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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.

Pan

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Status: Pasture Pal
Year Born:  1999
Breed: Standardbred
Gender: Gelding
Color: Bay
Adoption Fee: $150
Sponsor Fee: $50
Ready to Adopt?

About Pan


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December 18, 2014: Pan is recovering beautifully! His surgery went well and his bandage is off. He is now allowed to go on short walks with our caregivers a couple of times a day. In another month, he will have a follow up xray to see how his bones are doing. Soon he will be able to run and play again! Until then, he is still looking for a home to call his own!

December  1, 2014:  Pan is a 16-year-old Standardbred gelding who came to Happy Trails in November of 2013 through our Amish Horse Retirement Program. He could no longer go the distance, no longer pull carts day in and day out, and his family was forced to retire him. Pangaia recently began to come up lame. He had always had some issues but this was different – he would not put any weight on his left front leg. The vet was called and after a radiograph was taken of his leg, it was found that he had a very large bone cyst in his ankle as well as a small stress fracture. This means that inside the bone, there is a hole instead of the normal bone structure. Our Pan is remarkable in every way and to prove it, the vets declared this bone cyst was the largest they had ever seen!  View the Radiograph!

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

December 6, 2013:  Pan went to OSU to have his teeth floated, his eyes checked, and a lameness evaluation. His teeth were surprisingly very good, so they just had to file a little bit down. His eye seems to have healed. He may have recurrent uveitis, but the only way to know that is if it reoccurs. It may have been an isolated incident of uveitis due to some type of damage or irritation to his eye. His vision appears to be great and he isn’t in any pain. During Pan’s lameness evaluation, they discovered he was slightly lame on his left hind. They did an ultrasound on his stifle and found some fluid. They think that he should be adopted out as a pasture pal. They don’t expect him to come up very lame anytime soon, but if there is a lot of weight on him or if he is forced to do rigorous work, he will be very lame and it will become painful. He also has the beginnings of arthritis in his hocks, but it shouldn’t become a problem for a long time.
Just a sidenote, Pan did amazing at OSU and was so gentle and mellow. The vets and vet students fell in love with him and used him for teaching because he was so calm. They didn’t even have to sedate him for the ultrasound, so the vet students were able to practice on him since he loved the attention and stood still.

November 8, 2013;  On Friday we picked up a buggy horse in Mt. Hope, Ohio, when his Amish family decided to place him into the Happy Trails Amish Horse Retirement Program. His is such a sweetheart and he is very well mannered. Sadly he has a health issue with his right eye, and has some arthritis going on in his hips. A trip to OSU in Columbus will give him the best overall and most cost-effective health exam to help us provide him with an accurate diagnosis, proper treatment, lameness evaluation, and comprehensive rehabilitation program, so that he can begin to heal and become healthier.
He came in with the name Pan, and we always try to provide the animals with a new name to help them start their new life. We decided to add to his name, and he is now Pangaia (pronounced Pan-Jay-Uh), after a village in Hawaii where the inhabitants are almost all vegans. The translation roughly is “perfect living”, and that’s what we want to now give Pangaia, a perfect life!

Charlie Has a Home!

charlie-adoptedThis handsome rooster got adopted last week! Charlie was abandoned and brought to Happy Trails in the spring. He now has a flock of hens, a large yard and a great family! He even gets to come into the kitchen in colder weather to warm up! Here are some pictures sent from his new home. He just loves sharing hugs with his new mom, Kaitlyn! Good luck to you and your new family!

Beauty

Status: Rideable
Year Born: 2001
Breed: Haflinger/Morgan
Gender: Mare
Color: Bay
Height: 14.3
Adoption Fee: $350
Sponsor Fee: $50
Ready to Adopt?

About Beauty


December 17, 2014: Welcome Beauty back into our program! 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 rideable. 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. She has the build of a Halfinger with the movement of a Morgan. 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. Beauty just loves kids! She is very gentle around them and listens very well. She would be a safe beginner mount for a younger child. Is there a place for Beauty in your family?

 

 

An unexpected Opportunity for Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary Creates our New Educational Facility — 60 Days to Raise Funding!

2014LandAcquisitionCampaign-1What do you get when you combine a Sheriff’s auction, a 5-acre property with a very nice home and a barn, and pastures that connect to the back of Happy Trails current property?   Happy Trails new educational facility and an extended sanctuary!  Read the full details in our Land Acquisition Campaign.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. ~Martin Luther King Jr.

Happy Trails has indeed taken that first step.  We are hoping that you will now walk together with us up that staircase, networking, reaching out to others and asking for their support to help Happy Trails acquire this property which will open doors, provide more educational programs, and allow us to serve you and the rescued animals better than ever….

