Farm Sanctuary closing

After 25 years in the North State, Farm Sanctuary to close its Orland location

Orland’s Farm Sanctuary, the North State site of a farm animal rescue and protection organization, will be closing after 25 years.

The nonprofit acquired 96 acres of forest and grassland, adding to its flagship shelter in Watkins Glen, N.Y. A majority of the organization’s Northern California animals—more than 300 rescued pigs, sheep, goats, cattle, chickens, turkeys and waterfowl—will be moving east. The organization will leave behind 300 acres of land overlooking Black Butte Lake, 30 miles west of Chico. Its remaining West Coast sanctuary provides shelter for about 100 animals on 26 acres near Hollywood.