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Hens

Status: Adoptable
Year Born: Spring 2014
Breed: White Leghorn/Rhode Island Red
Gender: Female
Color: White/brown
Adoption Fee: $5 each
Sponsor Fee: $20
Ready to Adopt?

About These Hens


January, 25 2015: There are about 20 hens from the Portage cruelty rescue- Rhode Island Red, White Leghorn and a few mixed breed- including a very fluffy white hen and a few beautiful brown laced hens. The Rhode Island red and white leghorns are less than a year old. We are unsure of the ages of the rest. Do you have room in your coop and your heart for a few more?

New Items on Our Wishlist

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

A Picture Worth 1,000 Words…

turclock henHappy Trails recently received this update from Tiffany E…  “I wanted to share this photo with you. This is Aster. On November 1st we adopted her, along with another Leghorn (that we named Avens), that were part of the Turlock, CA hen rescue. We love them so much and couldn’t be happier that they are part of our lives. This photo ironically shows Aster standing on the DVD documentary of their rescue.  Thank you for giving us the opportunity to adopt these precious girls!” And thank you Tiffany, for sharing this awesome update with us! This picture is definitely worth 1,000 words.

HSUS Ohio Update – January 2015

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Legislative Update

  • B. 177 Pet Protection Orders (includes pets in restraining orders in cases of domestic violence) was signed into law before the end of the last session in 2014.
  • The 131st General Assembly began on January 5, 2015 with the swearing in of the legislators.
  • Ohio has a two-year legislative session cycle, 2015-2016. Ohio Senate page; Ohio House page
  • Goddard’s Law (formerly HB 274) is already gaining momentum and is expected to be re-introduced early in this new session

Getting to Know Your Legislator  Get to know your state legislators to build relationships with them. By introducing yourself as a constituent early in the new session, it will be easier to contact them down the road when you are asking for their support on an animal protection bill. You can call or email their office to make a brief and polite introduction. Make sure to let them know that you live in their district. Look up your state legislators HERE.

Live Tiger Mascot – Massillon Action Alert  Each year, the Massillon Washington High School leases a live tiger usually from Stump Hill Farm to serve as their high school football team mascot. The cub is named “Obie” each year in the tradition of the team and is kept in a 2-stall garage near the stadium. After each season, the tiger is returned to Stump Hill Farm. According to a USDA inspection report, in early December the school’s most recent “Obie” (a tiger named Lilly) suffered a gash on her left front leg, requiring stitches, and the loss of a digit on her paw, which could result in chronic pain and other health issues. During the inspection, Stump Hill Farm initially denied that Obie was even on the premises, resulting in a serious citation for interfering with federal officials. Read more about the incident HERE.

Help all future Obies – Reach out to the Massillon Tigers Booster Club and it’s club President Bill Brown and politely urge them to permanently replace the live tiger cub mascot with kinder options. And if you live or have friends or family that live within the Massillon school district, your voice is needed more than ever. (Massillon, Ohio is about 50 miles south of Cleveland.)

Justice for Starved Dogs  Thanks to the Medina County SPCA and Holland & Muirden Attorneys At Law for successfully prosecuting a couple who were each found guilty of companion animal cruelty for starving their two dogs. The defendants will spend a brief time in jail. And although the judge in this case took animal abuse seriously and sent a strong message, it is not always the case. This is an example of why a stronger law is needed to give prosecutor’s discretion to pursue felony penalties for first-time egregious acts of animal cruelty such as the previously introduced bill known as “Goddard’s Law,” read more HERE.

SAVE THE DATE  Ohio’s Humane Lobby Day will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in Columbus. This is an annual event sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States to bring like-minded advocates together to support much needed animal protection bills. Look for registration to open soon!

Summit County Case Closes with a Guilty Plea…

Update:  This case has been closed! The defendant pled guilty to one count of animal cruelty. Terms are as follows:  He is not permitted to possess animals of any kind for 5 years and is subject to random inspections to ensure compliance.  He must pay a $100 fine and court costs.  He faces 90 days in jail and the reinstatement of the remaining $400 in fines if he fails to comply with the terms of probation.  While this is good news, Happy Trails is once again left to cover the cost of rehabilitation for these horses.  Your support ensures these three horses will recover and find a forever home.  Read the original story here…

Norma Needs a Home!

Also from the Portage cruelty case is Norma! Norma was the only duck that was removed with this large group of animals. She was locked up with the chickens. She is an adorable little girl that is nervous of people. She was run over by a lawn mower and did not heal properly. She walks with a limp and holds her wing at a funny angle since it was broken and healed in the wrong position. She would love a quiet home with another small breed of duck to be her friend! Will you give this girl a special new home?

