Occasionally, farm animals in crisis come to Lily's Place for shelter and care while they recover from pain, injury, or distress. After recovery, if they don't require significant medical interventions and are safe to adopt out to the public, these wayward souls transition into a pre-screened & approved adoptive home with a family that will cherish and care for them for the rest of their lives. 

The animals who have found a forever home at Lily's Place are aging and displaced farm animals who require care and attention due to permanent injuries, behavioural challenges, or significant medical interventions that make adoption impossible. 

The Sanctuary

Lily's Place is a small, volunteer-based, vegan-run animal sanctuary for farm animals.  Our organization is a registered charity and funded thanks to the donations of generous and kind-hearted animal lovers.

Be a restorative, inspiring space by ensuring safe refuge is available to displaced farmed animals.

Our Mission


Registered Charitable Organization Number:⁣ 720856400RR0001

If you share our vision and want to get involved with our nonprofit in a profound way, becoming a member might be right for you! Click the "become a member" button below to learn more.

Our vision is for a peaceful world where the lives of farmed animals are cherished and free from harm. We’re working towards a time when farmed animals are able to grow old with dignity, experience enriched lives worth living, and are free from cruelty and suffering.  

Our Vision

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Cultivating a space where all are free from danger or threat as well as aiding farm animals requiring assistance due to precarious circumstances. 


Our Values

Maintaining a calm environment free from unnecessary conflict.


Our Values


Our Values

Providing care that cultivates the best possible health and wellness outcome


Our Values

Aspiring to be steadfast, predictable, and dependable.

Lily’s Place Animal Sanctuary began in Appin, Ontario, in the fall of 2019 with the adoption of 5 ex-battery hens from a local rescue initiative hosted by Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary. 


Our Story

That fall we also gave a home to Sid, a lamb who had broken his leg and had received medical care for approximately 6 months at Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary. Due to the break, and the leg that was compensating (requiring a brace), Sid needed a special home due to his mobility.

We also welcomed Betty, a pregnant sheep to the sanctuary that fall. She was one of the survivors from case of neglect, and after finding immediate shelter and medical care at Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue, Betty came to live at Lily's Place. 

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Our Partners

While we don’t currently have accommodations at the sanctuary for people to stay, The Vegan Stay is revolutionizing vegan travel by supporting sanctuaries 🐑. ⁣


When you book a stay at one of the destinations listed on The Vegan Stay platform, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to sanctuaries around the world. ⁣Our partnership with The Vegan Stay platform allows hosts (people with their accommodations listed on the platform) to pick Lily’s Place Animal Sanctuary as the sanctuary they’d like a donation to go to for each booking. ⁣

Even though we don’t have “a stay”, The Vegan Stay still opens up doors for support for the sanctuary, which is pretty awesome! ⁣ Be sure to hop over to The Vegan Stay to learn more about their mission, get listed if you offer vegan accommodations, and maybe even book your next adventure!

We received a certificate of recognition from PEACE Canada for participating & completing the Vegan Sanctuary & Compassion For All Pledge.


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Lily's Place Animal Sanctuary has officially been certified as a Wildlife-friendly Habitat by the Canadian Wildlife Federation! 

This certification recognizes our commitment to providing a safe and welcoming sanctuary not only for injured, elderly, and displaced farm animals, but also for the incredible wildlife that call Lily's Place home!

By incorporating food, water, and shelter, and maintaining an earth-friendly environment, we are creating a haven for local and migratory wildlife. Our sanctuary has become a habitat for numerous species including Foxes, Coyotes, Deer, Garter Snakes, Raptors like the Bald Eagle and Red-tailed Hawk, and an array of beautiful birds such as the Pileated Woodpecker and Hermit Thrush, to name just a few! 

We are proud to play a role in conservation efforts and actively protect the biodiversity of our area. Our certification as a Wildlife-friendly Habitat reflects our dedication to fostering harmony between animals and their natural surroundings. Together, we are making a difference! 

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Our People

Lily's Place is an incorporated not-for-profit organization with charitable status. As such, we are governed by a board of directors, all who serve as volunteers.

tim clancy

president & co-founder

Jennifer Weare

Vice president

Jamie Sabot

secretary & co-founder

Natalie Meade


Meghan Hadley


Corena Walby


(to Be Announced)


(to be announced)


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tim clancy

president & co-founder

  • Tim has an extensive background in manufacturing, which makes him the go-to guy around here for all things related to infrastructure, efficiency, and building functional (well-thought-out) housing for the residents 🐏🐑🦆🐥! 
  • Did you know he built all the stalls? Bonus points if you can name 3 other things Tim has built around the sanctuary for the animals! 
  • Tim's also the guy who plows (and grades) the road, picks up the hay and supplies, and trims all the hooves! 

Why are farm animal sanctuaries are so important to you?

- tim

"As the president and co-founder of Lily’s Place, I'm often asked about our mission to rescue and provide sanctuary to farmed animals. It's a simple answer for me – farmed animals deserve the same level of care and respect as any other. Think about how we rehabilitate injured wild animals, or find loving homes for companion animals in need. Fundamentally, there is no difference between a farmed animal, a wild animal and a companion animal. The only difference is perception. If we consider the vast number of farm animals that exist, only to be treated as a commodity, I believe there is no group of animals in a more perilous position. In the words of Mahatma Gandhi: "I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man." Embracing this philosophy, Lily’s Place becomes a beacon of compassion, offering hope and a brighter future for those who are the most vulnerable, and I’m proud to be a part of it!"