Cactus

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Status: Adoption pending
Year Born: 1998
Breed: QH
Gender: Gelding
Color: Sorrel
Height: 15h
Adoption Fee: $250
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Cactus

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

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

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


Chip

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

About Chip

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

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

 

 


Buddy

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

About Buddy

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

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


Volunteer Board Member

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

Star

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

About Star

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

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

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


Layla

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

About Layla

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

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


Felix

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

About Felix

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

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


Celeste

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

About Celeste

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

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


Audrey

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

About Audrey

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

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


Indira

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

About Indira

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

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


Liberty

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

About Liberty

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

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


Princeton

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

princeton (4)About Princeton

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

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

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

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


Violet Gray

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Status:  In Foster Care
Year Born:  2006
Breed:  Grade
Gender:  Mare
Color:  Sorrel Varnish
Height:  14.2
Adoption Fee:  $250
Sponsor Fee: $50
Ready to Adopt?

dsc_8168violetAbout Violet Gray

July 21, 2015: Violet will stand all day long to be groomed and scratched.  Needs a gentle and patient handler to get her over some of her residual fears.  She is not broke to ride but sky is the limit with the right person.

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

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


Austin

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

AustinAbout Austin

Ridable: Ohhhh, Austin.  Austin would be best suited for his own TV show.  You absolutely cannot be in a bad mood around him; his antics will brighten any day.  Austin is is broke to ride, and with conditioning, can be ridden lightly. His previous job was as a therapeutic mount and did well being ridden every other day. For the last year he has been pastured and cannot wait to find a person to call his own.

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

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

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

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


Harland

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

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

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

 


Piggie Smalls

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

About Piggie Smalls

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

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


Bernie

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

BernieAbout Bernie

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

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


Macario

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

About Macario

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

 


Dharma

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

About Dharma

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

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


Kate

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

About Kate

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

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


Axel

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

About Axel

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

 

 


Prince William

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

About Prince William

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

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


Cabrio

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

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

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


Crown Royal

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

About Roy

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

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


Kyle

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

kyle About Kyle

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

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

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

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

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


Hercules

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

 hercules (2)About Hercules

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

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


Kachina

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

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

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


Queenie

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

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


Lily

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

lily-draftAbout Lily

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

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

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

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


Suvali

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

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About Suvali

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


Natasha

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

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About Natasha

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


Odessa

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

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About Odessa

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


Director of Development

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

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

Position Overview:

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications

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

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

About Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary

Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary Inc. is a non-profit (501c3) organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and provides an adoption program for abused, abandoned, and neglected farm animals such as horses, ponies, pot belly pigs, farm pigs, chickens, ducks, turkeys, sheep, goats, and cattle. Happy Trails serves the entire state of Ohio and any other state requesting our help, and works in cooperation with county humane societies, animal protective leagues, and local and state law enforcement officers. Animals in our program must have been removed from a situation of abuse, neglect or abandonment by law officials, and cruelty charges must be filed against the person(s) responsible for the crime.  Happy Trials seeks to foster a teamwork environment, therefore, employees must work well and in cooperation with staff, volunteers and board members, and must have effective and professional communication skills.

Internship Opportunities

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

Application Process:

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

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

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

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

-What is your scheduling availability during this time frame?

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

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

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

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

About our Director – Laurie Jackson

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

 

Cisco

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

Jake

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

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

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


Sonny

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

About Sonny

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

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


Pandora

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

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

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


Gershwin

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


Tyee

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

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

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

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

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


Balboa

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

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

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


Mustang Sally

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

About Mustang Sally

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

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


Dakota

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

About Dakota

2015JulyNewsletter.p65Pasture Pal:  Nearly blind, but gentle and confident, Dakota was retired to Happy Trails through the Amish retirement program.  Just 2 miles down the road from Macario and picked up on the same day, this guy is loved at his current foster home but needs to find another family to live out his days.  He is beautiful and would settle in to a family with lots of love to give.  Please check him out!

