Founded in a rural region dominated by the poultry industry, the Eastern Shore Sanctuary and Education Center provides a haven for hens, roosters and ducks who have escaped or been rescued from the meat and egg industries or other abusive circumstances, such as cockfighting. In addition to sheltering and advocating for birds, we conduct research and education aimed at systemic changes in agriculture, trade, consumption, and human attitudes about animals and the environment. We work within an ecofeminist understanding of the interconnection of all life and the intersection of all forms of oppression. Thus we welcome and work to facilitate alliances among animal, environmental, and social justice activists
The Eastern Shore Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 tax exempt corporation. Because of our rural location, we depend entirely on donations from afar to feed the birds and fund our educational work. To contribute, send a check to the address below or click the “feed the birds” link on this or any of our pages to make a donation via PayPal using your credit or debit card.
Eastern Shore Sanctuary
158 Massey Road
Springfield, Vermont 05156
In mid-2009, our main sanctuary site relocated to Springfield, VT — a rural region dominated by the dairy industry — but we will maintain a presence on the Eastern Shore and retain the ability to rescue local birds. See the FAQs About Our Move for details.