University Libraries at The University of New Mexico is conducting a fall donation drive for Santuario de Karuna – a nonprofit vegan farm animal sanctuary rescuing abused, neglected and unwanted farm animals within the community.

Donations for the organization are being collected at Parish Library, Centennial Library, Fine Arts and Design Library and Zimmerman Library through Nov. 30. The organization is looking for donations of books about animals for children or adults, art supplies for Santuario de Karuna’s educational programs and homemade items such as potholders, jewelry, watercolors and ceramics for their craft and art gift shop.

Santuario de Karuna’s mission is to educate the public about animal agriculture and to end the suffering of as many individuals as possible.

“We also encourage guests to be responsible stewards of the planet through our Mother Nurture program and our Compassion Through Art program," Owner Tamara Hubbard said.

The organization operates solely on donations and volunteer efforts, to ensure each animal who resides at the sanctuary will live out the rest of their lives with love, compassion, excellent veterinary care, quality nutrition, social enrichment and positive human interaction. 

For more information on the drive contact Nancy Bennett at

For more information on Santuario de Karuna or to schedule an appointment to meet the rescued animals visit its website.