Amy is a Colorado native, who grew up in Evergreen Colorado . At the age of 16 she read Peter Singer's "Animal Liberation", and immediately became a vegetarian, and is now fully vegan.


Amy is a practicing massage therapist and yoga instructor, and soon to be a licensed acupuncturist. She has volunteered at various animal shelters in Colorado and loves to visit Best Friends in Utah for volunteer vacations. She is especially well versed in all that is cat, currently sharing her life with 2 rescue cats.


Amy and Von met in 2014, drawn to each other by their love of animals. Their desire to end suffering and cruelty, and teach a vegan lifestyle, inspired them to open their own animal sanctuary. 


I’m Von, 49 years young. I love animals. I love this planet. And I value my health. And I want to share this with YOU!


I started Rescued Friends to show people there is another way to live. COMPASSION. Compassion for the animals. Compassion for the planet. Compassion for your health. We are faced with so many choices in our lives, and if we can choose not harming any sentient being, not harming the planet, and not harming ourselves, why wouldn’t we? Well you can! I invite you to come out to Rescued Friends and lets cultivate compassion together and make a change.


You. Me. Us! 

Our hope is not only to save animals from needless pain and suffering, we also hope to open some minds and challenge long-held beliefs. And we will always do so with respect. We will never look down on anyone who eats meat, eggs and dairy. We know that a transition can be very challenging, and we are here to support you and give you encouragement along the way. We are not a "vegan only" place- we welcome all. We just ask that you have an open mind and respect our animal family members by not bringing any animal based foods on to the sanctuary grounds.


Throughout the year, we will host many events such as potlucks, cookouts, picnics and cooking classes to provide delicious plant based foods here. Make sure to check out our Events page to learn more.


We hope to make a difference in your life as well as the lives of animals, and we dream of a day when compassionate eating choices are a given.



Rescued Friends Animal Sanctuary  is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation.

Rescued Friends Animal Sanctuary provides a safe haven for abused and neglected farm animals, and offers humane education to the community. Celebrating all life and cultivating compassion.


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Only 10 minutes from Old Town Fort Collins!


1409 Grey Rock Drive

Fort Collins, CO 80524

Email: info@rescuedfriends.org
Tel:  303-746-2500


Please visit our Events page for info on upcoming tours and events!


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