Winter is Here

kachina-winterOur permanent residents at Happy Trails have geared up for the season! Kachina and Suvali, our mini horses are fluffy and oblivious to the cold temps. Natasha the goat is comfy in her new digs at the goat and sheep barn. And Jolie? Well, she knows its best for a piggy to be cuddled up warm inside her home-sweet-home.
Thank you to our supporters – together we make it possible for them to be so happy!

Happy Trails Assists in Yet Another Neglect Case in Summit County

summit cty rescue (6)While shoppers bustled in the streets the day after Thanksgiving, Happy Trails was hard at work assisting Summit County in the starvation case of three Thoroughbred horses. We will need your help! Please consider a donation toward the care and rehabilitation of these horses in our care and help us figure out a name for these deserving gals. Read the story here.

Let’s Welcome Chapman!

chapmanChapman is our horse of the week. He is new at the sanctuary and is a retired Amish horse. He is a 23 year old Standardbred gelding. Chapman is in great condition and is rideable, but has not been trained under saddle. He was a buggy horse for most of his life. He lived and worked at the same Amish farm for 20 years and has actually been mostly retired for the past 5 years. His owner still kept him around for short trips around town and used another horse for longer trips. He could no longer afford Chapman and decided to let Happy Trails find him a new home. Will you share the next chapter of Chapman’s life?

If you are interested in Chapman, give us a call or send a message to [email protected]

Two of our California Gals Get Special Handling

ilona-hens (2)Remember the amazing efforts of Animal Place and rescue organizations across the country to save thousands of hens in California?  Two of those wonderful ladies recently underwent procedures to correct an issue with their perfect little feet.  A key member of the team here at Happy Trails went above and beyond (typical of all of our supporters) to ensure these hens received the intricate care they needed.  Check out this awesome video update and read the full story here.

If you are interested in adopting one or both of these special hens, email [email protected]

Ellen is Ready for Christmas- Are You?

ellen-holidaysEllen is asking Santa for her favorite treats- sunflower seeds and bread and for a sponsor! You can sponsor Ellen for $20 a month. This will provide her with feed, water, fresh, warm bedding and medical care. She will even thank you by posing for pictures and sending updates! Ellen wants to know, what is on your Christmas list?

To sponsor Ellen, visit our Sponsor Page!

Pippa

Pippa
Status: Ridable – In Foster Care
Year Born: 1996
Breed: Arabian
Gender: Mare
Color: Chestnut
Height: 14.3hh
Adoption Fee: Open to Inquiry
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Pippa


PippaDecember 12, 2014:  This wonderful mare, living in a great foster home, is still available for adoption.  Check out this video update of Pippa!  Know of an interested home?  Are you the one for Pippa?  She deserves a home for the holidays!

January 5, 2011: Pippa and Kate 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.

Our featured animal this week is Lenny!

LennyLenny is a stunning rooster. He was removed from a cock fight ring last year. He just loves going outside and taking dust baths or perching on his door. He is a pretty nice guy! Since Lenny was a cock fighter, he cannot be housed around another rooster, but is ok to put with hens. He is nice to people as well! Lenny deserves a great family and a nice yard to run around in!

If you are interested in Lenny, give us a call or send a message to [email protected]

Mercy For Animals Does a Great Job Keeping Us Informed. . .

mercy for animalsHot off the presses a new Mercy For Animals The Voice E-Newsletter is available.  Check it out!

Happy Trails Gift Shop- OPEN EACH FRIDAY/SATURDAY UNTIL CHRISTMAS – 10am to 5pm

Don’t forget to include the Happy Trails Gift Shop in your holiday shopping this year! Cozy winter jackets, stylish hoodies, short sleeve and long sleeve tees, polo shirts, and more – all printed or embroidered with Happy Trails* logo – makes for compassionate gift-giving! Kids and plus sizes available. 100% of the proceeds from the gift shop benefit the rescued animals.

Gift Shop Holiday Hours:
December – every Friday and Saturday until Christmas 10am to 5pm

An update from Pan!

pan-recoveryHe got his bandage off the other day and had his stitches removed! His incision has healed very well. He will soon be cleared for going on short walks once a day with our caregivers. Until then, he is having fun with his hay net that lets him eat more slowly and helps to break his boredom during the day. Pan also told me to mention that he would love some hanging treats, such as a likit, to keep him occupied and happy until he is allowed to run and play!

