Spreading Kindness And Compassion For All AnimalsHappy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary ♦ 5623 New Milford Rd Ravenna, OH 44266 ♦ 330-296-5914
This week marks another historical moment for the sanctuary, when on Thursday night we roll out our very first in a series of educational classes being held at the new Education Center located next to Happy Trails! The series of equine health classes is new, exciting and they come with a free mini-tour of the sanctuary! I hope you will plan to join us!
This Thursday, April 23rd, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm, Happy Trails welcomes Dr. Mike Geiger, owner of Horizon Equine Clinic located in Wayne County. His presentation will talk about the important basics of horse care, what can’t be overlooked and what’s crucial to your horse’s care; the aging/senior horse – how to care for them and when do we finally admit our horse became a senior and needs different care protocol; and as an avid draft enthusiast, he will be happy to answer questions about the draft horse breeds (with Percheron’s as his favorite!). Doc Geiger is a long-time friend of Happy Trails, an amazing vet, and has also been an instructor for Happy Trails Amish Horse Health classes which were held for the Amish Community in Holmes County. View the schedule and register today!
What an amazing turn out! What an amazing, inspiring event! We thank everyone who spoke, donated, attended, gave raffle items, smiled, inspired and laughed. Because of you we have raised over $40,000 for the rescued animals. We love our donors because you love the rescued animals of Happy Trails and support our mission fully.
We feel the sunshine on our faces, and Spring is coming! We have wonderful staff and volunteers and new board members to introduce. Along with those introductions, this newsletter takes a focus on all of the wonderful animals in need of a home. And don’t forget to get your tickets for our upcoming event and spread the word! Enjoy our March 2015 newsletter!
As Happy Trails continues to grow and expand, we have several staff positions available. If you know of someone who might be a good fit, please share.
RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician) – Full Time — We are seeking a RVT with extensive equine experience who is also able to work with all the farm animals dispensing medications, handling leg wraps and wound care, addressing lameness issues, organizing vet examines and transportation, and caring for the rescued animals. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working with a variety of veterinarians and a wide variety of injured, neglected or abused farm animals, and have excellent communication and leadership skills. Send your cover letter, resume and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone call inquiries please.
Animal Care Giver - Part Time and Full Time — The Animal Care Giver staff positions available include a part time position as well as a full-time position. Animal Care Givers are responsible for providing grain, hay and water to all rescued animals and making sure their shelters and bedding are clean and dry. The ideal candidate will possess prior/extensive horse experience and understand that the care of all the rescued animals takes place outdoors on a daily basis. Happy Trails Animal Care Givers provide daily care to the animals whether there’s a wind chill of ten below or it’s 95 degrees and hot and humid – we’re very honest about this. Again, send your cover letter, resume and three professional references to email@example.com. No phone call inquiries please.
Pictures from the news-breaking online article at Cleveland.com show the conditions of the property where 14 horses were seized February 20th by the Summit Count humane officer. Happy Trails has been able to assist by transporting the 14 horses to foster homes. Check back for links to the news stories and know that the best way you can help is to donate toward the cost of this rescue and to pray for healing for these innocent animals. Donations can be made by clicking the top button to donate or by mailing checks to Happy Trails at 5623 New Milford Rd Ravenna, OH 44266 and also to the Greater Akron Humane Society at 7996 Darrow Rd, Twinsburg, OH 44087. All donations will go toward the vetting and foster care of these horses.