Holiday Hours for the Gift Shop

Holiday Hours for the Gift Shop

What fun “stuff” is there to purchase at the Happy Trails Gift Shop?  Our new logo apparel includes neon hoodies, embroidered jackets, fleece and winter wear in great colors, lace-trimmed tanks, t-shirts, and other great items like cozy blankets, coffee mugs, new...
Our New Storage Building is Complete!

Our New Storage Building is Complete!

Despite rain and a little mishap with the contractors and a piggy (picture two guys shouting “NO NO!!!” and Covington, making her way through the wet cement, dragging her little feet and her big belly all through it, leaving a beautiful imprint!)…our...
135 Hens Have Been Given Forever Homes

135 Hens Have Been Given Forever Homes

There are 105 hens left to be adopted and we have some adoptions pending! Not too bad for twenty days! If you would like to Name a Hen we still have some that have not been sponsored. Also, give us a call if you are ready to adopt! $2 per hen donations can be made by...
A Day in the Life…

A Day in the Life…

Occasionally Happy Trails Animal Caregiver/Manager Ashley Ehmann loads up some of our animal friends and makes the trek to OSU to save costs and consolidate the many veterinary needs encountered at the sanctuary.  Instead of recapping we decided to let you take a peak...

Our Rescue Journey is Complete! 250 Hens Are Now Safely at Happy Trails Looking for the updates on our adventure? please visit our Facebook page.  Also check out our Webpage for all of the media links and adoption information. "A personal Thank You" for...

  Set Your Radio Alarm to Wake Up to K105FM tomorrow (Sunday) morning at 7am to hear my cheery voice!  I will be on the air for a half hour from 7am to 7:30am with Forum Program host and K105FM morning DJ MaryAnn Graff to talk about – what else –...

Donations and Prayers are Needed for Jolie's Surgery…All Went Well Many of you have come to know and love Jolie, the affectionate pink pot belly pig.  Recently a lump was discovered and she was diagnosed with cancer.  Jolie has had her surgery and...

Construction for New Sawdust/Hay/Straw Building Now Underway Happy Trail's new pole barn building to store sawdust, hay and straw is being built all by volunteers. It is 24’ wide x 32’ long x 17’ high in the front to allow for the dump truck to...

Together We Can Build a Covered Arena for Rescue Horses “In a world full of people who couldn’t care less, choose to be someone who couldn’t care more.”  We need your support! Happy Trails Covered Arena Campaign gets underway with hopes of...

Celebrate Bill's 11th birthday!! Help us celebrate Bill's birthday and year two in retirement by reading his story and seeing just how amazing his recovery has been.  He is one lucky guy and has an amazing adoptive...

Our Apologies!!  Ravenna Flash Flood Prevented HTFAS from attending Hudson Event Last night, Thursday August 8th, Happy Trails was scheduled to be at a community event at the Rejoice Lutheran Church in Hudson.  Mother Nature had different plans.  Read...

Many thanks to Lisa Sands and the Folks from Whole Foods for joining the Happy Trails crew for a special sanctuary work day. We are working to clear out the woods to make a better and more safe turn out area for the horses. These guys even brought us a vegan lunch!...

2013 Fall Intern Positions HTFAS is accepting applicants from universities, colleges and continuing education organizations for students wishing to participate in the sanctuary internship program for Fall of...

Give a Warm Welcome to our Latest Rescues As we bid a fond farewell to the recent outflow of adopted animals, we are brought back to the task at hand by our newly acquired pig friends. Let us introduce Hershey, a completely adorable 3-year-old neutered pot belly pig...

HTFAS and Akron Aeros FUNday Video Boy do I have a treat for you! Thanks to GO2 Advertising for this amazing video of our fun day at Canal Park. They really did an outstanding job capturing the feel of our work and fun at every community...

Roosters are Flyin' Out of Happy Trails Check out this latest update on our rescued rooster...

  Happy Trails Assists Cleveland Animal Control in Seizing Over 80 Roosters Spread the word!  Happy Trails is requesting money donations as well as help in finding suitable homes for these birds.  There are some magnificent, friendly roosters...

Lenny's New Digs  A huge thank you to Cindy and her dad and their hard work on the new outdoor pens. It is amazing after only a few minutes of feeling dirt for what may be the first time, Lenny decides to take a dust bath.  He later went on to bathe more...

Attention Businesses: Sponsor A “Horse Cave” Yearly sponsorships of the recovery stalls for the rescued horses are now available.       Neglected Mini Horse Now Safe at Happy Trails It took about thirty minutes just to help this little man...

