We are excited to announce our new residents: The Tomatohead Chickens (Roma, Cherry, and Sunset), Jonathan, Todd, Xavier (the Refuge's first Duck!), and ten more hens. The Tomatohead Chickens and Todd were found as strays wandering Raleigh, North Carolina and were taken to the Wake County Animal Shelter, while Jonathan was relinquished to the Wake County Animal Shelter. Both Todd and Jonathan were brought to the Refuge by Triangle Chance For All! Xavier suffered abandonment at a pond where he was continuously picked on by other ducks. A noble citizen brought him to a veterinarian and from there he made his way to find permanent sanctuary here at the Refuge. Our new hens are industrial egg layers that were left behind while being transported from their growing sheds to battery cages. These ladies were brought to us by one of our amazing volunteers. Come meet these new friends by scheduling a free tour!
Want to hang out and help our animal residents on a monthly basis? Introducing a new volunteer opportunity: Sanctuary Projects! This is an incredible monthly volunteer opportunity- you only need to commit to coming for one 3 hour shift each month to be a Sanctuary Projects volunteer. You will help with important activities such as: treat feeding, brushing the goats, cleaning, laundry, cooking eggs for the birds, and more! Come put your love for helping farmed animals to work and who knows... you may become a goat brushing expert!
This summer we are offering a week long (6/20-6/24) half day summer camp located at Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge. Kids will learn about our residents and interact with them through educational games and activities. Journaling, arts and crafts, sports and other outdoor games are just some of the activities we have planned. Each day camp attendee will also learn from certified cooking instructor Dilip Barman as he prepares healthy vegan lunches provided to each child. This camp is appropriate for children aged seven to twelve. Please contact us with any further questions at email@example.com. Hope to see you this summer!
Last year, we had so much fun at the Eno River Festival we just had to do it again. Please stop by and visit our booth, we will be talking to folks about the Refuge and sampling vegan food throughout the day. Better yet, come volunteer! Prepare samples, meet people in our community, talk to folks about the Refuge, and enjoy the music and natural beauty of the Eno River Festival.
Love Mac and Cheese? We thought so. Partnering with Triangle Vegfest, the Refuge presents our first cooking competition. Located at Century Center in Carrboro, both judges and attendees will determine who makes the best vegan mac and cheese in the piedmont region. There will be additional sides, dessert and live music!
We are thrilled to announce Phillip MacDonald as our Admin & Marketing Coordinator! Phillip has been actively volunteering with the Refuge ever since he first attended a tour in the summer of 2015. Phillip mas mucked out barns, helped with building projects, baked vegan goodies, attended outreach events, and taken hundreds of photos during his volunteer time. Phillip is overjoyed to be working for the Refuge. Read Phillip's full bio at the link below!