Covington & Houdini

 

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Status: Adopted!
Age:  Convington – 3  Houdini – 1
Breed: Pot Bellied Pigs
Gender: Female/Male
Color: Both Black
Adoption Fee: $100 adopted together
Sponsor Fee: $35 each/month

About Convington & Houdini


August 30. 2015:  We cannot tell you how thrilled we are to give the news that this pair has been adopted!  Straight into a loving home where they settled in as if they had been there forever.  Congratulations to the adoptive family and the same to this deserving little piggie couple!

This couple is as cute as can be. Their sad past has brought them to Happy Trails and allowed them to become best friends.  We would love for them to be adopted together.  Covington is 3 years old. She came from a Kentucky cat shelter. She is not only sweet and cuddly, she is housebroken as well.  Houdini is a 1-year-old and he is fixed. He is a lot of fun to play with. Houdini was found roaming the streets. It is hard to think of his lonely walks. Please consider taking them into your family and they will reward you with tons of joy!

 

Chapman

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Status: Adopted!
Year Born:  1991
Breed: Standardbred
Gender: Gelding
Color: Bay
Height: 16.1
Adoption Fee: $250
Sponsor Fee: $50

About Chapman


August 30, 2015:  Chapman was adopted today!  The family came in looking for piggies, of which they adopted two.  But during their visit this special guy caught her eye.  She couldn’t get him out of her mind.  So she took him home where he will be loved forever.  Goodbye Chapman!  We wish you the best and congratulations go to your new family.

July 21, 2015:  Looking to learn how to drive?  Chapman, retired as an Amish buggy horse, can show you how.  This is his business, it is what he knows.  Let him show you the ropes and in return give him the loving retirement he deserves.

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

Jolie

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Status: Adoption pending
Age: Unspecified
Breed: Pot Bellied Pig
Gender: Females
Color: Pink (Jolie -left)
Adoption Fee: $50
Sponsor Fee: $35 each/month
Ready to Adopt?

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.

Hershey

About Hershey


hershey_faceAugust 23, 2015:  Our dear Hershey.  How we all loved him.  For two years, Hershey ran up to every person he encountered and dropped straight on his side to accept his rightful belly rubs.  He was fostered by one of our animal caregivers for a time and also did a stint as the ‘office pig’ where he helped the girls with the daily work.  Hershey was set to be adopted by a wonderful family who had already accepted him in and loved him a bunch!  But it was not to be.  Hershey passed away unexpectedly in a freak accident.  We all mourn this loss but know he is with our other Happy Trails friends.  Rest easy, little pal.  We miss you.

Earth Balance Mac & Cheese

Did you know Earth Balance, who makes amazing butter substitutes, now has their own delicious Mac & Cheese?  It comes in two varieties, Vegan Cheddar Flavor and Vegan White Cheddar Flavor.  Both are soy free, dairy free, free of trans fats, and of course, 100% animal friendly!  You can find them at your local health food store for a very reasonable price – I bought mine for just $1.00 each!   MacAndCheese.jpg

Easy Coconut Whipped Cream

1 can Thai Kitchen Unsweetened Coconut Milk

1 tablespoon maple syrup

After buying the whipped cream, place it upside down in the refrigerator overnight.  Open can upright, and scoop out the top half of the solidified coconut milk and place in a food processor or blender.  Add three tablespoons of the liquid coconut milk from the can and add maple syrup.  Blend until the solid milk is fully whipped, stopping to scrape the sides of blender as necessary.  This is perfect so serve with fresh fruit, or as a topping for desserts or hot chocolate!

 

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As simple as this recipe sounds, it took me months to make because there are a few things you need to know when purchasing the coconut milk.  The trick is to shake the can when you are in the store and buy ones that sound solid, where you aren’t just shaking a can of water.  I have found the brand that works best is Thai Kitchen, and fat free and $1.00 off brands do not work.

Dulce

About Dulce


August 18, 2015: This past week we said good-bye to Dulce, a sweet, elderly pot belly piggy, whose age got the better of her.  Dulce lived at the sanctuary, and enjoyed quiet naps, snuggling with her best pig friend, Jolie, and special sugary treats. She was loved by all staff and volunteers and her long-time sponsors, and spoiled rotten until the very end. May she be enjoying a world where she is free from pain.

Zagato

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August 14, 2015: Today we had to say goodbye to our sweet Zagato. When first arriving we did not think he would make it far. He was skin and bones and his old body was refusing to put on weight. Happy Trails called in our secret weapon, our wonderful foster mom, Deb. Deb took Zagato in like many other of our hard cases. She nursed him and loved him and allowed him to know the life of a horse free from the burdens of the past. He flourished and developed a beautiful glow, enjoying the amazing care bestowed upon him. After a recent bought of illness, Zagato was laid to rest. He now runs free. The unwavering love that Deb provides the horses at Happy Trails is proven by her ask – “bring on another”. She has room in her heart for more!

Kale Chili Dip

An animal friendly diet isn’t expensive, time consuming or bland.  This recipe stands here to prove it.  And if you don’t you like eating your greens, this is a great way to get them.

1 jar of medium salsaIMG_20150811_213953

1 can fat free refried beans

1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

4 cups kale, finely chopped

1 cup tomato, roughly chopped

1 cup sweet onion, diced

1 cup yellow pepper, diced

1 cup frozen corn

1 lime, zested and juiced

2 avocados, diced

Salt, pepper and cumin, to taste

2 teaspoons cayenne pepper

Combine beans and salsa in a large frying pan over medium heat while you prepare the rest of the vegetables.  Stir in corn, tomatoes, peppers, kale and onion, lower heat.  Add in seasoning and simmer for about ten minutes.

Top  with diced avocados.  This is great as a dip with chips or toasted pita

 

 

 

Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal

Not long ago, I thought oatmeal could only be eaten after cooked on the stove top or in the microwave.  But oatmeal is just like other packaged cereals that can be eaten right out of the box- without artificial ingredients and added sugars.  This breakfast takes just a few minutes to throw together, is perfect for an on-the go breakfast and really does taste like cinnamon rolls!

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3/4 cup steel cut or old fashioned oats

1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

6 pitted dates, sliced thinly

1/2 cup non-dairy milk

2 teaspoons ground flax seeds

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon pure maple syrup (to sweeten, if you are using unsweetened milk)

 

Combine all ingredients and allow to sit for a few minutes before indulging in this whole foods breakfast bowl.

 

By Melissa DelSignore

Mona Lisa

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Status: Adoptable – Outdoor
Age:  Born 2008
Breed: Farm Pig
Gender: female
Color: pink
Adoption Fee: $75
Sponsor Fee: $40 each/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Mona Lisa


July 28, 2015:  Sadly this past season, we lost Garfunkle.  Mona Lisa is now part of a trio, residing with Celita and Cisco at the sanctuary.  She still hopes to find her forever home and as you can see, it would not be hard to fall in love with her!

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

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

Eyes, Lips, Face

How much does it typically cost for makeup that does not include any animal ingredients and does not test their products on animals? $15? $20? $40 or more?  Try $1, and I’m not kidding.  Eyes, Lips, Face (or E.L.F.) cosmetics is one brand you have probably seen in the makeup isle and walked right past, thinking that you need to spend top dollar in order to have animal friendly makeup.

E.L.F does not test any of their products on animals, and most** are 100% animal product free.  In store, their prices rage from $1.00-6.00 and they have everything from makeup remover cloths and nail polish remover to mascara, eyeliner and blush.  To make things even better, these products are sold at Wal-Mart, Kmart and Target, making them easy on your wallet and gas tank.  Online, they offer free shipping and a much larger selection than what you can find in stores.

Directly from the E.L.F. FAQ page, “We do NOT test on animals or endorse such practices. Our products do not contain animal derived ingredients. Beeswax has been replaced by synthetic beeswax and lanolin has been replaced by Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladinpale-2. We currently support HSUS and are partners with PETA in the Caring Consumer Project.”

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**E.L.F’s Studio Line brushes are animal friendly, however their brushes from the Essential Line do contain animal hair.

 

Ginger Grapefruit Zinger

Need a quick, caffeine-free pick me up?  With only three ingredients and a blender needed, something so delicious couldn’t be more simple.    In addition to a natural energy boost, this drink is perfect for detoxifying, improving circulation and the immune system.  Makes 1/2 cup of juice.20150627_144436

1 grapefruit, peeled and seeded (approximately 1 1/2 cups)

2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled (or less, to your taste)

1 teaspoon fresh turmeric, peeled

Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend on high for 1 minute 30 seconds.  If you don’t have fresh turmeric, use ground turmeric, or you may leave out completely.

Falcon

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Status: In Foster Care
Year Born:  2010
Breed: Spotted Saddle Horse
Gender:  Gelding
Color:  Black/White
Height:  15
Adoption Fee:  $500
Sponsor Fee: $50

About Falcon


falconhJuly 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!

Juno

 

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Status: In Foster Care
Year Born: 1998
Breed: Thoroughbred
Gender: Mare
Color: Bay
Height: 15.3
Adoption Fee: $500
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Juno


juno-h July 21, 2015:  Juno is suitable for an advanced beginner to advanced rider.  She is flourishing in her foster home, being ridden, loved and building muscle and trust.

