MEET THE ANIMALS!
ALPACA and LLAMAS
We have 11 alpaca and 2 llamas on the Sanctuary. They've come from a variety of situations and histories but now have a safe, warm, loving forever home. The male alpaca are guarded by Great Pyrenees Dogs and the female alpaca are guarded by a female llama.
We have many types of birds free ranging throughout the sanctuary. The geese sound the alarm when strangers arrive. The Guinea Fowl eat ticks. The Turkeys love humans, and the ducks are incredibly social. Every Hen and Rooster has a name and unique personality.
Pigs are smarter than most dogs. They solve puzzles, have a wide range of vocalizations, and even have a social hierarchy. We have several pig areas because their emotional interactions require their separation into tribes. We can't imagine how anyone could eat a creature that is so complex.
Unity is surrounded by 70 acres of forest, so in addition to our farm animal residents, the sanctuary is also visited by many wild animals that come and go as they please - wild turkeys, deer, bobcats, foxes, raccoons, opossums, fisher cats, coyotes and even bears. Our role is to share the land with this wildlife while also keeping our farm animals safe.
COYOTES and FOXES
Coyotes and foxes roam the forest around the Sanctuary every night, posing for our infrared forest cams. Our predator defenses - barking dogs, fences, and guinea fowl - keep all our Sanctuary animals safe.
As a vegan Sanctuary, we do not allow hunting on the property, so we have a modest deer herd running around our 3 miles of trails, raising their young and eating the tender young plants that grow throughout the forest
Like a furry motorcycle gang, a band of raccoons wanders the Sanctuary each night looking for uneaten vegetable scraps and bird seed. Every bird on the Sanctuary sleeps in a raccoon proof pen, so we rarely run into problems.