Norma’s adoption fee is $15. If you are interested, give us a call or send a message to ashleyk@happytrailsfarm.org

 

Help Us Place Our Friends

This group is the remaining from the Portage County case that recently closed. We have three roosters- a white leghorn, a Rhode Island Red, and a red rooster with white tail feathers. There are also about 20 hens- Rhode Island Red, White Leghorn and a few mixed breed- including a very fluffy white hen and a few beautiful brown laced hens. The Rhode Island red and white leghorns are less than a year old. We are unsure of the ages of the rest. Do you have room in your coop and your heart for a few more?

The roosters adoption fee is $10 each and the hens are $5 each. If you are interested, please give us a call or send a message to ashleyk@happytrailsfarm.org.

Kokomo

Status: Adopted!
Age: 1 yr
Breed: Pot Belly
Gender: Male (neutered)
Color: black
Adoption Fee: $50
Sponsor Fee: $35

About Kokomo


January 19, 2015: Kokomo was adopted along with her best friend Jackie O to a home in New York! They made the 8 hour journey very well! Kokomo has journeyed though 4 states, and has finally found a home! They have a new friend named Tommy and they are all getting along very well! Their adoptive dad is very excited to bring them into his family. We wish them all the best of luck!
All the way from Indiana, let’s welcome….  Kokomo was a house pig, however, when he got ‘too big’ at 90 pounds, he was dumped outside. He had a very small fenced-in area with just a tarp for shelter. When the polar vortex hit in January, Kokomo was surrounded by snow sleeping on the cold ground, in the dark, alone. Pals for Paws in Kokomo, Indiana, stepped in to rescue him.   At only 10 months old, this little guy found himself without an owner but safe in the hands of Pals for Paws.  They cared for him and neutered him but after a few months and without any luck finding him a home, they called to Happy Trails for our assistance.  Kokomo is very friendly and social.  He loves attention belly rubs!

Norma

Status: Adoptable
Year Born: Unknown
Breed: Swedish Blue
Gender: Female
Color: Black and White
Adoption Fee: $15
Sponsor Fee: $30
Ready to Adopt?

About Norma


January 11, 2015: Norma was the only duck rescued from the Portage hoarding case. She was rescued along with the 9 horses, 23 chickens, 30 dogs and 80 parrots. She was locked up with the chickens. She is an adorable little girl that is nervous of people. She was run over by a lawn mower and did not heal properly. She walks with a limp and holds her wing at a funny angle since it was broken and healed in the wrong position. She would love a quiet home with another small breed of duck to be her friend! Will you give this girl a special new home?

Kokomo and Jackie Found a Home!

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

Jackie O

Status: Adopted!
Age: Unknown
Breed: Pot Belly
Gender: Female
Color: black
Adoption Fee: $50
Sponsor Fee: $35

About Jackie O


January 19, 2015: Jackie was adopted along with her best friend Kokomo to a home in New York! They made the 8 hour journey very well! They have a new friend named Tommy and they are all getting along very well! Their adoptive dad is very excited to bring them into his family. We wish them all the best of luck!
Jackie is a very sweet pot belly pig that came to us from a hoarding case. She was removed along with two horses, Graciano and Maka, as well as an abundance of dogs. She was living in a small dog cage that she could not even turn around in. She was overweight due to being fed dog food. Jackie had to endure the constant barking of dogs day and night until she was finally removed from her terrible situation. It took her a little while to be trusting of people again. She came in very nervous and not wanting to let anyone touch her. After settling in, she was added to Piggerton to live with our senior pot bellies along with Kokomo, our boy from Indiana. Jackie O and Kokomo became great friends and Jackie is now extremely social with people. She is always coming up to say hi to any visitors! She would make an excellent companion!

Hammer

 

Status: Adoptable
Year Born: 2011
Breed: Potbelly
Gender: Male
Color: Black
Adoption Fee: Contact the Humane Society of Seneca County
Sponsor Fee: Contact the Humane Society of Seneca County
Ready to Adopt?

About Hammer


January 19, 2015: From the Humane Society of Seneca County- “On December 9, 2014 we had a three year old intact boar surrendered to the shelter.  He was surrendered because he was purchased to be a breeding boar for the former owner’s sow, but he failed to do his job. Hammer, as he is called, then proceeded to continuously escape from his chicken wire enclosure and wander the countryside, leading to tickets for his former owner.  Hammer is a good pig, but since at the shelter, he is spending most of his time in an isolated dog kennel.  Thus he has started exhibiting bad behavior, such as charging our staff members and biting legs.  Unfortunately in our area, there is no market for pot bellied pigs (earlier this year we had three pigs who took months and months to place).  This noted lack of interest in our area, as well as his negative behaviors, is putting him at a very high risk of euthanasia. It is not that we want to, but we are just not equipped to handle a boar who is showing aggressive tendencies.”

