Fury

Fury

June 16, 2015:  We lost our Fury.  He will be missed by all who knew him.  Who will stomp in frustration?  Who will strike the door at feeding time?  He was onry and he was big and he was our Fury.  We will miss him and know we will see him...
Red

Red

Red came to Happy Trails in 2004 along with Tony, his pulling partner, after retiring from an Amish Farm (our friend Willis Miller in Fredericksburg) where they both plowed fields as a team for their entire lives.  They were both 17 years old. It was due to Red and...
Captain Jack

Captain Jack

Status:  Adopted! Year Born:  Unknown Breed:  Goat Gender:  Male Color:  Black/White Height: Adoption Fee:  $75 Sponsor Fee: $40 About Captain Jack May 30, 2015:  Captain Jack has found his home!  A special set of adoptive parents looking to find a companion for...
Butch Whitefeather

Butch Whitefeather

Status: Adopted! Year Born:  1996 Breed: Percheron Gender: Gelding Color: Grey Adoption Fee: $150 Sponsor Fee: $75  About Butch Whitefeather May 20, 2015:  Great, GREAT news to report!  Butch’s foster mom has decided she cannot part with Butch and has finalized...
Valerie and Rosco

Valerie and Rosco

  Status:  Adopted! Year Born:  Unknown Breed:  Sheep Gender: Male/Female Color:  White Adoption Fee:  $75 Sponsor Fee: $50 ​About Valerie and Rosco August 27, 2015:  This wonderful pair has been adopted!  To get them settled in, they piped in classical music.  I...

Equine Spring Education Classes

Equine Health Classes – Thursday Nights Anyone who registers for the class and shows up at 6:00pm will receive a free mini-tour of the facilities, gets to meet the rescued horses as well as the other animals, and shares a sneak-peek of our new mini-vet clinic...
Miranda

Miranda

Status: In Foster Care Year: Unknown Breed: Sheep Gender: Female Color:  White Adopt:  $75.00 Adopt Me! Miranda continues to live at Happy Trails with her three gal pals and Ronaldo. She loves to be part of a bunch and she really would like to bring them all along to...
Primavera

Primavera

Status: Adopted! Year Born: 2011 Breed: Paso Fino Gender: Mare Color: Dark Bay Adoption Fee: $250 Sponsor Fee: $50/month  About Primavera May 1 2015:  Primavera has found a new home!  This owner took the time to work with her and a trainer and make extra sure Prima...
Ginny

Ginny

Status: Adopted! Year Born:  Unknown Breed: Mini-Horse Gender: Mare Color: Gray pinto Adoption Fee: $100 Sponsor Fee: $50/month  About Ginny April 25, 2015:  Ginny was loaded up and is well on her way to her new home. Looks like she is well on her way to being a new...
Solitaire

Solitaire

Status: Adopted! Year Born: 2011 Breed: Mini-Horse Gender: Mare Color: Bay/White Adoption Fee: $100 Sponsor Fee: $50/month  About Solitaire April 25, 2015:  Solitaire was loaded up and is well on her way to her new home!! Good luck Solitaire! Solitaire came from...
Laverne & Shirley

Laverne & Shirley

  Status: Adopted! Age: Unknown Breed: Pot Bellied Pig Gender: Females Color: White with Black Spots/Pink Adoption Fee: $100 adopted together Sponsor Fee: $35 each/month About Laverne and Shirley Shirley came from a neglect situation in Medina county along with...
Jack and Diane

Jack and Diane

Status:  Adopted! Year Born: Breed: Mini Horses Gender: Gelding/Mare Color: Height: Adoption Fee:  Inquire Sponsor Fee: $50 each About Jack and Diane April 26, 2015: It’s been a long, hard year. What a way to celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the Columbiana...
Metta

Metta

April 23, 2015:  Goodbye, Metta. You taught us teamwork. You taught us selflessness. You showed us love and perseverance. We showed you kindness. We proved to you care and concern. You have endured enough. We vow to take care of your son, Hercules, and to watch over...

Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary, Inc. 2 days ago Looking for a last minute gift? How about an animal sponsorship. A sponsorship can be a one-time payment to support an animal’s care for one month, or on-going monthly payments and you can choose which animal you...
Hammer

Hammer

  Status: Adopted! Year Born: 2011 Breed: Potbelly Gender: Male Color: Black Adoption Fee: Contact the Humane Society of Seneca County Sponsor Fee: Contact the Humane Society of Seneca County Ready to Adopt? About Hammer April 23, 2015:  A quick call to Seneca...
Aurora

Aurora

April 20, 2015:  My friend Aurora, she has been having issues for the past several weeks.  Each time she was turned out she went down and could not get back up on her own again. This has been getting progressively getting worse and at 32 years old she had considerable...
Raff and his girls

Raff and his girls

  Status: Adopted! Age: Unknown Breed: Barred Rock, Brown, White Leghorn Gender: Male, 4 female Color: Black, white, brown Adoption Fee: $25 for the group Sponsor Fee: $20/month each About Raff and his girls Aprinl 16, 2015:  Great news!! Raff and his group of...
Halley

Halley

Status: Adopted! Year Born: 2002 Breed: Appaloosa Gender: Mare Color: Dun Blanket App Height: 16.0 Adoption Fee: $350 Sponsor Fee: $50/month About Halley April 3, 2015:  Halley has found a new home and has been settled in!  We wish her and her new owners many years of...
Luna

Luna

Status: Adopted! Year Born: 2003 Breed: Thoroughbred/Appaloosa Gender: Mare Color: Palomino Height: 16.0 Adoption Fee: $500 Sponsor Fee: $50/month  About Luna August 7, 2015:  Luna’s wonderful foster mom has given us the awesome news that she will be keeping...
Jasmine

Jasmine

Status: Adopted! Year Born: 1998 Breed: Thoroughbred Gender: Mare Color: Chestnut Height: 17h Adoption Fee: $350 Sponsor Fee: $50/month  About Jasmine March 15, 2015:  Happy to report Jasmine is on her way to a new life.  She has been adopted! January 11, 2015: This...
Norma

Norma

  Status: Adopted! Year Born: Unknown Breed: Swedish Blue Gender: Female Color: Black and White Adoption Fee: $15 Sponsor Fee: $30 About Norma March 10, 2015:  Norma has a new home!  She was so loved that her adoptive family drove all the way from NY to grab her...
Dorothy & Blanche

Dorothy & Blanche

Status: Adopted! Age: Dorothy 10/ Blanche 12 Breed: Sheep Gender: Does Color: White and black Adoption Fee: $150 together Sponsor Fee: $80/month About Dorothy & Blanche Five horses, nine sheep. From a dilapidated barn in Ashtabula County, Happy Trails assisted the...
Crecencia

Crecencia

Status: Adopted! Year Born:  1994 Breed: Quarter Horse Gender: Mare Color: Bay Height: 14.1hh Adoption Fee: $350 Sponsor Fee: $50/month About Crecencia March 9, 2015:  Crecencia has found a loving home. All of us at Happy Trails cannot tell you how grateful we are to...
Garfunkle

Garfunkle

March 3, 2015:  We made the hard decision to assist our friend in passing from this life over the Rainbow bridge based on his constant pain. Garfunkle was the sweetest and most tender-hearted farm pig out there…. and we all love him very, very much. Now he is...
New Staff Opportunities at Happy Trails

New Staff Opportunities at Happy Trails

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...
Valentine

Valentine

Status: Adoptable – Indoor/Outdoor Age: Unspecified Breed: Pot Belly Gender: Male Color: Pink Adoption Fee: Contact Cleveland APL Cleveland APL 216-771-4616 About Valentine February 23, 2015:  We found out that this little piggie found a wonderful sanctuary to...

Successful Earning from AmazonSmiles!

From October to December, Happy Trails received a donation of $128 from your use of AmazonSmiles. Thank you!! When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary Inc. Bookmark the link...

Can You Help?

