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Spreading Kindness And Compassion For All Animals

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

 

donna millerChalk Up a Win in the Fight Against Cockfighting!

Happy Trails provided expert witness in a Medina County case that heard a GUILTY before the proceedings even began! Chalk up a win!  Read the story reported to you by Donna Miller of the Plain Dealer.

 

 

 

logo-webTo Career-Minded Individuals Who Want More Than a Job…

Here’s an opportunity to work with a Non-Profit Organization where you are making a Difference. . .  Review the Job Position Available – Assistant to the Director at Happy Trails to see if this might be for you.  Please submit the required information by mail to: 5623 New Milford Rd, Ravenna, OH  44266 Attn: Annette Fisher or by email to [email protected]

 

rhodeislandPlease Help “Remove the Welcome Mat’ – Ohio’s Laws Need You!

Join the press by HSUS to strengthen Ohio’s lax laws against Cock fighting.  Last year alone, Happy Trails took in well over 100 cock fighting roosters.  Unfortunately it is very sad but very true that cockfighting is prevalent in Ohio.  The laws don’t change themselves, see how you can help.  Join the fight with HSUS

 

 

pan-hUpdate: Thanks to YOU, Pan has Undergone his Surgery and is Back at Happy Trails!

Does Pan’s story touch your heart?  We are looking for a foster or adoptive home for him to complete this story.  If you are that person, or know of someone, please share and email [email protected] or call the office today at 330-296-5914.

Pan is a 16-year-old Standardbred gelding who came to Happy Trails in November of 2013 through our Amish Horse Retirement Program. He could no longer go the distance, no longer pull carts day in and day out, and his family was forced to retire him. Pangaia recently began to come up lame. He had always had some issues but this was different – he would not put any weight on his left front leg. The vet was called and after a radiograph was taken of his leg, it was found that he had a very large bone cyst in his ankle as well as a small stress fracture. This means that inside the bone, there is a hole instead of the normal bone structure. Our Pan is remarkable in every way and to prove it, the vets declared this bone cyst was the largest they had ever seen!  View the Radiograph!

The cyst has existed for years and yet Pan was smart enough to protect it with his movement, unfortunately making it hard for us to have detected. Over 2 1/2 months, Pangaia has endured a regimen of supplements, hand walking and stall rest to help strengthen the bone and heal the fracture. Against all odds, the fracture has healed!  This means we have received the all clear to schedule a very important surgery.  This surgery will entail placing two screws in his bone to help stabilize it.  The cyst is something that will never grow back, progression can be stopped, and it will not get worse.  With this surgery expense of $2500, the vets are extremely optimistic. Pangaia will be live up to his name meaning (perfect living) leading a long, comfortable life as a pasture pal and doing all he has dreamed of without the pain or lameness he has endured silently for so long.  Recovery time for this surgery is next to none, he has a bright future ahead, and we need you!

 

willisWith heavy hearts we say goodbye to Grandpa Willis

Willis is the last remaining iconic pot belly at Happy Trails. As a senior citizen, he has reached the point where the best we can do for him is help him cross. Of course he has been spoiled with bowls of goodies and rubdowns with baby lotion – hugs and kisses and heartfelt last goodbyes from his friends, volunteers and staff. He has touched many lives here at the sanctuary and we ALL will miss our friend. Soon he will be running across lush green meadows full of flowers and sunshine with George and Janice.

We ask for one last sponsorship of our friend. His vet care and proper burial will cost $340. Please consider a donation to help us say goodbye to our beloved WIllis by clicking the donation link today.  Sponsor Willis Today and help us say goodbye.

 

jolie_pumkinA Special Thank You

What a wonderful event.  A beautiful turnout, a scrumptious meal and shopping until we all dropped.  Thank you to all who attended and those who could not but supported Happy Trails from afar.  We continue to feel blessed by the constant outpouring of support shown to us and the rescued animals at Happy Trails.  Todaro’s pulled it off once again with an amazing animal-friendly spread that was enjoyed by everyone.  Thanks to everyone and let the holiday season begin!

 

 

queenieHappy Trails 2014 Annual Appeal

Our goal is to raise $100,000 toward some very important projects, to cover the costs of some routine-but-necessary expenses, and to address veterinary and health care costs.  We hope you will review our 2014 Annual Appeal and choose a special area to sponsor that speaks directly to you.