A Special Thank You

A Special Thank You

What a wonderful event.  A beautiful turnout, a scrumptious meal and shopping until we all dropped.  Thank you to all who attended and those who could not but supported Happy Trails from afar.  We continue to feel blessed by the constant outpouring of support shown to...
It’s 4 Days Away!!

It’s 4 Days Away!!

Compassionate Thanksgiving this Saturday, November 8th! Already have your tickets? Encourage your family, friends and co-workers to get their tickets. Don’t wait until the last minute. An amazing Thanksgiving buffet Todaro’s is creating just for Happy...
A new beginning for Calypso!

A new beginning for Calypso!

Calypso has found a home! She now lives with 3 incredible friendly goats, 3 ducks and Francis the goose, who was also adopted from Happy Trails! Calypso’s new goat friends will definitely teach her that people are not all scary and there is nothing to be afraid...
An update on Esperanza

An update on Esperanza

Esperanza has been doing spectacularly in her foster home! The quiet environment and consistency have proven to be just what the doctor ordered! Since her arrival at her foster, she has made a complete transformation! While at the sanctuary, Esperanza was nervous and...
Casino found a home!

Casino found a home!

Casino has been adopted! This amazing little guy has a wonderful home and a people to spoil him rotten! He deserves it after his long journey from his terrible situation in Indiana. His new mom is very excited to add him to her family! He will be able to have his last...
Renny has been adopted!

Renny has been adopted!

Need a boost for your week? How about the news that Renaissance, our 24-year-old blind, and recently gelded guy has been adopted!?!? I can’t imagine the spirit it took for this wonderful equine friend to have endured his years of neglect. He came to us with his...
Our featured horse of the week is Austin!

Our featured horse of the week is Austin!

Austin came from a neglect case. He was adopted, then returned through no fault of his own. He has THE biggest personality on the sanctuary! He is a goof ball! He loves playing with jolly balls and muck tubs. He is so sweet and gets along with every other horse, pony,...
Our boy, Bowie, went to his new home today!

Our boy, Bowie, went to his new home today!

We are so excited for this lovable guy! It is amazing to see the sad, skinny horse with terribly overgrown hooves and urine scalding turn into such a gorgeous, sweet guy and being able to let him start his life again. He has a new best horse friend, a huge clean stall...
Temple is our Featured Animal of the Week!

Temple is our Featured Animal of the Week!

She is one of our amazing farm pigs. She is one of our “small” farm pigs since she weighs about 400 pounds. Temple was rescued from a neglect situation with a few other farm pigs- Fiddler, Fifer and Cal. Temple had a surgery to fix an umbilical hernia when...
Featured Horse of the Week: Sueno

Featured Horse of the Week: Sueno

Our featured horse this week is Sueno! Sueno is Spanish for “dream”. He came from Mahoning County with two other horses and was emaciated and had a terrible coat. His weight is now back where it should be and he is a gorgeous liver chestnut color. Sueno is...
Featured Animal of the Week: Adam

Featured Animal of the Week: Adam

This week, our featured animal is Adam! Adam is one of our cock fight roosters that were rescued last year. He is a gorgeous boy. The belief is that cock fight roosters are mean, but most of them are sweet as can be- just like Adam! Adam suffers from some brain damage...
A Special Thanks to DraftTack.com

A Special Thanks to DraftTack.com

George & Joyce, owners of DraftTack.com have been keeping our horses safely haltered for nearly 3 years… They donate matching lead lines for every halter we order….. They are proud owners of rescued draft horses… And they supply an amazing online...

The Akron Yoga Project is holding the last of three in a three class series to benefit Happy Trails. This one will be held at Lock 3 in Akron! Please consider joining us! In light of all the recent rescued horses, we could sure use the zen and the donations!...

Happy Trails Photo Gallery

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

The Akron Yoga Project

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

Many thanks…

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

Hey there Delilah!

Two weeks ago today we got this gorgeous mare, her 2 sisters, brother and father at Happy Trails. Her feet were so overgrown and twisted that she could hardly stand. Her muscles, tendons and ligaments were strained. Everyone was crossing their fingers that she would...
Happy Beginning for Milagro

Happy Beginning for Milagro

Milagro has indeed been reunited with his owner from long ago and has arrived safely. Doing much better since we rescued him from his situation of neglect and armed with the love he has been provided, Milagro (Pete) will live out his remaining years with the comfort...
Heaven’s Trail Memorial Ceremony

Heaven’s Trail Memorial Ceremony

It was a solemn day yesterday, as we laid to rest George, a founding pig and 15-year resident, as well as those we lost in the fire along with other animals we have helped cross over. Heaven’s trail, our cemetery, is another of the areas of the sanctuary you...

Ashtabula County Rescue

Five horses, 9 sheep. As it often goes that old barn on an overgrown property, looking abandoned and unkempt is the home for beloved animals for years. It started less than 2 months ago with a rescue of our three amigos and has not stopped since then. We have taken in...
Arena Progress – June 8th

Arena Progress – June 8th

It’s been a minute and you won’t believe the difference in the blink of an eye.  Our arena is now a complete structure with sides and interior walls.  The doors are being hung and come Monday, the spouting will be installed.  This will be the last update...
Ella has found a wonderful home!!

Ella has found a wonderful home!!

She has settled in nicely with her new goat friends and a special needs sheep. It’s because of your support and the hard work of our dedicated staff and volunteers that these amazing rescues happen. Who would have thought together we could rescue a special needs...
Arena Progress – Tuesday, May 21st

Arena Progress – Tuesday, May 21st

I am still amazed that a pile of “sticks” that were laying next to the horse barn are creating the new arena. Seeing the sheer size that the building will be is very exciting!  As I stand and stare at the space, I can see the future — I can see the horse...

