About a month or so ago, I received a request from Animal Place to let all my wonderful readers (both their words and mine), know about a fundraising event they have coming up in September. It’s called Music in the Meadow.
Founded in 1989, Animal Place fills a much need niche of farm animal rescue, sanctuary, education, and adoption. The Animal Place Sanctuary, in Grass Valley, California, is a 600 acre shelter nestled between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, in the Sierra Foothills. The animals come from large and small farms, slaughterhouses, research facilities, and neglect or abuse cases. The 300 animals at the refuge are permanent residents. Educational tours, cooking classes, and workshops are offered at the sanctuary, as well as volunteer and internship opportunities. Animal Place also operates a 60 acre shelter in Vacaville, which is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing farm animals. This shelter is closed to the public to give the rehabbing animals the security and privacy that they deserve while recuperating.
The Second Annual Music in the Meadow will be held on September 22, 2012, at the Grass Valley Sanctuary. It will be a fun family-oriented celebration of the rescued animals and will include live music, wonderful vegan food, exhibitors, a silent auction, and (the best part!), an opportunity to visit with the animals. Music in the Meadow is going to be an awesome event and it benefits the animals! Here is the information:
Second Annual Music in the Meadow
September 22, 2012 from 11:00am-5:00pm
At Animal Place
17314 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949
Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under.
In addition to attending this very cool event, there are also sponsor, exhibitor, food vendor (must be vegan!), and volunteer opportunities, so there are many ways to get involved. If you want more information, either about Music in the Meadow or Animal Place, please check their website. They do a wonderful job caring for these animals. Farm animals are the most abused and neglected animals on the planet, and many times are not covered by the laws that protect our pets. Please help Animal Place in their mission if you can.