Autumn Farm Sanctuary

It is the mission, duty and purpose of Autumn Farm Sanctuary, Inc. to provide shelter and protection to farm animals and to promote compassionate living and the positive, compassionate treatment of animals through rescue, education, and advocacy efforts.

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Vegan Farm Sanctuary in Wisconsin

Having a lifelong love for all creatures, Alyssa and Brandon Herbst founded Autumn Farm Sanctuary in 2014. Autumn Farm quickly became a home to many animals looking for refuge. The current rescued animals include horses, sheep, goats, turkeys, ducks, geese, and chickens. Autumn Farm’s mission is not only to help farmed animals, but to have an active role in education and raising awareness so that others may help too.

Every farmed animal deserves love and compassion. Please consider a donation so Autumn Farm Sanctuary is able to continue to provide the best care to our current and future rescued animals.

We are currently accepting volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering, please e-mail Alyssa at

The founders

​Brandon and Alyssa Herbst have been happily married since 2009 living in Cedarburg, WI. Their love of animals, and more specifically, rescue, quickly made them realize their 1200 square foot city home was just not going to fit their growing fur (and feather) family.

The opportunity came up to buy a small farm on the edge of the township from a family friend, so they jumped on it and within a month traded their chickens’ children’s playset-turned chicken coop for a gigantic barn! Brandon and Alyssa got to work getting the word out about the sanctuary, first bringing in a re-homed rooster named Ralphie and 9 “retired” hens. In addition, so far they provide a forever home to several sheep, goats, ponies (and a mini horse!) and ducks.

Brandon and Alyssa hope to welcome many more animals in need of a good home here at Autumn Farm Sanctuary!


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Thank you for your interest in visiting Autumn Farm Sanctuary!

We are delighted to offer tour experiences to the public as a way to share our beautiful sanctuary. On a tour, you will get to meet our rescued animals in person, learn their powerful rescue stories, learn about similar animals living on agricultural farms, and learn about a vegan lifestyle and how it can positively impact animals and the planet. And don’t forget that you’ll get plenty of time to visit with our social and friendly animals!

How to prepare for a tour:
  • Wear shoes and clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty. Closed toed shoes are requested and rubber boots are ideal.
  • Tours are 60 minutes in length.
  • There are no public restrooms available at the sanctuary.
  • Wheelchairs, walkers, and other mobility devices can be used in most spaces throughout the farm; however, please note that the ground is uneven and rocky in some areas.
  • At this time, we ask that all unvaccinated visitors bring and wear masks during the duration of the tour.
Tour details:
  • Tours are offered the last Saturday of every month, May through September
  • Tours are offered at 11am, 12:15pm, and 1:30pm.
  • You can reserve your tour by completing our Tour Request Form.
  • If weather is inclement, our rain date will be the following Sunday.

As a thank you to the animals, we ask that you donate a minimum of $10 per person in exchange for your tour. Payment can be made online through Paypal, Venmo, Cashapp, or our website.

Help from Home

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Help us make this a better world.

We are 100% volunteer owned and operated.

If there is something inside you that feels like you want to do more but don’t know how, here are a few ideas of how you can help, even from the other side of the world!

  1. Live a pant based life
  2. Advocate against animal abuse
  3. Join our “behind the scenes” team
  • Web design
  • Accounting
  • Etsy shop management
  • Grow brand awareness
  • Help solicit donations and contributions
  • Produce our podcast
  • Come up with new designs for our apparel


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Volunteering is full of enriching opportunities to bond with animals you may have not noticed in everyday life

volunteering opportunities can include feeding twice a day, cleaning stalls, cleaning horse hoofs, trimming goat and sheep hoofs, general cleaning, spreading manure on the field, getting involved with behind the scenes things, joining a committee like social media or event planning, grooming animals, cuddling the barn cats to help adjust them to human interactions, landscaping, fixing the barn and infrastructure, woodworking….. or perhaps you’ve thought of something that you can uniquely bring to the farm…. understand that we train you fully before hand as well.