“Bay Area Veg Meadow”

Friday, July 2nd, 2010
"Bay Area Veg Meadow" at Animal Place

"Bay Area Veg Meadow" at Animal Place

Even before facebook started, we’ve been a fan of Animal Place for many years.

With Animal Place’s support, we’ve had an annual tour and picnic for several years at their Vacaville location.  So when we heard they needed to relocate, a few of us got together and organized a fun(d)raiser for them in June 2008.   ( See past blog posts for more info: The Fun(d)Raiser | The Fun(d) Crew )

Our fun(d)raiser provided much needed funds towards expanding to their new Grass Valley location, where they named a meadow for us.  Our meadow is very suitably in the picnic area, because we do love to eat :-)

Their barm warming is tomorrow, and we’re heading up to check out the new sanctuary and definitely “Bay Area Veg Meadow”!  Email us if you’re also going, maybe we can rendezvous.

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Job Opening: Animal Care Manager (Grass Valley, CA)

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

We are posting this at the request of Animal Place. As Kim said in her email to us, “We are moving up to Grass Valley in April, so the new manager will be instrumental in moving the animals and setting up new animal care procedures. It is an exciting time for Animal Place and they will be a part of it all!”

Please contact Kim (info below) directly about this job opening.  Thank you!


Animal Care Manager

Resident, live-in position

www.animalplace.org

Organization description: Animal Place is a sanctuary for farmed animals and education center for the public. It operates two facilities – a permanent sanctuary in Grass Valley, CA and an adoption center in Vacaville, CA. The headquarters is located on 600-acres in Grass Valley, CA. The adoption center, Rescue Ranch, is on 60-acres in Vacaville, CA (90 miles south/west of Grass Valley).

Job Title: Animal Care Manager for Grass Valley sanctuary.

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$2,299 for Animal Place!

Friday, June 20th, 2008

For some, it was just another lovely June evening in Berkeley.  For the standing room only crowd gathered at the D. King Gallery on June 17th, it was much more.  Animal Place, an animal sanctuary & education center in Vacaville, is raising $2.7 million to relocate to a larger and better space.   We wanted to do more than just hope they made it, we wanted to help, so earlier this month, we announced our vegan pizza party & boutique fun(d)raiser event.

Frank, Murray and Ernie at Animal Place, Vacaville, CA

Three weeks later, we’re pleased to announce that $2,299.30 was raised for Animal Place, and the critters like Frank, Murray and Ernie who call it home.

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Animal Place on the Moooove!

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Sadie says Mooooooooove to Grass ValleyAnimal Place has an exciting opportunity right now — to move from their over-grazed, water scarce 60-acre sanctuary in Vacaville to 590 acres of rolling pastures in the California foothills of Grass Valley.

Room to grow means more rescues, more outreach, more education. The new location also offers better weather and very importantly, water. Mudslides in winter, searing temperatures in summer make life difficult for the animals at the current site. Grass Valley is 10 degrees cooler year-round. With one well dry, Animal Place’s water situation is tenuous, at best. In Grass Valley, pastures are irrigated year-round, ensuring a constant supply of water for the rescued animals.

How much will this cost and how can we help?

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