European Union Suspends Mexican Horsemeat Imports

Happy Trails has rescued many horses from Ohio’s horse slaughter auctions. We would always focus on the ones we were able to save, while sending our thoughts and prayers along with all the ones who were herded onto the livestock trailers bound for the Mexican border. At long last, food safety and animal welfare concerns are becoming a priority with regards to this hideous industry. Read about the moratorium on horsemeat imports from the European Commission.

Chapman

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Status: Rideable
Year Born:  1991
Breed: Standardbred
Gender: Gelding
Color: Bay
Adoption Fee: $250
Sponsor Fee: $50
Ready to Adopt?

About Chapman


November 20, 2014: Chapman is a retired Amish horse. He is very sweet and quiet. Chapman is rideable, but has not been trained under saddle. He was a cart horse for most of his life. He was at the same Amish farm for the past 20 years and has been mostly retired for the last 5 years. He has made short trips around town since then and another horse did the heavier work. When his owner could no longer afford to keep him around as well, he contacted Happy Trails to let us find him a new home. Chapman is super sweet and loves kisses! He is in great shape and does not show his age at all! Will you give this handsome fella a home?

Have You Heard?

bernardSheep have wool, it is thick, warm and needs to be sheared off every year so the sheep does not get too hot in the warmer months. But did you know that some breeds of sheep can shed? Bernard is a hair sheep. His wool sheds in the spring time to show off his gorgeous red coat without the need to be sheared. He seems happy to have the best coat at the sanctuary! Do you have a caption for this silly picture of Bernard?

Acme Community Cash Back Program is Back!

Happy Trails is once again registered to receive 5% of your collective ACME receipts! This year’s program runs from September 18, 2014 through February 4, 2015. Visit our Ways to Give page for more details.

Gift Animal Sponsorships Available

queenie-holidaysHoliday gift giving just got easy! Check out our animal gift sponsorships for the rescued animals at Happy Trails.
Just click-pick-purchase! We do the rest.

Show your compassion this season with this gift of kindness.

Our Farm Pigs are Loving Their New Barn!

20141129_132247Peppermint Partty, the brown and white farm pig in the middle, knows the importance of the support of friends! They are snuggled in their new stall in our new farm pig building, made possible by your donations. Thank you! Donate today to show your support of these wonderful animals. Together we make a difference in their lives.

Happy Trails December Newsletter Now Available!

santa panTake a break from all of your holiday preparations, you deserve it!  Grab a cup of tea and browse through our latest newsletter – December 2014.  Be sure to check out our giving tree program and gift sponsorships, the announcement of our 2015 Night of Hope and Inspiration, the availability of a Board of Directors seat and as always some inspirations updates and writings guaranteed to touch your heart.  Who knows, you just may be able to cross some items off your list while supporting the rescued animals of Happy Trails.

Ginny is our horse of the week!

ginnyGinny is an 8 year old mini horse. She is from Indiana and was rescued along with 3 other minis, a mini donkey, 3 alpacas and a goat. They were a neglect case and were running loose as their owner gave them no shelter. Ginny was pretty skinny and malnourished at her arrival. She is very nervous of people and will need a very patient and understanding person to give her a new home. Ginny is also pregnant and should be due very soon. Although she was severely malnourished at the beginning and middle of her pregnancy, we are hoping that her foal will be healthy.

Ginny is currently in a wonderful foster home where she is getting tons of love and attention and has made great leaps in her trusting of people, but she still has a long way to go. She is best friends with Solitaire, another, mini. We would love to keep them together if possible.

Ginny’s adoption fee is $100. If you are interested in her, please give us a call or send a message to [email protected]

Taz

 

Status: Adoptable
Age: Unknown
Breed: Rooster
Gender: Male
Color: White/brown
Adoption Fee: $10
Sponsor Fee: $20/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Taz


December 10, 2014: Taz has a new girlfriend! He fell madly in love with Clarabelle, a little brown hen. For weeks, they would be sleeping in separate shelters, ad he would go pick up Clarabelle in her yard each morning. Eventually, they moved into the horse barn, but slept on separate ends. Recently, they have been sleeping next to each other each night! They are very cut together and are never far apart. Taz and Clarabelle would love to find a home together!

Taz is a cute little rooster. He loves living with his huge flock of hens. He is very skittish around people but not the least bit aggressive. He must be adopted with Gracie, his girlfriend.

 

Charlie

 

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

About Charlie


December 10, 2014: Charlie has found a great new home! He now has 4 lovely ladies and a great family. He has a very large fenced in yard (so he cannot go exploring too far from home) and even gets let inside the house on cold days to warm up! We are so happy for Charlie! Good luck in your new home!

