Have you ever worked so hard that you fell asleep in a duck coop? Made friends with a turkey? Observed the world from the point of view of a rooster? No? Then let our summer intern, Katie, tell you all about her weeks at the sanctuary. . . . → Read More: My Summer at VINE Sanctuary
Two dozen multi-colored roosters descend on a chicken sanctuary, changing everything — for the better. . . . → Read More: When Fine-Feathered Friends Fly In
Blake began the year in a bad way. A survivor of dairying who is among the eldest female cows at the sanctuary, Blake went down and couldn’t get back up —a potential death sentence for cows— on one of the most frigid early days of 2015.
We were all so worried, but we knew what . . . → Read More: 2015 in Review
Ask any child (or adult) to draw or imitate a duck, and the first thing they will sketch or mime will be that distinctive bill. But most people don’t realize that, in addition to shaping those characteristic quacks, duck bills are responsible for remarkable feats of perception.
The sensitive tips of duck bills include both . . . → Read More: Duck Bills
Here’s a recap of the panel on Running a Sanctuary at AR2015, including an in-depth account of our cofounder’s remarks about the ethical and emotional challenges of sanctuary work, along with summaries of the other presentations and ensuing discussion about micro-sanctuaries. . . . → Read More: Running a Sanctuary
VINE Sanctuary invites you to “party in the pasture” with us, joining our crew for a fun day of work and play. . . . → Read More: Party in the Pasture!
In this story from the very first year of our sanctuary, egg factory survivors Fanny, Scout, and Simone regrow their feathers while reveling in the freedom and safety offered by the sanctuary. . . . → Read More: From Egg Factory to Sanctuary
The other morning, I glanced out my window to see calves bolting up a muddy driveway, glancing nervously over their shoulders at an emu. Observing the interactions of sanctuary residents with each other is one of the joys of sanctuary life.
Back when Miriam and I founded the chicken sanctuary that would grow up to . . . → Read More: Stalking Emus and Scaredy Cows
A look behind the scenes at VINE Sanctuary, . . . → Read More: How Can Six People Take Care of 500 Animals?
Why did the chicken cross the road? To start a sanctuary, of course! . . . → Read More: The First Bird