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Ohio Animal Law Updates Presentation by HSUS at Happy Trails Sat., October 17th

We are often asked about how to improve the laws to protect animals here in Ohio, what State Representatives are supportive of these laws, and what can Ohio citizens do to help. Here is your chance to find out all this and more at Happy Trails on Saturday, October 17th from 11am to 12:30pm.  Happy Trails is hosting a special presentation by HSUS (Humane Society of the United States) Ohio representative, Corey Roscoe, who will address animal-issue legislative updates for Ohio. This is a free presentation and everyone is invited, though pre-registration is required.  RSVP Today!

    SPECIAL – Discounted Sanctuary Tour We welcome anyone who is pre-registered to attend the HSUS legislative presentation and wishes to visit Happy Trails and meet the rescued farm animals, to schedule a guided, educational tour.  Tours are normally $20 per person, but for this special tour time of October 17th at 9am, we are offering a discounted price of $15 per person to all HSUS attendees who would like to schedule a tour as well.  Register here to reserve your spot.  *Limited to the first 30 registrants.
    A vegan bake sale will be held during the presentation, with all proceeds going toward the care of the rescued farm animals at Happy Trails. Anyone wishing to donate vegan baked goods such as cookies, cake, pies, etc., can contact Happy Trails at 330-296-5914.

belleSave the Date – Compassionate Thanksgiving – Saturday, November 14th!

Join us for the 2o15 Compassionate Thanksgiving.  Ready to hear about this year’s event?  Check out the details…
Own a business?  Work for an amazing company?  Read the Letter from Annette and fill out the Sponsorship request form to partner with Happy Trails in hosting this amazing event.  Want to help network?  Print the event flier or attach and email the letter and request form to family, friends and local businesses.

Event flierLetter from Annette • Sponsorship Request form   Already know you want to attend?  Grab your tickets early by registering here!


RangerHappy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary Staff Opportunities for RVT in Animal Care

Happy Trails is accepting resumes for a full-time Registered Vet Tech/Animal Caregiver with extensive horse experience. Read the Job Description and Requirements.  If this sounds like it is for you or someone you know, follow instructions for submitting a resume.  Join the Happy Trails team and be a part of the difference we make as an organization in the lives of rescued farm animals and horses across the nation!



VernonVernon – Safe at Happy Trails

 Happy Trails now has Vernon at the sanctuary and he is settling in well.  Despite his serious abuse, this pig has nothing but love to give and a willingness to trust his humans.  We owe it to him to spread the word of his abuse and his rescue.  As hard as it is to view the painful wounds and read the violent story, this is the reality.  Abusers of animals are abusers….  This is another example of animal abuse being directly related to other violent crimes such as domestic violence, drugs and child abuse.  Please read the story of Vernon the potbelly pig, share with your friends and family, and if you are able, donate to the care of Vernon and the other rescued farm animals such as Vernon who receive the rehabilitation they need at Happy Trails.


SC 5 Bentley 05Guilty Pleas Bring the Horrific Summit County Horse Abuse Case to an End

Please read our feature article by clicking this link.Together as a community we must do what we can to stop this cycle of abuse. 3-time offender, Diane Silbaugh and her husband Tom Silbaugh enter guilty pleas in Stow Municipal Court on Wednesday, August 26th. You can  and also receive details via news stories at www.cleveland.com and www.ohio.com  Please consider a donation in honor of this case. Although Happy Trails was awarded restitution, it very rarely is actually paid in full. We appreciate the support and will continue to fight the fight against farm animal abuse in Ohio and across the nation. Together we make a difference.



dick houston-elefence (3)Dick Houston of Elefence Visit a Success!

A huge thank you to Dick Houston, Co-Founder of Elefence, and his colleagues for visiting Happy Trails to speak to close to a hundred guests about his organization’s most important work to support the Elephant population of Africa.  Visit their website at www.elefence.org to read about their latest project to provide the world’s largest drinking fountains for these majestic creatures.  It is important that animal welfare organizations such as ours support one another as we all have a common drive to spread compassion and kindness for all animals.



2015AugustNewsletter-1August Newsletter Available Now!

Here it is! The 24, yes I said 24, page Happy Trails Newsletter – August Edition. Just click on the link to read away on your Kindle, laptop or PC… How can you resist that face?? Please share with your friends, family, co-workers and social media. Together we are making a great difference in the lives of rescued farm animals.