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Leilani Farm Sanctuary

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Address: 260 E. Kuiaha Road, Haiku, Maui, HI 96708
Phone Number: 18082988544
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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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Cuddling Anthony: The best cuddles ever!

Lauralee's dedication shows in every little detail. I won't write about how well she runs this non profit, how well the animals are loved and taken care of, or what a joy it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2016
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Lauralee's dedication shows in every little detail. I won't write about how well she runs this non profit, how well the animals are loved and taken care of, or what a joy it is just to be there and soak in the magic. Others have said it all better than me. I will just say that you HAVE to cuddle... More 

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Leilani Farm Sanctuary is like a little bit of heaven on Earth. Sanctuary director Laurelee Blanchard greets you warmly and gives you a bit of history of the sanctuary before taking you on the tour. The sanctuary itself is located on eight gorgeous acres of rolling hillside covered with fields, cute buildings, fruit trees, and other greenery. The rescued animals... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We stayed in Wailea, so the trip to Leilani sanctuary was a bit far so the experience. I booked the visit based on the stellar reviews, but, though the mission of the sanctuary is amazing, the visit itself wasn't mind-blowing. The animals are rescues, so though they love their lady, they aren't as quick to cuddle the visitors as we... More 

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Pukalani, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

What a beautiful and amazing place! Rescue animals everywhere! Bunnies, ducks, cats and deer romp and play together! This place is funded by donation only and completely kept going by volunteers! Monday and Wednesday you can volunteer and hang out with all the animals. The founder, Laurelee is so sweet. Her heart for abused animals is beyond explanation. I learned... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

We were really pleased we'd visited this farm sanctuary. It is very uplifting to hear the stories of the animals now living here, and to realise that their lives have improved so much. Laurelee, the lady who owns and runs this place, is both informative and passionate about her work here. She has truly made a difference in the lives... More 

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Taking a tour of the Leilani Farm Sanctuary was the highlight of my fun-filled Maui vacation. Seeing these animals literally living in paradise... safe, happy, loved... was the most heartwarming experience. I highly recommend it to any animal-lover who visits Maui! It's well worth the donation of $20 for the tour, and I plan to make additional donations to such... More 

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Arundel, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

Such an amazing experience to meet this wonderful woman and all her beautiful residents at the sanctuary. If you are an animal lover I would def recommend stopping by for a tour. The farm is on a beautiful location and well worth the visit. A highlight of y trip to Maui.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Great way to spend an hour or so off the beach. Bring bug spray!!!! The farm is well-equipped with boots, slicker gear, etc., but you need to bring bug spray. There is a lot of opportunity for the kids to interact with the animals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Did the tour with my husband and a few others. It was delightful and I enjoyed hearing the animals stories and just loving and petting them. Laurelee is fabulous and we could all learn something from her, I feel so lucky to have been to the sanctuary and loved the experience

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I was here in October 2015. The farm sanctuary is situated on a lush hillside in Haiku and has all kinds of beautiful animals such as chickens, goats, lambs, geese, (tame) deer, and much more, each with their own story. Interestingly, there was only one rescue dog and no horses. Laurelee will send you detailed instructions on how to get... More 

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