Anahat

Anahat was found wandering in a nearby neighborhood. We were called in to check on him, and in order to give him the best life possible, we brought him Indraloka where he has been a thrill and a joy to have around!

Anahat makes his presence very well known by honking loudly when he has anything to say (which is ALL the time). He’s a curious and brave little goose and is always looking to be in the middle of the action. Anahat spends his day with his flock mates Gomda, Beti, and Jasmine. He enjoys taking long walks and runs around the sanctuary he spreads his wings to take off for more vigorous “exercise.”

Anahat would love for you to join his Circle of Compassion. You can join it by sponsoring him with a monthly donation of any amount. To join Anahat’s Circle of Compassion and to help cover the costs of his nutritious food, warm shelter, and medical care, click the button below:

Daisy

Miss Daisy was just one of the countless little ducklings for sale at a reptile show- she was for sale to be fed by the attendees of the show to the reptiles on display.

One attendee bought Daisy to spare her from such a fate and took her home to safety. Daisy grew up with a wonderful family, living as an indoor duck for a while until her family understood that she needed to be a real duck, with other winged friends and ponds to swim around in.

The family brought Daisy to Indraloka where she immediately settled in and became best friends other ducks like her. Today, she waddles busily around all day and night, swimming, chatting, and gleefully flapping about.

Daisy now has trouble with her leg, so she wears the booties you see in the photo to help cushion her steps and keep her comfortable.

Daisy would love for you to join her Circle of Compassion. You can join it by sponsoring her with a monthly donation of any amount. To join Daisy’s Circle of Compassion and to help cover the costs of her nutritious food, warm shelter, and medical care, click the button below:

Mookie

Moksha, nicknamed “Mookie,” came to Indraloka after he was unknowingly born at a farm. He was found in a field after his mother had been sold to slaughter, so he was motherless, tiny, and very weak. Mookie was extremely thin and he was covered in bugs and sores along his spine. There was manure encrusted on Mookie’s behind, his skin was dry, and he had spots of missing fur. The farmers waited too long to start giving him a bottle of calf formula, so he wasn’t eating and was very malnourished. Luckily, a concerned family member found out about Mookie’s condition just in time and she called for our help in making Mookie’s life better. After many phone calls, we finally convinced her that the best thing to do for Mookie would be to give him to us. 

He was taken under his wing by the resident matriarch at the time, Penny, who had a miraculous story of her own surrounding Mookie’s arrival! You can read more about their special relationship on Indraloka’s blog or by watching his rescue video below. Mookie came out of his shell thanks to the love of Penny along with his dear goat friend, Lief, both of whom have since passed. Sometimes a fellow being’s purpose in life is to help you shine, and boy does Mookie shine!

These days, Mookie spends his days happily grazing with the herd and relaxing in the shade of the cow patio on warm days. He most enjoys tussles with Lakshman and Jimmy and grooming elderly Gus. He is very gentle and extremely tolerant of humans, especially considering the conditions he was born into. His gentle nature doesn’t keep him from swinging his head and kicking his back legs when he’s excited, like when he moved to the new, larger cow pasture at our Dalton location!

Mookie would love for you to join his Circle of Compassion. You can join it by sponsoring him with a monthly donation of any amount. To join Mookie’s Circle of Compassion and to help cover the costs of his nutritious food, warm shelter, and medical care, click the button below:

Blue

Blue was born from Ming Nau, one of four pigs that were rescued from a dark, dangerous, and dirty barn in 2008. They were left without food or water, so in desperation, many of the pigs turned on each other. A humane police officer was able to get a court order to seize all 55 pigs kept in the barn. Fortunately, we were able to step in to support the police officer, who did not have experience moving farm animals. We coordinated trailers and volunteers, helped her seek adoptive homes, and took the four in the worst shape home to the sanctuary– Blue was one of them, along with her sister Isis and brothers, Blackie and Agnes.

We named her Blue because of her beautiful blue eyes. Today she can be found roaming around the pasture with Blackie, Isis, and Wendell. She enjoys wallowing in the mud, eating fresh produce treats (she always leaves the broccoli for last), and rooting around for leftover treats.

