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Leilani Farm Sanctuary

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Address: 260 E. Kuiaha Road, Haiku, Maui, HI 96708
Phone Number: 808-298-8544
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Reservations are required. $20 per person tax-deductible donation (half...

Reservations are required. $20 per person tax-deductible donation (half price for kids and kama'aina).Home to goats, rabbits, donkeys, cats, geese, pigs, tortoises, guinea pigs, ducks, deer and chickens, Leilani Farm Sanctuary is located on a lush 8-acre farm in Haiku, Maui. It is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization created to provide shelter and care for abused animals, and humane education to the community. On the outer, most visible level, Leilani Farm Sanctuary lives and breathes upon a unique piece of rolling land, eight volcanic acres on a green Pacific island. But its superb location and jaw-dropping natural beauty are but reflections of its lush inner essence. The sanctuary is a refuge for animals, a safe haven for those fortunate enough to have found their way here. Each rescued animal has his or her story. Lehua, the donkey, had lived her life under the dark crawl space of a house, unable to graze and completely isolated from other animals. One goat was spared the butcher's knife through a near-miraculous change of heart by a worker at a meat ranch. Some of the sanctuary's young residents, including one very endearing deer and several goats were orphaned when hunters shot their mothers. Others, such as rabbits and chickens, had been given to children as holiday presents, then later discarded when they became too cumbersome to care for. Some of the roosters were liberated from cockfighting compounds. (We continue to work actively to put an end to this cruel, inhumane practice that passes in some cultures as "sport."). Cats live peacefully among chickens, stretching out on their backs in the warmth of the sun; rabbits become obsessed with tunnel-digging, their paws scratching the earth in accelerated motion, red dirt flying everywhere. In fact, all the animals at the sanctuary have unique personalities that showcase their individual characters. Here, the operative word is "community." Animals live in harmony with each other, as their deeply-ingrained cooperative ethic, based on survival, shapes their world-and informs ours, too. Leilani Farm Sanctuary provides a healthy, happy home for all these animals. It offers caring humans an opportunity to engage them in a natural setting where they're all loved, and where all their basic needs are attended to. Many visitors who have come here to meet the animals have been touched, each in his or her special way, by the "humanity" of these amazing and lovable beings. They've had a sample of compassion-in-action and have glimpsed the real possibility that all living beings might be treated with deep caring and respect. These human-animal encounters have proved over and again to be nothing less than genuine healing--on both sides of the equation. All are enriched by the love that is shared here. Our hope is that Leilani Farm Sanctuary will continue to serve as an ever-widening beacon of love and light for our ailing planet. We envision a world in which people everywhere have an abundance of good food to eat and without sacrificing the lives of innocent animals, in the process. We consider adopting a vegan diet, as one key aspect of living lightly on the earth, the best path to realizing that dream. May we all thrive, in peace and in a spirit of oneness! And may we always act responsibly, in ways that will benefit all sentient beings.

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This was a WONDERFUL experience. Leilani Farm Sanctuary is a great activity for families, kids, and animal lovers. There were so many different animals, even a tame deer! It was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 23, 2015
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

This was a WONDERFUL experience. Leilani Farm Sanctuary is a great activity for families, kids, and animal lovers. There were so many different animals, even a tame deer! It was really cool to see all their different personalities. There's plenty of opportunity for petting and the sanctuary itself is absolutely breathtaking. It's so tranquil and a great way to spend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Take a tour with Laurelee and her rescued animals in the beautiful hills of Haiku. It is easy to see how much she loves the animals and how much they love her. The animals greet her affectionately and some of them even follow her around during the tour. The grounds are just beautiful, especially the view from the top of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Spent the day at the farm meeting all the animals! Laurelee is a wonderful host and the animals are lucky to have her as "mom". The setting is in lush, beautiful Haiku with a beautiful view looking down towards the ocean. Interesting people to be met while on tour and the Farm has several volunteer days which seem to be... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Our family was looking for a service opportunity while on vacation in Maui. Leilani farm sanctuary has volunteer opportunities on Mondays and Wednesdays. There are also farm tours available. The grounds are beautiful and the work being done there is so heart warming. The animals have all been rescued and are now thriving. It was amazing to have deer walk... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This sanctuary is perched atop a hill in Haiku. The grounds are amazingly beautiful. The tour gives you an overview of the different animals and how they found their way to the sanctuary. They all have unique stories that brought them to this safe haven. It was one of the highlights of my trip to Maui.

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Yokohama, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Paia for breakfast and then a short drive east to this lovely small farm/sanctuary. 'Tours' around the farm with lots of chances to hold geese, chickens and pet the pigs, cats and donkeys. Interesting, fun, informative and not too tiring. Only Wednesday or Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Get there by 9:30 ish. Book by email in advance. 20 dollar donation... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is a hidden jem. It is not marked but when you call they give you very detailed directions. Went to their webpage and it does say that you NEED a reservation. I called, left a voicemail and got a call back very shortly. She asked me to email and then emailed back the directions. Take bug spray. Lots of... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

If you are looking for something different to do on Maui, run don't walk to Leilani's Sanctuary. What an amazing opportunity to interact with pigs, chickens, ducks, donkeys, deer, goats, cats and bunnies. 300+ rescue animals living on 8 beautiful acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean. We throughly enjoyed meeting the animals and learning about where they came from. A great... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The website clearly tells you how to make an appointment for the tours and it's worth it!! What a wonderful serene place that the has been created for these animals. You have the opportunity to interact with these beautiful animals and see the little peace of heaven they now thrive in. It was a great experience that has and will... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A visit to the Leilani Farm Sanctuary is a wonderful up close and personal experience with rescued farm and domestic animals. The tour is offered twice a week by the lovely owner, Lauralee, who walks you through the stunning eight acre property and tells you the stories of the animal residents as you meet them. It is a great educational... More 

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