Founder, Dr. Sankar Sastri, a retired engineering professor, started the cow sanctuary in March of 2000. He has spent the past 18 years dedicated to serving and protecting the animals on his farm.
His mission is to rescue cows and other animals destined for slaughter and provide a nurturing home for these sentient beings, as well as increasing the awareness of the environmental impacts of factory farming. Along with rescuing animals, he also educates individuals on the relationship between health and diet by teaching people that many of our major health illnesses (diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, etc) are reversible with proper dietary changes. The overall mission is to promote love and compassion towards all beings.
The sanctuary sits on 90 acres of farm land in eastern Pennsylvania, Currently the farm is home to 23 cows, one potbelly pig, one hen and five cats. Our residents are cared for by the Founder and volunteers. Since his retirement, Dr. Sastri has dedicated his life to serving and protecting the residents on Lakshmi Cow Sanctuary.
In order to maintain the farm, we are in need of a 1,200 foot long and four foot high border wall of stone. The stone wall will protect the cows from walking onto the main road which could create tragic losses. The 90 acre property has many various sizes of boulders and granite rocks. In order to move these, we are in need of a tractor. While the tractor will be used to move boulders and rocks, it will also be used to work the farm.
We have received a quote from Kubota Tractor of $20,000. The additional $25,000 will be used for masonry costs. This border wall of love and compassion will help all the cows immensely.