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Happy Trails Hopes to Approve Homes Immediately for Mini-horses, a Mini-donkey, and More, Arriving from Indiana

indianaThe Humane Society of Elkhart County, Indiana, has requested Happy Trails assistance with a recent farm animal rescue. Though we have little room available at the sanctuary, we have agreed to pre-approve homes for the following rescued animals and have their new families waiting for their arrival. Please help us place four mini-horses, a mini-donkey, a young pygmy goat, a young pot belly pig, and two alpacas asap!  Click here for more details on how you can help and photos of the animals.

Check Out Vegan, Animal and Earth Friendly Events

vegan friendly eventsIt’s a pleasure to bring you wonderful Vegan, Animal and Earth Friendly Events happening regularly in our Northeast Ohio area for you to attend.  Enjoy and share with others!  This is the place to find them all!

Willey

 

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

About Willey


Willey was found as an abandoned rooster. He is such a pretty and personable little guy! He just loves flirting with the ladies!

 

Tom

 

Status: Adoptable
Age: Unknown
Breed: Cock Fighter
Gender: Male
Color: Red/black
Adoption Fee: $10
Sponsor Fee: $20/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Tom


Tom is a very curious boy. He loves treats and gets very excited when people come to visit!

 

Taz

 

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

About Taz


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.

 

Sandy

 

Status: Adoptable
Age: Unknown
Breed: Cock Fighter
Gender: Male
Color: White with spots
Adoption Fee: $10
Sponsor Fee: $20/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Sandy


Sandy is the sweetest rooster on the sanctuary! Despite the troubled past and bad reputation of cock fighters, Sandy shows everyone just how sweet a rooster can be! He joins us on visits to nursing homes and other events and is the star of tours of the sanctuary.

Max

 

Status: Adoptable
Age: Unknown
Breed: Cock Fighter
Gender: Male
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 never has any bedding in his water. He’s quite the gentleman!

Luke

 

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

About Luke


Luke is quite a talker! He loves to visit with all the visitors to the sanctuary!

 

Lenny

 

Status: Adoptable
Age: Unknown
Breed: Cock Fighter
Gender: Male
Color: Red/blue/white
Adoption Fee: $10
Sponsor Fee: $20/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Lenny


Lenny is a gorgeous guy! He is a very unique speckled color. And he’s a nice boy to boot!

 

Gershwin

 

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

About Gershwin


Gershwin is a sweet old rooster that has been with Happy trails for quite a while now. He used to even go with us to events to promote the sanctuary and show everyone just how nice roosters can be. He deserves somewhere nice to live out his retirement.

 

Dwight

 

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

About Dwight


Dwight is a goofy guy. He loves to dance for our caregivers when they go to feed him. He makes the cutest little chirping noises when he gets excited.

 

Dierks

 

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

About Dierks


Dierks is a gorgeous guy! He loves scratching around outside and searching through the grass!

 

Charlie

 

Status: Adoptable
Age: Unknown
Breed: Barred Rock
Gender: Male
Color: Black/white
Adoption Fee: $10
Sponsor Fee: $20/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Charlie


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!

 

Bruno

 

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

About Bruno


Bruno is a huge gorgeous rooster. He doesn’t like being able to see other roosters but is great with hens! Bruno is one of the animals that has been with Happy Trails for quite a while now and he greatly deserves his forever home.

 

Brooks

 

Status: Adoptable
Age: Unknown
Breed: Cock Fighter
Gender: Male
Color: Black/tan
Adoption Fee: $10
Sponsor Fee: $20/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Brooks


Brooks is always curious and he just loves his strawberries!

 

Billy

 

Status: Adoptable
Age: Unknown
Breed: Cock Fighter
Gender: Male
Color: Brown
Adoption Fee: $10
Sponsor Fee: $20/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Billy


Billy is such a nice guy! He sometimes likes to act big and bad, but he is as sweet as can be!

 

Asdrubal

 

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

About Asdrubal


Asdrubal is a little more feisty than the other roosters. He still deserves a good home though!

