Tracy Vogt with Doris, Charlie's Acres Sanctuary. Sonoma, CA.
I started a farm animal sanctuary due to my love of all animals, and the recognition that farm animals are hugely underserved. I started the sanctuary off slowly, and having done most of the rescues personally, have a lot of emotional memories of saving each individual. One of my most memorable experiences was rescuing a pig named Petunia from a laboratory testing facility. I did not know what she was used for, but she came to me covered in rashes and pretty beat up. She had not seen grass before and after a long ride in my car up to the farm, she finally stepped foot on grass and began her recovery. She is now the friendliest, happiest pig at the farm!