Saving lives.


safe, loving, forever home

for animals who have been orphaned, abandoned, injured, abused, or exploited. 


Once here, our residents are given all the love and care they need to become healthy, happy ambassadors, where they can show people how truly amazing and sentient they are.

Touching hearts.

There is just something life changing about hugging a cow, rubbing a pig belly, or cuddling a chicken! In fact, it's what changed our founder, Paula Buck's, perception of animals!

Through weekly tours- public and private- BIG ISLAND FARM SANCTUARY gives people the opportunity to meet the animals face to face and really connect with them.

Changing minds.

We believe that when we change peoples' perception of animals, we plant a seed. When people are excited

about their new perception, and share it with others, they plant another seed.


For every seed planted, hundreds of lives are saved and the infinite cycle continues of saving lives, touching hearts, and changing minds.

How It All Started.

Because of #agirlandacow
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Back in 2017, while visiting a farm animal sanctuary with her mom and daughter, our founder, Paula Buck, was so touched by a special moment between her daughter, Shailee, and a cow (steer) named Ben, that she vowed to change the way she was eating and living, and dedicate her life to rescued animals. She went vegan overnight and a year and a half later, BIG ISLAND FARM SANCTUARY was founded!


93-1280 South Point Rd. Naalehu, HI 96772
(by appointment only)

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92-1329 Prince Kuhio Blvd. #4-240
Captain Cook, HI 96704

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