Charlie is a gorgeous barred rock rooster. He arrived as a stray. He is a big beautiful guy! He enjoys blazing his own trails and finding new places to explore, even if it means trying to leave his yard! He will need a close eye or a large enclosure to ensure he stays close to home, but he is a wonderful guy and is great with hens. He’s looking for his forever home!

 

There’s still time!

santa panDon’t forget to stop by the Happy Trails Gift Shop, open today until 5pm and tomorrow too! We have a great selection of logo apparel and gifts as well as ready to go sponsorships for those of your loved ones and friends that are oh so hard to buy for. Give us a chance to help mark some gifts items off your list.

Temple Grandin

 

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Status: Adoptable – Outdoor
 Age: Unknown
Breed: Farm Pig
Gender: Sow
Color: Pink
Adoption Fee: $75
Sponsor Fee: $40/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Temple Grandin


Note to our Supporters:  Temple Grandin to Happy Trails is a hero. She is a person who overcame a great deal of challenges and went on to become a well respected and productive member of society despite her having autism. She shows that anyone can over come challenges. It is meant as a sign of respect to name the pig after someone we admire, and we have done that also with the others. Amelia Earhart the pig – we have in the past even named the animals after each other so the animals may have a namesake. Our pig, Temple Grandin, overcame great odds and survived. Often we give the animals names that will help them to achieve what goal we need to reach – a goal to walk, to run, to heal, to overcome, to survive. Kachina the horse is named after a Native American name meaning “sacred dancer” because we wanted to her “dance” or to be able to trot some day. When she arrived she couldn’t even walk or use her hind legs. Tadita the pig was also named after a Native American name meaning “she who runs”. That pig was a paraplegic when she arrived. She slowly recovered until she would run with her other pig friends and she made a complete recovery.
I hope this helps you to understand the meaning behind our animal names, especially that of our dear Temple.

July 5, 2014:  Temple pictured here with Amelia waits for his new home.  But rest assured he is happy to be with friends and will wait as long as it takes to find the perfect and happy ending she deserves.

Temple came from a neglect situation with three other farm pigs up for adoption. Temple, Practical, Fifer and Fiddler are all like family and we would prefer that each of them leaves with at least one of their friends. If they all went to a good home together, that would be even better. When Temple came to Happy Trails she had to have surgery to repair an umbilical hernia. She also required ear tag removal. She is a very sweet pig and gets along well with the others.

Happy Thanksgiving

caregiversToday, Happy Trails is thankful. Thankful for the animals we are blessed to care for, thankful for our supporters who make it possible, and thankful for the staff and volunteers who dedicate themselves every single day to bring it all together. Have a Happy and Compassionate Thanksgiving.

Donna Miller, Plain Dealer Reports. . .

donna millerDonna Miller of the Plain Dealer once again reports the news we need to know.  She skillfully reports as Case Farms Chicken, a chicken slaughterhouse located in Canton, Ohio, is called to task on its inhumane treatment of animals destined to slaughter.  Read the article here. . .

Another article reports Great Lakes Cheese, based in Hiram, Ohio, said it no longer will accept cheese made with milk from a Wisconsin farm, where an undercover video showed dairy cows being mistreated.

Happy Trails Gift Shop- OPEN BLACK FRIDAY – 10am to 5pm

willis christmas1Don’t forget to include the Happy Trails Gift Shop in your holiday shopping this year!  Cozy winter jackets, stylish hoodies, short sleeve and long sleeve t’s, polo shirts, and more – all printed or embroidered with Happy Trails logo – makes for compassionate gift-giving!  Kids and plus sizes available. 100% of the proceeds from the gift shop benefit the rescued animals.

Gift Shop Holiday Hours: 
the week of Thanksgiving — Black Friday, Nov. 28th 10am – 5pm;  Saturday, Nov. 29th 10am – 5pm;
    December – every Saturday and Sunday up to the week of Christmas 10am to 5pm

Happy Trails Giving Tree Program

giving treeThe Giving Tree Program is designed for all of us to work together to provide the rescued animals with food, medical supplies and basic care needs throughout the holiday season.  Here’s how it works!  Visit one of our many Giving Tree locations, or you can call in a credit card donation to any of the locations and they will give Happy Trails your donation amount to purchase items from their store!

Chrissie Hynde Pays a Visit

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Chrissie Hynde! What a cool supporter to stand behind our mission. We enjoyed the visit this week and can’t wait to see you again!  Check it out!

