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Leilani Farm Sanctuary

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260 E Kuiaha Rd, Haiku, Maui, HI 96708-5430
+1 808-298-8544
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What an enjoyable time we’ve had visiting, touching, even hugging the many cute and tame animals... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Raphael B
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Wish I could have stayed longer

My family and I went on a farm tour at the sanctuary this weekend. We had an amazing time, despite... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tanya B
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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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260 E Kuiaha Rd, Haiku, Maui, HI 96708-5430
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an enjoyable time we’ve had visiting, touching, even hugging the many cute and tame animals. One could feel the aura around these rescued ‘creatures without voices’. This was a refreshing alternative to a beach loaded Hawaii. Mahalo Laurelee for an unforgettable experience. - The...More

Thank Raphael B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I went on a farm tour at the sanctuary this weekend. We had an amazing time, despite the rain. It was beautiful to be able to connect with the animals - even our carnivore friends really enjoyed it. You can tell how...More

Thank Tanya B
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Leilani is a place of magic and love. The farm is set on 8 stunning acres in one of the most beautiful spots on Maui. They have tours a few times a week and we can’t recommend going enough. Each time we visit Maui we...More

Thank kaisersdad
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Great opportunity to interact with animals and to see a sanctuary. Got to interact with goats, pig, deer, rabbits, chickens, donkeys and others.

Thank DeanNJ123
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

If you are an animal lover this is the place for you! The owner has rescued all these animals and has given them a forever home. Many of the animals are friendly and want to come up and socialize however some take time to adjust...More

Thank leeannashleey
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

I volunteer here for a couple hours every week taking care of the animals and I must say, this place is stunning & the animals here are so fun to be around! I've never been to the "tour" but knowing Laura lee & the farm...More

Thank Mikaila C
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We loved our visit here! The place is so beautiful. The animals are all rescues and are fun to see and meet! I bought the owner's book and she is a true inspiration!

Thank NoraLiz
Reviewed 17 July 2017

If you're an animal lover then Leilani Farm Sanctuary is the place to go to get up close and personal with all sorts of animals. We have visited the farm many times with friends and family and each time it's a whole new experience. The...More

2  Thank myeya
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Several friends and I went to Leilani Farm Sanctuary for my birthday weekend. I could not have had a happier birthday! We actually did some volunteering which we had planned ahead with Laurelee, the founder. But for the purposes of this review, I will say...More

1  Thank Lindaanimals
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Yesterday we went on a tour of Leilani Farm Sanctuary. There was me and 16 others ranging in age from 7 years of age to grandma who keeps her age private. Although the adults in the group were snapping pix like crazy as they had...More

Thank Valerie B
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