Visiting and supporting an animal sanctuary has to be one of the most fulfilling and joyful things any vegan can do. The incredible folks who operate animal sanctuaries around the world open their hearts, their homes and most assuredly their pocket books to untold numbers of animals in need.
Often times, their devotion to their animal charges precludes them having the time to get the word out about what they are doing or even what they need to keep doing it.
This is where the Vegan Banana’s “Sanctuary Sunday” comes in. Much like the brave crew of the “Star Ship Enterprise” we seek out and explore animal sanctuaries where ever they may be hiding. We shine a spotlight on the good works they are doing, sharing their needs with you and offering you ways to connect, visit and help them to help their animal charges.
The goal of every animal sanctuary is to protect and provide a safe, loving home for each animal in their charge. They create an environment where humans and animals are equal. Allowing them to live the lives of meaning and dignity that every earthling is entitled to.
Doing this successfully takes a great deal of dedication, knowledge, love and MONEY! Please consider helping where you can. Volunteering at a sanctuary near you can be one of the most fulfilling things any vegan can do. And donating cash or goods feels good too and is how most animal shelters keep their doors open and the critters fed.
Please Note: An Animal Sanctuary Is NOT Open To The Public Like A Zoo!
You will need to check to see if and when folks are allowed to visit. And be aware that once you are there you most likely will not be allowed to wander around “at will”. More likely you will be given a tour of the sanctuary where they will explain what they do and why they do it. Because, other then tending to the needs of their animals an animal sanctuaries main focus is on education. After that you’ll probably be allowed to interact with specific animals in a controlled manner. This is for both your safety and that of the animals in who’s home you are a guest.