This past Saturday, Venerable Geshe Thupten Phelgye will visited the sanctuary to bless the rescued animals. He founded the Universal Compassion Movement, serves as a member of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile and promotes a vegetarian diet. Learn more about him(links to his website)
Additionally, you may wish to visit Dharma Voices for Animals and find out how compassion towards nonhumans can be integrated into spiritual teachings.
Our local paper did a nice story on it - read here.