 

Alvin and Marvin

 

Status: Adoptable
Age: Unknown
Breed: Roosters
Gender: Males
Color: Black/tan
Adoption Fee: $10 each
Sponsor Fee: $20/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Alvin and Marvin


Alvin and Marvin are a pair of stunning roosters. These boys came from a terrible neglect case in Columbiana county along with 29 brown hens (5 still looking for forever homes!), goats and Taz, another rooster (also looking for his home!) They get along with each other as well as roosters could and are quite the gentlemen to their hens. They will usher them inside if it starts to rain and take good care of them. We would like to see them go together since they do get along so well.

 

Adam

 

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

About Adam


Adam is one of the cock fight roosters that were rescued last year. His comb and waddle were cut off so they would be out of the way for fighting. He is such a sweet heart, even though he was bred for terrible reasons. You would never know it! He has brain damage which causes him to hold his head sideways and sleep awkwardly, but it does not stop him from having a good quality of life! He loves his hens and doesn’t let his disabilities get him down!

 

Esperanza

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Status: Adoptable – Rideable
Year Born: 2000
Breed: National Show Horse
Gender: Mare
Color: Chestnut/White
Adoption Fee: $250
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Esperanza


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July 28, 2014: Esperanza has come a very long way since her arrival at Happy Trails. She is now in good weight and is gaining muscle! She is far less anxious than she was when she came. She has calmed down and is figuring out how to be a horse. She will still require a patient, experienced adoptive home as she can still be a handful. She is a very gorgeous girl, she will make a great addition to the right home!

April 1, 2014: Esperanza (hope) is a beautiful 14yo Paint mare.  She was rescued along with her longtime buddies, Sueno and Milagro from yet another severe neglect case in Mahoning County, Berlin Center.  To read their bio, check out our Mahoning County/Berlin Center Rescue (pdf) We have a grand dream that her and her two friends, who supported each other through years of neglect, could be adopted out together.  We do understand our dream is just that and if the right family comes along, she will be adopted out with best wishes.  Esperanza came to us very nervous, anxious and un-trusting. She is in need of a weight gain of 300 pounds!  It has been a sweet pleasure for our animal caregivers to work with her gently each day as she blossoms into a bright-eyed, less anxious friend at the sanctuary.  Although it will take time, she will learn to trust and will be able to be ridden but most importantly, she may actually trust again.  Please contact us if you think Esperanza might find hope in your family.

Sueno

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Status: Adoptable
Year Born: 1992
Breed: Quarter Horse
Gender: Gelding
Color: Liver Chestnut
Adoption Fee: $150
Sponsor Fee: $50
Ready to Adopt?

About Sueno


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July 28, 2014: Sueno is now on 24 hour turnout. He is dealing with heaves, a respiratory disease. To make him more comfortable, he is on a supplement and gets to spend all of his time in the fresh air. He has really become a gorgeous and sweet horse!

July 6, 2014:  It is all but amazing how a few months of proper care, love and attention can allow a horse to flourish.  A horse you would once turn away from in despair, you now star at in awe.  Sueno is a beautiful equine inside and out.  He is still looking for his forever home.  Please help spread the word!

April 1, 2014: Sueno (dream) is a senior gentleman who was rescued along with his longtime buddies, Esperanza and Milagro from yet another severe neglect case in Mahoning County, Berlin Center. To read their bio, check out our Mahoning County/Berlin Center Rescue (pdf). We have a grand dream that he and his two friends, who supported each other through years of neglect, could be adopted out together. We do understand that is a dream and our main concern is finding a loving home for Sueno. This lovable guy has mild cataracts and is in need of some serious weight gain. He may be suitable for a light rider for backyard rides but will be most happy as a companion animal for a loving home. Please contact us if you can help Sueno understand that humans are indeed trustworthy. He has a lot of love to give! Please consider becoming his forever family.

Galaxy

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Status: Rideable – In Foster Care
Year Born: 2003
Breed: Appaloosa
Gender: Mare
Color: Black w/ White
Height: 14.2hh
Adoption Fee: $500
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Galaxy


July 28, 2014:  Galaxy resides in a wonderful foster home with her great pal Zagato.  As you can see in our updated pic of miss Galaxy, she is spoiled with amazing care.  This mare is going to make someone an amazing friend and mount.  She is smart and willing and will take a minimal amount of training to get her down the trail.  Call us to adopt this beautiful appy!

March 4, 2014:  Galaxy has been moved to a foster home to keep Zagato company.  She is still waiting to be grabbed up as she is an awesome and healthy mare.  Start off the riding season with this gal!

