We are expanding our Oregon sanctuary with the purchase of forty-three more acres. With a total of 75 acres and its existing structures, we will be able to provide lifetime care for many more farmed and companion Animals in desperate need of rescue from the food, fashion, experimentation, and entertainment industries.

The expansion will also enable the establishment of The Kerulos School of Trauma-informed Care for Animals. This will be the first school of its kind where learners in our Animal Care Professional Certification Programs are trained in principles of trauma-informed care with practical application in service to individual sanctuary residents. Curricula, designed and taught by experts from a variety of fields, will be evidence-based and infused with somatic and contemplative studies. Graduates will staff rescue centers, shelters, veterinary clinics, educational institutions, and sanctuaries, including our All Bull Elephant Sanctuary (ABES). The space and care necessary to support physical and psychological healing and wellness are guided by The 10 Principles of Being Sanctuary, a trauma-informed approach to care.

Please donate today, your support will save lives and bring peace to some very special individuals.

The 10 Principles of Being Sanctuary

  • Understanding — Develop ways of knowing and experiencing the world through the eyes of another.
  • Safety — Create and sustain physical, psychological, social and ethical safety.
  • Listening — Being present, without an agenda, to hear and respect others’ emotional and physical needs and perspectives.
  • Acceptance — Open embrace of difference.
  • Parity — Respect the needs and aspirations of others with balance, equality, and reciprocity.
  • Belonging — Cultivate positive, non-dominating relationships and space that include and connect.
  • Trust — Provide consistent confidence and care.
  • Self Determination — Support self-efficacy, empowerment, and confidence.
  • Assurance — Provide lifelong care and security.
  • Beauty — Deeply appreciating nature’s inherent value and wholeness, aligning with Nature, ‘walk in beauty,’ or hozho in Navajo Dine

The Kerulos School of Trauma-informed Care for Animals