Spreading Kindness And Compassion For All Animals

Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary ♦ 5623 New Milford Rd Ravenna, OH 44266 ♦ 330-296-5914


The Dodo: Old Horse Has No Idea Her Life Is About To Get So Much Better

The Dodo, a site that is all about loving animals, shared a heartwarming article about Star and our Amish Horse Retirement program. Check it out and don’t forget to share to help us find a sponsor for Star!







Meet our shining Star! Star comes from an Amish family and was brought to us through our Amish Horse Retirement Program. Visit our Animal Sponsorship page to learn how you can help her! Your contribution will go directly towards her recovery. 





Vernon Update!

Check out PETA’s video update that showcases how wonderfully Vernon, now named Koa, has been doing since he’s been adopted by his wonderful loving family. Read the full article here: Abused Pig Cuddling With New Family Will Melt Your Heart


Save your Acme Receipts

Save your Acme receipts from August 11, 2016 through December 31, 2016 and Happy Trails will receive 5% on eligible products! The deadline to submit your receipts is January 12, 2017. For more information on how it works see our Ways to Give page.





Welcome Buddy!

We recently accepted Buddy into our Amish horse retirement program. He came from an Amish family that has retired their horses to Happy Trails in the past. Up until arriving at Happy Trails, he was pulling his 84-year-old owner in a buggy. He has some issues with his front right leg, but we are hoping to help him heal and recover from his injury.





Welcome Harland the Lamb!

We recently received a call from a nice person in Kent, asking us if we could help. There was a lamb that just happened to make his way into their garage! This falls under the “abandonment” portion of the rescues we do, so we headed over and picked him up. This little guy is about 4 months old, and likely fell off of a truck on the way to slaughter. We named him ‘”Harland” in honor of our friend Tim Harland, one of the Summit County Humane Officers who we are proud to support!




Benefit CD Released Today!

21 tracks including rare and exclusive songs from iconic artists – all to raise funding and awareness for animal rights and farm animal sanctuaries.  Visit the site to learn more about this project and download yours for  $10 / Cd for $15. Happy Trails is excited to have been chosen as one of only four sanctuaries to benefit from the proceeds of this amazing work!  Now that’s something to sing about!




A Big Announcement for Happy Trails

Many of you are already aware that our founder, Annette Bragg, has resigned from her position as director of Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary. Her last official day will be July 15, 2016. I know I speak for all of us when I say that we will be eternally grateful for her 17 years of hard work and service on behalf of the countless animals who found refuge and a second chance at a happy life.  Read Annette’s letter of resignation directed to you, our supporters, as well as a letter from Kerry Jackson, Board of President of Happy Trails.  We have big shoes to fill and are committed to honor the legacy of kindness and compassion that Annette leaves in our hands.  You are a big part of that, and we thank you for your continued support.


An Exception to the Rule…

On the eve of June 3rd after what appeared to be an agonizing deliberation, a gentleman on the brink of deployment made the hard decision to drop a 5-month-old potbelly pig on our doorstep.  Her name is Phoebe and she is as sweet as can be.  Happy Trails does not take in owner surrenders. We turn away 8 to 10 callers a week requesting our assistance. We decided to make an exception to this rule in honor and thanks for this gentleman’s service to our country. Please support this decision by donating toward her care, vaccinations and spay. Let’s say thank you for your service, we will take Phoebe from here.



Picture3Shop Our New Concrete Statues

Tour season has begun and our gift shop is now open!

Gift Shop Hours: Friday-Sunday, 11:00am – 5:00pm.

Behind our gift shop, be sure to browse our new selection of yard decor. We have dog and cat statues, horse statues, pet memorial stones, exotic animals, bird baths and farm animal statues. Competitively priced and high quality – our statues are not hollow – they’re solid concrete!

Click here to view our selection.


36-year-old Horse Gets a New Lease on Life

Thanks to the efforts of the Akron Humane Officer as well as the assistance of Happy Trails, Axel, a 36-year-old horse how has something to neigh about.  This elderly horse was left to live out his days behind a home in Springfield with only the view of a company parking lot and the companionship of two hens.  Not wanting to put money into a horse with ‘nothing to give’ Axel had deteriorated and the light was gone from his eye.  The case has concluded and Axel has been awarded to Happy Trails.  He looks forward to a new home and a new lease on life!  If you are interested in adopting Axel, please visit our adoption page.  If you are willing to sponsor Axel until he finds his forever home, please start your monthly sponsorship here!


Goodbye to a Cherished Friend

Friends, we have some sad news to share about our friend Cisco. We have been treating him for arthritis for over two years. At nine years old and 1200 lbs, Cisco has lived a long, happy life at the sanctuary. Recently, he began having problems with movement and in the last week has been unwilling and unable to stand up and move freely without pain. We made the hard decision to free Cisco from his pain and helped him cross the Rainbow Bridge to reunite with his friends Celita, Mona Lisa, and Garfunkel. Send good thoughts and positive energy to the sanctuary staff and volunteers, and his sponsor, who will all miss him dearly! 🐷



brooks rooster aptSponsor a Rooster Apartment

Provide peace, comfort and healing to rescued cockfighting roosters. Our rooster runs are specially designed to keep former fighting roosters comfortable and happy while they await their forever home. Sponsor an apartment for one year for only $50 per month. A plaque with your name  (or business) will be placed on the apartment door to honor your sponsorship.

A larger rooster-romp pen inside the Rooster Rescue Barn, which allows one rooster at a me to enjoy a larger area to exercise and play, can be sponsored yearly for $975 ($65 per month).

Click here to learn more.