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

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

Pandora

 

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Status: At Sanctuary
Year Born: 2005
Breed: Thoroughbred
Gender: Mare
Color: Bay
Height: 16.0
Adoption Fee: $500
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Pandora


dsc_8196pandoraJuly 21, 2015:  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.

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

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

Ranger

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Status: In Foster Care
Year Born: 1994
Breed: Appaloosa
Gender: Gelding
Color: Bay
Height: 15.2
Adoption Fee: $150
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Ranger

RangerJuly 21, 2015:  Ranger is friendly, loves attention and affection.  He will make a lifelong partner and pasture buddy.

May 1, 2015:   Ranger along with Austin 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.  Ranger is still awaiting his forever home.

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

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

Dharma

 

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

About Dharma


dharma (1)July 21, 2015:  Dharma is in a wonderful foster home where she has been able to continue her training.  She is green broke but has been very willing and quiet under saddle.

April 1, 2015:  Dharma was evaluated today 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 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!

Esperanza

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Status: In Foster Care
Year Born: 2000
Breed: National Show Horse
Gender: Mare
Color: Chestnut/White
Height: 16.0hh
Adoption Fee: $500
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Esperanza


espiJuly 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 (pdf) We have a grand dream that her and her two friends, who supported each other through years of neglect, could be adopted out together.  We do understand our dream is just that and if the right family comes along, she will be adopted out with best wishes.  Esperanza came to us very nervous, anxious and un-trusting. She is in need of a weight gain of 300 pounds!  It has been a sweet pleasure for our animal caregivers to work with her gently each day as she blossoms into a bright-eyed, less anxious friend at the sanctuary.  Although it will take time, she will learn to trust and will be able to be ridden but most importantly, she may actually trust again.  Please contact us if you think Esperanza might find hope in your family.

Violet Gray

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

About Violet Gray


dsc_8168violetJuly 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!

Tyee

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

About Tyee


dsc_8207tyeeJuly 21, 2015: 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.

Iris

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Status:  At Sanctuary
Year Born:  mid 20s
Breed:  QH
Gender:  Mare
Color:  Dark Bay
Height:  15.1
Adoption Fee:  $250
Sponsor Fee: $50

About Iris


dsc_8216irisJuly 21, 2015: Iris is broke, broke, broke! Would be a great lead line horse for kids, an excellent teacher for beginners.  Iris is the perfect, perfect kids horse for light riding and lots of love!

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.

Belle

 

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Status: At Sanctuary
Year Born:  2013
Breed:  Morgan
Gender:  Mare
Color:  Dark Bay
Height:  14
Adoption Fee:  $250
Sponsor Fee: $50

About Belle


dsc_8185belleJuly 21, 2015:  Belle was taken to OSU on the 10th of this month.  Surgery for Belle would give her a new lease on life.  Fundraising efforts are currently underway to make this happen!  Belle needs an experienced handler and with surgery can be put into training to make a great riding companion.  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.

Belle is a wonder to behold.  Her beautiful face and shiny coat show her inner beauty cannot be contained.  Belle has a hernia that prevents her from being turned out with aggressive companions.  This hernia may be repairable with an elective surgery at OSU.  We can work with a potential home to make this happen.  First we must find the right person to take Belle as their own.  With this surgery, Belle at age 3 will live a long, happy life as a riding companion for some lucky person.

Pumpkin

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Status:  In Foster Care
Year Born:
Breed:  Mini Horse
Gender:  Gelding
Color:  Chestnut
Height:  9
Adoption Fee:  $100
Sponsor Fee:  $50

About Pumpkin


Pumpkin 3July 20, 2015:  Pumpkin is shy and sweet and ready to find a forever home.  He was rescued alongside Buster and Lilly and they are fast friends.  They are all together in a foster home until each finds his place to be in the world.  Could you find this little guy his 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.

Pumpkin and Buster are in foster care awaiting their forever home.  We will bring more details to you as they become available.

Lilly

 

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Status: In Foster Care
Year Born:
Breed:  Welsh Pony
Gender:  Mare
Color:  White
Height: 10.5
Adoption Fee:  $100
Sponsor Fee: $50

About Lilly


lily4July 20, 2015:  a beautiful while large mini/small pony, is blind in one eye. She is gentle and sweet, a little shy, but will make a great family pet or companion for another horse.  She was rescued alongside Pumpkin and Buster and they are close friends.  Lilly will need a companion to help her with sight and an ideal companion would be her current seeing eye mini, Pumpkin!

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.

Buster

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Status: In Foster Care
Year Born:
Breed: Mini Horse
Gender: Gelding
Color:  Black/White
Height:  9.5
Adoption Fee:  $100
Sponsor Fee: $50

About Buster


buster2July 20, 2015:  Buster is very vocal, smart, brash, super curious, outgoing, bossy and fearless.  Rescued alongside Pumpkin and Lilly, they are great friends.  Buster needs a companion kid to have adventures with!  Do you know the perfect little cowboy or cowgirl to match up with Buster’s great personality?  Give us a call!

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.

Pumpkin and Buster are in foster care awaiting their forever home.  We will bring more details to you as they become available.

4 Rhode Island Red Roosters

 

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

About the Rhode Island Reds


July 9, 2015:  Ronald has been adopted with his girlfriend Georgia!!  We wish these two lovebirds the best.  They are going to an amazing home with many other farm animals and lots and lots of green grass to peck the day away!

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

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

 

Watermelon Sunshine Smoothie

Need to cool off on a hot summer’s day?  Here is a smoothie that will surely refresh and energize you!

The watermelon in this smoothie is a perfect base, being comprised of nearly 92% water, you really do not need to add additional liquid.  And, did you know watermelon contains more lycopene than almost any other fruit or vegetable?  This smoothie, loaded with nutrients, will make you feel like you are holding the summertime sun in your glass.watermelon sunshinee

Makes 2 cups of smoothie.

 

1 cup of apple, chopped (I used 1 organic pink lady apple)

2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice

1/2 cup frozen strawberries

2 cups watermelon, deseeded and chopped

 

Combine watermelon, strawberries and lemon juice and blend for 30 seconds.  Add apple and blend for another minute or until all fruit is completely blended to a juice-like consistency.

 

Recipe by Melissa DelSignore

Mahoning Valley Vegan

Hi Annette:

     ….I wanted to let you know how much our group-Mahoning Valley Vegan-enjoyed our tours this past Sunday.  Let me start with Hope.  I’d never set up a group tour before and she was a massive help from the very first phone call.  I wanted to be certain we did everything right and she was very, very helpful in answering all (and I do mean all) my many questions.  Our tour guide, Ilona was exceptional.  She took time to share stories and her experiences; she answered questions and allowed us to have experiences with your residents that none of us expected.  Who thinks they could hold a mature rooster and have no claw marks after!  Or pet a chicken.  We never felt rushed or that we asked a dumb question.  She allowed everyone to explore and learn and understand all at our own pace.  To say that it was an exceptional experience is probably downplaying the day!  We have roughly 200 photos circulating and if you’d give me an email address I’ll be happy to forward our album.
I’ve been to quite a few MeetUps and I’ve also been to a few Happy Trails events.  This one was so fantastic people are still commenting about it and sharing memories 2 days later.  I’ve never seen this level of event bliss before!
Again, please give your staff our great big thanks for making our Sunday glorious.  They helped make lots of new friends for Happy Trails.  Folks came from parts of PA, Youngstown, Ashtabula and Painesville to tour Happy Trails and every single one left feeling energized, engaged and satisfied.  Here’s hoping for a few more events in the YO part of the world!
Warmest regards,
Ellen Z

Dark Brahma Roosters

 

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Status: Adoptable
Age: Unknown
Breed: Dark Brahma
Gender: Male
Color: Black/Grey
Adoption Fee: $10 each
Sponsor Fee: $20/month
Ready to Adopt?

Dark Brahma Roosters


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.

 

Blissful Banana Smoothie

Bananas are loaded with fiber, B vitamins and potassium.  Being inexpensive and filling, they are a great base for smoothies.  This smoothie will surely leave you feeling satisfied and free from sugar cravings.  It’s great as an on-the-go breakfast or a post workout snack.  This recipe makes approximately 4 cups of smoothie, but if that is too many bananas, cut the recipe in half.

Blissful Banana

1 ½ cups ripe, fresh banana

1 ½ cups frozen, sliced banana (slice banana before freezing)

1 ½ cups organic, unsweetened soymilk (or other dairy free milk)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 tablespoons ground flax and chia seed blend

Dash sea salt

Dash nutmeg

Cinnamon and sea salt, for garnish (optional)

Peel and slice bananas into 1½ inch segments .  In a blender, combine soymilk and frozen bananas and blend for about 20 seconds.  Add fresh bananas and remaining ingredients and blend for about one minute or until all bananas are blended well.

If desired, combine cinnamon and sea salt into a small bowl and dip the rim of your glass in water.  Press the rim of the glass into garnish mixture prior to filling with your smoothie.

