Nestled in the hills of Pennsylvania, Indraloka Animal Sanctuary is a place where animals find refuge. It’s also a place that brought together two CUA alumnae for the sake of two very large pigs. (Photos by Ed Pfueller)
One of the dogs who lives at Indraloka pops out of the grass.
Volunteer Carol Gerzarowski looks out from a barn while completing some of the morning chores.
Indra Lahiri, sanctuary founder and CUA alumna, and Johnny Braz serve dinner to some of the animals who live at Indraloka.
Indra Lahiri and Kate O'Connor worked together to create a home for Duncan and Nugget.
One of Indraloka's many cats spending some time in the barn that houses turkeys, ducks, geese, chickens, pigs, sheep, and a peacock.
Indra Lahiri, with the help of volunteers, leads Duncan and Nugget from their old home in the barn to their new specially designed house.
A lamb gets a taste of spring with a frolic in the grass.
Indra Lahiri stops to say hello to two of her horses while taking a walk on a path on the sanctuary's property.
A cow grazes near a spiderweb damp from the morning dew.
A morning fog hangs over the hills near Indraloka, which sits on 30 acres in Mehoopany, Pa.
One of Indraloka's donkeys checks out his neighbors, a couple of sheep and a pig.
Indra Lahiri greets two of her dogs in her home.
One of the most unique animals at the sanctuary is this peacock.
The cows roam a pasture that sits near a barn housing cats, goats, and horses.
Volunteer Carol Gerzarowski greets one of Indraloka's cats while feeding the chickens.
Indra Lahiri introduces the pigs to their new home, designed by fellow CUA alumna Kate O'Connor and some of her architecture students.
Indra Lahiri stops to pet one of the horses.
Indra Lahiri feeds some of the chickens and a peacock at the end the day.
Indra Lahiri brings in a horse and a goat who have stables in the barn.
Kate O'Connor reunites with one of her pig friends the day they moved into their new house. O'Connor helped design and build the structure.
Duncan and Nugget inspect their new home that was designed and built just for them.
Kate O'Connor celebrates the success of the pig house for Duncan and Nugget.
Indraloka was founded on the principles that the earth and all life are sacred, and that all living beings are related.
More than 150 animals live at Indraloka, including cows, dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, geese, goats, pigs,horses, sheep, mules, and a peacock.
At the end of a busy day, Indra Lahiri says goodnight to the lambs.
The chickens at Indraloka can move freely between the barn and space outdoors.