Violet Gray

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Status:  Adopted!
Year Born:  2006
Breed:  Grade
Gender:  Mare
Color:  Sorrel Varnish
Height:  14.2
Adoption Fee:  $250
Sponsor Fee: $50

dsc_8168violetAbout Violet Gray

September 23, 2016:  Once upon a time there was a girl who always longed for a horse of her very own. And once upon a time there was a special little mare who had been repeatedly passed over for adoption. One day the girl spotted this little mare and just knew her heart would not be whole without her in it…..so it was meant to be, and they lived Happily Ever After! Congratulations to our very special Violet Gray and BonnieSeptember 6, 2016:  We can only hope that when an HT horse makes the move to a foster home, they will be officially adopted into the family, or they will meet their new person on the journey.  This happened for Violet who will now have someone to love her the rest of her life.

Violet will stand all day long to be groomed and scratched.  Needs a gentle and patient handler to get her over some of her residual fears.  She is not broke to ride but sky is the limit with the right person.

April 26, 2015: It’s been a long, hard year. What a way to celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the Columbiana County rescue than with plea bargain closing the case and finally freeing up these wonderful animals for adoption! Read the full story-update of the Columbiana County abuse case.

Violet is a sassy mare ready to settle in to a forever home.  Violet is sweet, sound and so overdue for love, attention and a purpose.  Please consider a visit with Violet.  You will not be sorry!


Rooster Adoption FAQs

tikiRooster Adoption FAQs  Have you seen our posts of the wonderful rescued roosters and want to be involved? Are you considering adoption of one of these majestic birds but are afraid to proceed because you lack the information needed? This information has been compiled for you. Thank you for considering, and if this does not answer your questions, contact us and we will get you the answers you need.

Zachary Taylor

 

Status: At Sanctuary
Age: 1 year
Breed: American Game Bantam
Gender: Rooster
Color: Red/Black
Adoption Fee: $10
Sponsor Fee: $20/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Zachary

Zachary came to us in early 2016 with a large group of roosters from a cock fighting raid. The top part of his beak was so badly damaged, he had to visit the vet to have it sealed back together. Zachary has not let his past injury get him down and he has thrived in his new home here at Happy Trails. Today Zach loves to eat, scratch in the dirt for bugs, and visit with his caretakers. Zachary never gives up and would love a chance to protect your hens at his own forever home!


Andrew Jackson

 

Status: At Sanctuary
Age: Unknown
Breed: American Game Bantam
Gender: Rooster
Color: White
Adoption Fee: $10
Sponsor Fee: $20/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Andrew

Meet Andrew! I beautiful, all white Bantam rooster up for adoption. Andrew is as kind as he is beautiful. He loves to interact with people and be held. Andrew would be a great addition to any home. He is guaranteed to make you happy and keep your hens safe! Fill out an adoption application today to get your chance to come meet Andrew at the sanctuary!


Lucky

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Status: At Sanctuary
Year Born: 2000
Breed: Standardbred
Gender: Gelding
Color: Bay
Height: 16.2h
Adoption Fee: $150
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Lucky

Pasture Pal: Lucky was donated through our Amish Retirement program and will receive maintenance vetting and farrier care and will then be assessed to determine his ability as a riding horse. His family loved him very much and wanted to be sure we knew he has a back end weakness and some vision problems.  We will work hard to determine the extent of his issues to know what type of home he will need.  He would love to have a sponsor to call his own as he makes his way through our program to find his retirement spot.

 


Dale

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Status: At Sanctuary
Year Born: 1993
Breed: Standardbred
Gender: Gelding
Color: Bay
Height: 16.1h
Adoption Fee: $500
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Dale

Ridable: Dale was donated through our Amish Retirement program and will receive maintenance vetting and farrier care and will then be assessed to determine his ability as a riding horse.  He is big, beautiful, seemingly sound and level-headed.   He would love to have a sponsor to call his own as he makes his way through our program to find his forever landing.

 


Sarah

Status: At Sanctuary
Age: 1 year
Breed: American Game Bantam
Gender: Hen
Color: Red and Brown
Adoption Fee: $10
Sponsor Fee: $20/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Sarah

Sarah is another hen rescued from a cock fighting raid in early 2016. She came to us with her head pecked so badly, she no longer grows feathers where her injury used to be. After time and recovery in our vet clinic, Sarah was introduced to a flock and she couldn’t be happier. She spends her days digging in the dirt and playing with her new friends. She is a very sweet girl who would make a great addition to any coop!

Judith

Status: At Sanctuary
Age: 1 year
Breed: American Game Bantam
Gender: Hen
Color: Brown and Black
Adoption Fee: $10
Sponsor Fee: $20/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Judith

Judith came to us earlier this year after being found in a basement during a cock fighting raid. She was kept in a small, wooden box with very little food and water. After coming to the sanctuary, she bonded with the rooster of her coop, Max, and they are now inseparable! She has quite the funny, little personality and she protects her flock well. She is shy at first, but once she gets to know you, she comes right up to you and will sit on your lap!

Rachel

Status: At Sanctuary
Age: 1 year
Breed: American Game Bantam
Gender: Hen
Color: Brown and Black
Adoption Fee: $10
Sponsor Fee: $20/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Rachel

Rachel is another hen that came to our sanctuary after a cock fighting raid. She was kept in a small, dark, wooden box with no food and very little water. Her markings are quite striking and while she may have a twin sister, her silly personality sets her apart.  Rachel is one of the hens that spends her days roaming the courtyard, scratching at the dirt, and pecking at bugs. You would never know she spent the first part of her life such bad conditions as she is a very sweet and loving hen.

Max

 

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Status: At Sanctuary
Age: Unknown
Breed: American Gamefowl
Gender: Rooster
Color: Red/Black
Adoption Fee: $10
Sponsor Fee: $20/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Max

Max is such a sweetie! He is the cleanest of all the roosters! He wants to be sure to show that he would not be much trouble to take home as an addition to your family!  He waits for the day he can strut around with a flock of hens or even just one to call his own.


Christina

Status: At Sanctuary
Age: ~ 2 years
Breed: Golden Comet
Gender: Hen
Color: Red
Adoption Fee: $10
Sponsor Fee: $20/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Christina

Christina came to us from and abuse and neglect case. She spent the first part of her life in a dark and cold garage. Now Christina lives in luxury at Happy Trails with her friends Emily and Elisha. She is very social and always greets anyone who comes to visit her. She is docile, loving, and would make the perfect addition to any flock!

Emily

Status: At Sanctuary
Age: ~ 2 years
Breed: Ameraucana
Gender: Hen
Color: White
Adoption Fee: $10
Sponsor Fee: $20/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Emily

Emily came to us from an abuse case. She had spent her days in a garage and was de-beaked by her previous owner. Emily seems to have forgotten all about her cruel past and now spends her days digging in the dirt and pecking for bugs, not letting her small beak get her down. Emily is very social and will follow her friends where ever they go!


Elisha

Status: At Sanctuary
Age: 1 year
Breed: American Gamefowl
Gender: Rooster
Color: Red and Black
Adoption Fee: $10
Sponsor Fee: $20/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Elisha

Elisha came to us in one of our cock fighting raids in early 2016. He spent the first part of his life living in a compact, wood box with limited food and water. He now has his own flock of hens here at Happy Trails. He loves to spend his days watching over his ladies and digging in the dirt!


Esther

Status: At Sanctuary
Age: 1 year
Breed: American Game Bantam
Gender: Hen
Color: Black and Brown
Adoption Fee: $10
Sponsor Fee: $20/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Esther

Esther came to us in one of our cock fighting raids in early 2016. She spent the first part of her life living in a compact, wood box with limited food and water. She now spends her days in the Courtyard with her sisters. Her markings are very striking and she is a sanctuary favorite!


Phoebe

Status: At Sanctuary
Age: 1 year
Breed: American Game Bantam
Gender: Hen
Color: Brown and Red
Adoption Fee: $10
Sponsor Fee: $20/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Phoebe

Abigail came to us in one of our cock fighting raids in early 2016. She spent the first part of her life living in a compact, wood box with limited food and water. She now spends her days digging and pecking in the dirt and roaming the Courtyard, never to be hungry or thirsty again. She is a very sweet girl and if you feed her treats, she will love you forever!


Robert

Status: At Sanctuary
Age: ~ 2 years
Breed: Dorking
Gender: Rooster
Color: Black and White
Adoption Fee: $10
Sponsor Fee: $20/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Robert

Robert came to us from an abuse case along with 10 other chickens. Today he spends his days roaming the Courtyard and alerting us all when one of his hens has laid an egg. Robert may be on the small side (smaller than some of our hens!) but what he lacks in size, he makes up for in personality!

 


Abigail Adams

Status: At Sanctuary
Age: 1 year
Breed: American Game Bantam
Gender: Hen
Color: Black
Adoption Fee: $10
Sponsor Fee: $20/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Abigail

Abigail came to us in one of our cock fighting raids in early 2016. She spent the first part of her life living in a compact, wood box with limited food and water. She now spends her days digging and pecking in the dirt, never to be hungry or thirsty again. She is very shy, but once she feels comfortable, her sweet personality really shines!


Raff

Status: At Sanctuary
Age: Unknown
Breed: Barred Rock
Gender: Male
Color: Black and White
Adoption Fee: $10
Sponsor Fee: $20/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Raff

Raff is back at the sanctuary for a second time after his new owner decided to return him and his hens at no fault of their own. Raff loves his hens and takes good care of them, protecting them from predators. Not to mention, he’s a beautiful boy!


Chrissie

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Status: Adopted!
Year Born:  1998
Breed:  Appaloosa
Gender:  Mare
Color:  Sorrel Varnish Appy
Height:  14.3
Adoption Fee: $500
Sponsor Fee: $50/month

About Chrissie

September 9, 2016:  After years of working, and fretting and, worrying…Chrissie has found a home and a new lease on life with a young, up-and-coming horse enthusiast.  Chrissie will be the focus of attention and is at a wonderful little facility just perfect for the support she needs.  Congrats!!

