Uncle Neil’s Home was founded by Rian Feldman and Scooter Belasco in December 2019. Many years ago, Rian and Scooter began their rescue journey with dog rescue until quickly realizing that being a “voice for the voiceless” should not only apply to the animals who we consider family and welcome into our homes, but to all living beings. When they rescued their dog, Uncle Neil, in 2018, he was in very rough shape and it took months to nurse him back to health. During that trying time, it was impossible for them not to think about the countless other animals who needed love and protection, just as much as Uncle Neil did. Rian and Scooter became inspired to take the unconditional love that they have for Uncle Neil and spread it to other animals in need. They were already vegan and abstained from exploiting animals in any way, but they wanted to do more. They decided to purchase a farm and turn it into a safe haven for those who need it most. They named the sanctuary Uncle Neil’s Home, and began their mission to rescue farmed animals and give them a lifelong home, while educating and advocating for compassionate, cruelty-free, and vegan lifestyles.
“We envision a world that rejects speciesism, where all animals are free from suffering and exploitation and treated with the respect that they deserve. Thank you for your support, believing in our mission and for being with us on this journey”.
Love and liberation,
Rian, Scooter, and Uncle Neil
Uncle Neil with Minnie (L) and Daisy (R)
What We Do
We rescue farmed animals from our “food” system and situations of abuse and neglect.
We provide our residents with exceptional medical care to ensure that they are living healthy, fulfilled lives.
We provide education about our modern food system and its detrimental impact on the animals and human and planetary health to inspire change.
We are the voice for the voiceless and encourage others to join us in speaking up for the animals.
``We envision a world where all animals are free from suffering and exploitation and treated with the respect that they deserve.``
– Rian, Founder and President
100% DONOR FUNDED
Uncle Neil’s Home, a Farm Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
We rely solely on donor support to fund our mission.