 

 


Ozzie

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

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


Lillian

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

lillianAbout Lillian

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


Dark Brahma Roosters

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

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

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

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


Sharon

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

About Sharon

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

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


Clark

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

About Clark

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

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


Clint

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

About Clint

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

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


Jack

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

About Jack

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

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


Tex

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

About Tex

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

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


A Night of Hope and Inspiration

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

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

VIP Reception – 4pm
General Admission – 5pm

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

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

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

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

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Zestos

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

About Zestos

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

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


Petunia

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


Celita

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


Ama La Vita

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

About Ama La Vita

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

 


Rooster Adoption FAQs

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

Wilby

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

About Wilby

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


Emma

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

About Emma

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

 


Luke

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

About Luke

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


Beauty

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

About Beauty

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

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


Bailey

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

About Bailey

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

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


Mercedes

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

lily-hAbout Mercedes

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

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

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


Mona Lisa

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

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


Virtue

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

dsc_8125virtueAbout Virtue

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

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

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

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

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

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


David

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

davidAbout David

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

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


Sueno

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

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

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

About Stormey

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


Stormey

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

About Stormey

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

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


Cash

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

About Cash

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


Elsa

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

elsa (2)About Elsa

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

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


Spero & Lizzie

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

spero-lizzie-asimAbout Spero & Lizzie

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

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


Kacey

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

About Kacey

Kacey shares an ‘apartment’ with her fav friends, each named after a popular TV show.  She runs the pack as they wander around looking for grass and entertainment.  Ronaldo is happy to tag along.  Some day, they would love to have a family to call their own.  These gals are social although timid to strangers.  Wouldn’t it be a dream come true to find a forever home?

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


Charlotte

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

About Charlotte

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

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


Carrie

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

About Carrie

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

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

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


Ronaldo

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

About Ronaldo

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

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

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

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


LadyBug

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

About LadyBug

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


Gordy

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Status: At Sanctuary
Age: Unknown
Breed: Potbelly
Gender: Male
Color: Pink w/ Black
Adoption Fee: $50
Sponsor Fee: $35/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Gordy

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


Dierks

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


Starra

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Status: In Foster Care
Year Born: 1998
Breed: Standardbred
Gender: Mare
Color: Dark Bay
Height: 16h
Adoption Fee: $150
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

starra-hAbout Starra

October 26, 2015:  A sweet, friendly gal , Starra has been an Amish buggy horse for her entire life. This mare is fat and happy and an easy keeper, and would make a great companion for another horse. Although the family did give lead line rides on Starra, she has lameness issues that keep her from being ridden. She is used to being around kids and she has no vices. A wonderful family addition!

 


Ralphie

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November 24, 2015: Ralphie was a great part of our family for quite awhile.  Coming to Happy Trails as an abandoned piggie from the streets of Green he settled in the best he could at Happy Trails.  He was not able to find an adopter due to his aggression issues but he was loved  more than you can imagine by all who cared for him every day.  We miss you little buddy.


Dwight

November 3, 2015: Our little Dwight will be missed.  Taught to fight and treated as a commodity, it was a strange but welcomed transition form him to come to Happy Trails.  We hope he understood that not all people are bad and the love and attention and care provided was our best way to show it.   Rest easy, Dwight.


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Tropigal

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Status: At Sanctuary
Age: 2015
Breed: Farm Pig
Gender: Female
Color: Red
Adoption Fee: $75
Sponsor Fee: $40/month
Ready to Adopt?

tropigal_pigcassoAbout Tropigal

Two potbelly pigs and two farm pigs were brought to Happy Trails to assist HSUS with a mass rescue of 51 farm animals from Marion County.  These guys are famous, read the article on humanesociety.org  We have welcomed Tropigal to our group of farm pigs along with her friend, Pigcasso. They have settled in nicely and are learning to enjoy the mud, root through the straw and cuddle together on the cold nights.  We hope for them to find a forever home so they can know individual attention and love.


Pigcasso

Status: At Sanctuary
Age: 2015
Breed: Farm Pig
Gender: Female
Color: Black/White
Adoption Fee: $75
Sponsor Fee: $40/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Pigcasso

Two potbelly pigs and two farm pigs were brought to Happy Trails to assist HSUS with a mass rescue of 51 farm animals from Marion County.  These guys are famous, read the article on humanesociety.org  We have welcomed Pigcasso to our group of farm pigs along with her friend, Tropigal. They have settled in nicely and are learning to enjoy the mud, root through the straw and cuddle together on the cold nights.  We hope for them to find a forever home so they can know individual attention and love.


