Meet the rescued farm animals - Farm Animal Rescue

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

Farm Animal Rescue is home to over 100 rescued pigs, cows, goats, sheep and chickens who have been rescued from the animal agriculture or food industry. Read their stories here...



Esmerelda Rescued in October 2016 from a battery cage egg farm. Esmerelda is now safe and enjoying life at Farm Animal Rescue.


Ruby Rescued in October, 2016 from a battery cage egg farm. Ruby is now safe at Farm Animal Rescue and getting more brave every day.


Penny Rescued in October, 2016 from a cage-free egg farm. Penny is now safe and getting better at Farm Animals Rescue.              

‘Cage Free’ Hen Rescue

Last week the sanctuary welcomed six new hens, four from a cage-free farm and two from battery cages. They are not yet quite brave enough to stray far from the hen house but they are certainly already personality plus! Penny. Raised on a cage-free farm.                     …

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Howard, the rescued pig Howard Howard is the big man of the pig barn, weighing in at 320kg. Howard was bred to be slaughtered for meat when he was 3 months old, so he has been genetically designed to grow very large very quickly. He has some obesity-related breathing issues and isn’t terribly active. In …

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Richard Richard was being transported for export but managed to escape during an interchange with companions Henry and James. Richard is the all-round good guy of the herd. Most of the time he can be found chilling in the sun with Henry and James, he is definitely the most chilled out of the goats and …

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Sheep mum reunited with her baby at sanctuary Eve at sanctuary When Eve arrived with her daughter Rose, Rose’s twin Lily had already been rescued and was at the sanctuary.   Lily had been rescued heavily infested with worms, and so unwell she could not stand, eat or drink. Over time,  with a warm bed, and …

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Bye Bye Becky

All of our volunteers and many or our visitors first met Becky when she hopped up on their lap (or head!) in pursuit of shiny things to peck (or in pursuit of that Tofurky  Hot Dog!). In fact the first day Becky arrived from the battery cage farm a year ago she was jumping on people’s …

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Rescued dairy calf – Cale Cale is all grown up and now stands at 2.1 metres tall, but life started off very sadly for this little calf rescued from the dairy industry. Too weak to attract a buyer at a Queensland sale yard, Cale and his buddy Alfie arrived at sanctuary straight into the intensive …

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Farm Animal Rescue Inc.

1713 Dayboro Road
QLD 4521

FAR Management Committee

President - Brad King
Vice President - Carol Slater
Treasurer - Natalie Corlass
Secretary - Olivia Spadina

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