Cogburn

Cogburn

The Ravenna City Police Department called about a stray rooster running rampant in a nearby neighborhood. He had been spotted for 3 days, making him fearful of anyone who approached him. We were asked if we could help catch him and take him in. Staff headed out...
Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson

We had to say goodbye to sweet Andrew today.  He was found to have a neurological condition that caused him to have a head tilt.  Andrew was as kind as he was beautiful. He loved to interact with people and be held.  We will miss him dearly.
Fiona

Fiona

After a call from Knox County to assist, this little mare arrived by transport to our sanctuary doors.  She was in very poor condition, unable to move without pain and had been forgotten in a field alone after her family moved away.  Happy Trails gladly took her in to...
Axel

Axel

October 7, 2016: Axel has thrived with us, gaining weight and running and frolicking with his herd friends. He is very old for a horse and at 36! Unfortunately, is inability to get to his feet has worsened and the possibility of bad injury and/or suffering has...
Ama La Vita

Ama La Vita

Status: At Sanctuary Year Born: 1997 Breed: Thoroughbred Gender: Mare Color: Chestnut Height: 15.2h Adoption Fee: $300 Sponsor Fee: $50/month Ready to Adopt? About Ama La Vita Ridable:  Ama La Vita came in with Bella Rosa from a situation of neglect.  This beautiful...
Pandy

Pandy

Petunia sadly has passed away. She crossed the rainbow bridge to meet her best friend, Petunia, while surrounded by love and friends.  She lived a good life at Happy Trails to the ripe old age of 14. These two adorable gals, Pandy and Petunia as well, both came form...
Cisco

Cisco

May 22, 2016: Friends, we have some sad news to share about our friend Cisco. We have been treating him for arthritis for over two years. At nine years old and 1200 lbs, Cisco has lived a long, happy life at the sanctuary. Recently, he began having problems with...
Gershwin

Gershwin

May 5, 2016: Gershwin was an endearing rooster that had been with Happy Trails for quite awhile. Before his ‘retirement’ he would go with us to events, promoting the work of Happy Trails and demonstrating just how wonderful roosters can be. Gershwin had a...
Petunia

Petunia

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

Celita

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

Mona Lisa

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

Sueno

January 21, 2016: Sadly, we have had to say goodbye to Sueno, our sweet and lovable little gelding friend. We tried our best with cortisone shots, and boots and chiropractic work and Reiki and medications, but Sueno had a progressively worse time with his heaves and...
Dierks

Dierks

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

Ralphie

November 24, 2015: Ralphie was a great part of our family for quite awhile.  Coming to Happy Trails as an abandoned piggie from the streets of Green he settled in the best he could at Happy Trails.  He was not able to find an adopter due to his aggression issues but...
Dwight

Dwight

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

Barney

November 17, 2015: Barney originally was born in Illinois, registered with the Illinois Trotting Association and had a short racing career. He retired into the life of an Amish horse, but unfortunately was used for not only pulling a buggy, but for hauling logs as...
Johnny Crawford

Johnny Crawford

October 27, 2014:  Mr. Johnny Crawford.  This guy.  We loved him even though it was hard for him to warm up to people.  He always had troubles accepting the love of us humans.  BUT, what he did love?  Living at Happy Trails free from the neglect that brought him to...
Athena

Athena

October 10, 2015:  Athena has been a wonderful resident at Happy Trails. Rescued along with 8 other horses, she came to us malnourished and depressed.  Over the last year not only did she gain weight, she gained her sassy attitude back!  More recently, Athena has...
Hershey

Hershey

August 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...
Dulce

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...
Zagato

Zagato

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....
Asdrubal

Asdrubal

Asdrubal, one of our most feisty roosters, sadly has passed away. We will miss his little dance and his on-again off-again love of staff and supporters. Rest in peace...
Fury

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...
Red

Red

Red came to Happy Trails in 2004 along with Tony, his pulling partner, after retiring from an Amish Farm (our friend Willis Miller in Fredericksburg) where they both plowed fields as a team for their entire lives.  They were both 17 years old. It was due to Red and...
Metta

