ace and Ivy to our family! 
Annual Benefit for the Animals

Join us for a fun filled evening to benefit the animals of Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge! Held in the beautiful AIANC building in downtown Raleigh, the night includes a live jazz band, amazing silent auction, vegan finger food, open bar, and raffle. Our silent auction offerings include a weekend stay in a private mountain house, select jewelry from Moon & Lola, and private yoga classes! On top of that, you will get the chance to learn more about the Refuge and our future plans from Founder and Shelter Manager Lenore Braford. Meet new friends and support an organization that is making a huge difference in the lives of farm animals. Please join us at our Annual Benefit for the Animals!

Duck & Goose Campaign 

We are elated to report that the online portion of our Duck & Goose Campaign was a huge success and we made our goal of raising $10,000 towards the project! Thanks to special grants from A Well Fed World and from the Ittner Family Foundation, we are now only $7,000 away from having all of the necessary funds to build infrastructure for ducks and geese in need. We can't wait to welcome these amazing birds to our sanctuary, so please consider making a donation towards our campaign. Every dollar you donate will be matched by an anonymous contributor, so your gift to us makes an even bigger impact. Thank you to everyone who has donated thus far!

Upcoming Vegan Cooking Classes

We welcome guest chef Silvana Ranguel-Duque back for her second class with us on Sunday, November 8th! This time Silvana will offer a variety of recipes with a Latin flare. This class will be a hands-on demonstration and space is therefore limited. The following weekend, attend our Vegan 101: Baking class on Sunday, November 15th. This is a free class and is open to everyone. The class will focus on a variety of vegan baking techniques and is suited for beginning vegan bakers and for those interested in broadening their baking skills. Both of these classes will be held at the Pacifica communtiy in Carrboro, NC. Reserve your spot for these classes at the links below!

TICKETS - Vegan Latin Recipes
REGISTER - Vegan Baking 101

Volunteer With Us

Come one, come all! Volunteer with Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge and have a positive community-oriented experience. Our volunteering opportunities include weekly animal care, barn cleanings, monthly work days, community festivals, cooking classes, and other special events. When you volunteer at our sanctuary, you will benefit from being around happy farm animals and enjoy a peaceful rural environment. During our work days you will get the opportunity to join with others and make a real difference at our sanctuary. You can also join with us to help promote veganism during our outreach events. Please visit our website to sign up and inquire about our upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Goat & Sheep Barn Success

We are thrilled to have completed our barn for rescued goats and sheep, a project designed by architect Paul Drake to meet the specific needs of the animals who live in it. At our barn opening party we had an amazing turn out and had a fantastic time celebrating this milestone with our community. Special thanks goes to the fabulous band Anonymous Bosch, who kept us entertained all evening, and to Cara Smelter for creating a beautiful painting to promote our Duck & Goose Campaign. Also thank you to Roots Hummus and to our entire Board of Directors for their delicious food donations.
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