November 26, 2014: Chrissie is doing amazing in her foster home! She is now learning how to pick her feet up quietly and has had a saddle pad on. She has come such a long way, but still has a long way to go. Her foster parents are doing amazing work with her!

July 5, 2014:  Gaining weight and confidence at the same time, Chrissie is a sight to behold.  She is 16 years young and has a lot she has been waiting to give some lucky owner.  She is sweet and quiet and with her newly trimmed feet, she can romp and play with her stablemates whom for two years, she could only gaze upon through the bars of her stalled prison. She is thankful and she is ready to live a full and happy life.

Five horses, nine sheep. From a dilapidated barn in Ashtabula County, Happy Trails assisted the local humane officer in rescuing these animals from one of the most horrific sites in recent history. All of the horses were locked in stalls, knee deep in manure with no hope of being able to reach the lush grass just beyond their barred windows to the outside.

Chrissie was the very first to be walked away from the horrific conditions of the dark, dismal barn in Ashtabula County.  She led the way calmly to the trailer and stood as stoic as she could despite the commotion outside the trailer while attempting to load first Virtue and then Bowie before she had a trailer mate for the ride to Happy Trails.


Yamka

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Status: Adopted!
Age: Unspecified
Breed: Potbelly
Gender: Female
Color: Black and White
Adoption Fee: $50
Sponsor Fee: $35/month

 About Yamka

September 7, 2016:  Yamka along with Cocoa and Ozzie have been pinched and realize that their new home and cottage is not a dream!  Or rather a dream come true.  They have found the most amazing adoptive home and we wish them a happily ever after.March 25, 2014:  Yamka was recently used as a poster child for our Night of Hope and Inspiration fundraiser.  She proudly posed for our fliers and ads promoting the event.  It was a success!  Yamka is hoping the exposure will help link her to her forever family.

Yamka came from a neglect situation in Portage County along with Munna. After arriving at Happy Trails, they made other friends and grew apart. Yamka loves to explore the yard and enjoys laying in the sun. Because of an old back injury, Yamka will hopefully go to a home where she is not picked on by other pigs or animals.  Until then, could you be her sponsor?


Ozzie

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Status: Adopted!
Age: unknown
Breed: Potbelly Pig
Gender: Female
Color: Black
Adoption Fee: $50
Sponsor Fee: $35/month

About Ozzie

September 7, 2016:  Ozzie along with Yamka and Cocoa have been pinched and realize that their new home and cottage is not a dream!  Or rather a dream come true.  They have found the most amazing adoptive home and we wish them a happily ever after.

Ozzie and Lillian both lost their owner and friend when she suddenly passed away. A friend stepped in to feed the pigs, travel to work and keep herself sane. She reached out to the humane society but they were unwilling to take in the pair. Due to the state of them, Happy Trails decided we had to step in. Ozzie is on a re-feed program to help him lose some weight. He is obese and has a ways to go before he can be comfortable, however, he is out and about in his yard exploring in the new Spring grass. We are hoping we can find someone to love him back to health and offer a new lease on life.


Cocoa

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Status: Adopted!
Age: unknown
Breed: Potbelly Pig
Gender: Female
Color: Grey with Black spots
Adoption Fee: $50
Sponsor Fee: $35/month

About Cocoa

September 7, 2016:  Cocoa along with Yamka and Ozzie have been pinched and realize that their new home and cottage is not a dream!  Or rather a dream come true.  They have found the most amazing adoptive home and we wish them a happily ever after.

Cocoa is a sweet and lovable little piggie with a sordid past.  She is ready to be loved and welcomed into a forever home and we think we may have found just that.  Congratulations to Cocoa!


Ama La Vita

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Status: In Foster Care
Year Born: 1997
Breed: Thoroughbred
Gender: Mare
Color: Chestnut
Height: 15.2h
Adoption Fee: $300
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Ama La Vita

Ridable:  Ama La Vita came in with Bella Rosa from a situation of neglect.  This beautiful mare is rideable and willing.  She needs a confident beginner to intermediate rider.  Ama enjoys being with people and values a bond.  She can ride out alone or with a group.  She has an old injury to her knee but this does not seem to bother her or slow her down.   Could she be for you?  Let us know.

 


Buddy

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Status: Adopted!
Year Born: 1996
Breed: Standardbred
Gender: Gelding
Color: Bay
Height: 15.3h
Adoption Fee: $250
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Buddy

September 3, 2016: We’re happy to announce Buddy, retired Amish horse, has been adopted by Julie! He walked out onto his beautiful new pasture as if he’d been there forever…he must have known he’s home now

Light Riding: In July 0f 2016, Buddy was brought to Happy Trails through our Amish Retirement program. He came from a family that has retired their horses to Happy Trails in the past. Up until his he was brought to us, he was still pulling his 84-year-old owner in a buggy. Buddy has some leg injuries that effects his gate, but we’re giving plenty of TLC to help him recover.

Will you sponsor Buddy for $50 to help kick off his retirement and recovery expenses? happytrailsfarm.org/animal-sponsorship-program


Falcon

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Status: Adoption pending
Year Born:  2010
Breed: Spotted Saddle Horse
Gender:  Gelding
Color:  Black/White
Height:  15
Adoption Fee:  $500
Sponsor Fee: $50
Ready to Adopt?

falconhAbout Falcon
September 3, 2015:  We have received a wonderful update from Falcon’s foster mom. “Falcon is very playful and quite a character I missed a picture opportunity when he stuck his food bucket on his head! He is curious about EVERYTHING! I’ve hand walked him out on our trails and he is curious about everything. We are going to start ponying him with our mare who is quite tolerant to get him ready for a rider. He’s been in the lake with the other horses to play on a number of occasions.”  Sounds like Falcon is shaping into an amazing companion horse.  Is he for you?

July 21, 2015:  Falcon has followed in Esperanza’s footsteps to the same foster mom. There they will be working on his foundation training and their hope is that he will blossom in the same way as Espi.  Falcon is green, but with this important training will most certainly be able to be a great riding companion.

April 26, 2015: It’s been a long, hard year. What a way to celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the Columbiana County rescue than with plea bargain closing the case and finally freeing up these wonderful animals for adoption! Read the full story-update of the Columbiana County abuse case.

This guy.  He is quite a character.  Recently gelded, his mouthy behavior has calmed but he will need an experienced handler to teach him the ropes.  Falcon is ready to find a home and provide 24/7 entertainment!  He loves to play, engages with everyone and has a great life ahead.  Will you share it with him?  He should go fast as he has the looks to land him a loving adoptive parent for sure!


Cactus

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Status: In Foster Care – adoption pending
Year Born: 1998
Breed: QH
Gender: Gelding
Color: Sorrel
Height: 15h
Adoption Fee: $500
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Cactus

cactus_chipAugust 29, 2016:  Cactus has a new chance at happiness!  Let’s wish him the best as he travels to his new foster home where, if everything goes well, he will be adopted permanently in to the family!

July 24, 2016:  Cactus was taken on a trial basis, but through no fault of his own, he has been returned to Happy Trails.  Lucky for him right in time for the chiropractor!  Cactus received an adjustment and is back in the pool of amazing and available horses for adoption.

Ridable: Cactus is an old friend.  Once the horse of a long time volunteer and supporter, Cactus was adopted to a therapeutic riding center nearby.  Unfortunately after years, the stables had to make some tough decisions and Cactus was returned.  He is quite the guy.  A spitfire of a ride, he will need an experienced rider.  He was ridden regularly in his previous home and seems to thrive on the attention.  He does have some arthritis but I don’t think you can tell him that!  He definitely does not act his age and would love to pal up with a youngster (experienced remember) to hit the trail and make some memories.


Chip

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Status: Adopted!
Year Born: 2014
Breed: QH
Gender: Gelding
Color: Bay
Height: growing
Adoption Fee: $500
Sponsor Fee: $50/month

About Chip

August 28, 2016:  Chip traveled the 3-hour trip to his new home.  We could not be happier for Chip and his adoptive family.  Together they will learn and love for many years to come.

Yearling: Chip is a wonderful, quiet, willing and lovable yearling colt.  Just back from being gelded and having all his medical needs tended to, he is ready to find his forever home and become what he was meant to be.  He will need an experienced hand to show him the way but he is sure to develop into a sturdy and wonderful companion for years to come.

 

 


Volunteer Board Member

HELP HAPPY TRAILS…. We are looking for a few talented and connected volunteer board members to round out our current board of directors in an effort to continue to lead and strengthen our mission to rescue criminally abused and neglected farm animals and horses.  If you have every thought to contribute your time, thoughtfulness and skillset one day a month and are interested in exploring this opportunity, please complete this board member application.  We are especially looking for folks with accounting experience, development skills, and who are driven based on compassion for the criminally abused and neglected animals of our community.  Questions and submissions can be directed to boardddirectors@happytrailsfarm.org

Star

Status: At Sanctuary
Year Born: 1996
Breed: Morgan Cross
Gender: Mare
Color: Dark Bay
Height: TBD
Adoption Fee: TBD
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Star

In Recovery: Say hello to Star! Star came to us through our Amish Horse Retirement Program. She is a dark bay Morgan Cross with a white star on her forehead. She is very laid back and sweet. She was once a show horse for one of her previous owners.

However, Star is a little sad. She is very thin and will need evaluation of her hocks (you can see the calcium build up on her back right knee) and her teeth floated. Star also will be put on a re-feeding program to help her put on weight.

Will you cheer up Star by sponsoring her? Your contribution will go directly towards her recovery.


Layla

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Status: In Foster Care
Year Born: 2007
Breed: Saddlebred
Gender: Mare
Color: Bay
Height: 15h
Adoption Fee: $500
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Layla

Mahoning County responders arrived at a working fire of a residence. Once the fire was under control, not only had it gutted the family home, it shed light on seven horses kept in a small pole building with no food, water or hay. Their conditions were cold, wet and unsanitary and the horses were definitely in need of rescue from their situation.

