As part of ACGS’s commitment to the environment and organic food, we have an area with raised at the sanctuary and a farm at a short distance from the sanctuary. The raised beds allow for a yield increase of almost 100% for our vegetables. At the farm, we produce organic green fodder for our herbivores. We have our own organic seed-bank, compost all of our waste and train volunteers in organic farming. In addition, we have completed the construction of an irrigation based water management system which has been in use since October 2017.
As part of ACGS’s commitment to animal welfare issues we are collaborating with other animal welfare organisations to close down circuses which cause unnecessary suffering for their animals. This has led to the closure of two circuses in 2017. After closing down one of these circuses, we inherited 14 poms of which many have been adopted since their arrival.
Chintu, the sweetest little spitz-mix boy came to ACGS trailing a horror story behind him. He was rescued from an owner who tortured him so much. Apparently, he had burnt his ears with cigarettes and made a hole in it which then became infected, full of maggots. Today, the ear has healed and Chintu is a happy baby. He has been neutered and vaccinated.