What We Do at Fauna Animal Sanctuary

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Fauna Animal Sanctuary is situated on 40 acres of stunning woodland in Battle Creek, Michigan. We also have a natural pond, creeks and swamps onsite. Since 2009, we have offered a safe and loving home to a variety of species, all of whom are threatened in some way by humanity. We work tirelessly to protect the vulnerable non-human animals of the world. This protection extends from starlings and ducks, through to goats and cows, and a range of others in between.


Our Mission

Fauna Animal Sanctuary's mission is to provide a safe haven to abandoned, neglected or abused animals who are rescued directly or by third parties, according to the sanctuary’s capacity. We provide medical care, proper nutrition, housing and love. Some animals also come to us because they need to be relocated by the owner due to different circumstances, such as moving house, no proper enclosure, or simply because the animal is no longer wanted.

We are a vegan sanctuary and also reach out to the local community to provide information about proper and compassionate care of non-human sentient beings.

Tita, one of the beautiful dogs who live at Fauna Animal Sanctuary

Tita, one of the beautiful dogs who live at Fauna Animal Sanctuary

What We've Achieved

  • Established in 2009 as a private sanctuary, Fauna began with rabbits. We are now home to over 100 residents.
  • In December 2015, we saved our first large animal, a cow named Toula. Then in January 2017, Benny a 10 week old calf joined us.
  • In 2015, we have our first Custom-built a very large aviary for our many feathered friends.
  • In May 2016, Fauna Animal Sanctuary achieved 501(c)(3) status to operate as a non-profit organisation.
  • In November 2017, we launched an appeal for a contractor and funds to build a winter cow shelter.
  • In November 2017, we started work to save three roosters who were bound for slaughter. They finally arrived in January 2018 and we worked closely with a The Riley Farm Rescue in Connecticut to transport them there.
  • In December 2017, we received an extremely kind donation from one of our rescue friends, Rancho Relaxo in New Jersey after their Founder, Caitlin Cimini raised the funds with Rancho Relaxo's wonderful supporters.
  • In December 2017, we saved two goats who had been slaughter bound and shows signs of extreme neglect.
  • In January 2018, the winter cow shelter for Benny and Toula was completed. 
  • In January 2018, we launched Fauna merchandise via Bonfire to raise funds for new fencing and housing for our residents.
  • See PROJECTS for our future plans including more information about construction work.