December 10, 2013:  Galaxy was diagnosed as having thin soles.  She is somewhat ouchy now but the vet has recommended shoes and pads which should help with her comfort.

November 23, 2013:  Galaxy has returned to Happy Trails until she is able to find her new home.  She is settling in well and is loved by all of the animal caregivers!

November 4, 2013:  Galaxy is a small appaloosa mare originally rescued from a neglect case in Deerfield.  She was adopted out to a family who recently made the hard decision to return her.  Happy Trails is looking to find a forever home for this great mare!  She is respectful and courteous and seems to be a quick learner.  She is green and needs an experienced handler.  Once she has some training she will be a wonderful addition to any family.  She is currently being fostered at Moxie Stables where a few of the girls have been working with her.  She has only been ridden a handful of times, however, she now lunges with a saddle on, has been bridled, and has been schooled on ground manners.  The best thing about her is her personality.  She calls out to anyone who approaches the field in greeting.  If you have the ability, give us a call!

Zagato

 

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Status: In Recovery – Foster Care
Year Born: 1996
Breed: Standardbred
Gender: Gelding
Color: Dark Bay
Adoption Fee: $150
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Zagato


zagato1July 28, 2014:  A big hello from Zagato.  He sure does enjoy his time at his loving foster home.  We owe Deb a huge thanks for the great care she takes of Zagato as well as Galaxy whey they await the perfect person to walk into their lives.  Please consider Zagato for adoption.

October 28, 2013:  An updated picture from Zagato’s foster home shows that although he has a way to go, he is holding his own.  With a new shine to his coat and a slow but steady weight gain, we hope he will be the most comfortable for the winter than he has been in quite some time.

July 11, 2013:  Zagato started to gain weight and then stopped. We were concerned about underlying health issues and took Zagato to see Dr. Cindy Jackson at the Equine Specialty Hospital in Burton. Zagato has severe muscle wasting which may be too far progressed to reverse. This sweet, handsome boy was diagnosed as an “orthopedic train wreck”. His previous owner ran him too long, too hard, and the physical damage done to his now frail body may be permanent. We are going to work with him in a realistic manner to keep him comfortable, and are about to place him with a wonderful foster family who has large, lush pastures for him (just what the doctor ordered).  We will see how he does throughout the rest of the summer.

April 22, 2013:  Since having his teeth floated, Zagato seems to be flourishing.  He is spending time slowly gaining his weight back and has already regained a brighter look about him.  He is waiting for his home and the love he deserves.

This noble guy is about 200 lbs. underweight and has some type of issue going on with his hind quarters. He needs his teeth ‘floated’ (a term used to describe necessary equine dental procedure of filing a horse’s teeth), he needed to be de-wormed, he will need vaccinated, and he will have his hooves trimmed this next week.  Dr. Holly Troche, our equine chiropractor, will be visiting Zagato soon to see what types of issues are going on with this spine and hind quarters. He is now on a re-feeding/rehabilitation program, where he is fed small amounts of grain at multiple intervals throughout the day to get his stomach used to receiving grain regularly. This sweet boy will be available for adoption as a Pasture Pal (non-ridable) pet after he is on the road to recovery.

Crecencia

Status: Rideable- Foster Home
Year Born:  1994
Breed: Quarter Horse
Gender: Mare
Color: Bay
Height: 14.1hh
Adoption Fee: $350
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Crecencia


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July 28, 2014: Crecencia has a foster home! She is loving her new place and is being ridden again! She really thrives with a job and people to love her. We can’t figure out why this amazing girl has not been adopted yet! Will you be Crecencia’s forever home?

November 15, 2013:  Crecencia is waiting on her forever home.  She is a sassy, wonderful mare ready to be someone’s equine companion.  If you are looking for a trail buddy or a fun show team mate, give us a call to visit her.  She may be the perfect match for you.

June 27, 2012:  Crecencia is a twenty-year-old Quarter Horse mare. She came to Happy Trails when she was removed from a severe neglect situation in Trumbull County in August, 2009. Crecencia was locked in a stall with no turnout or light of day.  Her poor condition showed through her long untended hooves and her ribs showing through. She has since been rehabilitated and has regained her weight.  Her feet have recovered fully.  Crecencia was evaluated by our trainer, Ken Aberegg, and is ridable although best suited for an intermediate rider. She is a pleasure to work with and still has a lot of energy for her age!

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Brown Hens

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Status: Adoptable – preferably in groups
 Age: Unspecified
Breed: Unspecified
Gender: Hens
Color: Brown
Adoption Fee: $10
Sponsor Fee: $20/month
Ready to Adopt?

About These Hens


July 28, 2014: Most of these girls have been adopted! We have about 5 of these beautiful girls still waiting for their forever homes. One of them, Ellen, is now a permanent resident. She is very sweet and personable. She will now be joining us for events, nursing home visits and classes. Although Ellen is not adoptable, she is still in need of a sponsor!

October 25, 2013: Now available for adoption!  These beautiful girls have regained strength and pride after being severely neglected.  Please consider adopting a few of them to provide the love of a forever home.

These beautiful brown hens came from Columbiana County – a hideous abuse/neglect situation. Happy Trails removed approximately 29 brown hens, 7 goats (which went to another sanctuary) and three roosters. The rest of the animals were dead.   Be spared the remaining details but know the conditions were horrific and the animals met a terrible death from starvation.

Austin

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Status: Adoptable- Light Rider
Year Born: 2006
Breed: Unknown
Gender: Gelding
Color: Chestnut
Height: 15.3hh
Adoption Fee: $150
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Austin


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.

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Happy Trails Photo Gallery

We have made a commitment to bring you more of what you love most, compassionate, inspirational, revealing and compelling photos of our lovable rescued animals at the sanctuary.  Check back often for new photos!  Just click on ‘Sanctuary Photos‘ under the about us section on our homepage.  Thanks for supporting us!

‘American Mustang’ Special Screening

Do you hold a special place in your heart for horses?  If so, check out this special one-night screening of an amazing and vivid documentary.  It’s important to reserve your spot as this will only show if seats are sold out.  76 seats…let’s fill the theater!  Details at Tugg.com

Human Society of the United States

paul_shapiroPaul 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 July 18th.

 

The Akron Yoga Project

akronyogaprojectAYP is holding the 2nd class in a three class series to benefit Happy Trails.  This one will be held at Lock 3 in Akron! Please consider joining them as all class donations will benefit Happy Trails. What a great way to show your support, relieve some stress and focus on you!

Chrissie

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Status:  Adoptable – In Recovery
Year Born:  1998
Breed:  Appaloosa
Gender:  Mare
Color:  Sorrel Varnish Appy
Adoption Fee: $200
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Chrissie


chrissy2July 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.

Mona Lisa & Garfunkle

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Status: Adoptable – Outdoor
Age:  Born 2008
Breed: Farm Pigs
Gender: Sow and Barrow
Color: Mona Lisa pictured left, Garfunkle pictured right
Adoption Fee: $150 adopted together
Sponsor Fee: $40 each/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Mona Lisa & Garfunkle


July 6, 2014:  Got some new photos of this pair.  These big farm pigs sure know how to do what they do.  Wallowing around in the mud and burrowing in the soft straw fill their days.  Hoping to find a home, they can’t help but enjoy the sanctuary grounds while they wait!

Mona Lisa and Garfunkle became friends once they met at Happy Trails. It was a love match, so how do you separate them? The answer — you don’t!  Mona Lisa was purchased during an undercover investigation into hideous animal cruelty at a livestock farm in Medina County in 2009. As a small pig, she had been thrown over a fence by her owner. Picked up by her back leg, she was heaved over the rail and landed on the hard concrete. This happened three more times. The last time she hit her head on a post and developed a hematoma behind her ear. The rescue worker bought her to use as evidence in the cruelty case. Little Mona Lisa’s life was worth $5.  Garfunkle came from a different rescue. He was the runt of the litter. A man was raising two pigs to be used for meat. However, he kept the pigs in horrific conditions. The humane officer began an investigation and left a note for the owner to contact her. When she returned the following week, Garfunkle’s friend was gone — butchered right in front of him to be used for a barbeque.  After a great deal of discussion about how thin Garfunkle was and how there was no meat on his bones, the owner agreed to surrender the pig to the humane officer.  Luckily Garfunkle ended up at Happy Trails, and now he gets to live happily ever after.