 

 

Maka

Status: In Foster Care
Year Born: 1986
Breed: Tennessee Walking Horse
Gender: Mare
Color: Chestnut
Height:  14.2
Adoption Fee: $150
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Maka


maka-fosterJuly 21, 2015:  Maka is settled in as a pasture mate at her wonderful foster home.  What a special service this home provided, to allow Maka happiness in her senior years.

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

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

Fury

About Fury


June 16, 2015:  We lost our Fury.  He will be missed by all who knew him.  Who will stomp in frustration?  Who will strike the door at feeding time?  He was onry and he was big and he was our Fury.  We will miss him and know we will see him again.

In Defense of Animals Weekly Informative E-Newsletter

idaIDA works to protect the rights, welfare and habitats of animals.  Read their Animal News Weekly – June 11th e-letter for the latest reports from this wonderful organization.

 

Kachina

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

About Kachina

kachina and friend 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!

 

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

mercy for animalsHot off the presses a new Mercy For Animals The Voice E-Newsletter-June 3rd is available.  Check it out!

Captain Jack

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Status:  Adopted!
Year Born:
Breed:
Gender:  Male
Color:  Black/White
Height:
Adoption Fee:  $75
Sponsor Fee: $40

About Captain Jack


May 30, 2015:  Captain Jack has found his home!  A special set of adoptive parents looking to find a companion for another of their adopted goats, came to meet Jack.  It was love at first sight.  So much so that they loaded Jack up in their brand new Honda and took him home.

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.

Captain Jack is a favorite of every single person who has met him.  He is filled with personality and will greet you anytime, day or night.  He loves to be scratched, is very photogenic and can make you laugh on your bleakest day.  We will miss Jack immensely but know that the best thing for him is a loving family and a permanent home.  Please contact us to adopt!

Butch Whitefeather

Status: Adopted!
Year Born:  1996
Breed: Percheron
Gender: Gelding
Color: Grey
Adoption Fee: $150
Sponsor Fee: $75

About Butch Whitefeather


2014May 20, 2015:  Great, GREAT news to report!  Butch’s foster mom has decided she cannot part with Butch and has finalized the adoption.  Butch is now safely in his forever home.  And a wonderful home it is.  :)  Congratulations, Eileen and Butch!

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

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

Hattrick & Jacqueline

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Status: Adoptable
Age: Unspecified
Breed: Unspecified
Gender: Male/Female
Color: White
Adoption Fee: $30 for pair
Sponsor Fee: $30/month

About Hattrick & Jacqueline


hatrick-hopeHattrick 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.

Valerie and Rosco

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Status:  Adoptable
Year Born:
Breed:
Gender: Male/Female
Color:
Height:
Adoption Fee:  $75
Sponsor Fee: $50

About Valerie and Rosco


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.

Valerie and Rosco came in from this case with Captain Jack.  These two sheep are available for adoption as a pair or a group along with our other sheep available.  Very pleasant and friendly, these two would make a wonderful addition to your home.

Equine Spring Education Classes

Equine Health Classes – Thursday Nights

Anyone who registers for the class and shows up at 6:00pm will receive a free mini-tour of the facilities, gets to meet the rescued horses as well as the other animals, and shares a sneak-peek of our new mini-vet clinic which is 97% complete. Who knows – you just might meet and fall in love with your next furry family member!

All Happy Trails horse-health classes will be held on Thursday nights from 7pm to 8:30pm.
Cost for each horse health class is $7 per person, or sign up for the entire Spring series of six classes for $36 and get one class free!
Pre-registration is recommended, however, tickets can be purchased at the door for $10.

Click on the Class Date to Register – Class Size is Limited
Classes will be held at Happy Trails new Education Center located at 5661 New Milford Rd, two doors North of Happy Trails Sanctuary.

**Ticket purchase is non-refundable/non-transferable.  Ticket price will be considered a donation if unable to attend.

GUEST SPEAKER & TOPIC    $7 per person or Six Class Series $36 REGISTER
Dr. Mike Geiger, DVM – Horizon Equine Clinic in Wayne County
Basic Horse Health and Care of the Senior Horse

April 23rd

Dr. Holly Troche, DVM
Parasites and Colic – Prevention, Signs and Treatment

May 7

Ed Cigany, Blacksmith – Hoof Injury Specialist
“No Hoof, No Horse” Intro to Hoof Health, Anatomy of the Hoof,
The Importance of Proper Hoof Care
May 21
Ed Cigany, Blacksmith – Hoof Injury Specialist
Advanced Hoof Health Pathology, Injuries, Founder/Laminitis

June 4
Dr. Averi Sauder, DVM – Buckeye Veterinary Service
Equine Dentistry – The Link Between Dentistry and Overall Horse Health

June 18

Dr. Sasha Hill, DVM – Cleveland Equine Clinic
Eye Health – Uveitis – Diagnosis and Treatment

July 2

Dr. Sara Jerman, DC – Animals in Motion Chiropractic, LLC
“The 5 W’s of Chiropractic Care” Introduction to Equine Chiropractics

July 16th

The Rest of the Group!

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Status:  Adoptable
Age:  various
Breed:  Sheep
Gender:  various
Color: various
Adoption Fee: $150 each pair
Sponsor Fee: $80/month
Ready to Adopt?

About The Rest of the Group


May 1, 2015:  The rest of the group…  Kyle and Ronaldo subtracted from this group along with Blanche and Dorothy being adopted leaves this group of five sheep available for adoption.  All have been freshly sheared.  Counting six?  Rosco is picture here as well.  Take your pick.  They are all loving and fun and friendly and endearing.  Adopt all of our sheep together or pick pairs of 2.  No matter we can assure you they will add fun and love to your life.

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

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.

Human Society of the United States

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

This organization has wonderful up-to-date information on the issues met while working to reduce the suffering of animals raised for meat, eggs, and milk.  Check out Mr. Shapiro’s latest correspondence from May 1st.

 

Primavera

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Status: Adopted!
Year Born: 2011
Breed: Paso Fino
Gender: Mare
Color: Dark Bay
Adoption Fee: $250
Sponsor Fee: $50/month

About Primavera


May 1 2015:  Primavera has found a new home!  This owner took the time to work with her and a trainer and make extra sure Prima would be the right horse for her.  Now they have everything to look forward to!  Thank you for being a great adoptive mom!  And congrats to Primavera for winning the forever home lottery!

November 1, 2014:  Primaver is now 3 and is ready to be trained! She is sound and healthy. Prima is a gorgeous Paso Fino that moves beautifully. She is sweet and fairly quiet. She is not tall, but she is solidly built. This gal is going to give years of joy to one lucky owner.  Step up to reap the rewards of adopting today!

December 21, 2013: Primavera was originally brought to Happy Trails from a situation of neglect. She was in foster care and has recently returned to us. This gal has a sweet disposition and is a quick learner. Her skills to date include ground manners and lunging on the circle. She is built to handle a light rider and will make someone a great mount and companion for years to come. Please consider meeting her to see if she might be the right horse for you!

Beauty

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

About Beauty


May 1, 2015:  Beauty has found her best friend in a little boy who will be loving her and riding her and with his mom’s help, providing her a wonderful forever home.  Congrats!

April 1, 2015:  Recently evaluated under saddle, this gal proved to be everything we know she was!  A quiet, wonderful, willing mare.  She was put to the test by quite a cute little cowboy and has won herself a new home and a wonderful new life!  We wish Beauty the best!!

December 17, 2014: Welcome Beauty back into our program! Beauty was originally brought to us a few years ago as an Amish retirement horse. She was turned out on grass too much too early in the season and foundered. She has since made a full recovery and has had no issues. She was adopted a few years ago and returned this summer due to her family moving and not being able to take her along. Beauty is trained and 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. Beauty just loves kids! She is very gentle around them and listens very well. She would be a safe beginner mount for a younger child. Is there a place for Beauty in your family?

 

 

Austin

 

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Status: Ridable – In Foster Care
Year Born: 2006
Breed: Unknown
Gender: Gelding
Color: Chestnut
Height: 15.1
Adoption Fee: $150
Sponsor Fee: $50/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Austin


AustinJuly 21, 2015:  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 unable to be ridden consistently due to lameness issues caused by ring bone.  He is broke to ride however, and with conditioning, can be ridden lightly.

May 1, 2015:   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.

Ginny

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Status: Adopted!
Year Born:
Breed: Mini Horse
Gender: Mare
Color: Gray pinto
Adoption Fee: $100
Sponsor Fee: $50/month

About Ginny


ginny2April 25, 2015:  Ginny was loaded up and is well on her way to her new home. Looks like she is well on her way to being a new mom as well!  Thanks to her adoptive mommy for giving her a new life for her and her new filly or colt.  Good luck, Ginny!

Ginny came from Indiana with 3 other mini horses, a donkey, a goat, a potbelly pig and 2 alpacas. Ginny is a gorgeous little girl! She is very nervous of people and will take some work to get her to come out of her shell. Ginny is pregnant. She is pretty far along. Casino is the father, she was bred long before her arrival to Happy Trails. She is currently in a foster home with Solitaire and they are getting a lot of attention and work. We will be sure to update when she foals! For now, she is still looking for the perfect adoptive home!

