AWI Donates $48,000 to Six Farm Animal Sanctuaries after Matching Giving Tuesday Fundraising

photos courtesy of Odd Man Inn Animal Refuge, Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, and Iowa Farm Sanctuary
photos courtesy of Odd Man Inn Animal Refuge, Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, and Iowa Farm Sanctuary

Washington, DC—Today, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) awarded $48,000 to help rescued farmed animals across the country feel secure, respected, and nurtured, following a successful Giving Tuesday campaign last month.

With your generous support, AWI raised $24,000 in online donations from Thanksgiving through Giving Tuesday this year. AWI will match that amount dollar for dollar, awarding $8,000 each to six worthy farmed animal sanctuaries that provide permanent refuge to chickens, turkeys, pigs, cattle, sheep, goats, geese, and more.

The recipients are Funny Farm Rescue and Sanctuary in Mays Landing, NJ; Iowa Farm Sanctuary in Oxford, IA; Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary in Linn County, OR; Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary in Erie, CO; Odd Man Inn Animal Refuge in Jamestown, TN; and Piedmont Farm Refuge in Pittsboro, NC.

Every year in America, billions of animals are bred, raised, and killed for food. The vast majority, raised in industrial facilities, experience lives of extreme confinement and depravation. At these sanctuaries, however, farmed animals rescued from abuse and neglect are getting a second chance. And the facilities offer so much more than basic food and medical care. They name each resident and provide wide open spaces for them to roam and engage in natural behaviors with their animal friends. They also educate their communities about animal behaviors, cruelty-free living, and compassionate care.

AWI expresses sincere thanks to all who donated so that these animals can experience a new life of happiness and safety in their forever homes.

Media Contact Information

Marjorie Fishman, Animal Welfare Institute
[email protected], (202) 446-2128

The Animal Welfare Institute is a nonprofit charitable organization founded in 1951 and dedicated to reducing animal suffering caused by people. AWI engages policymakers, scientists, industry, and the public to achieve better treatment of animals everywhere—in the laboratory, on the farm, in commerce, at home, and in the wild. Follow us on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), and Instagram for updates and other important animal protection news.