Kyle & Ronaldo

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Status:  Adoptable
Age:  Kyle 3/Ronaldo 4
Breed:  Sheep
Gender:  Rams
Color:  Kyle (top-left) White w/ Brown Points Ronaldo (bottom-right) White
Adoption Fee: $150 together
Sponsor Fee: $80/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Kyle & Ronaldo


kyle ronaldo1July 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.

Bowie

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Status:  Adoptable
Year Born:  2000
Breed:  Appaloosa
Gender:  Gelding
Color:  Roan Appy
Adoption Fee: $250
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Bowie


bowie1July 6, 2o14:  Bowie has proven to be the most loving, sincere and gentle horse of the bunch!  Spend two minutes outside his stall and you will understand.  He seeks out human touch and ‘cuddles’ with anyone who will approach.  This horse has plenty of years left to share.  Please consider Bowie to adopt as your very own.

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.

Bowie was the second to be loaded during this Ashtabula rescue.  He fooled us when he walked toward the trailer, went straight up and ran off around the tall grasses of the property.  He just could not wait to be free to feel the soft grass on his flanks.  Once satisfied, he went calmly to the trailer and loaded up for his ride to Happy Trails.  This guy has such a thin coat, what appeared to be a very unique coloring was actually his pink skin showing through his roan coloring.

Johnny Crawford


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Status: Adoptable – Indoor/Outdoor
Age: Unspecified
Breed: Pot Belly
Gender: Male
Color: Black
Adoption Fee: $35
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Johnny Crawford


April 25, 2014: Another pig! We love to welcome a cuddly pot belly. Johnny Crawford was picked up as a stray and rescued by Crawford County humane society. This little guy is friendly and loves attention. He will be making a trip to OSU to be neutered and at that time will be ready for adoption into a loving forever home. If you are unable to have him in your home but would love a piggy of your own, consider a monthly sponsorship!

Celita & Cisco

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Status: Adoptable – Outdoor
Age: Born in 2008
Breed: Farm Pigs
Gender: Sow and Barrow
Color: Celita pictured left, Cisco pictured right
Adoption Fee: $150 adopted together
$40 each/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Celita & Cisco


July 6, 2014:  Brand new pictures of this lovely pair.  You can’t help but want to jump in with them and roll around in the mud, smell the buttercups and lounge in the sun.  Far removed from the severe neglect they endured, Celita and Cisco are content to enjoy the sanctuary until the day their forever family takes them home.

Cisco (male) and his friend Celita (female) are pretty pink farm pigs. They came from a situation of severe neglect in Portage County. This pair was seized from their owner when they were approximately 4 months old. They had been nailed shut in a makeshift pen, left to wallow in their own waste. Deprived of water for so long and they were dehydrated, filthy and scared.  We whisked them away to Happy Trails and supplied them with their first fresh water in ages.  A terrible thing happened to Cisco. His brain swelled and he went into convulsions for a large part of his first day. We were afraid we would lose him. The vet stayed to help Cisco and we all saw him through his trauma.  Amazingly, he has not one side effect or disability. Cisco and Celita are two of the friendliest and sweetest pigs you will ever meet. If you simply want a few new 1,000 lb family members, then consider adopting Cisco and Celita!

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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


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.

Butch Whitefeather

Status: Pasture Pal – In Foster Care
Year Born:  1996
Breed: Percheron
Gender: Gelding
Color: Grey
Adoption Fee: $150
Sponsor Fee: $75
Ready to Adopt?

About Butch Whitefeather


2014March 30, 2014: Butch is now completely blind in one eye and half blind in the other. He is a very sweet horse that deserves a great home where he can retire and spend the rest of his days. He is physically sound, so he may be rideable once he trusts his owner. He likely would not do well on trails due to his poor eyesight, but could possibly be ridden in a pasture or arena. Butch is such a beautiful horse that has been through a lot. Are you able to provide him a loving home where he can be spoiled for the rest of his life?

Butch Whitefeather is a handsome grey Percheron gelding. He came to Happy Trails through the Amish Horse Retirement Program because he was losing his eye sight in his one eye and not doing great with the team in the field. Happy Trails sent Butch Whitefeather to OSU for eye surgery in 2010 to stop the deterioration of his one eye. The surgery was successful, and he has adjusted quite well at his foster home. He is very loving and gentle and will be great to ride in an arena. In addition, he knows how to drive and ride under saddle. Butch is an exceptional horse and will require understanding, patience and love regarding his sight restrictions.

