Peace Ridge was founded in 2001 in order to address animal cruelty, neglect and exploitation, and to promote vegan ethics in New England. We advocate for all animals – farmed animals, domestic companion animals, and wildlife.
We believe society needs to rethink the way that it views and interacts with animals in order to become a more peaceful and just society. We believe that social justice cannot be achieved unless we acknowledge the social injustice we perpetrate on animals.
Situated in downeast Maine, our sanctuary is currently home to over 140 farmed animals that come from all types of situations where they have been neglected, exploited, or abused. They all have their own stories, but what makes them especially unique from others just like them, is that they got out of their situation alive and are now safe with us. Since our founding, we have rescued over 900 animals and will continue to spread our compassion in the future.
Founder & Executive Director
Please consider making a donation to the animals at Peace Ridge! Know that 100% of your donation goes directly toward the costs of rescuing and providing care to animals in need! We are a “no-frills” organization. This means we do not spend money on high tech endeavors or glossy mailings. We do a whole lot with a little and we take pride in this fact, especially since we have a clean, well ordered, aesthetically pleasing farm environment with happy animals!Whether you can give a monetary Donation,an item from our Wish List, Sponsor an Animal, or help us Expand and Grow, your donation is tax deductible. Our programs rely on the generosity of our donors and we are deeply greatful for your support.
What your gift can bring:
$60 – buys grain for our entire population of rabbits for 1 week
$60 – spays a new female rabbit and covers her in-coming infirmary care for that month
$200 – buys straw to bed our animals down for 1 month
$750 – buys enough shavings to clean our barns for 1 month
$800 – buys grain and feed for all of our residents for 1 month
$2000 – is a HUGE help- we can make that stretch for all physical care for our animals for one month or more!