For most folks trying to run a farmed animal sanctuary, they soon learn it is a money sink. Not everyone is as fortunate, visionary, or aggressive in their fundraising as the founders of Farm Sanctuary. The founders of Caboodle Ranch and Angel’s Gate Hospice may know that all too well. It’s expensive to run a rehabilitation center and sanctuary for animals. Majority of Americans don’t find it to be of value. Grants aren’t available specifically for sanctuaries. And earned income from tours and bed and breakfast don’t generate much. The only sanctuaries that survive and become effective, amazing organizations are those that have either a strong giving program, adopt social enterprise, or have a combination of the two.
But do any farmed animal sanctuaries exist that are social enterprises?