Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary

Connecting Community Through Compassion

aka Luvin Arms   |   Erie, CO   |  www.luvinarms.org

Mission

To provide refuge and guardianship for farmed animals, inspire a community to think differently through education and outreach, and promote a more compassionate lifestyle.

Our core values are:

Compassion
Freedom
Be the change
Trust
Community
Love
Peace
Holistic

Ruling year info

2015

Co-Founder

Shaleen Shah

Co-Founder

Mrs. Shilpi Shah

Main address

3470 County Road 7

Erie, CO 80516 USA

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EIN

47-4769645

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Luvin Arms is a place of refuge for abused or neglected farmed animals. Over 56 billion land animals are killed for food every year, and before their deaths, these animals suffer in cruel, harsh conditions. Many animals are bred to grow so large that they cannot walk, causing them pain and other injuries. Chickens are either crammed into small battery cages with several other chickens or placed in massive sheds with tens of thousands of other chickens. Cows, sheep, goats, and other animals used for their milk are continually impregnated for years until they can no longer produce enough milk. Many farmed animals are living in their own feces and susceptible to painful ammonia burns as well as respiratory problems and other illnesses. Farmed animals are also killed within weeks or months of their lives when they are still considered babies. Luvin Arms works to rescue animals from this fate and provide them sanctuary for them to live out their lives in freedom.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Sanctuary

To provide sanctuary for neglected and abused farm animals

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals rescued

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Sanctuary

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Increasing

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Number of people on the organization's email list

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Increasing

Number of new website visitors

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Number of animal residents

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Sanctuary

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Increasing

Number of staff

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Number of gifts received

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Total percent of people who want to commit to a more compassionate lifestyle after our tour

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Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We are working to grow a farmed animal sanctuary that connects community through compassion. Luvin Arms aims to inspire our community to think differently and promote a more compassionate lifestyle through education and outreach programs.

Luvin Arms connects the community to farmed animals through education and outreach programs. We offer weekend “Connect” and “Compassion” tours that help the community build a deeper connection to farmed animals and inspire them to include farmed animals in their circle of compassion. We also hold impactful onsite education events such as cooking demos and workshops. These events teach people why to give up animal products and how to live a cruelty-free lifestyle.

Luvin Arms continues to reach more and more people to help make our goals possible. We table at dozens of farmers markets, festivals, pop-up markets, and leading animal advocacy conferences, spreading both local and national awareness.

Luvin Arms has 40 acres of land to provide sanctuary to rescued animals. We are also located to three major cities: Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins, which gives us plenty of opportunity to reach a wide audience of people.
Our staff consists of Tour Guides, Humane Educators, Animal Caregivers, and our Development Team, all who have experience working at other animal sanctuaries. Our staff also participate in ongoing professional development such as attending conferences and receiving training from vets.

Luvin Arms has directly saved 700 lives so far. Over 5,000 people visited the sanctuary in 2018, and 78% of everyone who comes on a tour and isn’t already living a cruelty-free lifestyle say they will make more compassionate lifestyle choices.

We offer cooking classes, documentary screenings, panels, dinners, educational talks, and workshops throughout the year that help make our community aware of more compassionate choices and why we should make those choices.

Also in 2018, we were published in an eighth grade textbook in India, a publication that reached 300,000 people just that year.

Currently, we plan to rescue more animals in need; expand our marketing, education, and outreach; and expand our facilities to better help our residents and reduce costs. We also plan to increase enrichment for our animal residents, to provide them the best environment both physically and mentally.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary

Board of directors
as of 1/14/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Shaleen Shah

Shilpi Shah

Shaleen Shah

Seventhman

Kimito Sakata

Orcale

JL Fields

JLgoesvegan

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No