Hammer will be neutered and will be ready to go to his new home! Please contact the Humane Society of Seneca County at 419-447-5704 or visit their website at humanesocietyofsenecacounty.org

 

Introducing Juno

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

Juno’s adoption fee is $350. If you are interested in her, give us a call or send a message to ashleyk@happytrailsfarm.org.

Meet Pandora

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

Pandora’s adoption fee is $350. If you are interested in her, give us a call or send a message to ashleyk@happytrailsfarm.org.

A Special Horse Available

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

Ranger’s adoption fee is $350. If you are interested in him, give us a call or send a message to ashleyk@happytrailsfarm.org.

Fury – Another Horse from Portage County

Fury is 25-years-old and was quite skinny when he was rescued. He is gaining weight well and has no other health issues.  He can be a little stubborn, but he is a good horse and gets quite attached to his friends – able to get along with any horse. This cute and cuddly guy likes attention and will be your friend for life if you give him a good scratch!

Fury’s adoption fee is $350. If you are interested in him, give us a call or send a message to ashleyk@happytrailsfarm.org.

Meet Aurora!

Aurora is Luna’s mother. She was thin when she was rescued, but is otherwise sound and healthy. We believe Aurora to be suitable for light backyard rides, but nothing too strenuous due to her age. Aurora is an adorable old girl and looks like a teddy bear with her think winter coat. She is sweet and loves a good scratch! Aurora would make a great companion horse and a good babysitter for younger horses or kids. We would love Aurora to get adopted with her daughter if possible. These girls have not been apart in 12 years!

Aurora’s adoption fee is $150. If you are interested in her, give us a call or send a message to ashleyk@happytrailsfarm.org.

Today’s Horse is Luna!

Luna is a gorgeous girl! She was thin when she arrived at Happy Trails, but otherwise has no health issues. She is sound and ridable. Luna is 12 years old. She would make a cute show horse! Luna still needs evaluated under saddle, but from the ground it appears that she would make a good mount for an intermediate rider. She can be pretty full of energy but she is not bad to handle. We would love for Luna to get adopted with her mom, Aurora, if possible. These two have not been separated her whole life.

Luna’s adoption fee is $350. If you are interested in her, give us a call or send a message to ashleyk@happytrailsfarm.org.

Introducing Athena

Athena was the worst of the group of horses rescued from the Portage County neglect case. She was very thin, had terrible rainrot and has cushings (a pituitary disease) which was left untreated. Her teeth were worn completely smooth, so even if she did get fed, she could not get much nutrients from it. Athena’s recovery is going very well. Her cushings is getting under control with medication and she is gaining weight at a good pace. Athena was named after the Greek Goddess of wisdom, courage and war. She is a fighter and never gave up. Despite being 26, thin and having cushings, she is the boss of the heard and no one questions it. Athena is stoic and agile, she surprises us every day with what she is able to do. She is very protective and loves kids. We believe her to still be rideable as she is sound, but she will not be able to do tough rides. Athena is strong and would make a fiercely loyal companion to a little girl looking for a friend.

Athena’s adoption fee is $150. If you are interested in her, give us a call or send a message to ashleyk@happytrailsfarm.org.

An Update from Renny!

Here is an amazing update and video from Renny’s adoptive mom! We are so happy for these two! Thanks to everyone who helped make his rescue and recovery possible!- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzBG_2iky1Y
“From the first day I met Ren he has been a huge inspiration to me and it has been a privilege to be a part of this amazing horse’s new life. From the beginning I bonded with him and him with me. I never expected him to do anything for me other than live out the rest of his new life happy and healthy. But time and time again this horse has surprised me at every turn.
He had never been in a herd before since he was a stallion up until he came to Happy Trails, he and my thoroughbred gelding are inseparable now. He will watch over Ren from a distance and make sure he is always taken care of and will lead him in when it’s time to come back in for the day. They are best friends and brothers and have a connection that goes beyond my understanding.
No matter what I put in front of Ren, that would seem a challenge for a seeing horse, let alone one with limited vision he has not only overcome each obstacle but thrived in his environment. This ability to thrive was proven once again when I asked his permission to ride him this past weekend. Never would I have expected him to give me such a gift and honor as to be his partner and his mom but we have a bond that is beyond sight and one where he can forget the past and do what he loves once again. He graciously accepted the new endeavor after many years of neglect and mistreatment it didn’t matter to him, He let out a big sigh as if to say “ finally!” he didn’t flinch or spook or panic in the least. What an amazing feeling to be bareback and feel him become a whole other horse underneath me. Due to his lack of vision he usually tilts his head to the side so he can see out of the top corner, which I believe is the only area of vision he has left, but when I swung my leg over he didn’t tilt his head at all just walked off in perfect cadence never taking a misstep or hesitating he knew exactly what to do and trusted me completely never tilting his head to see what was around him but perfectly in sync with me. He was so proud of himself, all puffed up and showing off with every movement. He performed Renver and Traver, leg yields and shoulder-in and even a half-pass or two he didn’t trip or get tangled up and I barely had to cue the aids to him at all, he was spot on never missing a beat. He felt so proud of himself and I could barely get him to walk he just wanted to show off and passage down the rail.
What an amazing animal to overcome everything he went through, much of it we are not sure of, and despite all that he can love and trust people and be the biggest cuddler there is. The ladies at my barn cannot get enough of his snuggles and everyone treats him like their own and were elated to witness him excel in the ring! We know from his background that he used to be quite the Dressage horse and competed at 4th level before falling into the wrong hands from which he was saved and given a new life thanks to Happy Trails and its supporters. It is my honor and with great pleasure to share this update with all of you and hope it warms your hearts as it did mine! What an opportunity I have been given to be able to give this horse’s a new life where he can be the center of attention as he deserves! Enjoy these photos and videos of him and more to come this Spring with some new adventures as we share our journey together.”