Blue would love for you to join her Circle of Compassion. You can join it by sponsoring her with a monthly donation of any amount. To join Blue’s Circle of Compassion and to help cover the costs of her nutritious food, warm shelter, and medical care, click the button below:

Count matthias hoitytotitytot

Count Matthias Hoitytotitytot (Mattie for short) was rescued from becoming someone’s Easter dinner when he was just a few months old. When he arrived, he was suffering from terrible worms, coccidia, and other GI troubles that came from living in a dirty barn.

After several vet visits, medications, and lots of TLC, Mattie made a full recovery. Today, he is an extremely affectionate and outgoing sheep– he’s not very sheepish at all! He is now elderly and has lost most of his sight, but that doesn’t stop him from lolling in the sunshine with his herd, grazing all day in the pasture, and enjoying his favorite foods–  fresh parsley, red kale, and green onions.

Mattie would love for you to join his Circle of Compassion. You can join it by sponsoring him with a monthly donation of any amount. To join Mattie’s Circle of Compassion and to help cover the costs of his nutritious food, warm shelter, and medical care, click the button below:

Eddie Traffic

Eddie Traffic jumped off a truck headed for slaughter two days before Christmas. When he jumped, he was in the middle of traffic on a busy New Jersey Highway. A kind truck driver from a few cars back pulled over and blocked Eddie from traffic with his truck. He sat in heavy traffic for several hours until another truck came to take him to a farm, temporarily. Meanwhile, Farm Sanctuary was contacted about taking Eddie. They decided they couldn’t take him and called us to take him instead. We agreed. A few days later another kind individual offered to transport Eddie from his temporary home to Indraloka. You can read more about his journey home on Indraloka’s blog.

Ever since Eddie arrived he has been quite the adventurous individual. He is very energetic and full of life, and he loves absolutely everyone. He is best friends with Jeremiah and his favorite treat is strawberries. He enjoys his days wallowing in the mud with his brothers, grazing on grass, napping, and rooting. Eddie is also the star of his own major motion film, Truckin’, which follows his story from the highway to Indraloka. Truckin’ was filmed and directed by Indraloka’s Creative Director, Johnny Braz. He has his own Facebook page, too!

Eddie would love for you to join his Circle of Compassion. You can join it by sponsoring him with a monthly donation of any amount. To join Eddie’s Circle of Compassion and to help cover the costs of his nutritious food, warm shelter, and medical care, click the button below:

Jeremiah

When Jeremiah came to us in 2014, we weren’t sure whether he was going to live. He was so weak and malnourished that he was unable to stand up or regulate his own body temperature. Sometimes we have to remind ourselves that our job is to provide the best care and as much love, no matter the prognosis, and like many others, that was the case with Jeremiah. We placed him under a heat lamp and snuggled him in warm blankets. We fed him by syringe and stayed by his side 24-hours a day. Because of Jeremiah’s strong will and determination, he survived. Watch the heartwarming video below to learn more about Jeremiah and his rescue, or read his story in Indraloka’s Blog.

Today, Jeremiah thrives, beaming with big peaceful eyes at every animal and visitor to the sanctuary. He spends his days with his best friend in the world, Eddie Traffic, grazing their pasture and snuggling together in their house. Jeremiah brings us joy and laughter every day and we love him dearly.

Jeremiah would love for you to join his Circle of Compassion. You can join it by sponsoring him with a monthly donation of any amount. To join Jeremiah’s Circle of Compassion and to help cover the costs of his nutritious food, warm shelter, and medical care, click the button below:

Duncan

Duncan, along with his brother Nugget, was bred at a farm that planned to raise them for meat. Their mother died during the birth, so the farmer asked for community members to foster and bottle feed the piglets. A kind woman bottle-fed and fell in love with the two piglets. She worked at a school, and she took them back and forth every day to allow the children and pigs to bond. When it was time for the pigs to be weaned, she could not bear the thought of them going to slaughter, so she negotiated with the farmer to bring them to Indraloka instead.

Duncan is an intelligent pig with a great sense of humor. He loves visitors (except the vet) and belly rubs! Duncan is sensitive and emotional, and he enjoys spending most of his day relaxing in comfortable piles of hay. His best friends are Sandy the alpaca, and Rosie and Sunita the sheep.

Duncan would love for you to join his Circle of Compassion. You can join it by sponsoring him with a monthly donation of any amount. To join his Circle of Compassion and to help cover the costs of Duncan’s nutritious food, warm shelter, and medical care, click the button below: