Visiting Farm Sanctuary’s Northern California Shelter

As announced in February 2018, Farm Sanctuary will be closing our Orland sanctuary location by the end of 2018. Our sanctuary residents have begun to move to their new locations and we are no longer open for visitors. We do currently offer guided tours in Southern California, at our Acton, CA, property.

Current participants in our Adopt a Farm Animal Program who wish to visit their sponsored animal(s) and current Farm Sanctuary members who wish to visit prior to the closure may contact us at 530-519-0183 to discuss available options.

Volunteer opportunities are also available through October 2018; please contact our volunteer coordinator at 530-519-0183 or

Companion Animals

For their safety and the safety of our animal residents, companion animals are not allowed on the sanctuary grounds at any time. Please do not leave companion animals inside your vehicle while you are visiting because temperatures inside of a vehicle can reach life-threatening conditions very quickly, even with windows open. If a companion animal is found unattended on shelter grounds or in parking areas, Farm Sanctuary staff may call the police to investigate. Thank you for your cooperation.


Additional access restrictions to specific barns and areas on the shelter may be in place at any time for animal health reasons.