Today’s Featured Horse is Jasmine!

Jasmine is a favorite around the sanctuary! She was very thin and is still dealing with some cracks in her hooves, but is otherwise healthy. She has been gaining weight well, but still has a little ways to go. Jasmine is very sweet and quiet. She is calm, responsive and never “mareish”. She moves beautifully. She has not yet been evaluated under saddle. She needs a little more weight on first, but if she is anything like she is on the ground when she is under saddle, she will be a dream! She is very tall at 17 hands and has a solid build. She is not tattooed, so she was never raced. She is a 17 year old Thoroughbred. Jasmine is a great horse and will make someone a wonderful mount!

Jasmine’s adoption fee is $350. If you are interested in her, give us a call or send a message to ashleyk@happytrailsfarm.org.

Happy Trails Animal Sponsorships

20141227_135544Sometimes we need to feel as if we are connected to the organization we support. Consider an animal sponsorship at Happy Trails. We recently received this great communication from a long time supporter and animal sponsor, Anna R, after attending a sponsor day to spend time with her sponsored rooster, Sandy.
“Dave and I went out to meet Sandy, the rescued rooster we are
sponsoring. It was a great experience to be able to hold him and hear his story. He was very friendly and cuddly. Sponsoring, with a
monthly donation, is a great way to help the animals when you can’t
foster or adopt. You can select which species you’d like to sponsor,
then you are matched with an animal at the sanctuary.

We also were given a tour – it had been a couple of years since we’d
been there, and we were amazed at all the new projects, both on-going and completed. We remembered animals we’d met in the past, and met new residents. What an amazing, happy place and its rewarding knowing that you are helping by your sponsorship!”

If interested visit our Animal Sponsorship page for more information.

Human Society of the United States

Paul_Shapiro_Headshot_2010Paul Shapiro Vice President, Farm Animal Protection, The Humane Society of the United States…

This organization has wonderful up-to-date information on the issues met while working to reduce the suffering of animals raised for meat, eggs, and milk.  Check out Mr. Shapiro’s latest correspondence from January 9th.

 

Juno

Status: Rideable
Year Born: 1998
Breed: Quarter Horse
Gender: Mare
Color: Bay
Height: 15.3
Adoption Fee: $350
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Juno


January 11, 2015: This summer, Happy Trails assisted in the removal of 9 horses and 24 chickens from a hoarding case that also involved 30 dogs, a few cats and 80 parrots. The horses were starved and getting eaten up by flies, the chickens were locked in coops with the cats, the dogs were in small cages in the basement and the parrots were in a shed in cages that had not been cleaned in a long time. After months of fighting in court, these animals have finally been signed over and the horses and chickens are now available for adoption!

Juno is a sweet girl! Juno was thin when she was rescued, but is otherwise healthy and sound. She is trained but still needs evaluated under saddle. She is doing very well with her weight gain!

Pandora

Status: Rideable
Year Born: 2005
Breed: Quarter Horse
Gender: Mare
Color: Bay
Height: 16.0
Adoption Fee: $350
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Pandora


January 11, 2015: This summer, Happy Trails assisted in the removal of 9 horses and 24 chickens from a hoarding case that also involved 30 dogs, a few cats and 80 parrots. The horses were starved and getting eaten up by flies, the chickens were locked in coops with the cats, the dogs were in small cages in the basement and the parrots were in a shed in cages that had not been cleaned in a long time. After months of fighting in court, these animals have finally been signed over and the horses and chickens are now available for adoption!

Pandora is a cute solid bay. She was pretty thin when she was rescued. She has no other health issues. Pandora is trained but has not yet been evaluated under saddle. She is quiet and very sweet.