Pan Returns Safe and Sound to Happy Trails

pan-surgeryHe is doing very well and will get to have a wonderful life. He now has 3 screws in his leg which will stabilize it and trigger some boney growth to occur around the screws to help strengthen it even more. He still has a little way to go with a bit more stall rest followed by some hand walking and making sure his bandage is clean and dry. After that, he will be free to run and buck in the pasture just like he used to! A huge thank you to everyone who donated towards making his surgery possible!

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 November 21st.

 

We signed, Will You? Chick-fil-A Exposed

mercy for animalsMercy For Animals investigates the poultry suppliers of Chick-fil-A and uncovers some serious abuse.  Please take the time to review the Mercy For Animals findings and decide if you will help petition for an end to this cruelty!

Chalk Up a Win in the Fight Against Cockfighting!

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

To Career-Minded Individuals Who Want More Than a Job…

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

WOW! Over half of Pan’s surgery has been paid for!

Thanks to all of our amazing supporters for donating $1500 towards our goal of $2500 to pay for Pan’s surgery! We have also gotten word that Pan is doing wonderfully and his surgery was a success. He is walking on his leg great and he should have a clean bill of health for a long life ahead of him. He will be coming back to the sanctuary this week to continue his search for his forever home.

If you would like to donate towards Pan’s surgery or read his story, please click the link below!

https://happytrailsfarm.z2systems.com/campaign.jsp?campaign=2

Happy Trails 2014 Annual Appeal

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

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

 

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

Join ‘Team Pan’ to Help this Horse Run Free

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

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

Please donate toward Pan’s surgery by clicking here

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

Willis

willisAbout Willis


Willis passed away very peacefully surrounded by friends. It was heartbreaking having to say goodbye to the old man, and it definitely won’t be the same without that grumpy little bow-legged dinosaur. The barn was already quieter and a little bit lonely tonight at feeding. At least he won’t have to feel any pain anymore or frustration at legs that don’t work quite the way he wants them to. He was such an opinionated, independent little guy, who didn’t like to accept help from people. He is now with Janice and George running around on strong legs biting people that get in his way. We all got a good chuckle this afternoon realizing that for many of us, our first pig bite came from Willis. It may have been his little initiation for us to get into Happy Trails. Willis was still a sweetheart deep down and loved his belly rubs and treats (even though he would yell at you if you didn’t give him those treats fast enough). We will all miss the big personality from the little pig.  ~ Ashley E

With heavy hearts we say goodbye to Grandpa Willis

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

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

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A Special Thank You

2014Thanksgiving1What a wonderful event.  A beautiful turnout, a scrumptious meal and shopping until we all dropped.  Thank you to all who attended and those who could not but supported Happy Trails from afar.  We continue to feel blessed by the constant outpouring of support shown to us and the rescued animals at Happy Trails.  Todaro’s pulled it off once again with an amazing animal-friendly spread that was enjoyed by everyone.  Thanks to everyone and let the holiday season begin!

Raff and his girls

 

Status: Adoptable
Age: Unknown
Breed: Barred Rock, Brown, White Leghorn
Gender: Male, 4 female
Color: Black, white, brown
Adoption Fee: $25 for the group
Sponsor Fee: $20/month each
Ready to Adopt?

About Raff and his girls


Raff and his ladies are up for adoption! They came in from a hoarding case involving an abundance of chickens, ducks, 2 goats and a calf. Riff and Raff are both gorgeous barred rock roosters. Riff found a home with one of our caregivers, but Raff is still available! We would love for him to get adopted with his 4 girls! They are 3 brown hens and a white leghorn. They are all inseparable even with other roosters running around the sanctuary.

 

 

4 Rhode Island Red Roosters

 

Status: Adoptable
Age: Unknown
Breed: Rhode Island Red
Gender: Male
Color: Red
Adoption Fee: $10 each
Sponsor Fee: $20/month
Ready to Adopt?

About the Rhode Island Reds


These 4 boys came in a hoarding rescue along with an abundance of roosters, ducks, 2 goats and a calf. There are 4 Rhode Island Red boys up for adoption now!

Parker is a little feisty and would love to have some girls all his own!
Clark is is sweet and a bit boisterous.
Chad is very sweet and has super soft feathers!
Ronald is quiet and lower on the pecking order.

 

3 Jersey Giant Roosters

 

Status: Adoptable
Age: Unknown
Breed: Jersey Giant
Gender: Male
Color: Black
Adoption Fee: $10
Sponsor Fee: $20/month
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About the Jersey Giants


These three gorgeous boys came in from a hoarding case involving a lot of chickens, ducks, two goats and a calf. These boys are gentle giants! They are pretty submissive with the other roosters and never start fights. They really are some of the most handsome roosters at the sanctuary!

 

Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary Inc