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!
From Farm Animal Sanctuaries