Ranger

Status: Rideable
Year Born: 1994
Breed: Quarter Horse
Gender: Gelding
Color: Bay
Height: 15.2
Adoption Fee: $350
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Ranger


January 11, 2015: This summer, Happy Trails assisted in the removal of 9 horses and 24 chickens from a hoarding case that also involved 30 dogs, a few cats and 80 parrots. The horses were starved and getting eaten up by flies, the chickens were locked in coops with the cats, the dogs were in small cages in the basement and the parrots were in a shed in cages that had not been cleaned in a long time. After months of fighting in court, these animals have finally been signed over and the horses and chickens are now available for adoption!

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

Jasmine

Status: Rideable
Year Born: 1998
Breed: Thoroughbred
Gender: Mare
Color: Chestnut
Height: 17.0
Adoption Fee: $350
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Jasmine


January 11, 2015: This summer, Happy Trails assisted in the removal of 9 horses and 24 chickens from a hoarding case that also involved 30 dogs, a few cats and 80 parrots. The horses were starved and getting eaten up by flies, the chickens were locked in coops with the cats, the dogs were in small cages in the basement and the parrots were in a shed in cages that had not been cleaned in a long time. After months of fighting in court, these animals have finally been signed over and the horses and chickens are now available for adoption!

Jasmine is a favorite around the sanctuary! She was very thin and is still dealing with some cracks in her hooves, but is otherwise healthy. She has been gaining weight well, but still has a little ways to go. Jasmine is very sweet and quiet. She is calm, responsive and never “mareish”. She moves beautifully. She has not yet been evaluated under saddle. She needs a little more weight on first, but if she is anything like she is on the ground when she is under saddle, she will be a dream! She is very tall and has a solid build. She is not tattooed, so she was never raced. Jasmine is a great horse and will make someone a wonderful mount!

Halley is our featured horse plus some great news!

Some good news! The horses and chickens involved in the Portage hoarding rescue from this summer that also involved dogs, cats and parrots have now been signed over and are available for adoption! We now have 9 horses and 24 chickens to introduce to you! We will be taking the next 10 days to feature each of these guys, so stay tuned!

Our first featured horse is Halley. She is stunning! This girl was a little on the thin side when she was rescued. She is sound and has no health issues. Halley is trained but still needs evaluated under saddle. We believe she would make a great show horse! She is responsive on the ground and is very sweet. She likes to be the boss and is usually in charge of the herd. Halley was named for Halley’s comet, the only one visible from Earth with the naked eye and it only appears once in a lifetime. Halley really is a once in a lifetime horse!

Halley’s adoption fee is $350. If you are interested in Halley, give us a call or send a message to ashleyk@happytrailsfarm.org

Halley

Status: Rideable
Year Born: 2002
Breed: Appaloosa
Gender: Mare
Color: Dun Blanket App
Height: 16.0
Adoption Fee: $350
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Halley


January 11, 2015: This summer, Happy Trails assisted in the removal of 9 horses and 24 chickens from a hoarding case that also involved 30 dogs, a few cats and 80 parrots. The horses were starved and getting eaten up by flies, the chickens were locked in coops with the cats, the dogs were in small cages in the basement and the parrots were in a shed in cages that had not been cleaned in a long time. After months of fighting in court, these animals have finally been signed over and the horses and chickens are now available for adoption!

Halley is stunning! This girl was a little on the thin side when she was rescued. She is sound and has no health issues. Halley is trained but still needs evaluated under saddle. We believe she would make a great show horse! She is responsive on the ground and is very sweet. She likes to be the boss and is usually in charge of the herd. Halley was named for Halley’s comet, the only one visible from Earth with the naked eye and it only appears once in a lifetime. Halley really is a once in a lifetime horse!

Aurora

Status: Rideable
Year Born: 1983
Breed: Quarter Horse
Gender: Mare
Color: Palomino
Height: 15.2
Adoption Fee: $150
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Aurora


January 11, 2015: This summer, Happy Trails assisted in the removal of 9 horses and 24 chickens from a hoarding case that also involved 30 dogs, a few cats and 80 parrots. The horses were starved and getting eaten up by flies, the chickens were locked in coops with the cats, the dogs were in small cages in the basement and the parrots were in a shed in cages that had not been cleaned in a long time. After months of fighting in court, these animals have finally been signed over and the horses and chickens are now available for adoption!

Aurora is Luna’s mother. She was thin when she was rescued, but is otherwise sound and healthy. We believe Aurora to be suitable for light backyard rides, but nothing too strenuous due to her age. Aurora is an adorable old girl! She looks like a teddy bear with her think winter coat. She is sweet and loves a good scratch! Aurora would make a great companion horse and a good babysitter for younger horses or kids. We would love Aurora to get adopted with her daughter if possible. These girls have not been apart in over 11 years!

