Southern California: Come to the Compassion Barn Blessing & Celebration in Chatsworth Hills!

Southern California: Come to the Compassion Barn Blessing & Celebration in Chatsworth Hills!

We’re thrilled to invite you to a momentous celebration in the Los Angeles area! With contributions from generous In Defense of Animals supporters like you, we helped to fund the building and installation of Compassion Barn at Kindred Spirits Care Farm, an animal sanctuary in Chatsworth Hills. This landmark project now serves as a model for coexistence in the region!

Compassion Barn will defend Los Angeles cougars, protect rescued animals, and serve as a beacon for peaceful coexistence with native predators for other places that house domestic animals in cougar habitat. 

Join us for a Barn Blessing to celebrate this conservation milestone!

Cougars in the Santa Monica Mountains were already threatened with extinction. Over the past 20 years, almost 100 cougars on average were legally killed per year on depredation permits across California.

We arranged a “pre-conflict” visit between Kindred Spirits Care Farm and the Cougar Conservancy, which specializes in reducing human-wildlife conflicts through science-based management and conservation. The result was our creative solution to build a large barn to fully house Kindred Spirits’ animal residents at night.

Watch this video of the process

With the building of Compassion Barn, Kindred Spirits Care Farm will showcase a humane alternative to depredation permits and save more animal lives. Please celebrate with us by attending our Barn Blessing!

Event Details

What: Compassion Barn Blessing 
When: Friday, February 25 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. PT 
Where: Kindred Spirits Care Farm Ranch, 11001 Farralone Ave, Chatsworth, CA 91311

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Important: Please drive only 5 miles per hour on the dirt road leading to the sanctuary. Neighbors train new horse riders very close to the road and cars going over 5 miles per hour can spook the horses and possibly throw untrained riders.

Event Program 

11:00 a.m. Farm Tour by Kindred Spirits Care Farm
11:30 a.m. Vegan Scones and Coffee 
12:00 p.m. Celebratory Speeches by Kindred Spirits Care Farm Founder Karen Snook and In Defense of Animals President Marilyn Kroplick MD, Communications Director Fleur Dawes, and Campaigns Director Lisa Levinson 
12:30 p.m. Compassion Barn Blessing Ceremony by the Interfaith Vegan Coalition

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