We have a need for sponsorship of 12 ceramic heat emitter bulbs! During these arctic temps, we do our best to ensure the animals have enough heat to supplement their conditions. This can be quite an expense. Each commercial grade ceramic bulb costs $20. Please...
Zinger

Zinger

February 17, 2015:  We say goodbye to Zinger, one of the iconic pot belly pigs st Happy Trails. Old and arthritic it was time to let him go. But this little guy brought joy to the volunteers, staff and visitors of Happy Trails and we are grateful to have known him. ...
An Iconic Resident of Happy Trails Passes

An Iconic Resident of Happy Trails Passes

We say goodbye to Zinger, one of the iconic pot belly pigs st Happy Trails. Old and arthritic it was time to let him go. We will miss you, Zinger.  Stay tuned for a worthy tribute in our upcoming newsletter.  For now we grieve the loss and celebrate his new...
Crecencia is Still Looking for a Home!

Crecencia is Still Looking for a Home!

Our horse of the week is Crecencia! Crecencia has been featured a few times before, but unfortunately has not yet had any luck. She is a 21 year old 14.3 hand Quarter Horse who is trained and healthy. She will take an intermediate to experienced rider as she can be a...
Asdrubal is Looking for a Home!

Asdrubal is Looking for a Home!

Today’s featured animal is Asdrubal. Asdrubal was removed from a cock fighting ring in 2013. He is one of our more feisty roosters, but he still deserves a home! He even knows how to put himself in timeout when he is being fed or getting his shelter cleaned. He...

Night of Hope Speakers Announced

Guest Speakers for the Night of Hope and Inspiration have just been announced. We promise this event will inspire you beyond your expectations! Check out the roster and don’t forget to reserve your seats now for this amazing event, before its sold...
Animal Sponsorship Program

Animal Sponsorship Program

Make a difference in the life of a rescued farm animal! Has a special someone at Happy Trails captured your heart? Can’t adopt, but still want to do something meaningful to show your support? Become an Animal Sponsor Today!  Animal Sponsors play a critical role at...
We Love to Share…

We Love to Share…

“For…all of you…who may remember Super Hero, I adopted Super about a year ago. He had an eyelid (right/lower) which did not work properly, evidence of abuse many years old. The weekend before Christmas the small star shaped lesion on his left cornea...
Valentine’s Day is Almost Here…

Valentine’s Day is Almost Here…

Spread your love a little further this year. Give a gift sponsorship to your Valentine and support animal rescue at the same time. For the price of donation, your loved one will not only receive a picture of their sponsored animal, they will receive an invite to our...
Valentine’s Day Not for You?

Valentine’s Day Not for You?

Put real meaning to what some may call a Hallmark holiday. Valentine’s Day can be celebrated with a gift sponsorship of your Valentine’s favorite farm animal. 100% of Sponsorship monies go toward the care and rehabilitation of the farm animals at Happy...
Let’s Fins Petunia and Pandy a Home!

Let’s Fins Petunia and Pandy a Home!

Our featured animals this week are Petunia (pink) and Pandy (black)! These girls came in from Medina County from a rescue organization that was not legitimate, and was shutting down. They had very overgrown hooves and were very overweight when they came in. These...
Weather Got You Wanting to Snuggle?

Weather Got You Wanting to Snuggle?

Help it happen by gifting an animal sponsorship to your favorite Valentine today.  For the price of donation, your loved one will not only receive a picture of their sponsored animal, they will receive an invite to our next sponsor day! Check out the...
Sandy

Sandy

  Status: Adopted! Age: Unknown Breed: Cock Fighter Gender: Male Color: White with spots Adoption Fee: $10 Sponsor Fee: $20/month About Sandy February 2, 2015: Good News! Sandy the rooster got a new home! Sandy is an ex cock fight rooster and he now he gets to...
Sandy Found a Home!

Sandy Found a Home!

Sandy is an ex cock fight rooster and he now he gets to spend the rest of his days being spoiled. Here he is with Leland, his new buddy, and his four gorgeous hens. We wish Sandy and his new family all the...
Mystery Grab Bags – Time to Re-Gift!

