About Our Vegan Animal Sanctuary

Herd & Flock Animal Sanctuary was founded by Katie Dwight and Meghan Dibble to provide animals rescued from the meat, egg and dairy industries with a safe haven where they can live out their lives in peace.

Our supporters & community can connect with and learn about the needs of healthy, happy farm animals by getting to know our residents. In turn, we educate the community about the benefits of plant-based eating including to health and the environment.

Meet our Board of Directors


How We Built Herd and Flock Animal Sanctuary

Meghan and Katie were inspired by visiting Farm Sanctuary in Orland, CA several times, to contemplate starting their own farm sanctuary.  They looked at a few properties that they thought might meet their needs for a sanctuary, but none of them were suitable. By chance, Katie saw a property for sale in Vacaville that was listed as a "good place to have a sanctuary.” It had previously been operated as a sanctuary by Animal Place, but they were moving on and selling the property. It had barns and fences and all the infrastructure needed. With some doubts but a lot of excitement, we bought the property. We went to a "farm animal care conference" put on by Farm Sanctuary to start learning about how to properly care for farm animals. And a month later we adopted our first animals - three farm pigs who had been victims of a horrible hoarding situation. We named them Luther, Tom, and Diego and we moved forward from there.

Unfortunately, after a year on the property, we were forced to evacuate all our animals due to wildfire. Everyone survived although one of our barns was badly damaged. We refused to be discouraged. We returned to our property and now two years in we have saved a total of 700 animal lives. We have over 75 permanent residents and an active fostering program.

Annual Reports


2023

Highlights
  • Emergency rescue of more than 100 animals rescued from local hoarding situation;
  • Trained a new cohort of high school interns in compassion and conservation-minded leadership through the LEAP environmental awareness and protection program;
  • Countless snuggles from Adobo, Snowflake and our resident farm animal family for dozens of community volunteers, all year long....

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Financial Information

990 Form - 2024