2014 Summer Edition
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The summer of 2014 has been a wonderful time for our organization. We welcomed our first sanctuary resident, Robby the rooster, who was rescued from Carrboro where he would have been killed. Shortly afterwards we worked with Farm Sanctuary and took in eleven birds who formerly lived within the factory farming industry. The three turkeys and eight hens had all been debeaked by industry workers before being rescued. Despite this, they show an amazing amount of curiosity and trust in us that grows more and more each day. We have many exciting plans for the upcoming months, so we hope you'll enjoy reading this newsletter and join with us as we work to advocate for farm animals and bring about a kinder world. 
Goat & Sheep Campaign Launched

We are excited to begin our Goat & Sheep Campaign with an online fundraiser through Indiegogo that includes a $25,000 matching gift! Last year we had great success in raising funds for the Hen House Campaign, and we are working hard to make that happen again. We need your support as we work to build the infrastructure to take in goats and sheep coming from places of abuse, neglect and abandonment. Our Indiegogo fundraiser includes fun rewards for different levels of giving that you don't want to miss, and every dollar you give will be matched up to $25,000! Check out our campaign video and page at the donate button below!

Help Us Care for our Rescues

The Refuge is seeking volunteers interested in providing daily care to our rescued chickens & turkeys! Providing food, clean water, enrichment, treats, and quality time for socializing are all important parts of our animal care program. Our volunteers will also have opportunities to assist with medical care and to learn what it takes to care for farm animals responsibly. Our birds are looking forward to meeting you and we hope you'll enjoy spending time with them as much as we do! If you'd like to join us in caring for these special animals, please click the sign up button below. Once you fill out an application, we will contact you with further information on how you can start your volunteer experience. 

Refuge Hen House Completed

Over a six month period and with the help of over 40 volunteers, the Refuge Hen House was built from the ground up and will now serve as a permanent home to chickens and turkeys in need of sanctuary. Our newest rescues will be moving into the Hen House at the completion of their quarantine time in just a few weeks! We would like to thank everyone who donated to our Hen House Campaign, volunteered on our weekend build days, and to all who celebrated with us at our Barn Opening Party! You can view photos of the completed barn and also see pictures from our celebration at the link below. 

Triangle VegFest

We are honored to be working with festival organizer Helene Greenberg and many other hard working people to bring you the inaugural Triangle VegFest, which will take place on Sunday October 19th at Carolina Pines in Raleigh! Information on having a booth, sponsoring the festival, speaking, and more is available at the website. Gene Baur of Farm Sanctuary will be the keynote speaker! Be sure to check out the website for more details and like the Facebook page
Save the Date!

Our campaign to rescue goats and sheep will continue with an event on October 11th at the Center for Architecture & Design in Raleigh. The use of this gorgeous building has been generously donated to us by architect Frank Harmon. The event includes vegan finger food, an exciting raffle, multiple presentations, and a silent auction featuring art and fine vegan baked goods. Tickets will go on sale in September, but you can RSVP on our Facebook event page at the button below. Please mark your calendars and save the date for October 11th - we look forward to seeing you there!
Promote Veganism with Pride!

Join with representatives from Triangle Meatless Mondays and Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge to help hand out free vegan food samples at the NC Pride Festival! The festival will be on Saturday, September 27th from 10AM - 5PM on Duke's East Campus. We'll be giving away samples of vegan yogurt, vegan chocolate milk, and vegan sausages. We will also be spreading the word about the good work of both organizations, promoting Meatless Monday signups, and generally having a great time at this fun event! You can join us by signing up for one of the volunteer shifts at the link. We hope to see you there!
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