Adopt an Animal - Farm Animal Rescue

Animals for Adoption

Our Adoption Program allows people like you to provide lifetime care to animals rescued from the food industry. (If you are interested in providing financial support only please see our Sponsorship program.)

The animals we rescue are individuals who often require special care. Prospective carers need to meet the following criteria:

Current membership of an animal protection organisation

Proven ability to provide for the animals financially

The existence of suitable housing, land and fencing

Proof of holding appropriate permits and PIC registration

A good reference from a vet

Access to large animal veterinary services

A vegetarian lifestyle and commitment to animal rights

A commitment that no product derived from the animal will be offered for sale, consumption or profit

A commitment to lifetime care.

(Please note that the adoption of laying chickens and female cattle, goats and sheep is available to vegan households only.) Minimum herd sizes apply, see below.

Where does my adopted farm animal come from?

Farm animals available for adoption may be from factory farms, saleyards, slaughterhouses, shelters, veterinary clinics or saved from being “strays”. The enormous number of farmed animals in Australia means that many animals are left behind, escape, become abandoned or dumped, or are simply not considered valuable enough to care for. Animals once rehabilitated become eligible for our Adoption Program and may require additional care.

How do I arrange an adoption visit?

What’s the adoption process?

  1. Complete the Adoption Application Form below.
  2. FAR will contact you to arrange a site visit, including an inspection of your home and the proposed area the animal would live in. If approved, you'll be invited to spend an hour with our Animal Care Supervisor.
  3. Our Animal Care Supervisor will educate you on the important care standards for the adoptee.
  4. You will be placed on our Priority Approved Adopter register.
  5. FAR will contact you when an animal becomes available for adoption.
  6. Animals will be medically stabilised before adoption; however, you should still quarantine new arrivals. An adoption contract and movement paperwork will be issued at the time you adopt the animal(s).

Please note: immediate placement is unlikely. We cannot specify when an animal may be ready for adoption. We will contact you when an appropriate animal comes into our care to support your preparations.

What happens after adoption?

Following adoption, FAR staff will be available to assist you with any questions via a special email address and will provide expertise as you need it so that, together, we can ensure the best possible life for your new animal friend(s).

Application for inclusion in the program $50
Adoption of hens/roosters $40 each
Adoption of geese/ducks/turkeys $50 each
Adoption of sheep or goats $60 each
Adoption of cattle $100 each
Adoption of pigs $120 each
Transportation $1.32 per km

Three chickens

These three beautiful chickens are in urgent need for a permanent loving home. They are 4 and 5 years old and would love to be your friend. If you think that you can provide these gorgeous chickens with a forever home, send us a message we would love to hear from you. Please check with …

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Jenny, Henny, Courtney and Blue 

These gorgeous wyandottes chickens are in urgent need to find a new permanent home. If you think you could provide Jenny, Henny, Courtney and Blue with his forever home please send us a message we would love to hear from you. Please check with your local council about having chickens on your property and provide a …

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Meet Angus this beautiful 12-year-old dairy x black angus steer is in urgent need to find a forever home. He has been raised since he was 3 days old, so he is used to human interaction. If you think you could provide this beautiful Steer with his forever home and the care he may need, …

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Meet Sprite the handsome rooster. Please, give this handsome Rooster a chance to shine! He would love to watch over hens or would also enjoy joining an existing bachelor flock. He is in urgent need to find a forever home. If you think you could provide Sprite with his forever home please send us a …

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Farm Animal Rescue Inc.

1713 Dayboro Road
QLD 4521

FAR Management Committee

President - Brad King
Vice President - Carol Slater
Treasurer - Kim Payne
Secretary - Aaron Lee

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