"Creating Compassion Through Rescue, Education and Service"



Work Parties

We are sad to say for the first time ever we are having to cancel Work Parties at least through May. But as an all volunteer non-profit we still need some help. So instead, we are trying to schedule a few experienced volunteers to help until normal life resumes. If you want to participate please email with your name and what areas of the sanctuary you have worked on in the past. If you or anyone in your household are not feeling well or have underlined health issues please stay safe at home.  We are looking forward to the day when we can welcome everyone back to Green Acres Farm Sanctuary.  greenacresfarmsanctuary@hotmail.com

Chicken Health Checks

Bird Health Checks are CANCELED. Don’t worry the birds will still receive their health checks. Because of the close human contact needed during health checks we have to cancel the monthly event on March 29th. The birds health checks will be preformed by individuals throughout the month instead of by a group of volunteers on one day. We are doing our best to make sure no one’s health, human or animal, is in jeopardy during these difficult times. We hope to return to our regularly scheduled bird health checks with all our wonderful volunteers very soon.

Interested in hands-on work with our avian friends? Learn how to examine our resident birds for parasites, infections, injuries, and other ailments to make sure they stay healthy. The Chicken Health Check Team generally meets once per month on a Sunday. Simply sign up for our newsletter and indicate you are interested in volunteering with the Chicken Health Check Team to receive email notifications about upcoming dates.


Educational Tours

Sorry Educational Tours are on hold for now because of Covid-19. We will keep these dates up and if it is safely have tours later in the summer we will.  Please check back.

  • Sunday July 12th, 1-3pm
  • Sunday August 9th 1-3pm

Attendees will meet our resident animals and learn their stories through a guided tour around the Sanctuary. Afterward, samples of some of our favorite vegan products will be provided. This popular event is a great way to learn more about Green Acres, our mission, and living a more compassionate life. Space is limited and reservations are required. Educational Tours will begin again spring 2020.


Mark your calendars! We have lots of fun events coming up in 2020:

06/14 • Vegan Potluck & Fundraiser 1-3pm at 5272 Brush Creek NE Silverton, OR 97381

Stay tuned for more information.
Events and dates are subject to change.

Support the Sanctuary

In the nine years since Green Acres Farm Sanctuary began we have rescued and fostered over 900 animals. We are an all volunteer 501(3)(c) non-profit that operates on donations and receives no state or federal funding. Every dollar given goes directly to the animals providing them medical care, food and shelter. Join the Green Acres Farm Sanctuary team by donating today and together we can help more animals.
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2017 Year End Updates

Residents In 2017 Green Acres Farm Sanctuary took in 89 farm animals. This included 44 rescued battery cage hens, 4 hens saved from religious sacrifice, a dumped duck we named West, chicks discarded because they are “unfit to sell”, Willy the one-eyed turkey, and Cupcake the pig. We are honored to provide each one a safe and loving home. Thanks to our volunteers and your donations we hope to help even more animals in 2018.   Volunteers In 2017 volunteers gave 8079 hours to keep Green Acres Farm Sanctuary...

Welcome, Cupcake!

Our first ever pig resident moved in just in time to call Green Acres his (forever!) home for the holidays in 2017. Eleven months ago Cupcake was bought as a piglet to be a 4-H project. He was raised, shown, and became part of his human family. It wasn’t until he had been auctioned at the fair that the reality of his fate finally set in. Fearing they were too late, his family tracked down where Cupcake had gone, and by a miracle, Cupcake had not been sent to...

Green Acres Wins the Portland Green Festival’s Community Award

WE WON! Yes, that’s our board member, Andrea, holding one big check! Thank you to everyone who voted online or in person. Because of your vote, Green Acres Farm Sanctuary won a $5000 grant that we will use to continue our mission of helping animals. And thank you to The Green Festivals and Portland Green Festival Expo for creating a Community Grant to help local...


On January 9, 2016 Green Acres Farm Sanctuary participated, along with other rescues, in a seizure by Marion County Sheriff of over 60 animals. Now that the animals have been surrendered we are permitted to share that we took in 8 sheep, 7 goats and 1 hen. The animals were in poor condition and the females were all pregnant. Since the seizure there have been three lambs and three kids born. We have been providing needed medical care and plenty of nutritious food. In the days to come we...

Ten More Lives Saved

Our newest foster mama was taken in as a stray by Front Street Animal Shelter – City of Sacramento where she soon gave birth, than One Tail at a Time – Portland drove down to pick them up and now Green Acres Farm Sanctuary will be fostering the family until they are all ready to be adopted. It took three rescues across hundreds of miles to save these precious lives and we are honored to be a part of...


As she battles against renal failure. Jill has under gone daily trips to the vet for medications and iv fluids to flash her system to kick start her kidneys. Today’s blood work showed some improvement though her prognosis is still unknown. Jill definitely seemed more like herself tonight as she devoured blackberry leaves. We will continue to give her loving care with hope in our...


Sugar a sweet and pregnant pit bull was found by Animal Control roaming the streets after being attacked by another dog. When no one claimed Sugar she was going to be euthanized which is common for pregnant dogs at many shelters. Luckily SafeHaven Humane Society stepped in to save her. Now Green Acres Farm Sanctuarywill foster Sugar and her soon to be born puppies until they are all ready for...


The two toms and hen were originally bought as breeding stock but thankfully that plan failed. Then they were advertised for free but luckily no takers. With their time running out we got a call. Happily now these three, now named Duke, Duchess and Prince, will get to live out their natural life span here at the...


Teri Anna generously donated $500 that she earned the money collecting and returning bottles and cans all year. We are so fortunate to have such a giving young person as a volunteer. This act of kindness is part of Generosity Philosophy’s 12 days of...


Granny, a 14 year old pygmy cross, and her 13 old year old daughter came to Green Acres Farm Sanctuary because of their age and need for medical care that wasn’t being provided. Since arriving Abiqua Animal Clinic has accessed Granny’s condition and prescribed her medication for a neck injury, torn ligaments, arthritis and internal parasites. Both are still nervous but we hope now with proper medical care, love and time they will feel better and learn to...