Stacey’s Dilemma

Solitaire

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Status: Adopted!
Year Born: 2011
Breed: Mini Horse
Gender: Mare
Color: Bay/White
Adoption Fee: $100
Sponsor Fee: $50/month

About Solitaire


solitaireApril 25, 2015:  Solitaire was loaded up and is well on her way to her new home!! Good luck Solitaire!

Solitaire came from Indiana with 3 other minis, a donkey, a potbelly pig, a goat and 2 alpacas. She was named for her unique markings. She has spots that look like a diamond, a club, a spade and a heart! Solitaire is a sweet little girl. She is a little nervous of people and will take a calm person to get her out of her shell. She is currently in foster care with Ginny. They are getting tons of attention and work from their foster family!

Laverne & Shirley

 

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Shirley

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Status: Adoptable – Outdoor
Age: Unknown
Breed: Pot Bellied Pig
Gender: Females
Color: White with Black Spots/Pink
Adoption Fee: $100 adopted together
Sponsor Fee: $35 each/month
Ready to Adopt?

About Laverne and Shirley


Shirley calaverneme from a neglect situation in Medina county along with Laverne. They were severely overweight and could barely walk. They now receive proper nutrition and have lost most of their excess weight and are active young ladies. Shirley can be shy at times but is very nice. Laverne is very outgoing. She always likes to see what is going on.  Our hope for Laverne and Shirley to be adopted together since they have been with each other for most of their lives.

 

Lily

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

About Lily


lily-draftJuly 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!

Jack and Diane

Jack

Jack

Status:  Adopted!
Year Born:
Breed: Mini Horses
Gender: Gelding/Mare
Color:
Height:
Adoption Fee:  Inquire
Sponsor Fee: $50 each

About Jack and Diane


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.

Jack is quite the rave at his foster home!  Grabbing up the ribbons and having a ball.  Both Jack and Diane are available for adoption now!  It will be a task for Happy Trails to find the perfect home from all of the wonderful applications we expect to get on these two.

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

About Suvali


Suvali is a 15-year-old 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. 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!

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Metta

metta (1)About Metta


April 23, 2015:  Goodbye, Metta. You taught us teamwork. You taught us selflessness. You showed us love and perseverance. We showed you kindness. We proved to you care and concern. You have endured enough. We vow to take care of your son, Hercules, and to watch over your friend, Dharma. I hope your tears at the end were that of relief. No more suffering. Goodbye, Metta.

~ Laurie and the rest of the Happy Trails Team

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Another wonderful adoption to report! Meet Willow, kept in foster since February of this year. She has been officially adopted by her foster mom. Look how beautiful they are together. Thank you, Jodi, for all you have done and for providing a wonderful and loving home for this beauty.
Ready to adopt? Want to be considered for one of the recently released horses? First step is to fill out an application and submit it to rebeccas@happytrailsfarm.org.
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Jeanne EchnatLove those foster failures!!

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Jess LenosShe is gorgeous! So glad you got her Jodi Edelen Fortunato!!!

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Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary, Inc. added 2 new photos.

If you have time for only one Happy Trails post this week, please let this be the one.
We as a community must do what we can to stop the cycle of abuse caused by this person. Read our feature article and help us spread the word. It is so important to know the facts of this case in order to recognize it when it starts again. Together we make a difference. Click the link to read and share.

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Roksanna StephensAndersonHappy Trails this is probably the best featured article I have seen.... to inform, educate and bring about awareness. It is truly heartbreaking and almost too much to bare. But it needs to be put out there and hope this goes viral. Keep up the dedicated hard work for all animals sakes!!!!! I will write judge Hoover in Stow and donate money to do my share...yes together we all can stop abuse.

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Heidi Smith WeiselPeople need to remember this name and the next time they move and start a new "farm" they need reported, watched, hounded, and not supplied with animals. Honestly I would like to see them both "put out to pasture" forever.

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Marta WellerI want to laud you, Happy Trails, for the wonderful care you give all animals you have rescued. Cases like this must be emotionally exhausting for all of you. I am glad this woman faces some punishment, but she had worse sentences in the past and it did not even slow her down. She should never, ever be allowed to own another animal again, not for just the length of her probation. She is never going to change. I believe the only way to stop her is lifetime incarceration, but that is not legal, so I guess we have to settle for what justice there is. At least the judge and the prosecutor did take this seriously. So many other jurisdictions would have done little or nothing, because animal cruelty cases simply are not taken very seriously by some in the judicial system.

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Dawn MichelsonThe hardest part for me to wrap my head around is that there were neighbors. Did no one notice how bad this was? No one visited? No delivery or workers saw this? It doesn't take a horse person to know these animals were being abused. So sad.

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The Three Headed Monsterbefore even reading the article, just from the picture, I could tell that this horse had to be put out of his misery. The right foot is obviously foundered, and that bad of a case, I could tell there was no hope. For it to be that bad, that just a small picture of his front quarter tells that there is no hope at all is beyond words. As for Sophie, again no words. We adopted an ex-race horse(don't get me started about the evil of racing) that had broken his knee during a race, not too badly but still broken(slab fracture) He was put in a brace and stalled for a extended time so that it could heal. He rode the very advanced trails at Beaver Creek State Park with no soreness at all. My guy rode the better part of 400+ miles I logged one year(he likely did 80%) It looks like Sophie's knee was only a minor break(hard to tell for sure, but...) and could have just been put in a splint type brace and she would have been fine as well.

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Lyndsey Reneá BiasI appreciate happy trails so much. Thank you for all you do. Personally knowing this woman and having allowed her to lease my horse when she was at never rest ranch kills me. I miss him every day. To this day I still don't know if he died and was in a shallow grave or was sent off somewhere, as many were shipped off her property and illegally sold. She's wicked, but all I can do is hope and pray another little girl doesn't wake up to her horses on the news lying on the ground dead... Hope and pray another animal doesn't suffer under her lack of care

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Sharon KulasI just don't understand people.,. I've rescued for 14 years and have seen some heartbreaking things... I will always do my best for the critters of this earth.... Amen!

20 hours ago   ·  2
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Elizabeth Hitman-AshbyThis breaks my heart. Thank you so much for all you do for these precious creatures.

18 hours ago   ·  2
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Carla McPherson KlineThank you to Happy Trails and especially to Rebecca for her involvement. Please note that Diane Silbaugh has other names associated with her including Diane Beechum. In the future - we ALL need to watch out for her!

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Heidi Smith WeiselKaren Smith share this with the 4H people

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Dannella ReynoldsThis is heartbreaking 😢

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Tina ClementSuch a horrible sham that this boy was sent to Diane *After* she was convicted of starving horses to death the last time. Poor, sweet boy, you were failed by humans in the worst possible way. No excuse will ever justify what happened to you.

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Emma RothThe work Happy Trails does is incredible. Thank you so much

23 hours ago   ·  2
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Natalie DiGioiaWhy even own horses if you're just going to let them suffer? :(

20 hours ago   ·  1
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Nancy StobierskiSo sad

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Bobbie StrongTom passed away in his sleep 4 days after sentencing. He is released from her clutches. She is evil & mentally ill. His children are burying their father while she rants in jail, talking about fleeing without attending his funeral. Heartbreaking for all concerned.

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Carol Foster HensleyThank you for bringing that horrible story to light. You are doing an amazing job.

17 hours ago   ·  1
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Molly AnneGreat article. Very well written and educational. Thank you for all the dedication

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Megan RogersThank you for all you do! At least he passed away in your care!

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Mike-Mary Beth AngelineI can't imagine the sorrow in their souls before they were given a second chance. The pain and suffering. It's heartbreaking!

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We have some really sweet and loving roosters still in need of a forever home. With Winter around the corner, Happy Trails would love to know these guys are secure in a warm, and cozy forever home to roost the season away. Please consider adopting. We have many to choose from and unusually, we have roosters that are not ex-cockfighters as well as cock-fighters still with us from our Cleveland rescues a couple years back.
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Roksanna StephensAndersonOh how I wish I could take them hone!🐓

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Let's start off our week with yet another happy ending! Chapman, a wonderful Standardbred from our Amish Retirement Program, was adopted today. Who went with him? Covington and Houdini, an awesome pair of piggies. What an unusual mix and what great news! Congratulations to the adoptive family and most of all to our (three!!) Happy Trails animals that found a forever home.
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Mary Jean PoppThat is just incredible! I am so happy for the animals to have met some wonderful loving people! Congratulations to all! :)

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Kathy DimitriCongratulations to all of them!

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Margo Cicci WisniewskiThat's awesome! Jan O'Donnell is the best!!! They hit the jackpot!

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Linda FaikenSo great to hear.

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Another beautiful weekend wrapped up at Happy Trails! Have a great week, everyone!
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Niki KrausePlease share a picture of a chicken using the chicken swing! I'm pretty sure that would make my year!

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Iris HaydenI just LOVE chickens --- and goats

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Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary, Inc. shared their event.