Luna

Status: Rideable
Year Born: 2003
Breed: Quarter Horse
Gender: Mare
Color: Palomino
Height: 16.0
Adoption Fee: $350
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Luna


January 11, 2015: This summer, Happy Trails assisted in the removal of 9 horses and 24 chickens from a hoarding case that also involved 30 dogs, a few cats and 80 parrots. The horses were starved and getting eaten up by flies, the chickens were locked in coops with the cats, the dogs were in small cages in the basement and the parrots were in a shed in cages that had not been cleaned in a long time. After months of fighting in court, these animals have finally been signed over and the horses and chickens are now available for adoption!

Luna is a gorgeous girl! She was thin when she arrived at Happy Trails, but otherwise has no health issues. She is sound and rideable. She would make a cute show horse! Luna still needs evaluated under saddle, but from the ground it appears that she would make a good mount for an intermediate rider. She can be pretty full of energy but she is not bad to handle. We would love for Luna to get adopted with her mom, Aurora, if possible. These two have not been separated in over 11 years.

Fury

Status: Rideable
Year Born: 1990
Breed: Grade
Gender: Gelding
Color: Chestnut
Height: 16.1
Adoption Fee: $350
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Fury


January 11, 2015: This summer, Happy Trails assisted in the removal of 9 horses and 24 chickens from a hoarding case that also involved 30 dogs, a few cats and 80 parrots. The horses were starved and getting eaten up by flies, the chickens were locked in coops with the cats, the dogs were in small cages in the basement and the parrots were in a shed in cages that had not been cleaned in a long time. After months of fighting in court, these animals have finally been signed over and the horses and chickens are now available for adoption!

Fury was quite skinny when he was rescued. He is gaining weight well and has no other health issues. He is rideable and trained. He can be a little stubborn, but he is a good horse. He gets quite attached to his friends and gets along with any horse. He is very cuddly and loves attention. He will be your friend for life if you give him a good scratch!

Athena

Status: Rideable
Year Born: 1989
Breed: Unknown
Gender: Mare
Color: Chestnut
Height:  14.3
Adoption Fee: $150
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Athena


January 11, 2015: This summer, Happy Trails assisted in the removal of 9 horses and 24 chickens from a hoarding case that also involved 30 dogs, a few cats and 80 parrots. The horses were starved and getting eaten up by flies, the chickens were locked in coops with the cats, the dogs were in small cages in the basement and the parrots were in a shed in cages that had not been cleaned in a long time. After months of fighting in court, these animals have finally been signed over and the horses and chickens are now available for adoption!

Athena was the worst of the group of horses. She was very thin, had terrible rainrot and has cushings (a pituitary disease) which was left untreated. Her teeth were worn completely smooth, so even if she did get fed, she could not get much nutrients from it. Athena’s recovery is going very well. Her cushings is getting under control with medication and she is gaining weight at a good pace. Athena was named after the Greek Goddess of wisdom, courage and war. She is a fighter and never gave up. Despite being older, thin and having cushings, she is the boss of the heard and no one questions it. Athena is stoic and agile, she surprises us every day with what she is able to do. She is very protective and loves kids. We believe her to still be rideable as she is sound, but she will not be able to do tough rides. Athena is strong and would make a fiercely loyal companion to a little girl looking for a friend.

Alvin and Marvin are our featured animals!

Our featured animals of the week are Alvin and Marvin! These two handsome boys came in from a severe neglect case 2 years ago. They came with some other hens that have all since found homes. We think these two are brothers and they get along with each other very well. These guys are quite stunning! They are also very good to their hens, they take great care of them! Do you have room in your flock for these boys?

Alvin and Marvin’s adoption fee is $10 each. If you are interested in them, give us a call or send a message to ashleyk@happytrailsfarm.org

Do you or does someone you know use Nutrena feed?

Help our horses simply by sending us the feed tags clipped from each bag. Nutrena will donate money to the Happy Trails for each feed tag submitted! Included in the program are the following Nutrena products:

Life Design * Vitality * Legacy * Safe Choice * LiteBalance *
XTN * High Fat Performance Pellet * Empower * Triumph Horse Feeds * Stock & Stable * NW Stretch Hay Extender * Naturewise Farmstore Feeds * Cargill Milk Plus * Dairyway/Dairy Focus Feeds * All Other Nutrena Grain Products

Drop clipped codes off at the Happy Trails office or mail to:

Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary
5623 New Milford Rd
Ravenna, OH 44266
Attention: Nutrena Program

Happy Trails featured in the Akronist

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

Goodbye to Vin Diesel

vinnieOn a more somber note Vinnie Diesel passed across the rainbow bridge at the passing of 2014. He had a multiple list of things wrong with him and he was just too weak to fight anymore. But he asked that I share his story to everyone before he passed. So Vinnie… I’m keeping my promise to you…

