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Aims / Mission Statement:

Our mission is kindness to help create a humane and just world for all.

Our purpose is to:

  • provide shelter and direct care for homeless, abused, injured or abandoned animals
  • find permanent homes for mistreated and abandoned animals and promote adoption through education and example
  • promote compassion, understanding and respect for all animals and promote responsible and humane treatment towards animals in our community through the provision of advice, education and information.

Overview Of Activities:

Edgar’s Mission is a not-for-profit farm sanctuary that rescues and provides sanctuary to animals in need. Currently providing lifelong love and care to over 450 rescued animals. Through education, outreach, advocacy, community enrichment and farm tours, we encourage people to expand their circle of compassion to include all animals.

You might be surprised to learn that in Australia, pigs are not protected from cruelty. They, along with cows, chickens, sheep and other farmed animals, are specifically excluded from the animal cruelty laws that protect cats and dogs. 

An estimated 500 million ‘food’ or ‘production’ animals in Australia are excluded from the protections of animal welfare legislation. They endure lives of abject misery in factory farms: barely able to move, they are subjected to acts of cruelty that would be illegal if done to a cat or dog. They live without sunshine, without freedom, without being able to socialise, without hope.

Our policy is ‘Rescue, Rehabilitate and Rehome whenever possible’. We frequently adopt out animals who have been rescued by Edgar’s Mission: animals needing loving, lifelong homes. 

Edgar’s Mission provides a glimpse into a different world – a world of kindness. 

A few words about Pam Ahern, Founder and Director, Edgar's Mission

A lifelong animal lover, Pam cut her teeth on cat and dog rescue and became a champion equestrian. However, everything changed when a tiny piglet, the eminent Edgar Alan Pig, trotted into her life in 2003 and led her down a path she’d never imagined. She gave up her full-time paying job, hung up her riding boots, and dedicated her life to the protection of farmed animals.

With Edgar firmly at its heart, Pam built the sanctuary from the ground up and set in motion outreach programs that would bring farmed animals out of the dark unknown and into public view. 

“If we could live happy and healthy lives without harming others, why wouldn’t we?”

Details Of Activities:

Some of the rescued farm animals  Obedient pigs sit for a treat!
Pam and Edgar - the pig who started it all! Rescued Calf Micaly finds a home
 Pam and Edgar on tour in Melbourne School children visiting Edgar's Mission