Animal Place is one of the best kept secrets of the animal protection movement. Although there are now many sanctuaries giving homes to rescued farmed animals (be sure to listen to Episodes 98 and 99 of our podcast, where we highlighted several small sanctuaries), Animal Place, founded in 1989, stands out as having been one of the first, and has a depth of experience and history of successes to underlie its outreach. Though we’ve known about Animal Place for a while, it was only recently that we truly learned about all of the wonderful things they are doing, and we are nothing short of in love.
Although many sanctuaries have adoption programs, Animal Place has a unique center, located in Vacaville, CA, only an hour outside of San Francisco, specifically devoted to animal adoption and placement. Animal Place stands at the forefront of the movement to save the lives of farmed animals, while moving them into the homes of a growing nationwide movement of vegan advocates, who not only provide these animals with loving homes, but can demonstrate to friends and neighbors who these animals really are and why they deserve to live. One by one, these animals can go out into the world and change people’s hearts and minds.
Now, Animal Place — under the direction of Kim Sturla — is hiring someone to head up their marketing, fundraising, and campaigns. The job — which looks like a dream job for anyone who has been longing to work in the animal rights movement (assuming you already live in, or are willing to move to, Northern California) — is for someone who is comfortable wearing many hats. It includes everything from media outreach, to social networking, to managing the organization’s fundraising campaigns and corresponding with donors.
Check out the entire job description, and pass this on to your talented and savvy vegan friends who, like so many of us, can imagine doing nothing else other than spending our lives advocating for farmed animals.
Photo at top of blog courtesy Animal Place