His home was not much of a good home. There wasn’t any heat lamps or straw for warmth. The chickens that were there were sick and full of lice. He was always getting picked on for being weak and not able to fight back. Christmas Eve he said a prayer that he could know what it is like to be warm. To not be hungry and afraid. He had heard of love but knew not what it felt like. Even if it was only for a moment… he wished for this. A few days later the human that sometimes fed them grabbed him by his neck and tossed him into a dark box saying something about him being “old and useless”. After a short ride he was thrown over a fence into a cold and scary place…. into an old construction site. There wasn’t any food but he found a puddle of water to wet his beak. He was tired..and weak… and he was sure he was going to die right there in the dark… alone and cold. Then suddenly he heard a voice! A woman was coming to him! She talked in calm voice with no anger at him….she was saving him! After his rescue she took him to a warm house where there was food and water! The woman held him and he felt relief… he was not alone. The next few days other females came and took care of him… holding him and speaking kind words. He said to tell all of us “Thank you”. For showing him what it felt like to be held by another with love and comfort… even though he was covered with bugs! He crossed over feeling love…and he was not afraid anymore. I was with him when he crossed. He was happy and no longer in pain. So here is to you Vinnie….He received his Christmas wish… Steph

Butch is our featured horse!

Our horse of the week is Butch Whitefeather! Butch is a 19 year old Percheron gelding. He arrived at Happy Trails as a retired Amish horse. He is blind and would not make a great riding horse. Once he trusts his new adoptive family and his surroundings, he may be able to do some light riding in an arena or pasture. Butch has no other health or soundness issues. Butch is gentle and loving and deserves a great retirement. Would you consider adding Butch to your family?

Butch’s adoption fee is $150. If you are interested in Butch, give us a call or send a message to ashleyk@happytrailsfarm.org

Special food for Lola

Though Happy Trails does not take in cats or dogs, we do have 2 resident cats that live at the sanctuary. When we got them, we were told they were feral and would not be touched. Lola and her brother Miles have proven them wrong and are very sweet! We love these guys! Recently, we noticed Lola was having trouble going to the bathroom. After a vet visit it was determined that she had bladder stones. She has gotten much better after some medication, but is now only allowed to eat a special food to prevent any future problems. She can now only have urinary SO Feline from Royal Canin. Lola is asking for some as a late Christmas gift! And to make it even easier, we have added it to our brand new Amazon wish list!- http://amzn.com/w/3A1HHVMS4L5R7

Happy Trails now has an Amazon Wish List!

Happy Trails now has an Amazon Wish List! This is a great new way to donate and show your support by sending things that you know we need! This list will be kept updated with necessities and wants for the rescued animals. You can find things like breakaway halters and extra straps for the horses to be safe when they are wearing them, special waterers for the chickens that they cannot get dirty or tip over and even hand warmers for our hard-working staff and volunteers who come out on even the coldest days to care for the rescued animals. Together, we can help make the world better for everyone!
http://amzn.com/w/3A1HHVMS4L5R7

And remember to shop at AmazonSmile, where 0.5% of many purchases made through Amazon is donated to Happy Trails! This requires no effort and it will even remind you to hop on over to AmazonSmile while doing your normal shopping on Amazon! Just click this link, and search for Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary and hit “select”!
http://smile.amazon.com/ch/34-1968434

Happy New Year from Hershey, our featured animal!

All of us at Happy Trails hope that you had a safe and happy new year! Hershey’s goal for 2015 is to find a family to love him and a nice new home! Hershey is 4 and is house trained! He is currently keeping everyone company as our office pig, but he would still love to find a family all his own! He would also like to know if you have any New Year’s resolutions.

Hershey’s adoption fee is $100. If you are interested in Hershey, give us a call or send a message to ashleyk@happytrailsfarm.org!

An update on Galaxy-

She was moved to a different foster home that is willing to give her some training. Galaxy is such a good girl with a lot of potential. She will be able to use some of that now. She is in a foster home with Buster, a mini that was adopted from Happy Trails last month. Good luck at your new foster home Galaxy! We will be sure to share her progress with you all!

Princeton is our featured horse!

Our horse of the week is Princeton! Princeton is an 18 year old Standardbred gelding. He came to Happy Trails as an Amish retirement horse. He is trained and rideable. He stands about 16 hands high and is solidly built. Princeton is currently in a foster home getting spoiled. He is a quiet calm horse who can do just about anything. He was adopted and returned this year due to special circumstances, none of which were Princeton’s fault. He was actually in training to be a mounted Police horse! Princeton would make a wonderful addition to any family!

Princeton’s adoption fee is $350. If you are interested in Princeton, give us a call or send a message to ashleyk@happytrailsfarm.org

Roy and Cabrio found a home (again)!