Ridable: Layla is currently in foster care where she has been receiving great care and attention.  A report from her foster says she lunges and knows her voice commands, clips and bathes well.  She has been long lined (ground driven) too. They have had a rider on her to do a little walk and trot but she’s still got some strength to gain before she is evaluated.


Felix

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Status: In Foster Care
Year Born: 2004
Breed: Thoroughbred
Gender: Gelding
Color: Dark Bay
Height: 15.2
Adoption Fee: $500
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Felix

Mahoning County responders arrived at a working fire of a residence. Once the fire was under control, not only had it gutted the family home, it shed light on seven horses kept in a small pole building with no food, water or hay. Their conditions were cold, wet and unsanitary and the horses were definitely in need of rescue from their situation.

Ridable: Felix is a sweet and lovable gelding ready to meet the world with a forgiveness and so much to give.  He is currently in foster care and would love to find a forever home where he can show just what he is made of.


Celeste

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Status: In Foster Care
Year Born: 1991
Breed: Mini
Gender: Mare
Color: Brown/White
Height: mini
Adoption Fee: $100
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Celeste

Mahoning County responders arrived at a working fire of a residence. Once the fire was under control, not only had it gutted the family home, it shed light on seven horses kept in a small pole building with no food, water or hay. Their conditions were cold, wet and unsanitary and the horses were definitely in need of rescue from their situation.

Pasture Pal: Celeste along with her pal Audrey were the most neglected of the group. They together had the worst feet that our two professional rehabilitation farriers had seen in their collective quarter century of work. Celeste has been started on trims to recover her hooves and she is cute and kind.  It would be nice for her to travel with Audrey as they are friends but we understand if that cannot happen.  The real focus is a loving retirement home for this senior gal to enjoy the rest of her life as she deserves.


Audrey

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Status: In Foster Care
Year Born: 2002
Breed: Mini
Gender: Mare
Color: Bay
Height: mini
Adoption Fee: $100
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Audrey

Mahoning County responders arrived at a working fire of a residence. Once the fire was under control, not only had it gutted the family home, it shed light on seven horses kept in a small pole building with no food, water or hay. Their conditions were cold, wet and unsanitary and the horses were definitely in need of rescue from their situation.

Pasture Pal: Audrey along with her pal Celeste were the most neglected of the group.  They together had the worst feet that our two professional rehabilitation farriers had seen in their collective quarter century of work.  Audrey has been started on trims to recover her hooves and she is cute and sassy and ready to belong to someone.


Indira

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Status: At Sanctuary
Year Born: 2008
Breed: Pinto Pony
Gender: Mare
Color: Black/White
Height: 14.3h
Adoption Fee: $500
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Indira

Mahoning County responders arrived at a working fire of a residence. Once the fire was under control, not only had it gutted the family home, it shed light on seven horses kept in a small pole building with no food, water or hay. Their conditions were cold, wet and unsanitary and the horses were definitely in need of rescue from their situation.

Ridable: Indira is a quiet and gentle little gal that stands back and takes it all in.  She is ridable but has not yet been evaluated under saddle at the sanctuary.  She will make a very great pal for some lucky kid with the time put into her.  Ready for the season?? Let’s find her a home.


Liberty

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Status: In Foster Care
Year Born: 2007
Breed: Morgan Cross
Gender: Mare
Color: Bay
Height: 15h
Adoption Fee: $500
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Liberty

Mahoning County responders arrived at a working fire of a residence. Once the fire was under control, not only had it gutted the family home, it shed light on seven horses kept in a small pole building with no food, water or hay. Their conditions were cold, wet and unsanitary and the horses were definitely in need of rescue from their situation.

Ridable: Liberty is a sturdy, confident even and lovable mare.  She has been ridden by a few at the sanctuary and is green broke but not reactive and very sound.  She is quite the companion and will make a great horse for a person who has the time to refine not only her but her trust and love of people.  Liberty is currently in care of a wonderful foster home who has had many successful rides with this sturdy gal.


Princeton

Status: Adopted!
Year Born: 1996
Breed: Standardbred
Gender: Gelding
Color: Dark Bay
Height:  16
Adoption Fee: $350
Sponsor Fee: $50/month

princeton (4)About Princeton

August 10, 2016: Princeton has been adopted by long time foster mom, Nanette! He is truly living a life of luxury. Congratulations to them both!

March 3, 2014: Princeton is back and available!  It’s been a hard winter and his adoptive home made the hard decision to return him.  He is a wonderful horse and is ready to start off the riding season with a new owner and friend.  Let’s get this guy to his forever home.  He deserves it!

August 11, 2013:  Princeton has been adopted to a wonderful home!  We have heard from his new mom already and he has settled in great.  Check him out with his new stablemate.

Princeton is another buggy horse who arrived through our Amish Retirement Program.   Did you know about two-thirds of the Amish live in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana (National Geographic, web) Princeton has given years of service proudly leading his buggy for his Amish family.  He simply could not go the distance any longer and came to us at Happy Trails.  Buggy horses are smart and well trained and this guy will make someone a great trail riding companion.  He deserves his retirement as he has earned every day of it.


Austin

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Status: At Sanctuary
Year Born: 2006
Breed: Unknown
Gender: Gelding
Color: Chestnut
Height: 15.1
Adoption Fee: $150
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

AustinAbout Austin

Pasture Pal: Ohhhh, Austin.  Austin would be best suited for his own TV show.  You absolutely cannot be in a bad mood around him; his antics will brighten any day.  Austin cannot be ridden due to severe ringbone in the front and back.  He has been pastured and cannot wait to find a person to call his own.

Austin along with Ranger has been moved to a wonderful foster home where they will be able to enjoy pasture life 24/7 !  What a change from the hospital setting of the sanctuary.  Austin is still awaiting his forever home.

July 28,2014: Austin has a new foster home! He is living with Crecencia. He loves to entertain a new audience. He is getting some great one on one attention. Austin would make an amazing addition to any home. This goofball will brighten anyone’s day!

December 25, 2013:  Austin and Kate have been accepted into the final stages of clinical trials at OSUVTH (Ohio State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital) in Columbus with regards to a new medication that may help horses with lameness and arthritis issues. They will be residents at the vet hospital for several weeks while the medication is administered and documented. What a great opportunity to possibly help these horses with their lameness issues and to help pave the way for this pain relief to be available to other horses as well. I can’t say it will help with Austin’s antics.  🙂

August 19, 2013:  Austin has come back into our adoption program and needs to find his forever home.  He is a beautiful horse and is extremely playful – LOVES jolly balls, other horses, and to play halter tag. Austin is quite the comedian. This guy can do light riding, however, he may come up lame occasionally; he has ringbone in his right front and right hind pastern joints.  His comfort level should improve greatly once the joint space closes. If you are willing to give a little extra care for his issues he may just surprise you as the best horse you have ever owned.  He sure is a looker!  The far right pic is Austin’s original arrival at Happy Trails.


Harland

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Status:  Adopted
Age: 4 months
Breed: Sheep
Gender: Male
Color: Beige
Adoption Fee: n/a
Sponsor Fee: $40/month
Contact Us About Sponsorship

About Harland

Meet our newest little lamb, Harland! He is named in honor of Summit County Humane Officer, Tim Harland. Tim and fellow officer Shannon O’Herron work tirelessly to protect and serve the animals of Summit county. Pawsibilities Humane Society of Greater Akron is an organization we are proud to support with the services we provide at Happy Trails. This lamb’s for you!

Harland was discovered in the garage of a resident of Kent. He most likely escaped from a truck destined for a slaughter house. He has already found a home with Bella Run Equine. They recently rescued 2 other sheep and Harland will complete the herd.

 


Piggie Smalls

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Status: Adopted!
Age: 2014
Breed: Potbelly Pig
Gender: Male
Color: Black
Adoption Fee: $50
Sponsor Fee: $35/month

About Piggie Smalls

July 24, 2016: We know lots of you will be sad not to see the Notorious P.I.G. running to say “Hello!” when you enter the courtyard, but it’s time to say adios to the much loved Piggie Smalls! We’re happy to report he has been adopted!!!  Piggie’s new Mom and Dad built him his own Piggie paradise and he will be living the life in luxury. 🏖🏝 Don’t forget to write! 💌

Piggie Smalls was found wandering the streets.  Alone and cold!  He was rescued by an officer in Warren County.  Taken to the humane society, Happy Trails was contacted to take  him in.  Piggie is the sweetest little guy and will be an amazing companion for some lucky family.  Please consider to sponsor this guy while he finds his forever home and if you are the one for him, what are you waiting for?!  Give us a call!


Bernie

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Status: Adopted!
Age: 2014
Breed: Potbelly Pig
Gender: Male
Color: Black
Adoption Fee: $50
Sponsor Fee: $35/month

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July 23, 2016: Potbelly pigs Bernie (black) and Elsa (white and black spots) were adopted by an adoring couple! They were built their very own new barn and their enclosure has lots of trees and and paths to explore. Even the neighbors are excited about their arrival and some were there to welcome the piggies home! CONGRATS!! 👏🎉🎉

Furry New Beginnings went in to investigate reports of a resident’s dogs and cats not being cared for.  In the back yard they found a sweet little piggy hoping to be found as well.  He was sitting in the mud, alone and somewhat afraid.  This rescue only knowing cats and dogs reached out to Happy Trails for help and we accepted the call.  Bernie now resides with his friends at the sanctuary but really wants to find a family of his own.  Is that you?


Cash

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Status: At Sanctuary
Age: Unknown
Breed: Cock Fighting
Gender: Male
Color: White/Black
Adoption Fee: $10
Sponsor Fee: $20/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Cash

Cash perches and crows and pecks his days away waiting for his family to come across him.  He hopes to have someone find him so he can get himself a little flock of hens and retire to the good life we keep telling him about.


