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Meet some of the free-roaming animals who we have rescued at FAR

Farm Animal Rescue is home to over 80 rescued pigs, cows, goats, sheep and chickens who have been rescued from the animal agriculture or food industry. Read their stories here...

Grace, Marilyn, Audrey, Vivienne, Mae

Rescued Free Range Chickens Audrey, Vivienne, Mae’s arrival in car Once upon a time, Grace, Marilyn, Audrey, Vivienne, and Mae were just a handful of hens living with thousands of others in a dark and cramped free-range egg facility.   Their feathers were missing, their spirits broken, and their future bleak. But fate had a different plan …

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Sean rescued lamb


Lamb rescued after twin dies Sean and his twin were not able to feed from their mother and both became seriously malnourished. Sean arrived at Farm Animal Rescue alone and in pain from poor neutering.  Missing is his brother,  he was required to quarantine for a few days before he joined the sheep flock.  He …

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Dorothy, Rose Blanche and Sophia

Four rescued pigs Thanks to your compassion and donations, four beautiful pigs, Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, and Sophia have arrived at the sanctuary ready to start a life of freedom and adventure.  Aptly named after The Golden Girls, the 90’s American sitcom featuring four mature women enjoying their golden years in each others’ company, these four …

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Rescued hens from a free range facility


Free range hen rescue Mira 2015 As you can see from the state of her feathers, life prior to rescue from a free range egg farm was tough for Mira.  And although Mira was not confined to a small cage,  her ‘home’ in a  barn with thousands of other chickens caused her as much, if …

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The feathered hero of Farm Animal Rescue Rocky the rooster arrived at sanctuary on 28th May in 2016, and no doubt got his name for his toughness after sustaining a terrible injury, and somehow still surviving.   Rocky started life hatching at a backyard chicken breeder. A roosters’ life is considered worthless in the egg …

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Malcolm rescued lamb


Malcolm – rescued lamb Look deep into his eyes and you can see so many emotions – curiosity, hope, trust, innocence.  And maybe just a little bit of enduring fear …does he dare believe he is now safe? Malcolm is not meant to be here today.  On the 8th April 2019, he was only 30 …

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Bubble rooster


Farm Animal Rescue’s first rescue This is Bubble. He was our very first rescue back in 2012. Seen by some as a ‘noise nuisance’ and unwanted, he was placed under a destruction order by Brisbane City Council. But we saw him for the unique individual he is, and he is now extraordinarily lucky to be …

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Lamb rescued from dust storm “I still don’t like the wind” “Hi, I’m Greta. Everyday is amazing at Farm Animal Rescue.  I get to spend time with my friends, we go somewhere different every day – unless it’s really hot or raining when we sometimes just stay home.  I still don’t like windy days.  Thank …

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Muffin with bandage


How kindness changed the world for one chicken “That day was unusual because it was the day I’d given up. I think we all had. I stared down at the floor where I was standing uncomfortably, my breathing laboured from the stench of the urine and excrement I’d been living in for weeks, the putrid …

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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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