501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization ~ Estacada, Oregon
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Out to Pasture Sanctuary
PO Box 2315
Estacada, Oregon 97023
33190 SE Regan Hill Road
Estacada, Oregon 97023
Ike the goat was bound for slaughter after his caretaker “got tired of him” and just wanted him gone. Luckily a neighbor was able to bring Ike to Out to Pasture where we never get tired of our animals.
Limo and Coco the llamas were tied to trees for several years before being turned over to the llama rescue. They are now enjoy roaming the pasture and nibbling on blackberry bushes.
Misty the llama needed a new home when her elderly caretaker fell and could no longer care for Misty.
Sergio the donkey is a victim of abuse and neglect, Sergio keeps his distance from most humans.
Nellie was abused by an alcoholic who kicked and hit her every time she made a sound. She was a very young goat who had just been separated from her mother and was lonely. A neighbor rescued her and brought her to live at Out to Pasture with Sparkles, another young goat. They are the best of friends and are always together.
Rambo the ram was unwanted at the sheep ranch when he turned out to be sterile. Luckily they let Rambo come live at Out to Pasture saving him from slaughter.
Stanley the goat was blind and having convulsions when he arrived. After a month of treatment for goat polio, Stanley was cured and finally able to join the herd.
Poppy was the school pet at a SE Portland elementary school. When the school officials realized she was a farm pig and not a potbelly as they had been told, they decided to let a man take her home to raise for meat. Luckily a vegan substitute teacher was able to bring her to Out to Pasture instead. Now weighing over 700 pounds, Poppy still enjoys belly rubs and attention from visitors.
Babe was mistakenly sold as a potbelly piglet while she is actually a potbelly/farm pig mix. She was an indoor pet until she got too large to be indoors. She lived in the back yard but at 500 pounds, she was way over the weight limit of 200 pounds for a city pig. Babe now lives at Out to Pasture and is best buddies with Poppy.
10 Spot or “Tenny” the lamb came from a sheep farm in North Dakota. After bottle feeding Tenny, a worker at the ranch couldn't bear the thought of seeing her slaughtered at six months of age. Instead, the worker went vegan, quit her job, purchased Tenny and flew them both to Oregon. Tenny has joined the flock at Out to Pasture where she can live out her life to old age.
At his last home, Lars the pygmy goat liked to butt the other goats and was headed for slaughter. Now he lives at OTP where he can butt heads all he wants with Rambo the ram.
Lars also likes to help trim the flower boxes.
Kandy the potbellied pig was seized by the Polk County Sheriff in an abandonment case. Animals on the property were left behind with no food or water when the caretaker left. Kandy is now part of the herd at OTP and always gets plenty to eat.
OTP is currently home to over 20 potbellied pigs most of them not adoptable due to old age, size, behavior or health problems. They enjoy being part of a herd and engaging in herd activities like sun bathing together.
Pixi the Pig flew all the way to Portland, Oregon from Los Angeles, California. Pigs really can fly, with the right motivation!
Several dozen roosters adopted from backyard flocks in the city currently live at OTP. All of them were facing slaughter due to early morning crowing against city regulations.
OTP is currently home to two dozen hens, unwanted when they stopped laying at their old homes. Cookie the hen was at a Portland yard sale with a sign reading "Chicken Dinner $5.00" on her cage. Luckily an OTP volunteer paid the $5 and brought her to OTP where no one ends up as a chicken dinner.
Over 20 bunnies have been adopted from various places including an animal hoarder, an irresponsible backyard breeder, and a sheriff seizure in a cruelty case.
Mr T the turkey was scheduled to be on the table at Thanksgiving when a relative intervened and brought him to live with us. The only turkey we will be eating is vegan Tofurky!
Ducks were not allowed in city limits at their old home so they had to be relocated.
Darjeeling was adopted off death row in Georgia and brought out to Oregon. She is one of two dogs currently living at OTP.
A skunk family lives under the tool shed and comes out to visit in the warmer weather. Skunks are good at keeping down the rodent population and have been no problem as long as we don't sneak up on them!
Here are just some of our rescue animals and their stories. If you would like to Sponsor one (or more) of them, please visit our Sponsorship page.
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Jimmy the potbellied pig was adopted from a petting zoo after it shut down. He does not really like to be petted and is happy to roam around with the other animals.
Several pigeons were adopted from a hunting dog training operation. Unable to fly after their wings were clipped, the birds were thrown for dogs to retrieve. Their wings have now grown back and they are able to fly again.
Farm pigs Barbie and Skipper were headed for slaughter when Diane stepped in and adopted them. They now live at Out to Pasture where animals get to live out their lives in peace.
Gonzo is a well socialized potbellied pig living at OTP after his caretaker left for college.
Angora goats Luke and Han needed a new home after their caretaker realized she had too many goats.
Nibbs and Sweetpea were dumped in downtown Milwaukie, Oregon. They came to live at Out to Pasture after the Sheriff was unable to locate the person who abandoned them.
Out to Pasture adopted battery hens from a rescue group in California. The hens had been destined for slaughter at a factory farm after their egg production slowed at 18 months of age.
Marley the Boer goat's caretaker moved to a nursing home so Marley joined the herd at Out to Pasture.
Pippi the miniature goat was lonely and cried constantly until she came to Out to Pasture where she is never lonely with lots of pals to play with.
Val the miniature donkey's caretaker became disabled and was unable to care for her. She is now Sergio the donkey's best buddy at Out to Pasture.
Paprika was the sickly, runt of the litter and not expected to live. Luckily, a kind family adopted her, brought her into the house and bottle fed her. They saved her life and made her part of the family for six years. Last year, they all had to move and no one wanted to rent a house to a 500 pound pig. Pigs do not like change and it was a hard adjustment to leave her family and come to Out to Pasture. She usually hides when visitors come so you may not have met her yet. She doesn't like to be petted but she does like treats!
Out to Pasture is partnering with the Beagle Freedom Project to provide permanent homes for rabbits rescued from animal testing facilities.
Over 20 pigeons were adopted from cruel animal testing facilities at a local Portland college. The pigeons were used in psychological and behavioral tests and were never allowed outside their small pens. They now live in a large aviary with outdoor access. Our brave new family members built up the courage to venture on their first sky flight, with the entire flock circling the Out to Pasture barn for over an hour-what a sight to see!