Macario

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Status: In Foster Care
Year Born: 1995
Breed: Standardbred
Gender: Gelding
Color: Dark Bay
Height: 15.2h
Adoption Fee: $150
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Macario

Pasture Pal: In July 0f 2015, Macario was brought to Happy Trails through our Amish Retirement program.  He was retired by his Amish family after a leg injury kept him from performing his duty as a buggy horse.  Mac is currently at Happy Trails and is waiting to find his forever home.  He is big, beautiful and gentle.  With the right vetting and rehabilitation, he may be able to do some light riding but would love to find a retirement of companionship and petting and treats.

 


Dharma

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Status: At Sanctuary
Year Born: 2010
Breed: Thoroughbred
Gender: Mare
Color: Chestnut
Height: 15.0
Adoption Fee: $500
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Dharma

Ridable:  Dharma was evaluated under saddle.  Although she is green, she was very willing and quiet.  She is going to make someone a very special life-long companion.  Are you ready for the love of your life?  Give this gal a change and new beginning.  You will never regret it.  Dharma is currently being ridden and cared for by a very special young lady who will then return her once she leaves for college.  Dharma will be quite the partner for a lucky rider and friend.

Dharma is a super cute mare. She was rescued from a severe neglect situation along with Metta and Hercules. She is young and a blank slate ready to learn, please and be loved!


Kate

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Status: At Sanctuary
Year Born:  1996
Breed: Arabian
Gender: Mare
Color: Chestnut
Height: 14.3hh
Adoption Fee: $150
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Kate

Pature Pal:  Kate recently returned to the sanctuary after a long-term foster to be a pasture pal for a retired pony.  She is beautiful but has had some issue keeping weight.  We are hoping for a special adoptive home for Kate so she can now what it is like to have the love and security of a family who will consider her a forever member.  Can you provide the stability Kate needs?

January 5, 2011:  Kate and Pippa were lucky enough to end up at Happy Trails when their intended destination was a meat auction.  All the way from Pennsylvania, Kate came in emaciated and unkempt.  She is a very sweet lady with a lot of love to give. Due to lameness issues she needs to be adopted as a pasture pal.  Read the story of her rescue in our article Kate and Pippa.


Axel

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Status: At Sanctuary
Year Born: 1986
Breed: QH
Gender: Gelding
Color: Black
Height: 15h
Adoption Fee: $150
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Axel

Pasture Pal: Axel came to us from a case of neglect in Springfield Township.  He is accompanied by two hens.  Living so close to the city and tucked in a field in a residential area, Axel has slowly deteriorated and lost his zest for life.  He is currently being rehabilitated with a re-feed program and would love to find a foster-to-adopt home to await the court findings.

 

 


Prince William

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Status: Adopted!
Year Born: 2003
Breed: Standardbred
Gender: Gelding
Color: Dark Bay
Height: 15.2h
Adoption Fee: $150
Sponsor Fee: $50/month

About Prince William

July 9, 2016:  Prince has met his princess of any owner.  A sweet, spry little lady came all the way from Indiana to pick up her new beau and take him back to his forever home.  We wish them both the very best.

Prince William served his family well, as both a riding companion and buggy horse.  His Amish family called upon us when they learned they would need to retire “Bill”.  His teeth had been floated down to the bone in areas by an unskilled equine dentist.  Bill also endured an injury involving barbed wire.  He has been safely retired in through our Amish Retirement program and is faring well.  He would love to find a new family to help him enjoy his retirement!


Cabrio

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Status: Adopted!
Age: 1998
Breed: Standardbred
Gender: Gelding
Color: Bay
Adoption Fee: $300
Sponsor Fee: $50/month

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July 2, 2016:  Roy and Cabrio have had a long rode.  Being bounced from home to home after dedicating their lifetimes to the Amish and the hard work life it brings.  Finally, we are happy to announce the most perfect home for the pair.  A young couple with a definitely contagious excitement have loaded them up for their ride home.  We wish them all the best.

Ridable: Cabrio is a Standarbred gelding.  At 15 years young he found his way to retirement at Happy Trails through the Amish Horse Retirement Program.  It’s time for this guy to reap his reward.  Can you be the one to provide his forever home where he can munch on treats and enjoy friendly chats and pats.  And when he gets geared up to go for a ride, he will get as much enjoyment out of it as you!


Crown Royal

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Status: Adopted!
Year Born: 1999
Breed: Standardbred
Gender: Gelding
Color: Dark Bay
Height: 15.1h
Adoption Fee: $150
Sponsor Fee: $50/month

About Roy

July 2, 2016:  Roy and Cabrio have had a long rode.  Being bounced from home to home after dedicating their lifetimes to the Amish and the hard work life it brings.  Finally, we are happy to announce the most perfect home for the pair.  A young couple with a definitely contagious excitement have loaded them up for their ride home.  We wish them all the best.

Ridable:  Royal Crown, “Roy”, is a horse from our Amish Retirement program.  The Standardbred is the preferred breed for an Amish buggy.  You may have known that but, do you know why?  “Both the Standardbred and Saddlebred have the unique inborn ability to trot more readily than canter or run at a fast pace. They’d rather high step in second gear anytime than gallop over the hill into the sunset.” (marsha hubler.com) This is an interesting fact and also can be a neat feature in a riding horse.  Roy is sturdy and loyal.  Give this guy a place to prove it for more than meals and housing.  Let him prove it for love and treats and attention.


Kyle

Status: At Sanctuary
Age: 2011
Breed: Sheep
Gender: Male
Color: White
Adoption Fee: $75
Sponsor Fee: $40/month
Ready to Adopt?

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June 30, 2016:  Kyle recently was rushed to OSU for surgery to repair a blockage of his urethra.  He is back and recovering well.  He would love to have a home where he can be on his own to explore and would eat up an occasional head rub.  He can have tendency to head butt and needs to be handled softly but we swear to you he is worth the the extra.

December 15, 2015:  Kyle and Ronaldo have gone their separate ways and Kyle now resides alone.  He has shown some signs of aggression and we are thinking he is spooking when approached where his horns do not allow him to see you.  We need to find a special home for Kyle.  He is very lovable and friendly but can be sometimes unpredictable.

July 5 2014: Kyle has received a haircut and his hoovers are trimmed up nicely. Underneath all that wool was a wonderful ram personality. More playful and trusting, Kyle is on his way to forgetting his situation of neglect and looking more toward a pleasing future. Ronaldo has been sheared and has gained his confidence. These two spend time head butting and exploring their paddock in wonderment at the fresh grass and breeze that moves across their skin. Hard to think of them cooped up in such conditions for so long. Kyle and Ronaldo are inseparable and Happy Trails would like to see these guys adopted together. Please help us to find them a wonderful home.

Five horses, nine sheep. From a dilapidated barn in Ashtabula County, Happy Trails assisted the local humane officer in rescuing these animals from one of the most horrific sites in recent history. All of the horses were locked in stalls, knee deep in manure with no hope of being able to reach the lush grass just beyond their barred windows to the outside.

Kyle is one of two recognizable rams that were rescued on the two day operation in Ashtabula. He was the easier of the two to ‘guide’ to the trailer considering his horns! He was three times his size with years of unsheared wool and his hooves were an inexcusable length. He spent the first few nights cowering with his buddy in a small paddock with a private tent and has become more trusting as the volunteers work on his recovery. Ronaldo is the second. His wool was peeling back from his body; an indication of severe illness and fever at some point during his two year imprisonment. He put up some resistance but made his way to the trailer and rode with Kyle and the seven other sheep to the sanctuary for his new start.


Hercules

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Status: At Sanctuary
Year Born: 2014
Breed: Thoroughbred
Gender: Gelding
Color: Chestnut
Height: 15.0
Adoption Fee: $500
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

 About Hercules

Ridable: Although not yet trained, Hercules will be sound to ride.  He is an inquisitive and loving boy with manners and charm.  If you have the handling experinece, plese consider Herc for your herd. 🙂

September 16, 2015:  Hercules came to us from a severe case of neglect along with Metta and Dharma.  Sadly, the damage done to Metta was too severe and she was euthanized.  Dharma, is flourishing in a lovely foster home and Hercules was in foster as well.  The hard decision was made to return Hercules to Happy Trails in order to find him a forever home.  Herc will be gelded this Winter and will be all set to find his place.  Consider this strong, handsome colt for your own.   He is a looker and is so obedient and willing.  He will not let you down.


Kachina

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Status: Permanent Resident
Year Born:  2009
Breed: Miniature
Gender: Mare
Color: White
Adoption Fee: n/a
Sponsor Fee: $50/Month
Contact Us About Sponsorship

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About Kachina

Kachina is a mini-horse who arrived at Happy Trails through our Amish Horse Retirement program at only 10-weeks-old. She suffers from dwarfism, a condition identified by a large forehead and a protruding pot bellied appearance.  There are areas where the bones in her ankles and spine did not close quite properly. She was crippled and walking on her back ankles when she arrived.

Kachina is under the special care of Ed Cigany, an equine hoof injury specialist, to have special shoes put on her back hooves to help her walk and trot normally. She is a diva and loves attention. Kachina can now not only walk, but can run, jump and kick!  Kachina is our star mini-horse, participating in our Farm Animal Visitation Program. She is quite the perfect ambassador for Happy Trails!


Queenie

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Status: Permanent Resident
Age:  2005
Breed: Potbelly
Gender: Female
Color: Pink
Adoption Fee: n/a
Sponsor Fee: $35/month
Contact Us About Sponsorship

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About Queenie

Queenie was rescued from a pet store in Northeast Ohio where she had lived much of her life in an aquarium-type confined area. Her rescue was facilitated by concerned citizens, and she was brought to Happy Trails. Unfortunately, from having been kept in confinement for much of her life, damage had already been done. Radiographs show that she has severe arthritis in her shoulders and she has some difficulty getting around. She is on an anti-inflammatory regularly to aid with arthritis discomfort. Queenie was best friends with George, one of the founding pigs. She helped him through the loss of his companion, Janice. Now that George is gone, Queenie spends her days in our senior pig area and lounges with her bud, Emma.  Queenie is a loving, friendly pig. Because she is one of our senior animals and because of her severe arthritis, Queenie is not available for adoption. Consider sponsoring this sweet girl to help cover the costs of her care and medical treatments.


