Adopt a Rescued Farm Animal - Farm Animal Rescue |Queensland

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 adotpion 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 beautiful chickens

Introducing our feathered friends, a delightful trio of chickens who are eager to find their new family. These ladies are sociable, warm-hearted, and each carries their own unique charm. Known for their gentle nature and charming demeanor, these chickens seek companionship and offer so much in return. They love to roam around, pecking at the […]

George

Say hello to George, he is outgoing and is looking for a property where he can thrive with the right special care. Despite his initially slightly aggressive demeanor, George is loyal and trusting.  George’s ideal home will need to have plenty of space and provide a lively environment that can channel his energetic nature. With […]

Peppa

Introducing Peppa the 7-year-old pig, she has a charming personality as bubbly as her name suggests. She’s an incredible friend waiting to share her love with a new family who will provide the loving care she needs. Peppa’s gentle nature and love for life are infectious, and she’s known to communicate her affection through affectionate […]

ADDRESS

Farm Animal Rescue Inc.

1713 Dayboro Road
Dayboro
QLD 4521

FAR Management Committee

President - Brad King
Treasurer - Chris Harvell
Director - Carol Slater
Director - Cheryl Evans
Director - Leizl Estioko
Secretary - Olivia Spadina

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