Dominion Sanctuaryis creating a sanctuary where animals are cared for and humans connect.
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Pays for Carlos' grains for a week!
Donate $10 per month and receive:
• Previous tier's benefits.
• 10% off any shirts, decals, mugs or hats at dominionsanctuary.com - just ask for the coupon code!
• Our gratitude!
Buy us a 50 lb bag of grains for the pigs! This feeds 7 pigs for 5-6 days.
Donate $20 per month and receive:
• Previous tier's benefits
• A decal of your choice- look at the options on our website & let us know which one you'd like!
• Our immense gratitude!
Your support here through patreon helps us maintain excellent care of the animals, their straw/hay, food and vitamin supplements, veterinary care including annual checkups, new intake health assessments, and hoof and tusk trims. The funds collected here also help with shelter maintenance and security, build an emergency fund for unexpected expenses, and may provide a base for future growth and expansion.
I'm Allie- caretaker of pigs & chickens and founder of Dominion Sanctuary, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We took in our first 3 residents in May of 2018, and created a simple, beautiful sanctuary life for a herd of three wonderful potbelly pigs in need of a home. In January 2019 we became a nonprofit, in May 2019, we adopted three precious chickens (two hens and a special needs rooster) from All Species Kinship, who continues to mentor us on chicken care. With community support and volunteer help, in late summer of 2019, we expanded our sanctuary's secure fenced area so that we could offer refuge to another abandoned potbelly pig from a severe household neglect situation and we ended the summer by taking in 3 more pigs from this horrifying situation, with the help and support of Kanda Farm Sanctuary, one of our pig mentors. On Jan. 3, we took in Scott, found under someone's pine tree in Muskegon, and then 3 days later, Hank, found in a residential wood pile. As of March, 2020, we have 7 rescued pigs and 5 rescued chickens (3 of whom are roosters.)
We believe in not only providing a safe and permanent home for the residents who live here- which is our first priority- but to also share their beauty with the community in ways that help people connect with an innate compassion inside of them. Our commitment to spreading compassion in the community is a clear part of our mission. We aren't here to only give the animals the best life they can have, but to spread a message that removing animals and their byproducts from your diet creates a beautiful non-violent (and healthy) life. We spread this message by hosting regular tours and events open to the public. We are founded on vegan principles and believe that a plant based lifestyle is key to less violence in the world, and a planet/environment that thrives without the immense damage of animal agriculture. With that being said, we also believe in incremental change and promote that every improvement towards a life that involves less violence is worthwhile! We support movements towards plant based living.
It is you, the patrons through this website, who carry us the most in terms of daily operational expenses (food supplements, vitamins, treats, straw, enrichment, and help with structural improvements and flea & parasite treatments) as well as their necessary but very costly veterinary care- vaccinations, hoof trims, check ups. "Thank you," seems insufficient. It is a tremendous support to be able to rely on your support for those expenses.
Besides this website, other ways to support us are through:
- Paypal (paypal.me/dominionsanctuary - our email is [email protected])
- Venmo (ID is dominionsanctuary)
- Amazon Smile (Please shop using our link: smile.amazon.com/ch/83-3222000)
- Amazon Wish List
Remember, all of your donations are tax deductible. Our tax-exempt 501(c)(3) EIN number is 83-3222000.
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Photos used on this page are by the wonderful Paulina M Photography.