Lily

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Status: Adopted!
Year Born: 1990
Breed: Draft Cross
Gender: Mare
Color:  Grey
Height:  15
Adoption Fee:  $150
Sponsor Fee: $50

lily-draftAbout Lily

June 30, 2016:  Lily is one of the lucky ones.  She has been in foster for the years her case dragged on.  Recently her foster parents became adoptive parents and are proud to make this announcement.  Congrats to Rachel and Lily!

July 21, 2015: Lily is suitable for Advanced Beginner to Intermediate rider and will do best on trail as a walk-behind.  She is beautiful, sturdy and ready to have that special partner to hit the trail!

April 26, 2015: It’s been a long, hard year. What a way to celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the Columbiana County rescue than with plea bargain closing the case and finally freeing up these wonderful animals for adoption! Read the full story-update of the Columbiana County abuse case.

Lily is a senior draft cross – a compact, sturdy gal with a lot left to give.  She seems happiest eating and giving love, will walk/trot/canter on line and may be best suited for lazy  trail rides.  She has some arthritis and has chronic eye infections but those are held at bay by sinus rinses and meds.  All-in-all she is a content, easy to handle senior waiting to find the home she deserves for her next chapter.  In the meantime, she is in a wonderful foster home brushing up on manners and handling and is doing great!


Suvali

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Status: Permanent Resident
Year Born: 1994
Breed: Mini-Horse
Gender: Mare
Color: Grey
Adoption Fee: n/a
Sponsor Fee: $50/Month
Contact Us About Sponsorship

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About Suvali

Suvali is a mini mare. She came to Happy Trails when she was discovered as one of three stray horses in Copley Township here in Ohio. Suvali has a neurologic disease which causes her gait to be uneven and her walk to be slow and unsteady. Nonetheless, she does have a best friend, Kachina, another mini-horse. Suvali is the quiet, supportive type; always there for Kachina’s return from wherever the logo truck takes her. Taking into consideration Suvali’s health issues, we are unable to place her as available for adoption. She will, however, be eager to meet and greet you when you take a tour of Happy Trails!


Natasha

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Status:  Permanent Resident
Age: Unknown
Breed: Goat
Gender: Female
Color: White/Black/Brown
Adoption Fee: n/a
Sponsor Fee: $40/month
Contact Us About Sponsorship

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About Natasha

Natasha was found on the side of Bath Rd in Akron when she was only 1 1/2 days old. She was so tiny that the humane officer handed her over in one hand and so young she had to be syringe fed and fostered indoors. Natasha served as a Happy Trails Ambassador visiting nursing homes, schools, and making appearances at community events. She is an important part of Happy Trails and more so, the community.  Recently our Founder and the person who rescued Natasha took her home to live out her days in a lush field of pasture grass with her life companion, Odessa.  She can be seen daily exploring and grazing and occasionally calling a hello.


Odessa

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Status: Permanent Resident
Age:  2006
Breed: Goat
Gender: Female
Color: White
Adoption Fee: n/a
Sponsor Fee: $40/month
Contact Us About Sponsorship

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About Odessa

Odessa came to Happy Trails as a severe neglect case from a livestock farm in Medina. She had an upper respiratory infection, a painful case of glaucoma in her left eye, was anemic, covered in lice, and very weak. She had to have her left eye removed, and has made a complete recovery. You cannot find a sweeter goat despite all that has been done to her. Odessa served as a Happy Trails Ambassador visiting nursing homes, schools, and making appearances at community events.  She was recently retired with Natasha to the home of our Founder to spend her days grazing the lush pasture grasses of an amazing forever home.  She may still be seen making appearances as she was adopted by our Outreach representative and will never want for anything.  Lucky, lucky girl.


Director of Development

Position Title:  Development Director (or Director of Fund Development)

Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary, a non-profit (501c3) organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and provides an adoption program for abused, abandoned, and neglected farm animals, is seeking a Development Director.

Position Overview:

Reporting to and in partnership with the Operations Director, the Development Director will spearhead development efforts for the financial growth of Happy Trails Farm Sanctuary.  As a new position within the organization, the Development Director will have the opportunity to build the development function and fundraising efforts to help support operating expenses and the daily care of rescued abused and neglected farm animals.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Director of Operations to create a fund development plan which increases revenues to support the strategic direction of the sanctuary
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and organizations
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
  • Oversee the administration of a donor mailing list and database which respects the privacy and confidentiality of donor information
  • Oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising events such as, but not limited to, Night of Hope and Inspiration
  • Engage volunteers for special fund development projects using established volunteer management practices
  • Prepare regular reports on progress, budgets, receipts and expenditure related to fundraising and the management of the fund development activities
  • Coordinate the design, printing and distribution of marketing and communication materials for development efforts
  • Manage grant writing process: Seek available farm animal grant opportunities, and when appropriate, write grants or assist in grant writing

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or two (2) years of experience in fundraising, marketing or public relations
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial and communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Proven ability to build and maintain strong relationships
  • Experience in non-profit fundraising preferred
  • A love and passion for animals is required
  • Intermediate computer skills required

Interested candidates should submit their resume and letter of interest detailing the skills and abilities that will help them succeed in this position to humanresources@happytrailsfarm.org

About Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary

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. Happy Trails serves the entire state of Ohio and any other state requesting our help, and works in cooperation with county humane societies, animal protective leagues, and local and state law enforcement officers. Animals in our program must have been removed from a situation of abuse, neglect or abandonment by law officials, and cruelty charges must be filed against the person(s) responsible for the crime.  Happy Trials seeks to foster a teamwork environment, therefore, employees must work well and in cooperation with staff, volunteers and board members, and must have effective and professional communication skills.

Internship Opportunities

Internship opportunities at Happy Trails are available year round for qualifying students. Internships provide students with a rewarding and unique way to gain hands-on experience in a variety of departments at Happy Trails, including farm animal care, marketing and promotions, and non-profit administration. In order to qualify for an internship, the student must be fulfilling a requirement towards a college degree. Former Happy Trails interns have included those seeking Biology, Zoology, Veterinary Technology, Marketing, and Business degrees, but all interested students are encouraged to apply. Internships are tailored to fit both the needs of the organization as well as each individual student. A regular weekly schedule is required, and will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Students may also have the opportunity to work on specific projects at the sanctuary to gain further experience into specific aspects of non-profit animal rescue and farm animal rehabilitation.

Application Process:

To apply for an internship, please submit a Volunteer/Intern application. In addition to the application form, please also include the following information:

-What school you are currently attending and the type of degree sought.

-Why are you interested in an internship position at Happy Trails?

-How many internship hours are required by your program, and in what time frame do you need to complete your hours?

-What is your scheduling availability during this time frame?

-Please submit a copy of any paperwork from your educational institution that would need to be completed.

Please submit your application to volunteer@happytrailsfarm.org. A $20 application fee (reduced student rate) is required per application. This fee helps to cover expenses involved with processing and screening applications and conducting background checks. You may submit your fee online and include “Volunteer/Intern application” in the notes section, or by sending a check by mail.

Once you have submitted your application and supplemental information, your information will be reviewed and you will be contacted in the order received. We advise that you apply for internships early, as there are a limited number of positions available.

While the work is hard and the grounds are muddy, an internship at Happy Trails promises to offer some of the most rewarding, challenging, and life-changing experiences that one could have. We hope that you will consider joining us in our mission to spread kindness and compassion for all animals.

About our Director – Laurie Jackson

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Laurie Jackson became involved in Happy Trails when she was introduced to Annette at a foster barn in 2001.  She has been a long-time supporter, volunteer, member of the rescue team, emergency foster home and most recently adoptive parent.  She served as 6-year veteran dispatcher for the city of Akron and is a 9-year member of the Summit County Mounted Unit.  She owned and managed Moxie Stables in Mogadore, Ohio for 8 years before leaving it in the hands of her long-time business partner.  Laurie became employed with Happy Trails in January of 2013 and has worked closely under Founder, Annette Bragg, learning each part of the organization as well as holding seat on the board of directors as Treasurer for 2 years. April 2016, she received the coveted George Award for her dedication to Happy Trails and was appointed Director of Operations following in the footsteps of Annette Bragg, Founder.
“I am personally committed to upholding the mission of Happy Trails while honoring the foundation that Annette has put in to place.  I am honored to have been chosen to guide the organization through this transition and appreciate the support of all. I often say, I cannot do this alone, but surrounded with the skills, loyalty and dedication of the friends, volunteers and staff of Happy Trails, we can do anything.”  ~Laurie

 

Cisco

ciscoMay 22, 2016: Friends, we have some sad news to share about our friend Cisco. We have been treating him for arthritis for over two years. At nine years old and 1200 lbs, Cisco has lived a long, happy life at the sanctuary. Recently, he began having problems with movement and in the last week has been unwilling and unable to stand up and move freely without pain. We made the hard decision to free Cisco from his pain and helped him cross the Rainbow Bridge to reunite with his friends Celita, Mona Lisa, and Garfunkel. Send good thoughts and positive energy to the sanctuary staff and volunteers, and his sponsor, who will all miss him dearly! 🐷

Jake

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Status: Adopted!
Year Born: 1993
Breed: QH
Gender: Gelding
Color: Chestnut
Height: 15.1h
Adoption Fee: $250
Sponsor Fee: $50/month

jake-hAbout Jake

May 16, 2016:  Jake was in foster placement with the Medina ASPCA until moved to his current family along with Sonny. Sonny had been adopted but at the end of last year had to be returned, along with a couple other horses, to Happy Trails. He and Jake could not have been more of a perfect fit for their foster family. I am so pleased that they have helped their family gain knowledge, confidence, and formed an incredible bond with each parent, as well as each of their precious 2 little girls. Watching their interaction with them this evening was just incredible.

