the story of us
“We knew we had to do something to provide these amazing animals with a forever home”
Heartwood Haven Vegan Animal Sanctuary began when its co-founders heard about roosters rescued from cockfighting seeking homes. Although we didn’t have any experience with chickens we volunteered to take one into our home to prevent him from being euthanized. We named him Porter. Once Porter arrived, we were a little apprehensive but he immediately won us over with his warm personality and affection for humans. Since then we have rescued over 200 animals in need. We focus our efforts on special needs animals as well as those who are abused, neglected or likely to be killed.
We provide sanctuary to a variety of species of farm animals as well as dogs and cats. If there is ever an animal in need we will always offer them a safe and loving home. We are currently searching for a larger property to be able to expand our operation as we have outgrown the current 2.5 acres we have.
Getting involved with your local sanctuary is another great way to help the animals. You can volunteer your time to work, spend time with the animals, or donate funds. Going vegan is the best way to treat the animals, the environment, and yourself. All animals deserve the same love, respect, and admiration. Visit our Go Vegan Page for more information and resources.