Farm of the Free Animal Sanctuary is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (tax ID number 81-3223308) located on 10 acres, 60 miles east of Atlanta in Good Hope, GA.
Farm of the Free Animal Sanctuary's mission is to create a space where all beings feel safe to be exactly who they are.
While striving to create a radical haven of acceptance, FOTF will offer self care classes such as guided meditations, yoga, cooking classes, ect., as well as classes that raise our awareness about living a peaceful, vegan lifestyle with an emphasis on unconditional self love & personal growth.
ABOUT THE FOUNDERS:
It all started with two young animal lovers, Carmen and Greg Pope. They met in 2007 and married in 2009. One of the reasons why they connected and fell in love with each other was because of their love for animals. Since they got married in 2009, they've rescued cats, dogs, fish and lab rats. The two love animals so much that they both decided to stop eating them, wearing them, and supporting places that exploit them & products that test on them. They've both been vegan since 2012, but they don't want to stop there!
Carmen and Greg want to help more by rescuing farm animals from factory farms, abused animals, captive/enslaved animals, and just any animal in need, with a strong interest in cows, pigs, and chickens. They want to cause the least amount of harm to the planet and everyone / everything on it! On their new journey they found that this lifestyle helps our own species, too!
They would love for your help in supporting Farm of the Free Animal Sanctuary!
Carmen was born in Duluth, GA and grew up in Marietta, GA. She studied at Kennesaw State University and Penn Foster College. She grew up playing soccer, making lasting friendships and of course loving animals. She has been a vet assistant and pet sitter for 15+ years. Carmen became a vegetarian her junior year of high school after writing a research paper on animal rights. She transitioned into veganism in 2012 after realizing the horrors of the egg and dairy industries. Carmen is extremely grateful to be working for FOTF. It is her dream come true. She is excited to be a apart of the growth of FOTF in raising awareness for animals, but also equally excited to help FOTF become a sanctuary for humans to come grow, heal, and feel empowered so they in turn can make better decisions that benefit themselves and the planet as a whole.
Greg was born in Atlanta, GA and grew up in Marietta, GA. He served 6 years in the United States Air Force and has an Associate's Degree in Applied Science, Criminal Justice from Community College of the Air Force. After serving in the military, Greg earned his BSBA from Columbia Southern University and became a Technical / Executive Recruiter. Greg went vegan in 2012 after watching documentaries and seeking the truth about factory farming and the meat and dairy industries. He has a passion for saving animals and providing them a forever home.