Ridable:  Meet Jake. He is the most lovable, been there done that fella you could hope for. It’s not often we can offer a solid citizen perfect as a starter horse, but here he is for you. Jake needs a little TLC and will not let you down as an all-around well-mannered pal to spend your days with. Husband? Kids? Bring em on.


Sonny

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Status: Adopted
Year Born:  2002
Breed:  QH Pony
Gender: Gelding
Color: Chestnut
Height: 14.2h
Adoption Fee: $250
Sponsor Fee: $50/month

About Sonny

May 16, 2016:  Jake was in foster placement with the Medina ASPCA until moved to his current family along with Sonny. Sonny had been adopted but at the end of last year had to be returned, along with a couple other horses, to Happy Trails. He and Jake could not have been more of a perfect fit for their foster family. I am so pleased that they have helped their family gain knowledge, confidence, and formed an incredible bond with each parent, as well as each of their precious 2 little girls. Watching their interaction with them this evening was just incredible.

Ridable:   Sonny has been returned from an adoptive home where he was a riding horse. He is a beautiful, somewhat oppinionated little guy with a lot to give.
Sonny is ready for a loving forever home. He can offer to be a great riding companion for the right person. Is that person you?


Pandora

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Status: Adopted!
Year Born: 2005
Breed: Thoroughbred
Gender: Mare
Color: Bay
Height: 16.0
Adoption Fee: $500
Sponsor Fee: $50/month

dsc_8196pandoraAbout Pandora

May 7, 2016: After a very long time of being at Happy Trails waiting for her very own person, I am pleased to inform everyone that Pandora has found her person and was adopted today! A couple months ago she went to an amazing foster home. It was through this foster that her person met Pandora and instantly fell in love! She told me today that Pandora is her dream horse! She has renamed her Vegas, because she feels so lucky to have found her and so blessed to have been approved to adopt her.
I love these happy endings, even though they sometimes take longer than we would hope for them to happen!

Ridable:  Pandora is broke to ride and is suitable for at least an Intermediate rider.  She has no apparent lameness issues and is in good health.  Can go in any direction, from trail to the show ring.  She is ready for that special someone to take her there.


Gershwin

GershwinMay 5, 2016: Gershwin was an endearing rooster that had been with Happy Trails for quite awhile. Before his ‘retirement’ he would go with us to events, promoting the work of Happy Trails and demonstrating just how wonderful roosters can be. Gershwin had a wonderful sponsor and was content at the sanctuary, and most recently had retired to his own yard with his own flock of hens.  He passed quietly and happy at the sanctuary and will be missed.


Tyee

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Status:  Adopted!
Year Born:  2006
Breed:  Thoroughbred
Gender:  Gelding
Color:  Grey
Height:  16.1
Adoption Fee: $250
Sponsor Fee: $50

dsc_8207tyeeAbout Tyee

May 4, 2016: Tyee is being adopted!!! A wonderful woman came to the Sanctuary and spent about 2 hours with Tyee just grooming and bonding with him. I have never seen such displays of respect, affection, and silliness with anyone! Please send well wishes with Tyee, as he will have a most wonderful new life!

Ridable:  Tyee is broke to ride and would be suitable for an Intermediate to Advanced rider.  Due to previous racing injury to his right front ankle, Ty can be ridden but will be best for flat work and light trail; absolutely no jumping.

April 26, 2015: It’s been a long, hard year. What a way to celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the Columbiana County rescue than with plea bargain closing the case and finally freeing up these wonderful animals for adoption! Read the full story-update of the Columbiana County abuse case.

Tyee is a beautiful Thoroughbred gelding ready for your love.  He has limitations due to a fused right front ankle.  This does not limit his personality!  With a loving home, some occasional bute for comfort, and some patience, Tyee can make the perfect companion for light trail riding.


Balboa

Status: Adopted!
Age: Unknown
Breed: Barred Rock
Gender: Male
Color: Black/Grey
Adoption Fee: $10
Sponsor Fee: $20/month

BalboaAbout Balboa

April 26, 2016:  Balboa was adopted to a great family and can now live his life as it was meant.  We are sooo happy for Balboa as he is a long-time resident and will be missed but we never want to see him here again!

Here he is in all his glory. Who wouldn’t be proud to own this wonderful and regal bird.  Balboa is ready to find a forever home where he can experience freedom and maybe a few hens of his own to be proud as well.


Mustang Sally

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Status: At Sanctuary
Year Born: 2001
Breed: Mustang
Gender: Mare
Color: Chestnut
Height: 14.2h
Adoption Fee: $500
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Mustang Sally

Mahoning County responders arrived at a working fire of a residence.  Once the fire was under control, not only had it gutted the family home, it shed light on seven horses kept in a small pole building with no food, water or hay.   Their conditions were cold, wet and unsanitary and the horses were definitely in need of rescue from their situation.

Ridable:  Mustang Sally is a sassy, stubborn, and very intelligent mare looking for a forever friend.  She has been ridden at the sanctuary and will be suitable for a rider with experience or a rider and trainer.


Dakota

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Status: At Sanctuary
Year Born: 1995
Breed: Standardbred
Gender: Gelding
Color: Bay
Height: 15.2h
Adoption Fee: $150
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Dakota

Pasture Pal:  Nearly blind, but gentle and confident, Dakota was retired to Happy Trails through the Amish retirement program.  Just 2 miles down the road from Macario and picked up on the same day, this guy is loved at his current foster home but needs to find another family to live out his days.  He is beautiful and would settle in to a family with lots of love to give.  Please check him out!

 

 


Lillian

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Status: Adoptable
Age: unknown
Breed: Potbelly Pig
Gender: Female
Color: Black
Adoption Fee: $50
Sponsor Fee: $35/month
Ready to Adopt?

lillianAbout Lillian

Lillian and Ozzie both lost their owner and friend when she suddenly passed away.  A friend stepped in to feed the pigs, travel to work and keep herself sane.  She reached out to the humane society but they were unwilling to take in the pair.  Due to the state of them, Happy Trails decided we had to step in.  Lillian is on a re-feed program to help her lose some weight.  She is morbidly obese and has a ways to go before she can be comfortable in her own skin.  We are hoping we can find someone to love her back to health and offer her a new lease on life.


Dark Brahma Roosters

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Status: Adopted!
Age: Unknown
Breed: Dark Brahma
Gender: Male
Color: Black/Grey/White
Adoption Fee: $10 each
Sponsor Fee: $20/month

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March 15, 2016: These beautiful fellows were driven by our tirelessly devoted volunteer, Cindy, to a sanctuary in the Catskills of New York.  We are happy they will live in a natural environment full of bugs and grass to peck away the days.

December 20, 2015:  These gentlemen are so beautiful, so regal.  We have five remaining that wait patiently for their soft place to land.  One of them, Asim, has made fast friends with our pair of turkeys, Lizzie and Spero.  These guys can be adopted together as they are familiar with one another.

July 13, 2015:  Hey Happy Trails friends, this is a unique opportunity to adopt more than one lovable rooster!  These guys are from a rescue in Portage County and were all raised together.  They get along in pairs and would love to find a home.  They are able to be held and cuddles and are used to contact.  We have 7 of these beautiful boys who are in desperate need of homes! They are very passive, very friendly and affectionate, would make great yard buddies to keep the bug and ticks population down in your yard.


Sharon

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Status: Adopted!
Age: Unknown
Breed: Chicken
Gender: Hen
Color: Reddish Brown
Adoption Fee: $10
Sponsor Fee: $20/month

About Sharon

Sharon along with two turkeys rescued from slaughter, Spero and Lizzie, were adopted to a wonderful family with an existing flock that lives in harmony. I am sure they will love their new digs with a heart shaped pond and outbuilding with a chandelier! Congratulations to these wonderful birds and loving family. We could not have asked for a happier ending!

Sharon was found in a tiny pet porter on the side of the road in the middle of Winter; left to die without even a small chance to fend for herself.  Shame on the person who did this.  Pictured in the thumbnail on her intake, it did not take Sharon long to come back to life and assert herself at the sanctuary.  She is a strong and sassy gal!


Clark

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Status: Adopted!
Age: Unknown
Breed: Cock Fighting
Gender: Male
Color: Red/Black
Adoption Fee: $10
Sponsor Fee: $20/month

About Clark

March 15, 2016:  Clark retired to a wonderful sanctuary in the Catskills of New York with a flock of friends.  We wish him the best life ever.

Clark is a rotund dude who can’t help but draw attention with his shiny feathers and his beautiful comb.  He is just as sweet and looking for a place he can call home.


Clint

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Status: Adopted!
Age: Unknown
Breed: Cock Fighting
Gender: Male
Color: Brown/Grey
Adoption Fee: $10
Sponsor Fee: $20/month

About Clint

March 15, 2016:  Clint was adopted along with the dark brahmas and 3 other roosters to the Catskills of New York.  How awesome to travel so far to retire!

Clint comes from a fighting background but just wants to be a lover.  Give him the opportunity by providing him a forever home.  He would love to be your alarm clock.


Jack

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Status: Adopted!
Age: Unknown
Breed: Cock Fighting
Gender: Male
Color: Brown/Tan
Adoption Fee: $10
Sponsor Fee: $20/month

About Jack

March 15, 2016:  Jack and Clark, Tex and Clint all traveled to the Catskills to retire and be happy!

Jack is robust, shiny guy who seems to study you as you watch him.  Maybe he has a background in analytics.  He would love the chance to research a forever home!  Take this gorgeous guy and love him!


