Spreading Kindness And Compassion For All Animals
Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary ♦ 5623 New Milford Rd Ravenna, OH 44266 ♦ 330-296-5914
To help with the healing process at Happy Trails after the recent fire, we have dedicated the March newsletter as a special edition. Thank you for sharing this Special Fire Recovery Newsletter with friends, family and co-workers.
Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary’s biggest fundraiser of the year is designed to lift your spirits and to inspire you with stories of how Happy Trails and rescued farm animals have impacted and changed people’s lives.
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Our Night of Hope and Inspiration Becomes Even More Important…
Hummel Pet Service provides a place for tribute to animals who have passed. Jason, Rico, Venus and Serena all have a tribute section for personal notes to be recorded. The support and prayers received by all who have felt this loss are appreciated.
We here at Happy Trails appreciate all of your concern, prayers, donations and kind gestures. We promised you updates explanations and details. Amidst the flurry of phone calls, messages and interviews, Annette, our Founder and Executive Director, has been able to deliver. Read the complete report of the February 14th Fire (pdf) including a recounting of the fire, personal thank yous, a memorial to those animals we lost and much more.
STATEMENT FROM HAPPY TRAILS FARM ANIMAL SANCTUARY
On the night of Friday, February 14th, Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary located in Ravenna suffered a devastating loss. A quickly-spreading fire was discovered in the goat/sheep barn by a staff member early in the evening. Two goats named Natasha and Odessa who are part of our Farm Animal Visitation Program, were rescued and moved to safety along with two barn cats named Myles and Lola. The goats and Myles are healthy and doing well. Lola is being examined by the vet for possible smoke inhalation, though we expect a complete recovery for her. Sadly we were unable to save two other goats, a pot belly pig and a rooster.
We are very grateful to the four fire departments who arrived at the scene to contain the fire. Fortunately the fire did not spread to other nearby barns and shelters and was isolated in the one building. The barn is a total loss. The cause of the fire is not verified at this time, but it is suspected that either a heat lamp or possibly an electrical cord may be the source of the blaze.
We appreciate everyone’s prayers and support at this difficult time. More details and photos will be provided as they become available.
Thank you, Annette Fisher
As we work to rebuild and heal our hearts, we have received great media coverage to spread the word of our recent tragedy. With the love, support and donations we received Happy Trails cannot help but know we were meant to overcome.
Thank you to the many news stations and reporters who took the time to visit and to care.
Happy Trails is excited to endorse this program as a policy we have always strived to observe. The Food for Thought campaign is intended to help shelters and sanctuaries such as Happy Trails align their value of caring for companion animals by adopting a policy regarding the type of food they serve… or don’t serve! To many people, rabbits, chickens, horses, goats, and sheep are companions too! Check out this Animal Place News Release surveying CA Shelters and the state of their policies. Visit the website of this great campaign!
This is what you have been waiting for! The new re-vamped and improved volunteer program at Happy Trails. If you have been wanting the opportunity to get involved with our sanctuary and with animal rescue, here is your chance. Check out the details by clicking on the headline!
Who we are
Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary, Inc is a non-profit 501c3 organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and provides an adoption program for abused, abandoned, and neglected farm animals such as horses, ponies, pot-belly pigs, farm pigs, chickens, ducks, turkeys, sheep, goats and cattle.
Being their voice
Since its inception, Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary has rescued over 4,000 farm animals and horses!
We work in cooperation with law enforcement and encourage prosecution of animal abusers. Here are just a few of those rescue stories…
Make a difference
Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary uses fundraising events throughout the year in order to fund our mission. Please check here for our fun events. Be sure to attend!!
We also make a commitment to spread the message of compassion to all animals by attending community events, and visiting schools and nursing homes. With this knowledge we can educate to stamp out animal cruelty.