Edgar’s Mission rescues, rehomes and gives sanctuary to neglected, abandoned and abused farm animals and educates and empowers the community to make compassionate and ethical lifestyle choices. The mission of Edgar’s is kindness: kindness to animals, to each other and the planet.
Edgar’s Mission commenced as a farm animal sanctuary in 2003 and as concern for farm animal welfare has grown so has demand for their rescue and rehoming. Many shelters exist for domestic pets and wildlife but not for farm animals.
Edgar’s Mission’s objectives are:
1. To provide shelter and direct care for homeless, abused, injured or abandoned animals.
2. To find permanent homes for mistreated and abandoned animals and to promote adoption through education and example.
3. To promote compassion, understanding and respect for all animals and responsible and humane treatment towards animals in our community through the provision of advice, education and information.
We currently provide long term care for around 350 homeless, abused or abandoned farm animals - with hundreds more finding temporary sanctuary at Edgar’s Mission before finding lifelong homes. We care for all sorts of animals including pigs, sheep, horses, chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, rabbits, alpacas, cattle, deer and goats.
Edgar’s Mission also introduces thousands of humans to the emotional world of farmed animals each year through farm tours, education and outreach programs.