Mystery Grab Bags – Time to Re-Gift!

Here is your opportunity to re-gift your recent holiday presents or do some early Spring cleaning! The mystery grab bags gives guests surprise presents in their gift bags, so donated items for this part of the fundraiser leaves it open to your imagination! Fun or...
February is here!

February is here!

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Spread some love and honor your valentine with a gift sponsorship. For the price of donation, your loved one will not only receive a picture of their sponsored animal, they will receive an invite to our next sponsor day!...
Hens

Hens

Status: Adopted! Year Born: Spring 2014 Breed: White Leghorn/Rhode Island Red Gender: Female Color: White/brown Adoption Fee: $5 each Sponsor Fee: $20 About These Hens January, 25 2015: There are about 20 hens from the Portage cruelty rescue- Rhode Island Red, White...

New Items on Our Wishlist

Check out our wish list at Amazon.com. We are in need of some heated buckets and waterers for the sanctuary. With these below freezing temps, these items will help to keep the animals with fresh water all day long! Don’t forget to sign up for AmazonSmiles so 5%...
A Picture Worth 1,000 Words…

A Picture Worth 1,000 Words…

Happy Trails recently received this update from Tiffany E…  “I wanted to share this photo with you. This is Aster. On November 1st we adopted her, along with another Leghorn (that we named Avens), that were part of the Turlock, CA hen rescue. We love them...
Norma Needs a Home!

Norma Needs a Home!

Also from the Portage cruelty case is Norma! Norma was the only duck that was removed with this large group of animals. She was locked up with the chickens. She is an adorable little girl that is nervous of people. She was run over by a lawn mower and did not heal...
Help Us Place Our Friends

Help Us Place Our Friends

This group is the remaining from the Portage County case that recently closed. We have three roosters- a white leghorn, a Rhode Island Red, and a red rooster with white tail feathers. There are also about 20 hens- Rhode Island Red, White Leghorn and a few mixed breed-...
Kokomo

Kokomo

Status: Adopted! Age: 1 yr Breed: Pot Belly Gender: Male (neutered) Color: black Adoption Fee: $50 Sponsor Fee: $35 About Kokomo January 19, 2015: Kokomo was adopted along with her best friend Jackie O to a home in New York! They made the 8 hour journey very well!...
Kokomo and Jackie Found a Home!

Kokomo and Jackie Found a Home!

Last week, they made the journey to New York, a 16 hour round trip, to their new home! Their adoptive dad was very excited for them and his pig was happy to have new friends! Kokomo and Jackie settled right in and are doing well. It is always heart warming to see an...
Jackie O

Jackie O

Status: Adopted! Age: Unknown Breed: Pot Belly Gender: Female Color: black Adoption Fee: $50 Sponsor Fee: $35 About Jackie O January 19, 2015: Jackie was adopted along with her best friend Kokomo to a home in New York! They made the 8 hour journey very well! They have...
Introducing Juno

Introducing Juno

Juno, rescued from Portage County, was thin when she was rescued, but is otherwise healthy and sound. She is trained but still needs evaluated under saddle. She is doing very well with her weight gain! She is a 17-year-old Quarter horse mare.  Very easy to work around...
Meet Pandora

Meet Pandora

Pandora is a cute 10-year-old solid bay mare.  Upon first arriving at Happy Trails she was pretty thin but luckily has  no other health issues. This little gal is reportedly trained but has yet to be evaluated under saddle. Quiet and sweet and full of potential she...
A Special Horse Available

A Special Horse Available

Ranger is quite the handsome boy! He was a little thin when he arrived, but he has no other health issues. He has not been evaluated under saddle, but he is trained. We believe he would make a great show horse! Ranger is solidly built and quiet. He is a 25 year old...
Fury – Another Horse from Portage County

Fury – Another Horse from Portage County

Fury is 25-years-old and was quite skinny when he was rescued. He is gaining weight well and has no other health issues.  He can be a little stubborn, but he is a good horse and gets quite attached to his friends – able to get along with any horse. This cute and...
Meet Aurora!