It's time to reserve your seat at the table for our traditional Thanksgiving meal. Animal-friendly buffet, shopping and a one-person presentation from our very own Executive Director and Founder, Annette Fisher. Don't wait! Tickets are going fast and seats are limited this year.
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2015 Compassionate Thanksgiving

Nov 14, 5:00pm

Todaro's Party Center

Join us for what has become tradition-an amazing animal-friendly buffet, shopping and this year's one presenter, Founder Annette Fisher. Get a jump start on your holiday shopping with an array of Hap...

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Figure Kyle is living happily ever after right now? Nope! Over 5,000 views but not one single person has put in an application on Kyle. We desperately want to find him a forever home. His owner is out there. Let's find him/her.
Kyle has been turned out in one of our new pastures and been given room to stretch his legs. We are going to reintroduce him to his friends to see if he can get along better. We will keep you posted!
If you are interested in Kyle, please submit an application to rebeccas@happytrailsfarm.org.
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Carol Freschis he fixed?

5 days ago
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Toni AlabakovskiI have been in love with this face since I first saw him. Has he been with any cattle yet? I have 2 - 350 lb heifers. (We do have the space to keep them separate at first) I'm just not sure the husband will feel the same way lol

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Loretta SamaniegoKyle is so sweet. I wish I could take him!

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Roksanna StephensAndersonCome on...open your hearts for Kyle...I live in an apt. on fixed income OR I would apply for Kyle.

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Susan Spinelli BucciShared with somebody that might be able to take him and spread the word if she cannot.

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Christy HeckmanIs he fixed?

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Becca MillerTara Webster have you seen this

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Something lighthearted and amazingly happy to share with you! Another pair of sheep, Roscoe and Valerie, have been adopted by an amazing couple who couldn't love them more. I hear tales of custom living quarters and classical music throughout the barn, all for their little sheep comfort. Congratulations are in order to Anne and Erik and to our beloved sheep. Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful home.
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Mary Jean PoppThank you good folks, for all that you do for the animals!

5 days ago
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Roksanna StephensAndersonAwesome...I also use ....Through a dogs ear ...cats too...this gal has music to specifically relax, calm, and.or just to enjoy for dogs and cats...but hey why not extend that to all God's creatures!!!

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Fred SnowdenGood work staff and volunteers, thank you!

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Lori J ShieldsMy husband named them and I am sad and glad that they have gotten a home. I will miss them.

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Gwen NewellValerie finally got a home AWESOME !!!💜💜💜💜

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Nancy StobierskiSuch great news!

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Linda FaikenCongrats

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Linda Knittel Zastawny🙏❤️🙏

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Maribeth Cunningham KalbachAnnie Cunningham, your boy got adopted!

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Guilty. Diane and Tom Silbaugh. Guilty. Sentenced each with $750 in fines and $12,000+ in restitution, 90 days in jail, 12 months probation, a psych evaluation and to follow suggested treatment, and no animals for the term of their probation. Tom was left to find his own ride home to serve his time on house arrest “sparing the indignity of jail because of the indignity you suffer in ill health”. While Diane was toted off to jail.
Thanks the to ruling of Judge Kim Hoover of the Stow Municipal Court, the severe neglect and abuse of the 14 horses-3 to the point of euthanasia was taken seriously. Thank you Judge Kim Hoover. Today we have made small a difference.
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Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary, Inc.If you believe in our mission please help us by liking our page to spread the word of our work. If you are able, make a donation big or small toward the care of these innocent animals. You can easily click the donate button on this Facebook page or on our website. But most importantly, share, share, share. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support. We could not do this without you. Together we are making a difference.

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Nick SullivanThey got off way to easy. Isn't this the second time.

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Haleigh Nicole TeccoDid the horse with bowed legs be euthanized

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Heather Martyne MillerJudge Hoover did the best thing she could have done by ordering a psych evaluation and treatment. Get to the root of the problem if you want to stop the abuse. And while you all are praying for the horses, if any of you are truly people of God, might I suggest that you pray for the healing of this couple also?

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Kim FentonMy deepest thanks to Judge Hoover for recognizing these people for the monsters they are. My sympathies to each and every horse for their needless suffering. Rest in peace to the ones who were too far gone to save. They all deserve so much better. So heartbreaking.

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Rita GiacomoA small price for her and her husband to pay considering the horrible neglect they inflicted on these innocent horses lives!!!! Thank you to the judge for recognizing the abuse but it should be no animals ever for the rest of their lives and any animals they have now should be taken away!!! A small victory in the right direction to much stiffer fines and jail time to future animal abuse cases!! Thank you Happy Trails for taking in the innocent lives into your hearts and home, and for helping the ones cross Rainbow Bridge with some peace and dignity in their final days on this earth.

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Linda FaikenThank you Judge Hoover. NO more animals for them. Please!!!!!

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Pam Denning-LevengoodNo more animals for them for the rest of their lives.....ever, I hope

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Emma RothThanks to the judge. However I think there should have been a "no more animals EVER" ruling

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Brenda Cameron RyanI boarded my first horse w her 21 years ago.. Paid full board at her place off of steels corner rd in falls... She had 18 horses there and only 9 of those were paid boarders.. The rest were hers... After 8 months of boarding there , my thoroughbred started loosing weight.. When I questioned her about it , she said she fed my horse more than the rest.. I would go in the afternoon to let chip out to pasture and would let the others out too.. Otherwise these other horses never seemed to get out.. Then she would come after work to feed and let them in.. So I was never there in the am or pm to see her feed.., I also saw the other stalls not being picked and some horses standing in muck up to their ankles... My stall was always clean because I would do it myself or would complain a lot if it wasn't done .. Some of the boarders never showed up to even check on their horses.. I finally realized that the hay was always low.. She always said it was getting delivered tomorrow.. Well it didn't take long for me to realize I had to get chip the hell out of there.. Everywhere I looked to move him was full.. So in the meantime I was buying my own bails of hay and was bringing them at night to chip .. I found a buyer that was willing to buy chip and move him to her property.. We showed up that night and moved him out of there without ever even telling her I was leaving.. We called humane society after we moved him .. Chip went on to live a happy life with Claudia.. Found out through grapevine after I left there that she owed every hay delivery service in town.. No one would deliver to her... She hoarded horses and would go to the auction and buy more and more... She didn't have the money to feed these horses or the time to care for them.,, she definitely has some problems.., many years later I read about her starving horses in brimfield ., I commented on the stories when that happened 6 or so years ago... And I laughed when I read her blaming her boarders for not paying her and leaving their horses behind for her to take care of.., that I'm sure was a lie because I know how she was 20 some years ago.. She owned most of those horses herself..,then I read about this this last case.., I really don't think she will ever stop ..

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Diane WentzelThank you Happy Trails for your constant conviction to the betterment of these living creatures who have feelings and who have suffered but have no voice . Step by step and little by little you continue to make a difference. It is a victory that these people were prosecuted, and I do commend the Judge for imposing the penalties she did , However , I am astounded that they were not banned entirely from ever owning an animal again. It's unfortunate that some poor animal will probably eventually fall prey to them again - it's heartbreaking the suffering these animals endured at the hands of these people - there should be no chance that would ever happen again.

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Mary Ellen Green RhinehartAgree, Emma Roth. They have shown a pattern of abuse and neglect over the years. Why is it so difficult to order them NEVER to own an animal again? I don't understand it.

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Heather M. TavallaliI knew Diane, I personally believe she has a sickness and should have been ordered an extended stay with a mental facility with more jail time. I knew her from the Brimfield incident and when she owned over in Cuyahoga Falls on Steels Corners Road. It sickness me to think she keeps doing this and 90 days isn't enough! I believe and pray God straighten her up and she will stay away from all animals. How is she allowed to keep the dogs and cats she has now after all this?! It literally turns my stomach thinking about those poor animals and what they went through, thank you for saving them and God bless you!

6 days ago   ·  2
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Pat KimmelThank you Judge Hoover for your sensitivity to horrible pain and abuse. We need more judges with your compassion and wisdom.

7 days ago   ·  1
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Roksanna StephensAndersonAmen, thank you God for all your care, truth seeking, and revealing, and rescuing your beautiful creatures thru others.... Keep it coming...thank you Stow courts!!! Angel wings landing these beauties to comfort...and safety.

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Scott AlexanderThanks Annette and all at happy trails for your diligence. I am only sorry that more animals had to suffer and die at the hands of this twisted woman before she finally received some modicum of justice. , the court/judge did all they could with their hands tied by weak laws I guess. If history though is any indication, this sad excuse for a human being will find her way around the law once again in another county or by using a "front person". As far as I am concerned, all she deserves is a fairly deep hole and a bag of lime.

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Kathy Seitz MoretzThank you to Judge Kim Hoover. These people don't deserve to EVER have another animal!

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Tonya ValentineThank God the Judge Hoover! It should also be ordered that these two should never be aloud to own another animal again under penalty of fines and jail Time! Not even a goldfish!!

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Mary WornoffHope for those horses in recovery. And freedom from further suffering for the ones who didn't survive the brutality that was inflicted on them.

7 days ago
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Roxann BoyleI hope we never find her with horses again. This has happened way too many times with Diane. What is wrong with these people that just watch these animals suffer a slow death.