Merle

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

About Merle

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


Wilbur

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Status: Adopted!
Age: 2015
Breed: Potbelly
Gender: Male
Color: Grey/White
Adoption Fee: $50
Sponsor Fee: $35/month

About Wilbur

January 2, 2016:  An approved adoptive family came out to visit with our pigs and Wilbur stole their hearts.  He has found a forever home and we could not be more happy for him!

Wilbur came to us as a cute little 6-month-old piggie.  He is inquisitive, sassy, full of life and love….ok, he’s kind of bratty.  But how would you feel if you lived to love people but did not have a forever home and a family to share.  Wilbur will be able to live indoors with a little training.  He has been neutered and vaccinated and a complete check up at OSU.  He is ready to bring more joy to you than you could imagine.


Barney

Annette&BarneyTheHorseNovember 17, 2015: Barney originally was born in Illinois, registered with the Illinois Trotting Association and had a short racing career. He retired into the life of an Amish horse, but unfortunately was used for not only pulling a buggy, but for hauling logs as well. This resulted in masses of muscles down both sides on his shoulders, visible until the end. As the personal horse of our Director and friend, Annette Fisher, Barney could not have asked for a better life. He shared a special soulful connection to Annette for over a decade and will be sorely missed, not only by Annette, but all of Happy Trails who knew and adored him.


Jolie

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Status: Adopted!
Age: Unknown
Breed: Potbelly
Gender: Females
Color: Pink (Jolie -left)
Adoption Fee: $50
Sponsor Fee: $35 each/month

 About Jolie

August 19, 2015:  Our dear sweet Dulce has cross the rainbow bridge.  She brought joy to all who met her.  We are sad for us but happy that she is pain-free and able to romp, play an root in green pastures.

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.


Polaris

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Status: Foster to Adopt
Year Born: 2007
Breed: Paint
Gender: Mare
Color: Chestnut/White
Height: 15.3
Adoption Fee: $500
Sponsor Fee: $50

polaris-hAbout Polaris

November 90, 2015:  Polaris has gone to a loving home in Columbus where she will be doted over by a way-to-cute little boy and his mom.  If all goes well, she will have a forever home.  Wish her luck!

Polaris has been returned from an adoptive home where she was used in a riding program. She is beautiful, level-headed, the perfect age and has no health issues that we are aware of.
Polaris is ready for a loving forever home. She can offer to be a great riding companion for the right person. Is that person you?


Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe

‘Tis the season to start your day off with an animal friendly pumpkin smoothie!

20151014_075053-21 ripe frozen banana
1 cup vanilla soymilk
½ cup pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 tablespoon vegan brown sugar
Pinch of sea salt

Combine all of the ingredients into a blender and garnish with unsweetened coconut flakes and cinnamon!

Johnny Crawford

johnny2October 27, 2014:  Mr. Johnny Crawford.  This guy.  We loved him even though it was hard for him to warm up to people.  He always had troubles accepting the love of us humans.  BUT, what he did love?  Living at Happy Trails free from the neglect that brought him to us.  Johnny is now at peace and we hope we made his life good until the end.


Athena

20151007_105552October 10, 2015:  Athena has been a wonderful resident at Happy Trails. Rescued along with 8 other horses, she came to us malnourished and depressed.  Over the last year not only did she gain weight, she gained her sassy attitude back!  More recently, Athena has struggled with balance issues caused by an internal ailment.  We helped her cross the Rainbow Bridge with dignity to reunite with her beloved Fury.


Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Pumpkin season is here!  Here is a great recipe for pumpkin cookies that takes minutes to throw together, is oil free and leaves room for lots of autumn additions!  These cookies are amazing as is, but have fun and get creative and add in other fruits like dried banana, cranberries, raisins or coconut.

 

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1 29 ounce can pumpkin puree

2 tablespoons cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg

¼ teaspoon ginger

¼ teaspoon cloves

5 cups old fashioned oats

1 cup sugar (I used Sugar In The Raw)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine pumpkin and oatmeal (and any other additions) into a large mixing bowl and stir.  Mix in spices and sugar.  Line a tray with parchment paper and scoop heaping tablespoons of batter onto tray.  Press each cookie down in center to be sure they cook evenly.  Sprinkle extra sugar on top of cookies and bake for 15 minutes.  Remove cookies from the oven and allow to cool before devouring.

