Ching Farm Rescue & Sanctuary

Farm animals have the same emotional capacity as traditional companions like dogs and cats, yet modern cruelty laws do not apply to them. Under the law, they are seen as mere objects for human use.

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Farm Animal Sanctuary in Utah

At Ching Farm, we fill a need in the Salt Lake area by advocating for farm animals through rescue, education, and adoption/placement services. We believe that our advocate work can help change perceptions of farm animals and create a deeper respect for the rich emotional lives of these animals.

Ching Farm Rescue and Sanctuary was founded by Faith and Mike Ching in Utah in 1998. The farm became incorporated as Ching Farm Rescue as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and your donations are tax-deductible.

Please volunteer, donate, or just meet the animals!

Animal Care Classes

will be held on 2 Saturday mornings per month 9-noon. The first class is lecture, the second class is Hands On with our animals. In between, there is an online computer course. Classes will be taught in Modules – Horse, Pig, Cattle, Goat/Sheep & Chicken Modules.

Each Module will will include:

  • 1) Handling
  • 2) Husbandry
  • 3) Nutrition
  • 4) Anatomy
  • 5) Common Diseases

There will be online information for each Module (species), and a test so may see how much you learned.

Upcoming courses:

Saturday, Sept 17 & 24 – Animal Care: Horses I and II -Cost is $50.00. This includes lecture, hands on course and take home items.

Saturday, Oct 1, 9 AM – 12 PM –Goat Care -Presented by Mountain Edge Veterinary Technology – $40 tuition

Sunday, Oct 2, 11 AM – 1 PM – Animal Communication Class & Meditation – by Jennafer Martin


We are now offering yoga workshops to help you elevate your mind body and spirit.

Here is the schedule to our current workshop.

Saturday Oct 8– Yoga Workshop with Lennie

9 – 9:45 AM – Gentle yoga practice/breathing
9:45 – 10:30 AM – All level power practice
10:30 – 11:30 – brunch/lunch
11:30 – 1:00 min wind down with meditation, and then a tour of the farm

Compassionate Meals

Our series – “Quick Compassionate Meals for Families” Demos & Tastings will be held on 1-2 Thursday evenings per month. We will address Nutrition, Common Substitutions, Recipes, Compassionate Eateries in the Salt Lake Valley. These classes are geared toward families who want to try meatless meals but don’t know where to start. Let us show you how!

The charge will be $25.00 per adult. Up to 2 children free. Over 2 – $4.00 each.

Our next class is:

Thursday, Sept. 15, 7:00 PM – demonstrated by Victor Ivan Barragan Razo.

Thursday, Sept. 29 7-8:30 PM  – Chef Larayn – in our Educational Center at the farm – $25 per person – kids FREE – (over 2 kids $4.00 each)

Thursday Oct 207:008:30 – Compassionate Holiday Dinners for Families
Saturday Oct 293:00 – 5:00 PM  – “Halloween Fun for the Whole Family” with Pumpkin Carving, Compassionate Sloppy Joes, Chips, Cider & Dessert, to be followed by Square Dancing and Live Music by (tba).