Meet Aurora!

Aurora is Luna’s mother. She was thin when she was rescued, but is otherwise sound and healthy. We believe Aurora to be suitable for light backyard rides, but nothing too strenuous due to her age. Aurora is an adorable old girl and looks like a teddy bear with...
Today’s Horse is Luna!

Today’s Horse is Luna!

Luna is a gorgeous girl! She was thin when she arrived at Happy Trails, but otherwise has no health issues. She is sound and ridable. Luna is 12 years old. She would make a cute show horse! Luna still needs evaluated under saddle, but from the ground it appears that...
Introducing Athena

Introducing Athena

Athena was the worst of the group of horses rescued from the Portage County neglect case. She was very thin, had terrible rainrot and has cushings (a pituitary disease) which was left untreated. Her teeth were worn completely smooth, so even if she did get fed, she...
An Update from Renny!

An Update from Renny!

Here is an amazing update and video from Renny’s adoptive mom! We are so happy for these two! Thanks to everyone who helped make his rescue and recovery possible!- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzBG_2iky1Y “From the first day I met Ren he has been a huge...
Today’s Featured Horse is Jasmine!

Today’s Featured Horse is Jasmine!

Jasmine is a favorite around the sanctuary! She was very thin and is still dealing with some cracks in her hooves, but is otherwise healthy. She has been gaining weight well, but still has a little ways to go. Jasmine is very sweet and quiet. She is calm, responsive...
Happy Trails Animal Sponsorships

Happy Trails Animal Sponsorships

Sometimes we need to feel as if we are connected to the organization we support. Consider an animal sponsorship at Happy Trails. We recently received this great communication from a long time supporter and animal sponsor, Anna R, after attending a sponsor day to spend...
Alvin and Marvin are our featured animals!

Alvin and Marvin are our featured animals!

Our featured animals of the week are Alvin and Marvin! These two handsome boys came in from a severe neglect case 2 years ago. They came with some other hens that have all since found homes. We think these two are brothers and they get along with each other very well....

Happy Trails featured in the Akronist

Love the multitude of pictures in this! What an amazing article in support of our recent land acquisition. If you have not already, would you help the animals of Happy Trails by making a donation toward this purchase? Every donation helps! Thanks for the great...
Goodbye to Vin Diesel

Goodbye to Vin Diesel

On a more somber note Vinnie Diesel passed across the rainbow bridge at the passing of 2014. He had a multiple list of things wrong with him and he was just too weak to fight anymore. But he asked that I share his story to everyone before he passed. So Vinnie…...
Butch is our featured horse!

Butch is our featured horse!

Our horse of the week is Butch Whitefeather! Butch is a 19 year old Percheron gelding. He arrived at Happy Trails as a retired Amish horse. He is blind and would not make a great riding horse. Once he trusts his new adoptive family and his surroundings, he may be able...
Special food for Lola

Special food for Lola

Though Happy Trails does not take in cats or dogs, we do have 2 resident cats that live at the sanctuary. When we got them, we were told they were feral and would not be touched. Lola and her brother Miles have proven them wrong and are very sweet! We love these guys!...
Happy Trails now has an Amazon Wish List!

Happy Trails now has an Amazon Wish List!

Happy Trails now has an Amazon Wish List! This is a great new way to donate and show your support by sending things that you know we need! This list will be kept updated with necessities and wants for the rescued animals. You can find things like breakaway halters and...
Ellen

Ellen

December 31, 2014:  Ellen passed over the Rainbow Bridge and is eating, eating, eating and pecking and happy.  Ellen came from Columbiana County– a hideous abuse/neglect situation. She was the sweetest most gentle soul.  Her beak cut way to short did not stop her from...
Princeton is our featured horse!

Princeton is our featured horse!

Our horse of the week is Princeton! Princeton is an 18 year old Standardbred gelding. He came to Happy Trails as an Amish retirement horse. He is trained and rideable. He stands about 16 hands high and is solidly built. Princeton is currently in a foster home getting...
Roy and Cabrio found a home (again)!

