Beasley, who works as an operating room nurse, lives on 38 acres in southwest Virginia.
She shares this property with a big menagerie of rescue animals, including several dozen chickens, five pigs, four cats, four dogs and two elderly sheep. Beasley's dream is to one day open an animal sanctuary.
Complicating things, she shares the property with her father's animals — cows and bulls being raised as livestock, not as pets. It took Beasley a long time even to tell her dad she'd become a vegetarian.
"He's had them since long before I was born. But they have lots of pasture and are well cared for, unlike many others," Beasley said. "He doesn't understand, but he mostly respects me."