Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation

As Colombia’s only animal sanctuary, Juliana’s Animal Sanctuary is at the forefront of animal rescue and rehabilitation in the country. Since 2008, we have rescued and rehabilitated over 700 animals. Our current property sits on approximately 10,000 square meters in Chía, and is home to nearly 100 rescued animals.

Vegan Cooking Workshops 


Juliana’s Animal Sanctuary helps parents and young people adopt a vegan diet, through vegan cooking workshops. We teach participants how to prepare easy, delicious vegan meals, and provide them with the relevant nutritional information.

Since we’ve found that many parents discourage their children from going vegan, these workshops are free of charge and are offered to both new vegans and their parents. The only requirement is that every participant must bring along with them a non-vegan member of their family, preferably their parents.  We help more than 200 parents a year learn to support their children’s vegan diet and lifestyle.

Meat-free Monday


In cooperation with Food for Life Bogotá, once a month Juliana’s Animal Sanctuary travels to Bogotá to serve free vegan food and provide additional vegan educational materials. At the event, we provide free food to approximately 300 people in need, and distribute information to colleges, schools, malls, and other public places throughout the city. The program, which has now run for 20 years, promotes the health and ethical benefits of a vegan diet.

Maha – Vegan Comic

Maha follows the lives of the sanctuary animals and Qultro, our hero dog. Featuring the illustration work of sanctuary friend Juan Faundez, the comic educates children about the realities faced by animals raised for food.

The comic reaches about 8,000 people a month. We distribute Maha widely, to local cafes and students from schools visiting the sanctuary.

Maha is a pilot project made possible with the support of Unbound Project. As the comic is translated into other languages, the project will be brought to other parts of the world.

Maha – 3D Visual Experience


The 3-D version of Maha allows viewers to experience the disturbing reality of animals raised for food. There is currently nothing like this in Colombia, and we believe it will have an enormous impact on the public’s awareness of animal rights issues. Currently, we reach about 500 people a month with this powerful project

Do you want to support any of our projects? We can’t do it without you! Your generosity helps us save the animals.


2 Responses

  1. Nancy Wheeler

    Hi Juliana: I am becoming a member and I saw your plea to help raise $250.00. Have you contacted Bob Barker? he is a great activist with money who could help you with a loan or perhaps a big donation. Good luck with your campaign. Nancy Calzadilla Wheeler.

    • Paul Rodney Turner

      Hi Nancy, thank you for asking. By the grace of God, we were able to secure a grant for the remaining amount we needed to raise. We have not contacted Bob Barker personally yet, but we’d would love to get his support. We did reach out to his foundation, but no luck so far. Anyway, we have secured the property here now and are now focusing on social enterprises to make the project sustainable.