North Carolina


Our Mission:

Sanctuary Tour was founded as a platform to support sanctuaries around the world. Our mission is to connect humans with animals by sharing and highlighting the work of animal sanctuaries, activists, and Earth loving organizations around the globe, cultivating a more compassionate, awake world. Through art, cooking, volunteering, and a podcast, Kim Beller strives to bring awareness to the plight of animals used for food.

Sanctuary Tour – the podcast features conversations with the founders, directors, caregivers, and volunteers from different sanctuaries around the world, as well as anyone who works to promote a more peaceful world through compassionate actions or activism, to highlight the work they are doing, the stories of the animals they rescue, and how we can support them and their work.

Sanctuary Tour is an organization whose mission is to provide a platform for, and to support those who are striving to make a difference for the planet and for the rescued animals, while also providing a network for sanctuaries to share vital information about animal care and running a sanctuary by forging authentic relationships with each sanctuary we visit and connect with. We believe that sharing information is crucial for the animals and their care.

Calen Ann Otto is an activist, a blogger, and a freelance writer who focuses on unlearning the harmful ideas that society has taught us while advocating for social justice for human and non-human animals alike. Their blog is constantly updated at Calen is also the host of the Unruly podcast, where they interview humans that they meet during their adventures.

After becoming vegan six years ago, Calen now spends their time participating in vegan outreach projects, disruptions, creative demonstrations, and documenting the horrors of animal agriculture while rescuing its victims.

Additionally, Calen is the Project Assistant for two anti-dairy campaigns: Mothers Against Dairy and Milk Hurts.

They also have a passion for traveling, nature, yoga, and animal care.


Kim Beller, founder of Sanctuary Tour, is an artist, activist, humane educator, RYT 200, vegan mentor, and protector of animals. Through her service work and activism, she aims to support animal sanctuaries, activists, and organizations who help and rescue animals, by sharing their work and stories, to raise awareness and to educate about issues with animal cruelty and suffering in animal agriculture, and about plastics and pollution in our oceans and environment.

A native of Wilmington, North Carolina, Kim now resides with her family in the Blue Ridge Mountains just outside of Asheville. While on the coast of North Carolina, she worked to protect sea turtles, whales, and dolphins, and to help keep the beaches and ocean clean. During a brief time in the Hudson Valley in New York, she worked as a humane educator and volunteered at different farm sanctuaries. Kim is dedicated to working with sanctuaries and sharing her love and passion for art and vegan food.

Wherever Kim goes, there is usually an impromptu cleanup involved as she strives to keep littered plastics from the rivers and oceans. Kim is an ambassador for Plastic Ocean Project, a vegan mentor with New Leaf Vegan Mentor Program, an artist and art teacher who paints art for a cause to support various charities and organizations, an RYT200 teaching yoga and meditation, a humane educator, and an activist who will always use her voice, resources, and time to advocate for animals and for the planet. She is married to her best friend for 25 years (2020). They have two grown daughters, a rescue dog named Hudson, and a rescue cat named Rio.

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Our mission is provide sanctuary to farmed animals who have been abused, neglected, or have special needs.

Unlike traditional shelters that emphasize adoption, the primary purpose of Trew Love is to provide lifetime care and shelter to the animals who reside here. In addition to food, shelter, and medical treatment, the animals receive nurturing attention in a secure, natural setting scaled appropriately to promote independence and quality of life for each resident animal.

We are Janelle and Penny, two animal-loving professionals who were working separately and tirelessly, for a combined 18 years to raise awareness about animal abuse. In 2019 we combined our skillsets utilizing our backgrounds of rescue, research, writing, and technology, to create Animal Victory: a petition platform dedicated to stopping the mistreatment of animals.


North Carolina Voters for Animal Welfare is a non-partisan grassroots advocacy organization that works to educate the public, influence legislation, and empower citizens to use their collective voice. Together we can make our state better for animals.