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Hattrick & Jacqueline

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September 16, 2015: Finally!  Hattrick and Jacqueline have found a home.  And boy did they land a good one, all while providing companionship to a goose that lost his best friend.  These two geese arrived at their new home and were shown around by George the goose and before our Placement Coordinator left, they were swimming off into the sunset on a beautiful pond.  Gotta love the work that gets done at Happy Trails!

Hattrick and Jacqueline come from two separate abuse cases in Portage county.  Each having their own baggage, they found each other at Happy Trails and are quite the pair!  Jacqueline was dubbed Jacques by a staff member but it was soon evident by the big goose egg that Jacques was female!  Hattrick is addicted to Lays potato chips and seems to have an opinion on most everything.  He can be found any weekday morning enamored by our wonderful volunteer, Mike, who is in charge of the courtyard.  Hattrick follows Mike around like they were long lost brothers.  It is quite the sight.  Please consider providing a loving forever home for this pair in order to give them the fairytale ending they deserve.

Just Mayo

Animal Friendly product alert!   Hampton Creek’s Just Mayo is now sold at the Dollar Store.  Per ounce, it is actually less expensive than Miracle Whip sold at the same store.  Now imagine that, an amazing animal friendly product that is not only healthier for you but also less expensive than its animal based competitor!  Thank you, Hampton Creek, cannot wait for Just Pancakes and Just Cookie Dough to hit stores near us!Screenshot_2015-09-08-22-03-30

Falcon

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

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

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

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

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


Esperanza

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Status: Adopted!
Year Born: 2000
Breed: National Show Horse
Gender: Mare
Color: Chestnut/White
Height: 16.0hh
Adoption Fee: $500
Sponsor Fee: $50/month

 espiAbout Esperanza

October 10, 2015:  Esperanza has been adopted.  Taken on to help Happy Trails with training, she in return helped her new adoptive mom to trust riding again.  After a back injury from a fall, she was reluctant to mount again.  In working with Esperanza on the ground, it was obvious the next step took her on trail.  She did it and together they rode off into the sunset!  Congratulations!

September 3, 2015:  We have received a great update from Esperanza’s foster mom. “Esperanza is doing very well with her saddle work!! I have her in work (ground and saddle) three days a week. She is a lot of fun to work with. We hand walked her on our trails tonight and a bunch of deer jumped out pretty close to her. She was completely un-phased… she watched them go by and that was it.”  Esperanza has blossomed into an amazing horse.

July 21, 2015:  This past Friday, Espi had a riding evaluation and while she did very well, she will need continued training at a slow and patient pace.

July 11, 2015:  A special treat…this update is straight from Esperanza’s foster home and trainer…The once nervous, anxious and un-trusting horse is in the past. Esperanza has blossomed over the last ten months in her foster home, she has gained a little more weight and has tons of muscle on her. She seeks attention, is incredibly gentle with little kids and comes happily when you call her in from the field. She most certainly has figured out how to be a horse again. She has gotten along with every horse that we have introduced her to. This is in part because she has no desire to be the head of the herd, shes happy just being with the other horses. She has been in training and handled daily since her arrival at her foster home. She is working on her level two Parelli Natural Horsemanship and has recently been restarted under saddle and ground ties better than any horse in the barn and loves to be groomed. We felt it was best to take her back to the very basics. She is what would be termed in the natural horsemanship world as a right
brained extrovert. Knowing the horsenality of a horse helps immensely in setting them up for success. It’s taking the time to understand how they process and learn and this girl is incredibly smart, a fast learner and very eager to please.  We have introduced her to scary things like tarps and big blue balls. None of which phase her. She is very nosy and tries to be helpful. A quick story: We were putting up additional fence in our field and had equipment everywhere, making noise, banging and Esperanza was right there. She was taking things out of the four wheeler, nudging us while we worked trying very hard to be part of  things. Our goal with Esperanza was to try and help her forget all the bad that she has experienced in her life and instead show her that humans can in fact be a safe part of her world. I believe we are there!  Her favorite treats are watermelon and bananas.

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 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.