Tex

Tex
Status: Adopted!
Age: Unknown
Breed: Cock Fighting
Gender: Male
Color: White/Brown
Adoption Fee: $10
Sponsor Fee: $20/month

About Tex

Tex flew the coup all the way to the Catskills of New York to be with his friends and explore a new world.

Tex is a beautiful bird waiting to be swept up and taken to his forever home.  He deserves the chance to roam free to peck and bask in the sun.


A Night of Hope and Inspiration

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April 2, 2016 at
Todaro’s Party Center
1820 Akron Peninsula Rd.
Akron, OH 44313

Vegan hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, music, raffle, wine pull, games and prizes.

VIP Reception – 4pm
General Admission – 5pm

Tickets are $60 for General Admission, $100 for VIP Admission (VIP Admission includes VIP Reception with unlimited cocktails; appetizers; swag bags; reserved seating, meet staff and Board members). Purchase tickets online at Night of Hope and Inspiration Tickets or by calling 330-296-5914.

Rescuing animals in need is just part of the story. Together, we are impacting lives, both human and animal, in many amazing, positive ways. Raising awareness, giving back to the community, and helping people connect with the animals are important aspects of our mission.

Unable to attend? Your support means more than you will ever know. Support A Night of Hope and Inspiration by making a donation or call 330-296-5914.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available at a variety of levels. For more info, email: info@happytrailsfarm.org or call 330-296-5914.

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Zestos

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Status: Adopted!
Age: Unknown
Breed: Muskovy
Gender: Male
Color: White/Grey
Adoption Fee: $10
Sponsor Fee: $20/month

About Zestos

March 1, 2016:  Zestos is settled in his new home.  He was even presented with another duck adopted elsewhere so he could have a girlfriend to pal around with.  Yay!

January 20, 2016:  Zestos was found in the county of Geauga by a passer-by. He was frozen to the road!  Upon arrival at Happy Trails, our care team nursed him back to health with feedings and soaks in a soothing solution to heal his frostbite.  Poor little guy is now looking for a forever home.


Petunia

February 21, 2016: Our little Petunia was found to be uncomfortable and not eating.  After a vet visit and then a trip to OSU, we made the decision to let her go while under anesthesia.  She went peacefully and we thought it was best as she had a bowel obstruction beyond repair.  Rest in peace, Petunia girl.


Celita

February 12, 2016: Celita, bestie to Cisco, was laid to rest after she was found to have had a spine injury or stroke.  Our trusty vet, Dr Alger came out to help her pass.  She will be missed as she had a kind soul and was a will-liked addition to the Happy Trails family.


Wilby

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Status: Adoptable
Age: unknown
Breed: Potbelly Pig
Gender: Male
Color: Grey/Black
Adoption Fee: $50
Sponsor Fee: $35/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Wilby

Wilby was ‘rescued’ by a citizen from an owner who did not care for the pig properly.  Once he was rescued, the citizen did not know what to do with Wilby and he was surrendered to the Elkhart County Humane Society in Indiana.  They reached out to Happy Trails for help and Wilby arrived along with Emma at the sanctuary.  Wilby is so endearing.  He has been evaluated at OSU and his needs have been tended to.  Now it is time for an appropriate diet and an exercise program with his partner, Emma. 🙂


Emma

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Status: Adoptable
Age: 2013
Breed: Potbelly Pig
Gender: Female
Color: Black
Adoption Fee: $50
Sponsor Fee: $35/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Emma

Emma came to us through the humane agents of Elkhart, Indiana.  She was abandoned by her owners after she started having accidents in the house.  She had accidents because the owners ‘loved her so much’ they constantly fed her into a state of immobility and morbid obesity.  Emma has been evaluated at OSU, she is spayed and her hooves have been trimmed and she has been given a clean bill of health to start her journey back to being a happy piggy.  She will need a diet of appropriate food and treats with a little time, and she should be able to recover.

 


Luke

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Status: At Sanctuary
Age: Unknown
Breed: Kelso
Gender: Male
Color: Red
Adoption Fee: $10
Sponsor Fee: $20/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Luke

Luke is quite a talker and is a great resident here at Happy Trails.  He wants to mind his Ps and Qs so he might be the one picked for your hobby farm or backyard coop.  He dreams of having his own little harem of hens to protect and love.  He wouldn’t mind finding a little love from some human friends as well!


Beauty

Status: Adopted!
Year Born: 2001
Breed: Morgan/Haflinger
Gender: Mare
Color: Bay
Height: 14.3
Adoption Fee: $300
Sponsor Fee: $50

About Beauty

February 2, 2016:  It’s been a long road but Beauty has finally found the human she wishes to settle in with.  An amazing, sassy, solid sound horse, she has been through so much and deserves the home she has found.  Congrats!

Ridable: Beauty was originally brought to us a few years ago as an Amish retirement horse. She was turned out on grass too much too early in the season and foundered. She has since made a full recovery and has had no issues. She was adopted a few years ago and returned this summer due to her family moving and not being able to take her along. Beauty is trained and ridable. She is very solidly built, so even though she is short, she is easily able to carry a taller rider. She is also a gorgeous and smooth mover. Beauty may have dealt with some abuse in the past as she gets scared when ropes are swung around her that she thinks will hurt her, but she is fine when they are swung in a manner of just playing around or desensitizing her.  Is there a place for Beauty in your heart?


Bailey

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Status: Adopted!
Year Born: 2007
Breed: QH
Gender: Mare
Color: Bay
Height: 15.2h
Adoption Fee: $500
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Bailey

January 30, 2016:  Bailey has found her forever person. She has been taken home under a foster to adopt contract and if all goes well, she will be accepted in to this wonderful home as her own safe place to be.

December 19, 2015:  Bailey is a solid, sweet mare ready for polishing. She has now been evaluated under saddle and unfortunately is not sound.  She had a lameness evaluation done and it was found that she will require some maintenance care to keep her comfortable for riding.  During this we did find that Bailey is willing, loads quietly and is patient with the vet.  She is a sweet horse with a lot to give and could use a person.


Mercedes

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Status: Adopted!
Year Born: 2012
Breed: QH
Gender: Mare
Color: Palomino
Height: 15h
Adoption Fee: $500
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

lily-hAbout Mercedes

January 30, 2016:  Mercedes has been taken home on an adopt-to-foster contract along with Bailey.  If all goes well she will have found her forever home.  We wish her the best and are grateful for her adoptive parents!

Mercedes is a beautiful palomino dream! With a very stocky build and a bedazzled coat, she definitely reminds us of a flashy halter horse type. Beauty and brains are all through this gal and she has no baggage. Give this mare a fresh start and rest assured she will give you love and companionship in return for years to come.

Mercedes comes to us from a severe situation of neglect in early 2014.


Mona Lisa

mona lisaJanuary 24, 2016:  Mona Lisa has gone to be with her best friend Garfunkle.  She was found in a comatose state after having suffered a stroke of some sort.  We quickly called the vet to help Mona Lisa pass with ease and rest her beautiful soul.

Mona Lisa was purchased during an undercover investigation into hideous animal cruelty at a livestock farm in Medina County in 2009.


Virtue

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Status: Adopted!
Year Born:  2004
Breed:  Appaloosa
Gender:  Mare
Color:  Brown Blanket Appy
Height:  15
Adoption Fee: $250
Sponsor Fee: $50/month

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January 23, 2016:  Virtue chose her person when a family member came to visit at Virtue’s foster home.   She quickly made it obvious that there was no other for her and it was decided!  The adoption is final and Virtue caught a ride to her new home in Texas. We wish her the very best.  Patience is Virtue’s and after quite a lot of it, she now has the perfect home.

Virtue is a beautiful, vibrant, sassy Appy mare. Her color and glowing looks are a reflection of her personality. Virtue stood in a stall for 2 years awaiting her rescue. She has broken free but chains of neglect still bind her heart. She needs a person worthy of her trust and she will reward you to no end. Virtue will require patience, consistnency and needs shoeing due to the neglect of her feet. She may be ridable but currently is pasture sound and awaiting you.

November 5, 2014: Virtue is doing wonderfully! She has calmed down immensely from the horse that came to us this summer. She is learning how to stop and think about things before reacting. Before she would want to kick out if anything touched her farther back than her shoulder and would not let us get a halter on without a fight. Now she is learning to pick up her feet for the farrier and puts on her halter like a champ! She is actually turning into a fairly quiet horse. She will need an experienced owner though since she is untrained. She is willing to learn and is proving to have a good head on her shoulders!

July 1, 2014:  Virtue is coming along nicely.  The farrier has given a great prognosis that despite the worst feet of the bunch, she will recover completely.  This mare has a willing spirit, a bright personality and great potential.

Five horses, nine sheep.  From a dilapidated barn in Ashtabula County, Happy Trails assisted the local humane officer in rescuing these animals from one of the most horrific sites in recent history.  All of the horses were locked in stalls, knee deep in manure with no hope of being able to reach the lush grass just beyond their barred windows to the outside.

Virtue received her name after learning patience as she stood outside her old barn awaiting rescue.  While others were loaded, she paced and pawed despite her horrific hooves.  After waiting over an hour, she had to be kept still overnight until light of day gave the Happy Trails rescue crew the opportunity to pull out the rest of the horses.


David

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Status: Adopted!
Age: Unknown
Breed: Goat
Gender: Male
Color: Black w/ White
Adoption Fee: $75
Sponsor Fee: $40/month

davidAbout David

January 23, 2016:  Both of David’s adopters are small animal veterinarians and have years of experience, and a heart full of love for goats. I don’t think we could have found a better home for our guy!

David comes to us from Cleveland where he was viciously attacked by the ‘family dog’.  He was not given proper care and was seized.  A few days later, Cleveland humane officers assisted by Happy Trails went back to rescue the remaining animals-a flock of chickens riddled with lice, scaly mites and respiratory distress.  Unfortunately, it was too late for one of the chickens and the other goat, Lucy, who sadly had been mauled as well and killed, again by the ‘family dog’.


