Thank you to everyone who attended our annual spring fundraiser, Spring Fling 2018 – A compassionate celebration.  It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed seeing our old friends and meeting new ones.  Special thank you to the many volunteers who made this day possible.  We would not exist without our dedicated group of volunteers that donate their time and energy to support the cause and keep our animals safe and loved.  Also thank you to our many corporate donors who helped support our silent auction, it was the most successful yet!  If you were unable to attend this event or just need another trip to the Sanctuary, please consider coming out our Open Barn Days or our annual Thanksgiving FOR the Turkeys event in November (details below).  Hope to see you at the farm soon.


2018 Upcoming events

Thanksgiving FOR The Turkeys – Sunday November 18, 2018 from 1-3

Please join us for our 10th Annual Thanksgiving FOR the Turkeys Event on Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 1-3. There will be yummy vegan food (details to come), a silent auction, time to mingle with the animals and meet and mingle with other like minded animal lovers. And as always, your are welcome and encouraged to bring a vegan desert to share!

This event is our largest fundraiser of the year. Every year, we save turkeys from being on a plate and allow them to live the rest of their natural lives in peace and loved here at the Sanctuary. In addition to celebrating these magnificent beings, this event helps us to raise money to pay our feed bill for the winter.

We charge admission to this event to raise money for the Sanctuary, but this year, instead of a fixed amount, we are letting you choose the admission price that is right for you by buying a virtual item of food the animals need and you will have the option to make an additional donation either online or at the event.  Ticket Prices are: 5.00 – Representing 1 Bale of Straw, 7.50 – Representing 1 Bale of Hay, 14.50 – Representing 1Bag of Pig Food, 21.50 – Representing 1 Bag of Equine Food, 37.50 –  Representing 1 Bag of Waterfowl Food

Tickets are required and are limited. One ticket per person, they are non-refundable, but may be transferred to another Sanctuary event.

Get your tickets HERE.
A Special Thank you to our generous corporate sponsors who are donating items for our silent auction.

Check out the generous businesses that have kindly donated to this year’s silent auction! 💚 We are so excited for our 10th annual Thanksgiving FOR the Turkeys event!

We cannot thank them enough for helping to make this event a success! Please visit their websites using the link below and consider them the next time you shop as a way of thanking them for supporting Sunrise. And, please check back often for new donors!




Daiya Foods

Follow Your Heart

Krazy Kraut


Paul Fletcher Fine Art

The Plant Based Egg

Thomas Mangelsen

Two Dollar Radio

Red Apple Lipstick

Vegan Design

Yellow Bird Foods


Also, a special thank you to the awesome restaurants that are supplying the vegan chili for the event!


Portia’s Cafe

Village Taco