Marcela is originally from Colombia and moved to the United States in 2017. She has always loved animals, and started participating in activities and actions to protect them since she was about eighteen. She was the president of Fundacion Defensa Animal Colombia for a few years. Marcela uses activism, education, and creative ways to engage with people and sensitize them towards non-human animals.
As a sociologist and psychologist, Marcela has worked with vulnerable families and children in both Colombia and the United States. She is interested in nutritional, zero-waste, and conscious lifestyle topics. During her time off, Marcela enjoys dancing, spending time outdoors, and scrapbooking, as well as spending time with her cat who, by the way, is also Colombian!
Favorite memory with our residents:
I was very new at Luvin Arms, and decided to spend some time with the sheep. I was prepared to be left alone as I knew they were especially shy and nervous, however, they approached me for pets and cuddles. I fell in love with them ever since, and learned that they can be misunderstood animals. The moment became extra special because I was going through a rough personal time, and they gave me the support and unconditional love I needed at the time.
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Luvin Arms is a nonprofit animal sanctuary for abused or neglected farmed animals in Erie, Colorado.
Our rescued residents were left with nowhere to turn and would have been slaughtered if they hadn’t been saved.
Ahimsa is practiced in every thought, action, and feeling at Luvin Arms. Ahimsa is our core principle by which we operate, it always has been. Luvin Arms is a community of volunteers, supporters, and staff that brings ahimsa into practice. Ahimsa is front and center with our animal residents first, all of whom come from degrading and violent situations. Today, they live healthy and happy lives on the sanctuary.
Luvin Arms is nationally recognized for their educational outreach that inspires a more compassionate world.
Since our founding in 2015, Luvin Arms has directly saved over 800 animal lives, and tens of thousands of more lives through our education and outreach.
Here is some information on how animals are treated and the impacts on our health and environment.
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At Luvin Arms, our residents live joyful & happy lives. But that is not how it is for many animals.