Sometimes things happen so quick at the sanctuary that we don’t even have time to get them out there! Roy and Cabrio are a pair of amazing Standardbred geldings. They were retired from an Amish farm and were adopted 2 years ago. Recently, they have come back to Happy Trails due to some unforeseen circumstances. They were here for only a week before finding another great home! The boys are now getting spoiled by a great family. They have a bunch of kids to love on them and ride. They are great teachers are are fitting right in with their new family! Their new owners say they are perfect gentlemen and they just love them! Good luck to you all!

Jacqueline and Hattrick are our Featured Animals!

Jacqueline and Hattrick are a pair of geese that came from two different rescue situations. Jacqueline (pictured here) came from a neglect situation with a hen and some mini horses that were taken by another rescue. She cannot see very well, but gets around just fine! Jacqueline is very sweet and has a nice loud honk! Hattrick is a white goose as well. He is still part of a court case. He is part of a neglect/abandonment situation. He can be pretty protective of his lady and treats her very well. Since he is a court case, he can only be fostered until he is officially signed over, but in the mean time he is looking for a home with his girlfriend who doesn’t mind fostering him until he can officially be adopted.

Jacqueline and Hattrick’s adoption fee is $25 for the pair (only half needed until Hattrick is signed over). If you are interested in these guys, give us a call or send a message to ashleyk@happytrailsfarm.org

Jacqueline and Hattrick

 

Status: Adoptable/foster
Age: Unknown
Breed: Unknown
Gender: Female/male
Color: White
Adoption Fee: $25
Sponsor Fee: $40/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Jacqueline and Hattrick


December 23, 2014: Jacqueline and Hattrick are a pair of geese that came from two different rescue situations. Jacqueline (pictured here) came from a neglect situation with a hen and some mini horses that were taken by another rescue. She cannot see very well, but gets around just fine! Jacqueline is very sweet and has a nice loud honk! Her name was originally Jacques, as we thought she was a he because of this as well as her pretty blue eyes that are usually seen on the boys. After one of our caregivers found a nice big egg in her enclosure, we paired her up with Hattrick, and it has been love ever since.

Hattrick is a white goose as well. He is still part of a court case. He is part of a neglect/abandonment situation. He can be pretty protective of his lady and treats her very well. Since he is a court case, he can only be fostered until he is officially signed over, but in the mean time he is looking for a home with his girlfriend who doesn’t mind fostering him until he can officially be adopted.

Beauty is our Featured Horse of the Week!

Beauty2Are you or someone you know looking for a beginner safe horse that is small enough for the kids but still able to carry mom or dad around? Take a look at our featured horse this week! Beauty is a 14-year-old, 14.3 hand high Haflinger/Morgan cross mare. She was brought to Happy Trails through our Amish retirement program a few years ago when she had foundered. She was adopted and returned this year due to her family moving and not being able to take her. She has since made a full recovery from her founder and has had no other health issues. She is trained and ridable and just loves kids! She is very gentle with them. Though she is shorter, she is very solidly built, so she can easily support a taller rider. She is also very smooth to ride and moves gorgeously. Do you have a place in your family for Beauty?

Beauty’s adoption fee is $350. If you are interested in her, give us a call or send a message to ashleyk@happytrailsfarm.org

Maka Has Found a Wonderful New Foster Home!

src="http://happytrailsfarm.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/maka-foster-150x150.png" alt="maka-foster" width="105" height="105" />She is now with a gorgeous Arabian gelding named Whisper. Her new foster family is very excited to welcome her! Whisper had not had another horse friend in quite some time and was very excited to meet Maka. We know they will become best friends! Here are some pictures that Maka’s new foster mom sent! Good luck to you all!

A Great Opportunity to Further Your Support

mercy for animalsWe at Happy Trails feel a donation to this great organization is money well spent.  Read this great opportunity for your donation to be doubled until December 31, 2014.

Maka

Status: Pasture Pal – In Foster Care
Year Born: 1986
Breed: Tennessee Walking Horse
Gender: Mare
Color: Chestnut
Adoption Fee: $150
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Maka


maka-fosterDecember 18, 2014:  Maka has found a wonderful foster home! She is now with a gorgeous Arabian gelding named Whisper. Her new foster family is very excited to welcome her! Whisper had not had another horse friend in quite some time and was very excited to meet Maka. We know they will become best friends!

Maka came from a hoarding case in Summit County. She was rescued with her friend, Graciano, a potbelly pig that was overweight, and a large group of dogs. Maka’s feet were in very poor condition. They were rotting underneath. She got some much-needed farrier care and is doing much better! This old girl will be best suited as a pasture pal. She is a sweet mare who deserves a nice relaxing retirement.

Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary Inc