Paco & Priscilla

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Status: Adoptable – Outdoor
 Age: 4
Breed: Farm Pigs
Gender: Barrow (Castrated Male) & Sow (Intact)
Color: Paco is pictured left, Priscilla is pictured right
Adoption Fee: $150 adopted together
Sponsor Fee: $40/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Paco & Priscilla


July 6, 2014:  My how they have grown.  Paco and Priscilla sure do love their own little pig pen in the sanctuary of Happy Trails.  We would love to adopt these two out but know and understand the difficulty of finding the right home for two enormous farm pigs!  Until that time I think they vote Happy Trails volunteers as the best at keeping them content during their search.

Two farm pigs who are best friends. Paco (boy) and Priscilla (girl) originally arrived from a situation of neglect in Medina County and were placed in foster care. When space opened up at Happy Trails, they became residents of the sanctuary. Both pigs are approximately 4-years-old. They are very affectionate and loving, and will make great family pets for someone who adores the funny antics of pigs.

Munna

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Status: Adoptable – Outdoor
Age:  Unknown
Breed: Pot Bellied Pig
Gender: Female
Color: Black and White
Adoption Fee: $50
Sponsor Fee: $35/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Munna


July 6, 2014:  Lovely little Munna found herself famous after appearing with this new picture in the local newspaper.  She hopes this will be her ticket to a forever home.

Munna came from a neglect situation in Portage county along with Yamka. After arriving at Happy Trails they made other friends and grew apart. Munna is fairly independent. She isn’t aggressive, however, she isn’t overly friendly. She is an adorable girl that is patiently waiting for her forever home.

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All of our Cows are Adopted!

nelson (3)Having no animals of this type is a good thing!  It means we have successfully adopted all of them to loving homes and have the room to rescue and rehabilitate others.

Please check back soon or browse our other wonderful animals in need of a forever family.

 

Practi’cal’ & Willow

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Status: Adoptable – Outdoor
Age: Unspecified
Breed: Farm Pigs
Gender: Male/Female
Color: Pink/Pink with some Black
Adoption Fee: $150 adopted together
Sponsor Fee: $40 each/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Practical & Willow


cal-willowJuly 1, 2014:  New pics of these awesome characters!  Can’t help but smile and maybe let out a little laugh at the cuteness these two exude!

December 8, 2013:  Cal has become great friends with Willow.  Willow is a wonderful resident at Happy Trails.  She can leap tall fences and was the reason for some recent updates!  We would love for Willow and Cal to be adopted together.  This lovely pair can be your charge and will offer many special moments to cherish.

Practical came from a neglect situation with three of our other farm pigs up for adoption. Temple, Practical, Fifer and Fiddler are all like family and ideally we would prefer that each of them leaves with at least one of their friends.  When Practical came to Happy Trails, he had to be treated for an upper respiratory infection and also had to have ear tags removed. He is the baby of the four and a very nice little pig.

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Jolie & Dulce

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Status: Adoptable – Outdoor
Age: Unspecified
Breed: Pot Bellied Pigs
Gender: Females
Color: Pink (Jolie -left) Black (Dulce – right)
Adoption Fee: $100 adopted together
Sponsor Fee: $35 each/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Jolie & Dulce


July 1, 2014:  Gotta love this pair.  These two, residing in the cabin within our courtyard, bring wonderful greetings to all who visit Happy Trails.  Be sure to give them a belly rub when you make it to the sanctuary!

September 13, 2013:  We got the report from the vets at OSU…Jolie’s surgery went well! It is believed that the entire mass was removed and it has been sent to the lab to determine the type of cancer she is dealing with. A large amount of small pin-head size lumps were also removed that were believed to also be the beginning of cancer cells.

After surgery Jolie stood up and began eating, which is a really good sign. Of course Dulce is there with her and being supportive throughout her ordeal.

Jolie and Dulce will have a mini-extended stay at OSU for as long as we can afford to allow her incision to heal and stay free from infection. The bandage and the surgery area must be kept clean and out of the mud for at least two weeks. This stay will also protect her from any flies. We’ll keep everyone posted as to how her recovery is progressing.

We’ve had a few people make donations toward her surgery – thanks for your support! We still are nowhere near covering her surgery expenses, but every little bit helps.

