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Join us for our Valentine's event in Acton, CA!

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Enjoy a celebratory afternoon on February 11, 2018 with rescued farm animals at Farm Sanctuary’s Southern California Shelter in Acton, CA, approximately 45 minutes from Hollywood. The sanctuary is home to more than 100 rescued cattle, pigs, goats, chickens, and other farm animals, and Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to honor the loving bonds of animals who are better together after rescue from cruelty, neglect, and other harmful situations. From power couple Bela sheep & Sofie goat (a pair who met at the sanctuary and have been inseparable ever since) to best pig pals Junip Sydney & Von D (who are thriving together after being rescued separately from meat-production fates), the power of love is plain to see at Farm Sanctuary. Join us for


  • sanctuary time with the animals (many of whom love pets and belly rubs!);
  • a presentation on the love stories of our rescued residents;
  • Valentine’s-themed refreshments;
  • a photo booth;
  • a children’s musical booth;
  • special take-home valentines featuring one of our amazing animal pairs;
  • a make-your-own valentine station; and
  • access to our gift shop, featuring animal-friendly apparel, books, and more.

At Farm Sanctuary, we see every day how love changes animals’ lives, and we invite you to witness it firsthand during this fun and festive event!


12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Event registration
(Please note: The sanctuary front gate will not open until 12:30 p.m.)

12:30 – 4 p.m.
• Coffee and sweet treats
• Valentine’s Day crafts
• Make-your-own-valentine station
• Photo booth

1:30 – 2 p.m.
Animal love stories — presentation by Jessica Due

2 – 3:30 p.m.
Sanctuary time — stroll the sanctuary grounds and visit the animals!

4 p.m.
Gift shop closes and event concludes.

Jessica Due

JESSICA DUE serves as interim shelter manager of Farm Sanctuary in Acton, CA. Jessica is in her third year as a Farm Sanctuary employee, though she was a volunteer for several years prior to officially joining the animal caregiving team. A former Director of Animal Care with another farm animal sanctuary, lifelong vegetarian, and nearly decade-strong vegan, Jessica has always tried to be on the right side of history and fight against injustices to all species. In her free time, she enjoys gardening (using permaculture techniques), hiking, camping, painting, and playing music.

Volunteer Opportunities

Farm Sanctuary is a source of compassionate education and inspiration for thousands of individuals each year, and our volunteers are a crucial element of this work. We are currently seeking volunteers for our Valentine’s Day event, and we would love to have your help!

Volunteers are needed to assist with all aspects of the event: setup, parking, registration, food service, gate assistance, staffing barns, cleanup, and more.

For questions on volunteering or to sign up, please contact Breezy Rondilone.

Thank you to our Sponsors!