Roy and Cabrio found a home (again)!

Sometimes things happen so quick at the sanctuary that we don’t even have time to get them out there! Roy and Cabrio are a pair of amazing Standardbred geldings. They were retired from an Amish farm and were adopted 2 years ago. Recently, they have come back to...
Beauty is our Featured Horse of the Week!

Beauty is our Featured Horse of the Week!

Are you or someone you know looking for a beginner safe horse that is small enough for the kids but still able to carry mom or dad around? Take a look at our featured horse this week! Beauty is a 14-year-old, 14.3 hand high Morgan/Arabian cross mare. She was brought...

Maka Has Found a Wonderful New Foster Home!

She is now with a gorgeous Arabian gelding named Whisper. Her new foster family is very excited to welcome her! Whisper had not had another horse friend in quite some time and was very excited to meet Maka. We know they will become best friends! Here are some pictures...
Pan

Pan

Status: In Foster Care Year Born:  1996 Breed: Standardbred Gender: Gelding Color: Bay Height:  15.1 Adoption Fee: $150 Sponsor Fee: $50 Ready to Adopt? About Pan July 21, 2015:  Pan is fully recovered, running and frolicking throughout the sanctuary.  He has even...
Charlie Has a Home!

Charlie Has a Home!

This handsome rooster got adopted last week! Charlie was abandoned and brought to Happy Trails in the spring. He now has a flock of hens, a large yard and a great family! He even gets to come into the kitchen in colder weather to warm up! Here are some pictures sent...
Winter is Here

Winter is Here

Our permanent residents at Happy Trails have geared up for the season! Kachina and Suvali, our mini horses are fluffy and oblivious to the cold temps. Natasha the goat is comfy in her new digs at the goat and sheep barn. And Jolie? Well, she knows its best for a piggy...
Let’s Welcome Chapman!

Let’s Welcome Chapman!

Chapman is our horse of the week. He is new at the sanctuary and is a retired Amish horse. He is a 23 year old Standardbred gelding. Chapman is in great condition and is rideable, but has not been trained under saddle. He was a buggy horse for most of his life. He...
Ellen is Ready for Christmas- Are You?

Ellen is Ready for Christmas- Are You?

Ellen is asking Santa for her favorite treats- sunflower seeds and bread and for a sponsor! You can sponsor Ellen for $20 a month. This will provide her with feed, water, fresh, warm bedding and medical care. She will even thank you by posing for pictures and sending...
Pippa

Pippa

Status: Adopted! Year Born: 1996 Breed: Arabian Gender: Mare Color: Chestnut Height: 14.3hh Adoption Fee: $400 Sponsor Fee: $50/month About Pippa December 12, 2014:  This wonderful mare, living in a great foster home, is still available for adoption.  Check out this...
Our featured animal this week is Lenny!

Our featured animal this week is Lenny!

Lenny is a stunning rooster. He was removed from a cock fight ring last year. He just loves going outside and taking dust baths or perching on his door. He is a pretty nice guy! Since Lenny was a cock fighter, he cannot be housed around another rooster, but is ok to...
An update from Pan!

An update from Pan!

He got his bandage off the other day and had his stitches removed! His incision has healed very well. He will soon be cleared for going on short walks once a day with our caregivers. Until then, he is having fun with his hay net that lets him eat more slowly and helps...
Charlie

Charlie

  Status: Adopted! Age: Unknown Breed: Barred Rock Gender: Male Color: Black/white Adoption Fee: $10 Sponsor Fee: $20/month About Charlie December 10, 2014: Charlie has found a great new home! He now has 4 lovely ladies and a great family. He has a very large...
Have You Heard?

Have You Heard?

Sheep have wool, it is thick, warm and needs to be sheared off every year so the sheep does not get too hot in the warmer months. But did you know that some breeds of sheep can shed? Bernard is a hair sheep. His wool sheds in the spring time to show off his gorgeous...