Founded in 2000, by Dr. Sankar Sastri, we currently have 21 cows, 8 cats and 2 roosters. We provide a safe and protected environment to all residents, adequate food and water, attend to health needs and ensure each animal has unlimited access to the outdoors on demand. Our cows are not used for dairy production, many come to us from dairy farms and have required up to 6 months to trust humans again. The fields and pasture land are maintained, which includes cutting down any inedible plants to increase grassland, removing litter from the fields, removing any large rocks obstructing free roaming between fields.
We have 90 acres of land with 40 acres of pasture and 50 acres of wooded area. Currently we have two barns and a pavilion for the cows. Also, we have a greenhouse to dry the patties, a welcome center to greet the public, and an old farmhouse with seven bedrooms.
Inspiration for the name ‘Lakshmi’
Founder – Dr. Sankar Sastri (Founder, president and treasurer)
A special thank you to all those that have been a part of the sanctuary and continue to help in numerous ways.
“The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.”
― Arthur Schopenhauer, The Basis of Morality