Sueno

sueno2January 21, 2016: Sadly, we have had to say goodbye to Sueno, our sweet and lovable little gelding friend. We tried our best with cortisone shots, and boots and chiropractic work and Reiki and medications, but Sueno had a progressively worse time with his heaves and also with the function of his back legs. The decision was made with his foster mom of the last few months, our placement coordinator and our veterinarian to let him go. If you are so moved, donations in his honor can be made to help with his final costs. Rest easy, little buddy.

Sueno was rescued along with his longtime buddies, Esperanza and Milagro from yet another severe neglect case in Mahoning County, Berlin Center in 2014. To read their bio, check out our Mahoning County/Berlin Center Rescue (pdf).

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Status: In Foster Care
Year Born: 1998
Breed: Belgain
Gender: Gelding
Color: Chestnut
Height: 18+
Adoption Fee: $350
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Stormey

Light Riding: Stormey is 18 years old, 18+ hands tall, and has worked his entire life at one Amish farm. When Stormey began to show signs of soreness his owner retired him from work. He was welcomed into Happy Trails Amish Retirement Program, and received a full lameness and wellness evaluation. Stormey has ringbone in both front legs and receives Previcox daily, as well as Bute twice a week as directed by the vet. He’s not sure about this whole retirement thing, but he thinks he could get used to it with a friend. He would appreciate a small job of some sort, but definitely something light, and no more plowing!  He has not been trained for riding, however, he has tolerated a rider with no issue.


Stormey

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Status: Adopted!
Year Born: 1998
Breed: Belgain
Gender: Gelding
Color: Chestnut
Height: 18+h
Adoption Fee: $350
Sponsor Fee: $50/month

About Stormey

Stormey has found his home with his foster mom.  She just could not resist his big, teddy bear existence.  Congratulations!

Light Riding: Stormy is 18 years old, 18+ hands tall, worked his whole life at one Amish farm. When stormy started to show signs of soreness his owner retired him from work. He was welcomed into Happy Trails Amish Retirement Program, and received a full lameness and wellness evaluation. Stormy has ringbone in both front legs and receives Prevacox daily, and Bute twice a week as directed by the vet. He would love a home where he could receive a lot of love and attention. He would also appreciate a small job of some sort, but definitely something light, and no more plowing! He has not been trained for riding, however, he has been ridden very lightly.


Elsa

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Status: Adopted!
Age: Unknown
Breed: Potbelly
Gender: Female
Color: White w/ Black
Adoption Fee: $50
Sponsor Fee: $35/month

elsa (2)About Elsa

July 23, 2016: Potbelly pigs Bernie (black) and Elsa (white and black spots) were adopted by an adoring couple! They were built their very own new barn and their enclosure has lots of trees and and paths to explore. Even the neighbors are excited about their arrival and some were there to welcome the piggies home! CONGRATS!! 👏🎉🎉

Elsa was found wandering in Shreve, Ohio.  We hoped that her owner would see her on our site and claim her.  But more realistically, she was dumped on the cold, paved streets – left to fend for herself.  Elsa is a sweet and petite potbelly with lots of personality.  She is doing her best to fit in with all of her new piggie friends but she would really love to be part of a family and loved and cuddled in a new forever home.


Spero & Lizzie

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Status: Adopted!
Age: Unknown
Breed: Turkeys
Gender: Male and Female
Color: Browns
Adoption Fee: $20 for pair
Sponsor Fee: $20/month

spero-lizzie-asimAbout Spero & Lizzie

Spero and Lizzie were adopted along with a little hen named Sharon to a wonderful family with an existing flock that lives in harmony.  I am sure they will love their new digs with a heart shaped pond and outbuilding with a chandelier!  Congratulations to these wonderful birds and loving family.  We could not have asked for a happier ending!

Spero and Lizzie (named for the daughter of the family who saved them) came to Happy Trails just in time for Thanksgiving, and boy were they giving thanks.  Thanks for the nice family who could not turn a blind eye to their most certain fate.  Purchased right before their eminent slaughter, they were brought to Happy Trails where they experienced for the first time green grass and freedom.  This pair would do well to go together to a loving home and would be sure to fill you with pride knowing you were the happy ending to this wonderful and touching holiday rescue.  They have made fast friends with one of the Dark Brahmas, Asim.


Kacey

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Status: Adoption pending
Age: Unknown
Breed: Sheep
Gender: Male
Color: White
Adoption Fee: $75
Sponsor Fee: $40/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Kacey

Kacey shares an ‘apartment’ with his fave friends, who are named after a popular TV show (i.e. Charlotte and Miranda).  He runs the pack as they wander around looking for grass and entertainment.  Ronaldo is happy to tag along.  Some day, they would love to have a family to call their own.  These 4 guys and gals are social, although timid to strangers.  Wouldn’t it be a dream come true to find a forever home?

Five horses, nine sheep. From a dilapidated barn in Ashtabula County, Happy Trails assisted the local humane officer in rescuing these animals from one of the most horrific sites in recent history. All of the horses were locked in stalls, knee deep in manure with no hope of being able to reach the lush grass just beyond their barred windows to the outside.


Charlotte

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Status: Adoption pending
Age: Unknown
Breed: Sheep
Gender: Female
Color: White
Adoption Fee: $75
Sponsor Fee: $40/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Charlotte

Charlotte and her gals are loving life at Happy Trails.  But they long for more.  To find a forever home to share green pastures, pets and treats with her friends with whom she has endured so much.  This would be a dream come true.

Five horses, nine sheep. From a dilapidated barn in Ashtabula County, Happy Trails assisted the local humane officer in rescuing these animals from one of the most horrific sites in recent history. All of the horses were locked in stalls, knee deep in manure with no hope of being able to reach the lush grass just beyond their barred windows to the outside.


Carrie

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Status: Adopted!
Age: Unknown
Breed: Sheep
Gender: Female
Color: White
Adoption Fee: $75
Sponsor Fee: $40/month

About Carrie

Carrie was adopted with Bernard to a wonderful family and will surely live happily ever after!

Carrie is happy to be living at Happy Trails with her three gal pals and Ronaldo.  She is content to romp and play with the group.  But her biggest wish is to find a forever home so she can share green pastures, pets and treats with her friend with whom she has endured so much.

Five horses, nine sheep. From a dilapidated barn in Ashtabula County, Happy Trails assisted the local humane officer in rescuing these animals from one of the most horrific sites in recent history. All of the horses were locked in stalls, knee deep in manure with no hope of being able to reach the lush grass just beyond their barred windows to the outside.


Ronaldo

Status: Adoption pending
Age: 2010
Breed: Sheep
Gender: Male
Color: White
Adoption Fee: $75
Sponsor Fee: $40/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Ronaldo

December 15, 2015: Kyle and Ronaldo have gone their separate ways and Ronaldo now spends his days with the other three gals.  He has come to love them and a perfect home would be for the four of them to live together in green pastures with a loving family to enjoy their interactions and personalities.

July 5 2014: Kyle has received a haircut and his hoovers are trimmed up nicely. Underneath all that wool was a wonderful ram personality. More playful and trusting, Kyle is on his way to forgetting his situation of neglect and looking more toward a pleasing future. Ronaldo has been sheared and has gained his confidence. These two spend time head butting and exploring their paddock in wonderment at the fresh grass and breeze that moves across their skin. Hard to think of them cooped up in such conditions for so long. Kyle and Ronaldo are inseparable and Happy Trails would like to see these guys adopted together. Please help us to find them a wonderful home.

Five horses, nine sheep. From a dilapidated barn in Ashtabula County, Happy Trails assisted the local humane officer in rescuing these animals from one of the most horrific sites in recent history. All of the horses were locked in stalls, knee deep in manure with no hope of being able to reach the lush grass just beyond their barred windows to the outside.

Kyle is one of two recognizable rams that were rescued on the two day operation in Ashtabula. He was the easier of the two to ‘guide’ to the trailer considering his horns! He was three times his size with years of unsheared wool and his hooves were an inexcusable length. He spent the first few nights cowering with his buddy in a small paddock with a private tent and has become more trusting as the volunteers work on his recovery. Ronaldo is the second. His wool was peeling back from his body; an indication of severe illness and fever at some point during his two year imprisonment. He put up some resistance but made his way to the trailer and rode with Kyle and the seven other sheep to the sanctuary for his new start.


LadyBug

Status: At Sanctuary
Age: 2014
Breed: Potbelly
Gender: Female
Color: Black
Adoption Fee: $50
Sponsor Fee: $35/month
Ready to Adopt?

About LadyBug

Two potbelly pigs and two farm pigs were brought to Happy Trails to assist HSUS with a mass rescue of 51 farm animals from Marion County.  These guys are famous, read the article on humanesociety.org We have welcomed LadyBug in who lives with Merle in our courtyard area, filled with mini-horses, other pigs, turkeys and chickens.  She has settled in and is a sweet, dainty and timid little girl but is warming up as our caregivers give some special attention and treats.  She could sure use a soft place to land.  Let’s find her a home!


Gordy

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Status: At Sanctuary
Age: Unknown
Breed: Potbelly
Gender: Male
Color: Pink w/ Black
Adoption Fee: $50
Sponsor Fee: $35/month
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About Gordy

Gordy has had a rough year.  Once the king of his castle with his senior owner and her dogs, he was suddenly homeless upon the passing of his wonderful owner.  He was taken in by the Greater Akron Humane Society and loved for months while they tried to find him a home.  He was then shipped to Rescue Village of Geauga County in the hopes of finding a place to call his own.  Finally, he has now arrived at Happy Trails.  Now Gordy dreams each night of curling up with a new family, unsure of why he was ousted, he hopes and prays to become someone’s king once again.


Dierks

DierksNovember 3, 2015: Dierks came to us from a cockfighting raid in Cleveland and has been a wonderful and loved resident.  Our staff and volunteers really latched on to this little guy and will always hold a special place in their hearts for him.