“When I worked as voluntary investigator for a public animal shelter, I saw so much suffering, so many terrible things, that I simply HAD to take action.”

Marc Lorenzo, founder and president


La Ferme du Bonheur is a sanctuary for old, abandoned, or abused animals. This non-profit organisation was founded in 2002. Currently more than a hundred animals live on the premises, among them horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, pigs, rabbits, geese, ducks, dogs, cats, a bull and a wild boar.

All work on and for La Ferme du Bonheur is done by volunteers. Its budget is financed by membership fees, donations, and the proceeds of jumble sales, soirées-chanson and photo exhibitions. Further more, La Ferme du Bonheur is supported by numerous friends, sponsors and partners, among them La Fondation Brigitte Bardot.

bylaws (currently only available in French)