Farm Sanctuary

Farm Sanctuary was established in 1986 as the nation's first rescue and refuge for farmed animals, becoming the organization responsible for bringing farm animal welfare into mainstream consciousness. Over the past three decades, Farm Sanctuary has remained committed to ending cruelty to farm animals and promoting compassionate vegan living through our comprehensive rescue, education and advocacy efforts. We have urged passage of the first U.S. laws to protect animals on farms; initiated the first cruelty convictions at stockyards and slaughterhouses; and established the largest rescue and adoption network for farm animals in North America. Farm Sanctuary has provided lifelong care to thousands of rescued farm animals at our Upstate New York and Southern California sanctuaries. People from all over the world have visited our shelters and engaged in our programs to learn about the plight of farm animals and the far-reaching impact of factory farming upon people and our planet.

Charity Navigator Ratings

Overall Rating

(3/4)|86.41 Score


(3/4)|81.02 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(4/4)|97 Score



Headquarter Address

3100 Aikens Road
Watkins Glen, NY 14891