Thanks to everyone for sending her prayers and good energy.

September 11, 2013:  Many of you have come to know and love Jolie, the affectionate pink pot belly pig.  Yesterday, Ashley and I took an assortment of animals to OSU in Columbus to assess some health issues for them. We often take animals to the vet hospital there because it is cheaper in many cases and they get more expert veterinarians examining them – many times they get a group of vets involved in their case. Jolie was one of the animals who went to Columbus.

We had discovered a lump on her stomach. After aspirating and identifying the mass, the hospital determined that is was indeed cancer. They are hoping we found it at the early stages and that it can be removed with surgery. A good prognosis and successful outcome is hoped for.

Dulce, Jolie’s best pig friend who she has been with forever, went to the hospital also for an exam. Dulce stayed at the hospital yesterday with Jolie for moral support and companionship.

In addition to yesterdays vet bill (the total was nearly $900 for Jolie, Dulce, Angelina the pig and Kachina the mini-horse), Jolie’s surgery will cost approximately another $400.

We decided to approve surgery for her, hoping that the folks who enjoy being greeted by Jolie’s friendly yet crooked smile when you arrive at the sanctuary would be willing to chip in something toward her surgery cost. If we could get maybe 20 people to pitch in $20, that would actually cover her surgery bill.

In addition to the vet bills, it costs us $100 in gas with each trip to Ohio State.

Anyone who had a chance to get to give Jolie a belly rub or feed her a snack or just hang out with her and enjoy her company, and is willing to help out with a few bucks toward her  surgery, that would be very much appreciated.  Please send her prayers and good energy for a safe and successful surgery today.  And I’m sure that Jolie would thank you for your support.

Jolie and Dulce came in together from a neglect situation. Both were severely overweight and had overgrown hooves. Jolie is a social butterfly and loves to greet people in the hopes of getting a belly rub or a treat. Dulce is a little more reserved. We aren’t sure of her exact age, but she seems to be a senior. She suffers from arthritis and will need to be on medication for the rest of her life. These ladies have been best friends and have spent their lives together so they will need to be adopted together.

Renaissance

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Status:  Adoptable – In Recovery
Year Born:  1990
Breed:  Appaloosa
Gender:  Stallion
Color:  Grey
Adoption Fee: $150
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About ‘Renny’


renny2July 1, 2014:  Renny has had his feet trimmed and has been vetted.  He will recover fully from his neglect however, he will always endure his blindness.  He continues to love rolling in any fresh bedding or the sand of our new arena.  He is sweet and loving.  Trusting of every human that walks toward him despite his years of neglect.  Renaisance will be gelded and his teeth floated to correct the severe points of his canines.  Please consider adopting this lovely and proud horse for your own.  Watch Renny do his thing!…

 

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.

Renaisance was the last horse to be pulled from his stall.  Standing quietly although all of his family had been taken, I coaxed him out of his stall.  Stepping down out of his mounded manure was difficult as Renny is completely blind.  He trusted me and he led easily out into the warm sun.  Dipping his head down as he walked, he grabbed mouthfuls of grass as he walked and when he reached what he sensed to be a clearing he went down – down and rolling over and over and over, grabbing ever more grass as he rolled.  He got up, shook off and continued his walk with me straight up and onto the trailer for his ride to Happy Trails.

Virtue

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Status:  Adoptable – In Recovery
Year Born:  2004
Breed:  Appaloosa
Gender:  Mare
Color:   Brown Blanket Appy
Adoption Fee: $250
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Virtue


virtueJuly 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.

Delilah

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Status:  Adoptable – In Recovery
Year Born:  2002
Breed:  Appaloosa
Gender:  Mare
Color:  Brown Blanket Appy
Adoption Fee: $250
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Delilah


delilahJuly 1, 2014:  This update in the words of Ashley K – Two weeks ago today we got this gorgeous mare, her 2 sisters, brother and father at Happy Trails. Her feet were so overgrown and twisted that she could hardly stand. Her muscles, tendons and ligaments were strained. Everyone was crossing their fingers that she would be able to even get on the trailer and make it here. She spent considerably more time laying down than standing. Last week, she got her first hoof trim in years and has a long road of recovery ahead. Today, after getting used to her new feet, she got to get out of her stall and stretch for the first time in who knows how long. Delilah is an inspiration. I just love this girl! ♥  View the heartwarming video of Delilah’s first proud trot.