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Janie ClonchThis is just a small price to pay.They should be in jail for many years and should never be able to own another horse or animal ever.If they have children whos to say they wouldn't neglect them.Thanks for saving and loving those who made it.

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Mary Jean PoppThank you, Judge Kim Hoover! Justice for these poor animals, and prayers too.

6 days ago
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Colleen McCauley PiscettaNo animals for the term of their probation and probation is a mere 12 months????? So I guess next year they can be right back at it.

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Anita FrederickThank you Judge Hoover

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Tamara Coe EwartAre the horses alive and doing well?

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Sometimes the best we can do is offer a moment of compassion. This sweet guy came in through our Amish retirement program. We were called in to help when the family realized he was lame. Happy Trails traveled to get him and took him straight to Equine Specialty hospital to be evaluated. Unfortunately, his leg was fractured and we had to let him go. Little Brownie. All we could offer was kindness and the opportunity to pass with dignity. We value every life, and sometimes the best gift is this. Brownie's rescue expenses were $529.20. If you are able to help sponsor Brownie, please click our donate button and put 'Brownie' in the memo field.
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Kathy Murbergersometimes all they need is that brief moment of love

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Victoria Geneva CooleyIt couldn't have been fixed, I know there is alot being done now for broken legs in large animals? ? So sad 💔

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Lisa JohnsonThanks for all you do and for providing compassion and comfort to this little guy.

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Roksanna StephensAndersonOne day we'll meet in heaven, Brownie.

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Kim FentonPoor Brownie. I'm so sorry. :'(

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Johnna Andrason ParkeR.I.P. Sweetie!!! <3

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Mary Jean PoppThanks for your kindness! R.I.P. Brownie. :(

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Linda FaikenSo sad, so sorry.

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Renee Watson:'(

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Let's start off our week with a hello from Virtue. She recently had new rubber shoes put on to help her feet. Today she is happy and moving well. Let's keep our fingers crossed. Virtue will revisit the veterinary hospital to reevaluate her situation in another 7 weeks. Are you able to help? Please consider a donation toward her care by hitting the donate button and marking her name in the memo field. ... See MoreSee Less

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Nicole AlessandroWho can I contact to set up a visit? ❤

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Gwen NewellBeautiful 💜

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Happy Trails Farm on Instagram: “In honor of #snoutsunday, Willow demonstrated the art of...
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Roksanna StephensAndersonAww..."snoutsunday"....love it!!!!

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Elisabeth Millerwhat a nose! loving it!

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Wes WilliamsSaw a bumper sticker from you folks at the post office in Reynoldsburg, Ohio a couple of days ago and felt it was synchronicity so I have been following your FB page since and hopefully can help out financially at some point in the near future. Thanks for the love you show the animals in your care.

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Kathy Daniels StoperaGreat pictures

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Roksanna StephensAndersonIt certainly looked like a serene...enjoyable Sunday.

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Roksanna StephensAndersonWonderful...

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Linda FaikenPeaceful

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Ron JaneshSuper photos........such a sleepy pig !

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Hammer

 

Status: Adopted!
Year Born: 2011
Breed: Potbelly
Gender: Male
Color: Black
Adoption Fee: Contact the Humane Society of Seneca County
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About Hammer


April 23, 2015:  A quick call to Seneca County let us know that Hammer made his way to another sanctuary and was then adopted!  He has found his forever home.

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

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

 

Aurora

About Aurora


April 20, 2015:  My friend Aurora, she has been having issues for the past several weeks.  Each time she was turned out she went down and could not get back up on her own again. This has been getting progressively getting worse and at 32 years old she had considerable arthritis and pain all over her body along with other health issues. Today it happened again.  As a team we decided it was time to set her free, to help her cross the rainbow bridge while she had people surrounding her with light and love. Her daughter Luna has been adopted and has a good home and a new wonderful life…I’m sure Aurora knows this and is  pleased. She was my favorite horse here and it wont be the same without her. Thank you to everyone who helped rescue… care for… or just loved her. She is now a spirit horse and is running fierce and free with Delilah and Durango… and all the others so special to us all.  Aurora I love you now and forever and I will see you when its my turn. Then I get to ride bareback across the rainbow bridge with my friend.  Lots and lots of tears….. Steph

Raff and his girls

 

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

About Raff and his girls


Aprinl 16, 2015:  Great news!! Raff and his group of gals are well on their way to their forever home.  They were adopted by a gentleman along with two other hens.  We wish them the best in their new coop!

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

 

 

Halley

Status: Adopted!
Year Born: 2002
Breed: Appaloosa
Gender: Mare
Color: Dun Blanket App
Height: 16.0
Adoption Fee: $350
Sponsor Fee: $50/month

About Halley


April 3, 2015:  Halley has found a new home and has been settled in!  We wish her and her new owners many years of happiness!

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

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

Luna

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Status: Adopted!
Year Born: 2003
Breed: Thoroughbred/Appaloosa
Gender: Mare
Color: Palomino
Height: 16.0
Adoption Fee: Inquire
Sponsor Fee: $50/month

About Luna


luna (3)August 7, 2015:  Luna’s wonderful foster mom has given us the awesome news that she will be keeping Luna!!!  It’s official today and we cannot be more happy for them.  Congrats!

April 3, 2015:  This is the month for new beginnings!  Luna has just landed at a wonderful foster home and if all goes well, her new forever home!  She was recently evaluated under saddle with no issues!  Keep your fingers crossed that Luna is a lady and shows what a wonderful horse she is.  We wish her the best!

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

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

Misery for a Meal – Inside a Poultry Slaughterhouse

mercy for animalsDisturbing but accurate information about MFA’s continued behind-the-scenes investigations, and good info for people who purchase meat from factory farms.  Please know our intention is not to shock, but to educate.  Education on the practices of factory farming allows you to make a more informed decision concerning you and your family.

Dear Friends…

One of the types of abuse that Happy Trails addresses is cruelty in the food production industry. I personally have investigated countless cases of farm animal abuse, and I often closely follow the intensive work of my (our) friends at Mercy for Animals and applaud them for giving consumers the opportunity to become aware of the severe cruelty hidden in our meat production companies.

While hearing about these abuses is difficult, it does give all of us a very important opportunity to make more compassionate decisions as consumers.

Please take a moment and review the results of the latest investigation of our friends at Mercy for Animals. This is not an isolated incident. It happens daily in animal products plants all over the United States, and right here in Ohio.

The famous Edmunde Burke quote that comes to mind is, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

If we are made aware of these extreme acts of cruelty in the food production system, we also have the power to stop it and the ability to make choices to not support it as consumers.

Thank you for sharing this important update from Mercy for Animals.
Annette

Jasmine

Status: Adopted!
Year Born: 1998
Breed: Thoroughbred
Gender: Mare
Color: Chestnut
Height: 17.0
Adoption Fee: $350
Sponsor Fee: $50/month

About Jasmine


March 15, 2015:  Happy to report Jasmine is on her way to a new life.  She has been adopted!

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

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

Norma

 

Status: Adopted!
Year Born: Unknown
Breed: Swedish Blue
Gender: Female
Color: Black and White
Adoption Fee: $15
Sponsor Fee: $30

About Norma


March 10, 2015:  Norma has a new home!  She was so loved that her adoptive family drove all the way from NY to grab her up and take her to her landing spot.  She is sure to enjoy the rest of her days and we wish them all the best!

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

Dorothy & Blanche

Status: Adopted!
Age: Dorothy 10/ Blanche 12
Breed: Sheep
Gender: Does
Color: White and black
Adoption Fee: $150 together
Sponsor Fee: $80/month

About Dorothy & Blanche


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.

Dorothy and Blanche are the two old girls from this group of sheep. They arrived looking like puffy clouds due to them not being sheared in at least two years. They got their hair cut and hooves trimmed and feel like brand new sheep! These girls are doing very well for their age. Blanche is nervous of people and will take a while to get her to trust again. Dorothy is very smart and you can see in her eyes just how much she thinks about things before she makes a move. She is friendly when she wants to be, and it has to be her decision to get attention. These girls are looking for a nice home to retire to!

Something to Celebrate

Check out the recent blog post on Humane Nation reporting this recent victory.  That’s how the elephants see it.

Crecencia

Status: Adopted!
Year Born:  1994
Breed: Quarter Horse
Gender: Mare
Color: Bay
Height: 14.1hh
Adoption Fee: $350
Sponsor Fee: $50/month

About Crecencia


crecencia1March 9, 2015:  Crecencia has found a loving home. All of us at Happy Trails cannot tell you how grateful we are to say this.  Ashley K worked tirelessly and would not give up to find a special place for Crecencia to call her own.  She is finally there and reports are she has never been happier.  Good luck Crecencia!

August 28, 2014: Crecencia is loving having a job! She has been being ridden by kids and is doing great with it! She would be perfect for a child in 4-H looking for a horse to show. She really is a sweet heart!

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

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

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

 

 

 

Aluminum Cans Raise $114 for the Rescued Animals!

