On Sunday, February 10, compassionate guests gathered for a celebratory afternoon with rescued farm animals at Farm Sanctuary’s Southern California Shelter. The sanctuary is home to more than 100 rescued cattle, pigs, goats, chickens, and other farm animals, and Valentine’s Day was the perfect occasion to honor the loving bonds of animals who are better together after rescue from cruelty, neglect, and other harmful situations.
Looking for another animal-friendly way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Consider honoring rescued farm animals who’ve found love and care at Farm Sanctuary through a special one-time sponsorship!
- Sanctuary time with the animals (many of whom love pets and belly rubs!)
- An animal love story presentation by Shelter Manager Jessica Due
- Special take-home valentines
- Vegan Valentine’s lunch in the courtyard
- Photo booth
- Make-your-own-valentine station
- Access to our gift shop, featuring animal-friendly apparel, books, and more
JESSICA DUE serves as Shelter Manager of Farm Sanctuary’s Southern California Shelter. Jessica is in her fourth year as a Farm Sanctuary staff member, 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, a lifelong vegetarian, and a 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.
Adopt a Farm Animal for Valentine’s Day!
Can’t join us in person? A special Valentine’s Day animal “adoption” is another meaningful way to celebrate love and the power of compassion to change lives. For a one-time donation, you can symbolically adopt one of our featured farm animal valentines: Cali & Freddy goats, Eric & Rory pigs, or Stanton steer. You’ll receive a digital valentine that can be printed for yourself or emailed to a compassionate loved one!