Kindred Spirits Sanctuary was founded in late 2003 in response to an overwhelming need for farm animal sanctuaries. Farm animals are exploited every day in our society, and are subject to some of the most horrendous forms of harassment, abuse and neglect. Industrialized or factory farming operates on the basic premise that farm animals are mere commodities, not thinking, feeling beings. Animals that exist in these factories suffer in silence. It's our mission to change that!
Kindred Spirits is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to ending the abuse and suffering of farm animals through rescue, advocacy and education. We seek to provide a place where people can connect with these sentient beings and discover their unique (and often humorous!) personalities. At Kindred Spirits, farm animals are our friends, not our food. We are passionate about helping others form bonds with these remarkable animals, and gladly give tours on scheduled days. Kindred Spirits Sanctuary invites you to come and give a pig a belly rub, or get a kiss from a cow! Volunteers are also welcome to join our "Work Parties" and are invaluable to our rescue work.
The Sanctuary is located on 36 beautiful acres in Ocala, Florida. Our 140 sanctuary residents receive around-the-clock care, high quality diets, spacious barns and green pastures in which to laze and graze. Most importantly, they are treated as individuals and given a loving, peaceful environment where they can live without pain, hunger or fear of exploitation for the remainder of their natural lives.
We have some exciting news to share!A very generous donor has agreed to match all donations we receive through the end of the year up to $50,000!Kindred Spirits Sanctuary cares for over 150 rescued farmed animals, who depend on donors just like you! Your generous donations in the past have made such a huge impact on the animals lives from keeping them well fed, giving them excellent veterinary care, and having warm snuggly beds to cuddle in on those cold nights. We know that you want your donation to have the biggest impact and this is a great opportunity to make it count DOUBLE!