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Salem Farm Animal Sanctuary Adds Five-Acre Pasture With $5K Grant From The ASPCA
Updated May 22, 2017 6:03 AM
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Two cows rescued by the ASPCA enjoy new five-acre pasture at Uplands PEAK Sanctuary.

(SALEM) - Uplands PEAK Sanctuary in Salem announced the completion of its expansion project, which includes a five-acre pasture, fencing, and sheltering that provides a safe haven for abused and neglected farm animals.

The expansion was made partly possible with assistance from the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) who provided a $5,000 grant to complete the project.

Uplands PEAK is the only farm animal sanctuary in the region that rescues and rehabilitates mistreated farm animals, educates the public on the benefits of a vegan lifestyle, and promotes sustainability. Located on 25-acres of land, the sanctuary is surrounded by animal agriculture, including a chicken factory farm less than a mile away, and nearby beef, dairy, and veal production.

"Uplands PEAK is in a unique position to expose people to the serious issues associated with factory farming such as the common denial of even basic care," said Suzanne McMillan, content director of the ASPCA's Farm Animal Welfare Campaign. "We're pleased to be able to expand Uplands PEAK Sanctuary's capacity to care for these vulnerable animals and educate the public about their plight."

"We foster compassion and educate the public by rescuing and giving sanctuary to farmed animals like cows, pigs, and chickens," said Mark Pruitt, co-founder of Uplands PEAK Sanctuary. "Our sanctuary gives people the unique opportunity to meet and connect with farmed animals as individuals, and offers a place where they can deepen their connection with people and nature."

In addition to its expansion, Uplands PEAK recently accepted two cows rescued by the ASPCA from a 70-acre property in Westport, Mass., where more than 1,000 farm animals of various species were discovered living in deplorable conditions. At the request of local authorities, the ASPCA has provided daily care and enrichment for these animals at its emergency shelter, and has subsequently placed majority of the animals with reputable animal welfare agencies and rescue groups throughout the country.

For more information on farm animal welfare, please visit or Uplands PEAK at

PHOTO CAPTION: Two cows rescued by the ASPCA enjoy new five-acre pasture at Uplands PEAK Sanctuary.

About Uplands PEAK Sanctuary

Founded in 2012, Uplands PEAK opened its barn doors in October 2013 to our first residents, Andy and Annie, two brave piglets who escaped a backyard butcher and ran for their lives. Located in Salem, Indiana, Uplands PEAK is 20-acres of refuge for animals and people. Our mission is to rescue and rehabilitate abused and neglected farmed animals, educate the public to the benefits of a healthy vegan lifestyle, and promote sustainability. We have an animal rescue and shelter program, humane education program, and an outreach program that educates the public at events and introduce people to the realities of animal agriculture.

About the ASPCA®

Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation's leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA's mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, please visit, and be sure to follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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