Thank you to all of those who drop off aluminum cans for our recycling program! I am on truckload number 3 taking advantage of the halfway decent day. For those who didn’t know we accept donations of aluminum. You can drop off your bagged cans to the left of the gift shop at any time. We take them to B & B recycling and turn them into cash for the rescued animals. Please do not leave loose cans or open bags in our recycle cans. They must be bad in order for us to take them.

Garfunkle

About Garfunkle


March 3, 2015:  We made the hard decision to assist our friend in passing from this life over the Rainbow bridge based on his constant pain. Garfunkle was the sweetest and most tender-hearted farm pig out there…. and we all love him very, very much. Now he is rooting through fields of flowers with all the green grass and mud he could ever wish for….he will forever be a part of Happy Trails Family.

New Staff Opportunities at Happy Trails

logoAs Happy Trails continues to grow and expand, we have several staff positions available. If you know of someone who might be a good fit, please share.

    RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician) – Full Time — We are seeking a RVT with extensive equine experience who is also able to work with all the farm animals dispensing medications, handling leg wraps and wound care, addressing lameness issues, organizing vet examines and transportation, and caring for the rescued animals. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working with a variety of veterinarians and a wide variety of injured, neglected or abused farm animals, and have excellent communication and leadership skills. Send your cover letter, resume and three professional references to humanresources@happytrailsfarm.org. No phone call inquiries please.
    Animal Care Giver – Part Time and Full Time — The Animal Care Giver staff positions available include a part time position as well as a full-time position. Animal Care Givers are responsible for providing grain, hay and water to all rescued animals and making sure their shelters and bedding are clean and dry. The ideal candidate will possess prior/extensive horse experience and understand that the care of all the rescued animals takes place outdoors on a daily basis. Happy Trails Animal Care Givers provide daily care to the animals whether there’s a wind chill of ten below or it’s 95 degrees and hot and humid – we’re very honest about this. Again, send your cover letter, resume and three professional references to humanresources@happytrailsfarm.org. No phone call inquiries please.

New Goat and Sheep Barn Dedication Ceremony

barn_dedicationIt’s been a hectic month, but we cannot let it fly by without sharing the photos of our recent building dedication. A plaque was hung on the new goat & sheep barn in remembrance and dedication in a recent ceremony attended by the Board of Directors, volunteers and staff. It has been a year since our tragic fire in which we lost four beloved animals. It was a sad day to remember but we are proud of the many accomplishments of the past year.

The Push is On!

Don’t forget your ACME receipts! Earn up to 5% of collect receipts for the animals at Happy Trails, simply by submitting your receipts to 5623 New Milford Rd, Ravenna, OH in time for the submission deadline of March , 2015.

2015 Night of Hope and Inspiration – VIP Tickets are Available!

night_of_hope_2015_buttonFor an additional $30 you will receive a private invitation to mingle with our guest speakers, Board of Directors and key staff.  The VIP reception will be from 4pm to 5pm.

What you have all been waiting for! Check out our amazing roster of guest speakers for our upcoming event!  They are sure to keep you entertained and inspired at the Night of Hope and Inspiration.

Event PageEvent FlierEvent TicketsSponsorship Letter/FormDonation Letter/Form

Join us for an inspiring evening.  If you missed it the first year, you will not want to make that same mistake!   Gear up for a wonderful evening with amazing guest speakers, fun games and prizes and mouth-watering creations by Todaro’s professional catering staff.  Visit our Event Page for details and please help spread the word with our Event Flier.  We want to be sure everyone has the opportunity to join us!  Read to purchase tickets?  Click here or on the icon at the top of our page.
There are expenses involved with any event and sponsorships help offset the costs while promoting a sponsor in a big way.  Interested in becoming a sponsor?  check out our Sponsorship Letter/Form.  Have items that will help make our raffle, mystery grab bags, wine pull or lottery forrest a success?  Donate now with this easy Donation Letter/Form.

 

Valentine


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Status: Adoptable – Indoor/Outdoor
Age: Unspecified
Breed: Pot Belly
Gender: Male
Color: Pink
Adoption Fee: Contact Cleveland APL
Cleveland APL 216-771-4616

About Valentine


February 23, 2015:  We found out that this little piggie found a wonderful sanctuary to reside for the rest of his days.  Good luck Val!

February 21, 2015:  Happy Trails is helping to spread the word for this little pig rescued on Valentine’s Day earlier this month by the Cleveland APL’s Humane Investigations Department.
It seemed only fitting to name this pig “Valentine.” He was outside in a blizzard and did not have adequate shelter, The owner agreed to surrender him to the Cleveland Animal Protective League, and now he is available to re-home. He appears to be between 60 to 80 pounds, and he is very sweet!

Anyone interested in him can contact 216-771-4616 and press 0 for the operator. The Cleveland Animal Protective League is located at 1729 Willey Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44113.

Successful Earning from AmazonSmiles!

From October to December, Happy Trails received a donation of $128 from your use of AmazonSmiles. Thank you!!

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary Inc. Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/34-1968434 and support us every time you shop.

Can You Help?

We have a need for sponsorship of 12 ceramic heat emitter bulbs! During these arctic temps, we do our best to ensure the animals have enough heat to supplement their conditions. This can be quite an expense. Each commercial grade ceramic bulb costs $20. Please consider sponsoring the purchase of one or all of these bulbs to keep our rescued animals toasty!

Zinger

About Zinger


February 17, 2015:  We say goodbye to Zinger, one of the iconic pot belly pigs st Happy Trails. Old and arthritic it was time to let him go. We will miss you, Zinger.

Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary Staff Opportunities for RVT in Animal Care

JOB DESCRIPTION
    Happy Trails is accepting resumes for part-time animal care staff at approximately 20 to 25 hours per week. Our Animal Care Staff handles the rehabilitation and recovery of approximately 200 to 250 rescued farm animals at any given time, with care including providing grain, hay and proper nutrition, clean water, fresh bedding, turning out and bringing in horses, and attending to ill or injured animals by providing medication, wound care, and addressing lameness issues as directed by our field service veterinarians.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
    The rescued farm animals live outdoors in barns and shelters, so our work is all outside 24/7. Ideal candidates understand that we work outside in all conditions, from the heat of summer to the cold of winter, providing the very best care we possibly can to abused, neglected and abandoned farm animals. In the Spring ground conditions can be muddy, and in the winter ground conditions can be icy.
JOB REQUIREMENTS
    The ideal candidate will possess an RVT certification with prior experience handling and working around horses, and experience working around other farm animals is a plus. Candidates must be physically fit and able to work outdoors and lift bales of hay, straw and 50 lb. bags of grain.
    All staff must understand and respect the mission of Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary (see mission statement below). Animal Care Givers must be reliable, pay attention to detail, have excellent communication skills, be able to think quickly when handing the animals, keep safety as a top priority, be able to follow directions safely and accurately, be able to work as a team, have the ability to use commons sense, and want to work toward a full-time position within the organization.
    Care shifts include weekdays and weekends, with morning shifts from 7am to 12:00 noon, and evening shifts from 6pm to 9pm. The ability to work both shifts in the same day is often helpful.
RESUMES
    Send cover letter, resume and three professional references to humanresources@happytrailsfarm.org.  Resumes received via other avenues will not be acknowledged.
MISSION
    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.

An Iconic Resident of Happy Trails Passes

zingerWe say goodbye to Zinger, one of the iconic pot belly pigs st Happy Trails. Old and arthritic it was time to let him go. We will miss you, Zinger.  Stay tuned for a worthy tribute in our upcoming newsletter.  For now we grieve the loss and celebrate his new peace.

Crecencia is Still Looking for a Home!

Our horse of the week is Crecencia! Crecencia has been featured a few times before, but unfortunately has not yet had any luck. She is a 21 year old 14.3 hand Quarter Horse who is trained and healthy. She will take an intermediate to experienced rider as she can be a little hot, but she loves working and gets better the more that is done with her. She also loves kids!
Some of the animals at the sanctuary do not have much luck, and Crecencia is one of them. In 2009 she was rescued from a neglect situation and has been looking for a home ever since, but has been bounced around too much. She was adopted and returned once and has been to a couple different foster homes. You will not find a more loyal and loving companion than Crecencia. She tends to get overlooked at the sanctuary as she does not do well in this environment. There is a lot going on at Happy Trails with people and horses coming and going. She gets attached very easily and it breaks her heart every time one of her friends leaves. Because of this, she is grumpy here and many people do not look past that at the amazing horse that she really is. She would absolutely thrive in a home with a horse and a human friend to love and ideally give her a job to do. She is an entirely different horse under the surface of her discontent. She just needs someone to help bring it out of her.
Can you find it in your heart to give this great girl a chance? She is so deserving of a loving home and she will be appreciative to her new home for the rest of her days.
Crecencia’s adoption fee is $350. If you are interested in her, give us a call at 330-296-5914 or send a message to ashleyk@happytrailsfarm.org

Taz and Clarabelle Wish You a Happy Valentine’s Day!

