Indiana’s first farmed animal sanctuary, Uplands PEAK Sanctuary, was founded in 2012 and opened its barn doors in 2013 to our first residents, Andy and Annie, two brave piglets who escaped a backyard butcher.

Co-founders Mark and Michelle believe Freedom, smack-dab in the thick of animal agriculture, is where the sanctuary is needed more than anywhere, and given the opportunity to experience the sentience of farmed animals, people will be changed—and those changes will ripple out into the world.

Today, Uplands PEAK is the home to dozens of rescued farm animals and offers educational experiences, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities. 

Uplands PEAK’s promise to their residents is that they will have the best life that they possibly can with all the love, respect and care that they deserve and need. 


Learn the core reason why PEAK is needed, and the values that hold us accountable to honor that mission.


Meet the co-founders and the community they trust in keeping this dream a reality.


We believe in transparency. Read our yearly financials and what the rest of the media is saying about PEAK.


Updates and happenings around the Sanctuary. You can also find the three latest stories on our home page.

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PEAK is part of the Kroger Community Rewards Program! You can support PEAK’s residents with every purchase using your Kroger Plus Card across much of the state of Indiana.

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