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
2021 Guidestar Platinum Transparency Seal

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

advocacy

Through art, storiesfilmseducation, and 
speaking engagements, the sanctuary tells the animals’ stories and helps people to understand and respect them as individuals who matter. 

People in the art barn at Indraloka during an event

Indraloka reaches hundreds of thousands of people around the globe each year through events, education, speaking engagements, storytelling, and videos. 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. 

A group of kids interacting and petting a rescued relaxed pig

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

Meet some of our animals!

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

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

Pax

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

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Gauri

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

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Bapu

Bapu means Father, and often spiritual Father specifically.  He is the father…

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Close up of rescue goat Ramona

Ramona

Ramona was bred on a small family dairy farm to provide milk…

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The Future of Kindness – Indraloka Animal Sanctuary

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