If you're looking for family friendly activities near Atlanta or animals sanctuaries in Georgia, you should visit Full Circle Farm Sanctuary. Located just an hour south of Atlanta, Full Circle Farm Sanctuary currently cares for 140+ residents that were formerly abused or neglected.
The sanctuary provides many ways to get involved including attending guest days, interning, donating, and sponsoring a resident. Guest Days are held twice a month on the 1st Saturday & 3rd Sunday of the month. On guest days visitors have the opportunity to go on a detailed, guided tour of the entire sanctuary, meet all the residents, and learn all about ways to get involved.
The last time we visited the sanctuary, we decided to sponsor Jupiter. Jupiter was set to go to auction, but someone helped him get to Full Circle instead, and we are so grateful! He is one of the largest in the herd but can be pretty shy. Jupiter was the face of the annual hay campaign as well! By sponsoring Jupiter we are able to help with his annual shots, hoof trimming, and regular food bills. Sponsors also receive:
Become a sponsor today. Find out more here.
There are many ways to volunteer at Full Circle Farm Sanctuary, and volunteers are always needed to help daily operations run smoothly. Whether you come to volunteer onsite with things like prepping produce, doing perimeter checks, or cleaning, or offsite by providing remote services like building enrichment items for residents and mailing in items from the sanctuary wish list, every volunteer is greatly appreciated.
Monetary donations make a huge impact as well and allow residents to receive critical care that is sometimes necessary. There are a few residents who are frequent veterinarian visitors.
Isabella is a 12 year old pygmy goat who is as independent as they come. Although she may be considered a senior goat, she has a youthful energy when giving her caregivers the run around! Recently, she has undergone a dental surgery to remove three teeth. The surgery went well, but x-rays show she will continue to need teeth removed in the future.
Giddeon is a 7 year old farm pig who loves to nibble on watermelon and pineapple. Giddeon has been experiencing some mobility issues as of late, but the Full Circle Animal Care Staff and the Veterinary Staff at Auburn University are working together to set him on the road to recovery (and the road to more pineapples).
Ned is a 10 year old goat. At times he is a force to be reckoned with and at others a friend to be cuddled. Ned is a frequent visitor to the medical barn at Full Circle and when necessary he makes the trip to Auburn university. He has become quite the social butterfly since receiving all of his extra care and attention from staff!
You can also download the abillion app on the Apple Store or Google Play. Every review posted raises $1 that can go toward Full Circle Farm Sanctuary.
Full Circle Farm Sanctuary is one of our favorite places to visit. Every time we visit and have the opportunity to interact with the residents, I am reminded about how far I've come on my vegan journey. Take the time to register for one of the guest days. You will absolutely enjoy it.
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About Tabatha James
Tabatha James is a wife, mom, and children's book author navigating her way through a vegan way of life!