Welcome!

VINE Sanctuary offers refuge to animals who have escaped or been rescued from the meat, dairy and egg industries or other injurious circumstances, such as cockfighting and zoos. Sanctuary residents include chickens, cows, ducks, doves, geese, pigeons, sheep, emus and even a few parakeets.

Meet some of the sanctuary residents here.

In addition to sheltering and advocating for animals, we conduct research and education aimed at creating systemic changes in agriculture, trade, and consumption as well as human attitudes about animals and the environment.

Read about our education and advocacy work here.

We work within an ecofeminist understanding of the interconnection of all life and the intersection of all forms of oppression. Thus we welcome and work to facilitate alliances among animal, environmental, and social justice activists.

Read about some of the connections between animal exploitation and other forms of oppression here.

VINE Sanctuary (formerly Eastern Shore Sanctuary) began as a small chicken sanctuary in 2000 and has expanded organically since, maintaining our core commitments while steadily widening the sphere of our work.

Read our story (and the reason for our name) here.

Eastern Shore Sanctuary (now VINE Sanctuary) was the first to figure out how to rehabilitate roosters used in cockfighting and continues to both shelter and advocate for these birds, who are victims of both sexism and speciesism.

Read about rooster rehab and other sanctuary projects here.

Thinking about factory farming, climate change, and all of the many ways people are recklessly cruel to each other and other animals, it’s easy to feel discouraged. But there are so many things that anybody can do to make a difference!

Find out what you can do here.

There’s always something new going on at the sanctuary!

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Questions? Contact us!

VINE Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. Please give generously if you can.