ABOUT | Indraloka Animal Sanctuary

Indraloka provides “heaven on earth” for farm animals that have nowhere else to turn.

We inform, inspire, and empower the community, especially children, on ways in which we can better care for ourselves and the environment while helping animals in need.

Children visiting with rescued calves

We advocate for a kind and compassionate lifestyle that protects animals, the earth, and our own health.

Indraloka Animal Sanctuary is a private, charitable 501(c)(3) organization that provides “heaven on earth” for farm animals that have nowhere else to turn. Indraloka informs, inspires, and empowers the community, especially children, on how to better care for themselves and the environment while helping animals in need. The organization advocates for a compassionate lifestyle that protects animals, the earth, and our own health.

Founded in 2005 by Indra Lahiri, Indraloka moved from its original 30 acres in Mehoopany, Pennsylvania to nearly 100 acres in Dalton, PA (conveniently located two hours from both Philadelphia and New York, and only 15-minutes from Scranton) in the spring of 2020. Indraloka rescues and provides lifetime care for the most at-risk animals in the world – farm animals facing abuse, neglect, hoarding, and worse.

Indraloka, which means “Heaven for the Gods” in Sanskrit (an ancient Indian language), is accredited by both the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), earned in 2016, and the American Sanctuary Association (ASA), earned in 2018.  Indraloka also holds Guidestar’s coveted Platinum Seal for its commitment to financial integrity and transparency.

Logo Global Federation of Animal Sanctuary
Logo American Sanctuary Association

the future of kindness Video

The history of Indraloka Animal Sanctuary and a glimpse into the future

Indraloka Animal Sanctuary is creating a kinder, more compassionate world through four key strategies:

Farm animal rescue, care,  placement, and protection

Indraloka has saved the lives of thousands of farm animals in dire need.
Today, over 200 animals of 15 different species are thrilled to call Indraloka home.

Rescued brown calf


Through art, storiesfilmseducation, and speaking engagements, the sanctuary tells the animals’ stories and helps people to understand and respect them as individuals who matter.  Indraloka reaches hundreds of thousands of people around the globe each year through events, education, speaking engagements, storytelling, and videos.

People in the art barn at Indraloka during an event

The organization has garnered worldwide recognition, with followers on every continent and in over 100 countries.

Global coalition of farm

Indraloka leads a global network of sanctuaries and offers support to help new or struggling sanctuaries succeed.

painting of a red barn on Indraloka Animal Sanctuary and green, yellow fields with a rainbow

Hopeful Heroes initiative

The sanctuary offers innovative and engaging educational opportunities for thousands of marginalized children and youth. 

Indraloka’s Hopeful Heroes Initiative provides learning opportunities in four focus areas

A group of kids interacting and petting a rescued relaxed pig

Meet some of our animals!

Click on one of the images below or here to meet some of our animals!


Rosie Cocoa Rose, Rosie for short, was just a tiny newborn lamb when…

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a black and white rescued turkey and a white rescued chicken on grass in front of a wooden fence


I was looking for a safe place.  Everything I knew was gone.  The…
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A rescued horse at Indraloka Animal Sanctuary


In fall of 2022, Sheera, along with 9 other horses, were rescued…

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Rescued lama with white face and black ears, nose and mouth


Pax, meaning Peace, is the youngest and largest of the group of…

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Gauri, a Sanskrit word meaning white, or shining and brilliant, is the…

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