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.

Delilah, named in honor of one of our tireless caregivers, is the gal that tugged at everyone’s heart.  She took coaxing to come out from her 10×10 chamber.  To step down from the mountain of manure in which her legs dug an awkward trench in which to stand took some huge courage.  Delilah had severely neglected hooves and was barely able to walk but Happy Trails got her safely to the sanctuary to start her recovery.

Many thanks…

lemonade002Many thanks to Cory (16) and Alex (12), and Jeff (12) and Chase (16) who chose Happy Trails as the recipients of their earnings from National Lemonade day.  They were able to raise $165 to benefit the rescued animals of Happy Trails.  Great job boys!

Queenie

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Status: Permanent Resident
Age:  Unspecified
Breed: Pot Bellied Pig
Gender: Female
Color: Pink
Adoption Fee: n/a
Sponsor Fee: $35/month
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About Queenie


July 1, 2014: Queenie has lost her pal George and is learning to move on with his memory by her side.  She resides in the original cabin of Janice, our founding pig, in the courtyard of the sanctuary.  She is a beautiful and mellow gal living out her days at our wonderful facility.

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 arthritits in her shoulders and she has some difficulty getting around. She is on an anti-inflammatory regularly to aid with arthritis discomfort. Queenie is best friends with George, one of the founding pigs. She helped him through the loss of his companion, Janice. They love to take naps together and cuddle up under blankets at night. Queenie is a very sweet pig that loves attention. She 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.

Unique Concrete Statuary Still Available at Happy Trails

concrete-rearing horse_smallHappy Trails summer fundraiser, selling concrete yard decor such as planters, bird baths, welcome signs, memorial stones and statuary, is going great!  Thanks to everyone who purchased a concrete item to help support the animals. Though we have sold a ton (probably a very accurate statement) so far, we do still have a nice selection of concrete items to choose from.  Feel free to stop by and browse through the concrete statuary display — it’s pretty impressive. Store hours are Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sat from 9am to 5pm and on Sundays 11am to 4pm.  Closed on Wednesdays.  View a sampling of our selection!

Grant

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Status: Adoptable – Pature Pal
Year Born:  1993
Breed: Quarter Horse
Gender: Gelding
Color: Red Roan
Height: 15.3hh
Adoption Fee: $150
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Grant


grantJune 30, 2014:  Benny and Grant, two wonderful Quarter horses who we would love to adopt out together,  came from a situation where they were not only abused by an owner, they were then placed in the care of a second family who in turn neglected them a second time! They would make wonderful family pets. Grant would be a handsome companion horse as he currently cannot be ridden due to navicular disease.  Our farrier has high hopes that this can be worked with and eventually he will be ridable.  Benny should be available for some light backyard riding. These are the two perfect gentleman if you want horses you can hug and love. They are friendly, easy to work with, and the sweetest guys ever.

March 19, 2014: Grant is doing very well. After being checked out by a vet, it was determined that he has navicular disease. He now has corrective shoes on his front feet and is on medication to prevent it from getting worse. He hasn’t been sore and is no longer lame, however he is not able to be ridden. Grant is very bonded to his friend Benny. If possible, we would love to see these guys find a home together. After all Grant has been through, he deserves a loving home where he can retire and live out the rest of his days comfortably. Despite all he has been through, Grant is quite the sweetheart. He absolutely loves carrots and likes kisses on his nose. He also seems to get along well with all the other horses and would make a great companion for a horse.

December 1, 2013:  Grant and Benny both came to Happy Trails just a few weeks ago. These guys are both geldings from Guernsey County.  They have now been rescued from a situation of neglect for the second time in their life.  Grant is very sweet and quiet.  He has soreness in his front legs and will need some time to recover from his lonely days of neglect.  Imagine standing in a stall by your buddy.  Every day a person comes in bringing grain to each and every other in the barn….except for you.  That is what happened to these guys.
In order to bring a horse back to decent body condition, it takes rigorous around the clock care.  They are on their way back!   Stay posted for updates on these guys who will be available for adoption.  If you are interested in being the owner who can assure that Grant will never again have to worry about a meal, please don’t hesitate to start the adoption process.

Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary Inc