In addition to AA’s fundraising on behalf of animal charities such as FIAPO and International Animal Rescue, many AA teachers and AA supporters are also caring for animals themselves with whatever resources they have. This includes caring for animals typically seen as ‘farm animals’; some of us even align with the official Microsanctuary Movement.

Meet some of the animals here…

Starting on the left and going clockwise: Zoe, Frannie, Bhavantu, Gallina and Lafayette. These chickens are all laying hens who are pictured here within three weeks of being adopted from Wing and a Prayer Rescue – a charity in Fife re-homing ex-commercial chickens. Without Wing and a Prayer’s efforts, they would be destined for slaughter at 17 months old. They are pictured here eating their own eggs, which they seem to love and be so very enthusiastic about! Humans have bred them to produce so many eggs that they lose quite a lot of nutrients through this process; re-feeding them their eggs, help to replace some of the lost nutrients. Update: since Zoe’s and Gallina’s deaths from egg-related conditions, Frannie, Bhavantu and Lafay are now regularly hormonally ‘implanted’, which gives their system a permanent rest from the merciless egg-laying! They are doing beautifully thus far as indicated in the photos below…


This is Shelly. She is a tortie and white cat and approximately 15 years old. She was given a home after her previous carer died. She loves sunbathing as demonstrated in this image! She still has tonnes of energy for an older cat and regularly has running bursts! She is a typical ‘scaredy cat’ but shall quickly warm to you if you loan her your lap ๐Ÿ™‚ She loves affection ๐Ÿ™‚ She is loved for her moments of moodyness too :-p ๐Ÿ™‚




This is Keomi. She is a former Romanian street doggy, rescued through Perrera Dogs UK. She is an anxious soul. She is enjoying the comforts of home, plentiful food and a big garden, but has much to learn of the rest of this big scary world!




Isla is on the left and รine is on the right. They were adopted through the SSPCA after being rescued from an animal hoarding situation.




More animals to be featured soon! ๐Ÿ™‚