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Sanctuary Spotlight: Indraloka Animal Sanctuary

Indraloka Animal Sanctuary is located in Mehoopany, Pennsylvania, about 2 and a half hours north of Philadelphia. If you’re ever in the area, go visit! The sanctuary has over 150 animals, an organic farm, and an environmental education center. The sanctuary was founded in 2005  by Indra Lahiri after she had the realization that the animals most in need of rescue were farm animals- which didn’t have an accessible safe haven in her area. Indraloka’s mission is to provide a “heaven on earth” for animals that have nowhere else to turn. Their philosophy is that the earth and all life are sacred and related. The sanctuary’s name is actually the Sanskrit name for Heaven of the Gods. 

In addition to visiting the farm and loving up the animals, check out their organic farms and some of the workshops such as “Animal Intelligence and Communication” and for kids, “My Place in the Ecosystem” or “You Are What You Eat”.

Have you visited Indraloka? What Sanctuary have you been to recently?


  • Annie Shingler

    Yes I have been to Indraloka, and it truly is Heaven on Earth

  • Alex

    Thank you for highlighting this beautiful sancutary. <3

  • Pippi Hepburn

    Such a sweet story. I never would have known such a place existed so close to Philadelphia. Putting it on my list. Thanks!

  • Jessica Caneal

    I would love to contact them about their workshops but there doesn’t appear to be contact info available :-/.

  • Jenee

    This is so sweet. I think there should be at least one animal sanctuary

    in each state. I live in GA, and there aren’t any that I know of or have found online. Alabama, either. Maybe I can convince hubs to open one… :)

  • Ashish Shrestha

    Indra is a Hindu God, we worship him as lord of rains who resides in heaven. There is a festival called as Indra Jatra which occurs once every year. There is also a temple of lord Indra in the centre of Kathmandu city. According to Hindu scriptures it is due to lord Indra who resides in heaven cloud is formed and gives rain to earth. Nepal, India is an agricultural country, people still practices farming in a traditional way where bull is used to plough the land, we use cow dung as a manure to fertilise our fields. All farmers depend on rain from the sky for agriculture. life would not exist on earth without rain from the sky, every animal, plants and human beings depend upon rain for life. It is due to the rain from the sky there is greenery everywhere.