Best in Shelter 2015

Farm sanctuaries, such as the ones taking part in this competition, are often the last hope for mistreated and neglected farm animals. Sanctuaries expend enormous amounts of effort and time in rescue and rehabilitation of animals, some that quite literally drop off the backs of trucks headed for the slaughterhouse. They save them from killer auctions, slaughterhouses, stockyards, and factory farms; they save them from abuse, disease and often a hideous death. Sanctuaries offer these animals a lifetime home of shelter, food and care. Farm sanctuaries and the people who run them are to me the unsung heroes of the animal world.

Each sanctuary will choose one animal (or group of animals) to participate
in the contest. One animal
will be featured on each day

All of the participating sanctuaries will be represented every day
for two weeks; however, one sanctuary
will be featured on each day


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  • Best Sanctuary category
    1st place winner: Animal Place (Grass Valley, CA), $50,000
    2nd place winner: Pig Preserve (Jamestown, TN), $30,000

    Farm Animal category
    1st place winner: Milagra, (Barnyard Sanctuary, Columbia, NJ,) , $25,000
    2nd place winner: Blossom (Catskills Animal Sanctuary, Saugerties, NY), $15,000

    See associated press release and Shelter’s Feedback.

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