Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge (the Refuge) is a non-profit organization that works to rescue farm animals in need, educate people about the cruelties of factory farms, and promote veganism by offering knowledge, support, and community to people interested in living cruelty-free lifestyles. Founded in 2012, the Refuge is located in North Carolina just 15 minutes away from the downtowns of Carrboro, Saxapahaw, and Pittsboro and 20 minutes away from downtown Chapel Hill.
Our vision is to live in a world where the need for farmed animal rescue, education about the factory farm industry, and promotion of a vegan lifestyle are no longer necessary because the world is vegan and the exploitation of animals for consumption has ended.
The Refuge is a sanctuary for rescued chickens, turkeys, ducks, sheep, and goats who come from lives of abuse, neglect and abandonment. These animals find peace and protection on 20 acres of pasture and woods where they are provided with top notch, life-long care. As the Refuge grows we will expand to provide homes for rescued pigs and cattle.
Factory Farming Education
Farm animals living in factory farms suffer from intense confinement, physical mutilations and denial of their most basic natural desires. Routine practices in these facilities equate to animal cruelty that would be illegal if done to dogs or cats. The Refuge is working to educate the general public about these cruel practices through providing innovative literature, guided sanctuary tours, and other creative educational experiences.
The Refuge strives to inspire and encourage cruelty-free living by offering a non-judgmental, supportive community of compassionate advocates who work to answer questions and offer solutions for people interested in moving towards a vegan lifestyle. Through cooking classes, bake sales, food samplings, and other food-based events, we work to provide the tools people need to make compassionate choices.