 Preview Annette’s Special Radio Interview on K105 WQXK Be the first to listen the two part interview with founder, Annette Fisher, spotlighting the upcoming ‘Moving Forward Open House’.  Get the scoop on all of the fun we have in store for you, your...
Arena Progress – Monday, May 19th

Arena Progress – Monday, May 19th

Unbelievable! That is the word I would use to start to describe the feeling of seeing the initial construction begin on the new covered arena for Happy Trails. We have worked hard on raising funding for this major project and have waited patiently (ok, impatiently)...
Virgil was adopted!!!

Virgil was adopted!!!

We all are better for what you offered us after our tragic fire. You gave us hope and laughter and the focus for our recovery. We wish you the same good energy in your new forever...

Animals in the News

Check out this wonderful and informative article by our friend and supporter, Donna Miller.  The article entitled Visits with Horses Make Alzheimer’s Patients Happy states recent research results that prove just...
Can You Lend a Hand?

Can You Lend a Hand?

Although the animals here at Happy Trails do their level best to keep the grass trimmed neatly, we do have to do some maintenance work! The sanctuary is in need of a working, dependable push mower. Any of you out there in close vicinity have one sitting around that...
Spring Has Sprung (finally)

Spring Has Sprung (finally)

Check out the wonderful feathered friends we have available for adoption at Happy Trails. Pictured here is Willy the goose. We have Rouen and Pekin ducks, roosters and hens including some really neat...
Welcome this Little Fighter, Ella

Welcome this Little Fighter, Ella

Ella is 2 months old and has just arrived here at Happy Trails. Completely blind, this little gal will need a special adoptive home with at least one companionship animal and a low- stress environment. In the meantime, she is being treated for possible neurological...
A Happy Ending for Milagro

A Happy Ending for Milagro

On April 8th we reported the unique discovery of a freeze brand on Milagro, one of three horses recently rescued together from a long-spanning situation of neglect. Two of our supporters recognized Milagro from ourFacebook post as well as news footage of the rescue....
April Newsletter Now Available!

April Newsletter Now Available!

This month there’s 20 pages of news, events, updates, stories and ways to show your support in the Happy Trails Newsletter (pdf). Hard copies go in the mail next week, but you, our on-line readers, always get the news...
Attention Motorcycle Enthusiasts…

Attention Motorcycle Enthusiasts…

Earn a chance to win a brand new red Vespa LX150 and enjoy a scenic ride in the country all while supporting animal rescue.  For details of this great Motorcycle Run with proceeds going to both Happy Trails and Pawsabilities, check out the Compassion In Motion Charity...
Thanks Ravenna Troop 553!

Thanks Ravenna Troop 553!

Extending a HUGE thank you to the Ravenna Boyscout Troop 553. James (pictured front) planned the construction, raised the money for the project and organized the enclosing of the tack room in our horse barn. He and his troop took two days to complete this. What an...
Sadie Checks in with Happy Trails

Sadie Checks in with Happy Trails

You have done well the last few days to listen and respond to all of the ways you can easily direct money toward Happy Trails and the farm animals you help us to rescue. Today it’s time to see the benefit once again. This is Sadie. In October of 2012 she came to...

Simply Do Good

Did you know you could raise money for Happy Trails by browsing the internet? Search, shop, play games, dine out and earn money for Happy Trails. It’s as easy as designating Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary as your cause and logging in with your Facebook...

Happy Trails Has Joined The Dodo

We have been invited to share our stories, pictures, media, anything animal-related, and to be part of an unprecedented community for all those who love animals, are concerned about their welfare — and want to make a difference.  Check out this wonderful new...

Happy Trails Reintroduces iGive.com

If you are a savvy online shopper, this may be a great way to help Happy Trails with very little effort! Check out iGive.com-Happy Trails. We have been a member since 2005 and have received over $500 through iGive. Let’s try to raise that in one year! We will...
Movie Animals Protected

Movie Animals Protected

A new animal welfare group has been formed to challenge American Humane Association. The nonprofit Movie Animals Protected aims for more transparency after THR’s investigation revealed animal deaths, injuries and accidents on major films including “The...
Woody Checks In

Woody Checks In

As a staff member of Happy Trails, I often forget my role as an adoptive parent! I would like to give a personal update for all of Woody’s adoring fans. He is happy, healthy and loved by everyone at our barn. He is a magnificent animal and we have Happy Trails,...
Animal Caregivers Weather the Storm

Animal Caregivers Weather the Storm

The weather is sub-zero and our volunteers and staff have dedicated themselves to the task.  Our hens lend a beak to help clear out some of the snow.  Thank you guys and gals for continuing your great work during yet another arctic blast! If you appreciate their...
December Newsletter Now Available!

December Newsletter Now Available!

Don’t miss our special holiday edition of the Happy Trails Newsletter.  Get information on our latest rescues as well as updates and opportunities to help!  You may be suprised by our exciting Riding Arena update!! And finally, a special holiday message from...
Don’t Forget Your Acme Receipts

Don’t Forget Your Acme Receipts

How can you do that? It’s easy! Turn your grocery shopping experience into cold hard cash for Happy Trails and the rescued animals through the Acme Community Cash Back Program, which began on Sept. 21, 2013 and ends on Feb. 8, 2014.  Simply save your receipts that are...