Our Adoption Network consists of people like you who are committed to provide lifetime care to farmed animals who have been through hard times. As a Farm Animal Rescue adoption network member, you will benefit from:
Expert advice on which animal is suitable for you, how paddocks and facilities need to be designed, what fencing is installed and what care procedures you need to have in place.
Email support seven days a week for life in case you have medical or other problems with your adopted animals and need advice.
FAR training in animal handling and basic procedures, such as hoof trimming.
Concessional tickets and exclusive invites to Farm Animal Rescue events.
The animals we rescue are individuals who often require special care. Adoption network applicants must 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.
What’s the adoption process?
- Complete an application for membership of the Adoption Network (below).
- FAR will contact you to arrange a site visit, including an inspection of your home. We will discuss the options that you have for paddocks and facilities and agree an adoption plan with you.
- Our Animal Care Supervisor will educate you on the important care standards relating to the animals you wish to adopt.
- You will be placed on our Priority Approved Adopter register.
- FAR will contact you when an animal becomes available for adoption, that is suitable for your environment and facilities.
- Animals may 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). We will discuss the specific details at the time of your adoption.
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 (refundable if not approved)||$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|
How do I get started?
Apply to join our adoption network, once approved you can start adopting!: