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Lasa Sanctuary

March 9, 2015
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Please visit Lasa Sanctuary HERE

The word “veganism” denotes a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude — as far as is possible and practical — all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment. In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals. – Donald Watson, founder of the Vegan Society, 1944.

The first, and most simple, step anyone can make to significantly improve our world for all beings is to commit to a vegan lifestyle. Vegan living is a celebration of life and a practice in intentional living. Not only can we remove ourselves from the vicious cycles of animal suffering, but we can also reduce our lasting footprint upon our planet, encourage greater equality and resource management for humans worldwide, and give ourselves the gift of better physical and mental health. As the old adage goes, we are what we eat. Here at Lasa, we encourage everyone to *be* compassion, love, and respect, and we hope to educate our visitors on the importance of what fills their dinner plates.

Lasa welcomes all people (vegan or not) to visit the sanctuary. Out of respect for the animals, however, we ask that no animal products be brought onto sanctuary land. Please contact us if you have questions regarding this policy.

We recognize that many myths about veganism persist in our culture and that many people may find the concept intimidating. For this reason, Lasa will serve as an educational facility to teach of the benefits, nutritional information, cooking, and shopping alternatives.


Lasa Sanctuary is a registered 501c3 nonprofit public charity based in northeast Ohio.  Our mission is to promote whole, vegan living through education and experience designed to celebrate the connectedness of all living beings, to provide sanctuary for animals of all species, and to share our message of compassionate healing throughout the human community.

At Lasa every life is respected and cherished.  We believe in the power of unity and the strength of love to heal the hearts and minds of animals and people in need.

We live on 10.68 acres in Jefferson, Ohio, located in Ashtabula County.  After more than two years of hard work and capital investment, we have be blessed enough to finally open our doors to animals in need.  As we continue to grow (already 40+ animals call Lasa home), we hope that Lasa will become a gathering place for the compassionate, the open, and the concerned, where the innate value of every life is celebrated and where we can inspire change, peace, and a greater joy in our world.

The Lasa team integrates animal rights and protection, holistic living, spirituality, self-care, and community action into programs and events designed to celebrate the wonder of all life, to embrace diversity, and to teach compassion.

With your support, Lasa will thrive as a much needed safe haven and trailblazing education and healing center for the people and animals of Ohio.

Together, we can make a better world.

Love all.  Serve All.

Joy, Tom, Jamie, & Joshua

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a sanctuary is a place of peace
love and security.
where animals can live with a
loving futurity.
where people can come
to visit and learn to be
the best there is of

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

5 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    March 9, 2015 9:46 am

    a sanctuary is a place of peace
    love and security.
    where animals can live with a
    loving futurity.
    where people can come
    to visit and learn to be
    the best there is of

    Liked by 2 people

    • March 9, 2015 9:54 am

      I love it, it is so wonderful and perfect. Thank you, hon, here’s to a world of one sanctuary.

      Liked by 2 people

      • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
        March 9, 2015 9:56 am

        yes and a world finally united by the shared beauty of a loving, compassionate heart♥

        p.s. you are so very welcome and thank you

        Liked by 1 person

  2. March 9, 2015 2:15 pm

    Oh yes dear Stacey, “together, we can make a better world” and it’s just wonderful to know that there are people like Joy, Tom, Jamie, & Joshua…
    We have to care about the future… about the next generations… about this wonderful planet Earth and all the animals in it which give us so much! :-)claudine

    Liked by 3 people

    • March 9, 2015 4:07 pm

      You are so very wise, dearest Claudine, thank you so much, I wholeheartedly agree!


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