In honor of this holiday, I would like to share with you my favorite love story from the Sanctuary.
Taz is a little rooster that was removed from a neglect case a few years ago and Clarabelle is a hen that was removed from a cruelty case last year. They lived in separate barns. Every morning Taz would leave his barn and go to Clarabelle’s yard to pick her up and they would spend the day together in the horse barn eating any dropped grain from the horses. They would then return to their separate barns each night. One day, they finally decided to move in together and slept in the horse barn, though on opposite ends of the hay loft. Each day they got closer until they were sleeping next to each other. Every night you can find them cuddled up!
Taz takes wonderful care of his lady, making sure to tell her whenever he finds something yummy and lets her eat it first. He has been seen bringing her food; once even handing it to her from his beak to hers. They are such a wonderful couple!  They are adorable and it has been a pleasure to see them “dating” and finally moving in together. Here’s hoping that all of you have a happy Valentine’s Day!

Asdrubal is Looking for a Home!

Today’s featured animal is Asdrubal. Asdrubal was removed from a cock fighting ring in 2013. He is one of our more feisty roosters, but he still deserves a home! He even knows how to put himself in timeout when he is being fed or getting his shelter cleaned. He will jump up onto his perch so he is not tempted to be mean. Will you give this special guy a home?

Asdrubal’s adoption fee is $10. If you are interested in him, please give us a call or send an email to ashleyk@happytrailsfarm.org

Great Conjunction Expo and Psychic Fair

Looking for something interesting to do this Valentine’s weekend? Come visit us at the Psychic Fair this weekend. Tickets are only $5 at the door and a representative from Happy Trails will be there both days. See you there!

Night of Hope Speakers Announced

Guest Speakers for the Night of Hope and Inspiration have just been announced. We promise this event will inspire you beyond your expectations! Check out the roster and don’t forget to reserve your seats now for this amazing event, before its sold out!

Animal Sponsorship Program

Make a difference in the life of a rescued farm animal!

Has a special someone at Happy Trails captured your heart? Can’t adopt, but still want to do something meaningful to show your support?

Become an Animal Sponsor Today!

 Animal Sponsors play a critical role at Happy Trails. Many of the animals have special needs that require extensive care and rehabilitation. The Sponsorship Program allows supporters to contribute to the cost of food, shelter, and veterinary care for farm animals and horses rescued from situations of abuse, neglect, and abandonment on a one-time or ongoing monthly basis. These contributions directly support our mission, and we could not continue this vital work without you!

Sponsors receive a welcome packet with a color portrait of their sponsored animal, information about the animal’s rescue and personality, and a fact sheet about the animal’s care. Happy Trails also offers many opportunities throughout the year for Sponsors to meet their special animals in person!

Sponsorship fees vary, based on the type of animal:hen

Hen or Rooster – $20
Goose, Duck, or Turkey – $30
Pot Belly Pig – $35
Farm Pig – $40
Sheep or Goat – $40
Horse or Mini – $50
Draft Horse – $75
Sanctuary Sponsorship – $300

 

Animal Sponsorship FAQs

How long is the sponsorship commitment?
This is really up to you. Sponsorships can be one-time payments to support an animal’s care for one month, or ongoing monthly payments. You can also choose to purchase a gift sponsorship for the holidays, or to commemorate a loved one’s birthday, wedding, or other special event!

Can I choose the animal?
Absolutely! Any animal available for adoption is also available for sponsorship. Our permanent residents need Sponsors, too! If you don’t have a preference for a specific animal, don’t worry. We can choose one for you!

What’s the difference between one-time and ongoing sponsorships?

One-time and ongoing Sponsors will receive the same welcome packet. In addition:

One-time Sponsors will have opportunities to meet their special animals on designated Sponsor Days held throughout the year!

Ongoing Sponsors will receive monthly updates and photos of their animals. They also have the opportunity to schedule a private sanctuary tour to meet their sponsored animals in person, with up to four guests. That’s a savings of up to $100!

What happens when the animal is adopted?
You can choose to cancel your ongoing sponsorship, or simply transfer it to another animal in need.

How do I make the payments?
Payments can be made online with a Visa or MasterCard. For your convenience, there is an option to set up recurring payments so your card is automatically charged every month. You can also choose to download our sponsorship form and mail it in with a check.

Have more questions? Contact our Animal Sponsorship Coordinator, Holly Butterfield, at hollyb@happytrailsfarm.org.

Stop the “Sportsmen’s Act”

hsuslogoThe dreaded so-called “Sportsmen’s Act” is back.  Read about it and what you can do to help.

We Love to Share…

superhero“For…all of you…who may remember Super Hero,
I adopted Super about a year ago. He had an eyelid (right/lower) which did not work properly, evidence of abuse many years old.
The weekend before Christmas the small star shaped lesion on his left cornea (in-line with the healed injuries to his upper and lower eyelid) suddenly began to collapse, looking like a hole developing into the eye.
Dr. Keckler from Buckeye Veterinary saw him Monday, we took him to OSU Tuesday morning, his eye was operated on around noon. A patch was placed to repair the cornea and the surgeon also tightened his lower lid to create a better functioning margin.
My husband and I visited him on Christmas day and brought him back home…the Monday after Christmas.
He is recovering well.
The staff at OSU loved him.
So do we.

Thank you for your part in bringing this horse into my life.
Virginia D”

We love our adoption families!

Valentine’s Day is Almost Here…

IMG_1330bSpread your love a little further this year. Give a gift sponsorship to your Valentine and support animal rescue at the same time. For the price of donation, your loved one will not only receive a picture of their sponsored animal, they will receive an invite to our next sponsor day! Check out the details…

Kyle & Ronaldo

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

About Kyle & Ronaldo


kyle ronaldo1July 5 2014: Kyle has received a haircut and his hoovers are trimmed up nicely. Underneath all that wool was a wonderful ram personality. More playful and trusting, Kyle is on his way to forgetting his situation of neglect and looking more toward a pleasing future. Ronaldo has been sheared and has gained his confidence. These two spend time head butting and exploring their paddock in wonderment at the fresh grass and breeze that moves across their skin. Hard to think of them cooped up in such conditions for so long. Kyle and Ronaldo are inseparable and Happy Trails would like to see these guys adopted together. Please help us to find them a wonderful home.

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

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

Valentine’s Day Not for You?

hatrick-hopePut real meaning to what some may call a Hallmark holiday. Valentine’s Day can be celebrated with a gift sponsorship of your Valentine’s favorite farm animal. 100% of Sponsorship monies go toward the care and rehabilitation of the farm animals at Happy Trails. Get yours today!

Let’s Fins Petunia and Pandy a Home!

Our featured animals this week are Petunia (pink) and Pandy (black)! These girls came in from Medina County from a rescue organization that was not legitimate, and was shutting down. They had very overgrown hooves and were very overweight when they came in.

These girls have settled in to life at Happy Trails but are still looking for their forever home. They can be a little shy, Petunia especially, and will need a patient adoptive family for them to come around.

Petunia and Pandy’s adoption fee is $100 together. If you are interested in them, give us a call or send a message to ashleyk@happytrailsfarm.org

Weather Got You Wanting to Snuggle?

image1Help it happen by gifting an animal sponsorship to your favorite Valentine today.  For the price of donation, your loved one will not only receive a picture of their sponsored animal, they will receive an invite to our next sponsor day! Check out the details….

Charlie is Keeping Warm in His Adoptive Home…

His mom sent a picture of how Charlie and his girls warm up in this weather- warm oatmeal with oregano, crushed red pepper, grapes and blueberries. We just love to see our adopted animals getting the love they deserve.

Sandy

 

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

About Sandy


February 2, 2015: Good News! Sandy the rooster got a new home! Sandy is an ex cock fight rooster and he now he gets to spend the rest of his days being spoiled. Here he is with Leland, his new buddy, and his four gorgeous hens. We wish Sandy and his new family all the best!

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

Sandy Found a Home!

Sandy is an ex cock fight rooster and he now he gets to spend the rest of his days being spoiled. Here he is with Leland, his new buddy, and his four gorgeous hens. We wish Sandy and his new family all the best!

Mystery Grab Bags – Time to Re-Gift!

falcon-toyHere is your opportunity to re-gift your recent holiday presents or do some early Spring cleaning! The mystery grab bags gives guests surprise presents in their gift bags, so donated items for this part of the fundraiser leaves it open to your imagination! Fun or interesting items might include home decorations, jewelry, books, games, gift cards, or any items that might be silly, cute or functional. Almost anything goes!  Looks like Falcon is willing to help!
If you would like to help in this way, drop off your items or send smaller items to:
Happy Trails at 5623 New Milford Rd, Ravenna, OH  44266
Have questions or need help getting your donated items to our facility?  Call us at 330-296-5914.

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February is here!

Screenshot_3Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Spread some love and honor your valentine with a gift sponsorship. For the price of donation, your loved one will not only receive a picture of their sponsored animal, they will receive an invite to our next sponsor day! Check out the details….

Hens

Status: Adopted!
Year Born: Spring 2014
Breed: White Leghorn/Rhode Island Red
Gender: Female
Color: White/brown
Adoption Fee: $5 each
Sponsor Fee: $20

About These Hens


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

New Items on Our Wishlist

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

A Picture Worth 1,000 Words…

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