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...
Aurora

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...
Garfunkle

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...
Zinger

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. But this little guy brought joy to the volunteers, staff and visitors of Happy Trails and we are grateful to have known him. ...
Ellen

Ellen

December 31, 2014:  Ellen passed over the Rainbow Bridge and is eating, eating, eating and pecking and happy.  Ellen came from Columbiana County– a hideous abuse/neglect situation. She was the sweetest most gentle soul.  Her beak cut way to short did not stop her from...
Willis

Willis

November 13, 2014:  Willis passed away very peacefully surrounded by friends. It was heartbreaking having to say goodbye to the old man, and it definitely won’t be the same without that grumpy little bow-legged dinosaur. The barn was already quieter and a little...
Delilah

Delilah

September 23, 2014: It is with very heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Delilah, our beautiful Appaloosa mare removed with her three siblings, father and nine sheep from a severe neglect case just a few months ago. Yesterday, she crossed the Rainbow Bridge. The very...
Peaches

Peaches

July 31, 2014:  While Peaches was coming out of her anesthesia, somehow her trachea collapsed. It happened very suddenly. All of the vets worked extremely hard to try and save her. Unfortunately, they were unable to get her to breathe on her own again. They...
George

George

May 29, 2014:  Sad news to report.  We have lost our wonderful friend and founding pig, George.  Recently his tumors were biopsied and George was found to have cancer.  During his examination it was found that he had a severe infection possibly caused by a sharp tooth...
Rico Suave

Rico Suave

February 14, 2014: Rico Suave, a small pig male piggy, was a newer resident at Happy Trails He had been discovered as a stray pig in the Copley area. After being at Happy Trails for several weeks and no-one stepping forward to claim the pig, this intact male was taken...
Venus

Venus

February 14, 2014: Venus was a newer member at Happy Trails. This lovely lady goat along with Serena was separated from the permanent resident goats due to a debilitating disease and they had their own private area of the barn. They were not up for adoption quite yet...
Jason

Jason

February 14, 2014:  Jason the rooster seemed to have some emotional issues that he was dealing with after he survived being a part of the evil world of cockfighting. He did not do great in the rooster barn with all other hens and roosters. He would pace frantically...
Serena

Serena

February 14, 2014:  Serena was a newer member at Happy Trails. This lovely lady goat along with Venus was separated from the permanent resident goats due to a debilitating disease and they had their own private area of the barn. They were not up for adoption quite yet...
Durango

Durango

“I would like to share something that my vet told me a year and a half ago when I had to say goodbye to my beloved horse of 10 years, my best friend and trusted partner. He came into the barn, hugged me and asked if I knew what euthanasia meant. Of course I...
Joseph

Joseph

November 24, 2013:  Joseph the turkey was discovered laying down this morning in obvious distress.  He most likely suffered a heart attack as many of the genetically-manipulated birds do. Sadly under veterinary recommendation he had to be euthanized.  It was an honor...
Paix

Paix

August 2, 2013:  Our beautiful sorrel paint mare so recently rescued laid down in her stall and was unable to get up.  The vet, as he often must, confirmed euthanasia was not only the right choice, it was the only choice.  We named her Paix, meaning “peace” in French....
Detective Stabler

Detective Stabler

March 2, 2013:  Detective Stabler, one of the turkeys abandoned in Cleveland this past October, passed away.  He had recently been having trouble getting around and was breathing more heavily than usual.  He  weighed 64 pounds!  Domestic turkeys are bred to grow very...
Goliath

Goliath

Our beloved Goliath spent the remainder of his life at Happy Trails enjoying his freedom from fear and aggression, but has sadly passed away.  Goliath was found in the city of Akron in Summit County.  He was essentially featherless and emaciated.  It is typical to see...
Darlin’ Dixie

Darlin’ Dixie

August 1, 2013:  Late last night we received a call from Dixie’s foster home she was down most of the day (again) and was not getting up.  Though the vet did get Dixie to stand for evaluation, the vet confirmed it was time to put the mare down. Dixie was having...
Homera

Homera

Homera was one of two turkeys at Happy Trails who were abandoned by their owners. She was getting along in age and had retired to the sanctuary with her friend Marge.  She was able to spend her days leisurely exploring the grounds and was able to leave the sting of...