Better Together

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

Enjoy a celebratory afternoon with rescued farm animals on Sunday, February 10, 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.

This relaxing event will allow you to get to know farm animals on a deeper level and enjoy a tasty vegan Valentine’s lunch!


  • 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

We are excited to continue this tradition of honoring the loving connections established at Farm Sanctuary and hope to share this experience with you and the people that you love. At Farm Sanctuary, we see how love transforms the animals and their human friends, and we invite you to experience what the holiday — and life at sanctuary — are all about.


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

12 – 1 p.m.
Vegan Valentine’s lunch

12 – 4 p.m.
• Valentine’s Day crafts
• Make-your-own-valentine station
• Photo booth
• Gift shop open

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

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Sanctuary time — stroll the sanctuary grounds and visit the rescued animals

This event is expected to sell out. Register today so you don’t miss out!


Jessica Due

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

Farm Sanctuary, a source of education and inspiration for thousands of individuals each year, relies on the dedication of volunteers. 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 Chelsea Jamieson.