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Farm animal sanctuary will leave Orland, consolidate to shelter in New York

The Orland Farm Sanctuary in Glenn County will close its doors after 25 years of rescuing animals from slaughter.

Beginning in the spring, the 246 animals will be transported in phases to Farm Sanctuary's shelter in Watkins Glen, New York, which added 96 acres of pasture and forest land to continue its mission "to protect farm animals from cruelty, to inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals, and to promote compassionate vegan living."

The 11 staff members will be farmed out, offered positions at Farm Sanctuary's Watkins Glen property or the one in Acton, California.

The move will be completed by the fall and the 300 acres of land in Orland will be empty for the first time since 1993.

The Orland Farm Sanctuary will remain open to visitors free of charge until it closes operations.

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