Peace Ridge was founded in 2001 in order to address animal cruelty, neglect and exploitation, and to promote vegan ethics in New England. We advocate for all animals – farmed animals, equines, companion animals, and wildlife.
We believe society needs to rethink the way that it views and interacts with animals in order to become a more peaceful and just society. We believe that social justice cannot be achieved unless we acknowledge the social injustice we perpetrate on animals.
Situated on 1,725 acres in the rolling hills of Mid Coast Maine, PRS runs two state-licensed, nonprofit shelters that are currently home to over 400 rescued farmed animals, equines, and companion animals that come from all types of situations where they have been neglected, exploited, or abused.
We focus on helping the hardest to place animals – those for whom Peace Ridge is their only chance of survival. When state and local animal control officers need a safe place to bring farmed animals, equines, special needs dogs, or other animals that most shelters are unable to take on, we open our doors time and time again. Since our founding, we have rescued over 1600 animals and will continue to spread our compassion in the future.