March 12, 2013 Happy Trails took in 34 roosters and 3 hens that were rescued during a cockfighting bust in Cleveland. Many of them were very thin. Most of the roosters had their combs or wattles cut off or were missing their talons. This is fairly typical with...

If you could have a question answered in relation to your past, present, or future that would bring you peace of mind, what would that question be? What about your pets… Are you concerned about your dog’s health, your cat’s behavior, or why your...

March 7, 2013 There are currently 18 outdoor pot belly pigs that are looking for homes at Happy Trails. It is often difficult to find homes for them because they are not able to live indoors. Since they have lived their lives outside, bringing them inside can be very...

Our Newest Fundraiser, Art Barn, is Only a Week Away! Don't miss out on this great event.  Match the generosity of our donations with your support by attending and browsing through the great items for sale.  Anyone interested in a signed OSU jersey from...

February 27, 2013 Zagato has only been at Happy Trails for a short time but he is already settling in very nicely. Everyone that meets him falls in love. He is on a specialized diet which will help him to slowly regain weight and strength. When an animal is...

February 18, 2013 In the winter on any wamer day at Happy Trails, all of the animals come outside to play and enjoy the sun. We recently had one of these days when the sun decided to make an appearance and all of our animals, especially the horses, made the most of...

Happy Valentine's Day! In honor of Valentine's Day, we offer pictures of just a sampling of the couples and best friends at Happy...

February 10, 2013 Sadie went to her new forever home today. Sadie was one of seven horses rescued from the Mt. Hope horse auction. Her eye had ruptured and it looked very painful. We knew we had to save this poor girl. Her life ended up being worth $25. We brought her...

February 8, 2013 Back at the end of October, Happy Trails took in 14 hens and 5 turkeys that were abandoned in Cleveland. During hurricane Sandy these birds were dumped in the road near the Cleveland APL. Happy Trails was contacted to help take these birds in. They...

February 4, 2013 Do you love yoga? Or would you like to try it out? Well here is a great opportunity for you to do yoga while supporting the animals at Happy Trails. Oasis Yoga Spa is going to hold "Flow for a Cause" on Friday, March 22, 2013 from 7:00...

February 2, 2013 It has been a very cold couple of days here at Happy Trails. Many of our animals have been staying inside under heatlamps to keep warm. Hopefully the warm weather will come back, even if it is just for a day or two. Cold weather, especially with...

January 24, 2013 Kachina was a very adorable back seat driver during her recent trip to the farrier. If you saw the January updates you may know that we have found a much closer farrier that will work on Kachina's feet. Ed Cigany is a very great farrier that works...

January 23, 2013 Great News! Construction is coming along nicely on the new bathroom at Happy Trails. Once this project is completed there will be a very nice heated restroom, which especially on these cold days will be great for our animal caregivers and volunteers....

Pickwick and Frolic along with Cleveland Sports Host “Happy Hour for Happy Trails”  Dec. 12th Be sure to join us for a fun evening, complete with celebrity bar tenders, raffle and auctions for sports tickets and more, at Kevin's Martini Bar at...
Meet Pollyanna the Turkey

Meet Pollyanna the Turkey

She looked sad and miserable when I first saw her. Pollyanna had been found by a good samaritan driving along the road. She glanced to the side and saw a pile of feathers lying next to the road in a ditch, and thought that it was so sad to see the dead turkey laying...
How to Keep Cool in 110+ Degree Temps

How to Keep Cool in 110+ Degree Temps

A stray, apparently abandoned baby farm pig would like to share with you her secrets to staying cool during this dreadful heat wave. Willow joined us this past Thursday, July 5th, and came to Happy Trails from the Delaware area. Here’s her...
Goliath!

Goliath!

A large, gentle rooster was discovered in the city of Akron, duct tape wound around his feet and spurs. He was missing most of his feathers, and the scar tissue around his face told a story of being used as a “bait” animal for animal fighting. The horrors...
Tribute To Dale Butterfield

Tribute To Dale Butterfield

Wanting to grant her terminally-ill father a very special wish,Holly Butterfield contacted Happy Trails to see if there was a pig who wouldbe able to do a home. Dale Butterfield had always wanted a pet pig, and his wish was to see a pig and have it come visit him....
The Story of Kate And Pippa

The Story of Kate And Pippa

Two mares arrived together at Happy Trails on Thursday, January 5th, 2011. Exactly one week to the day before these girls arrived at Happy Trails we welcomed Sonyador, a big, sweet, Percheron-Standardbred-mix mare, who was experiencing the same situation. A fellow...
Meet Sonyador!

Meet Sonyador!

 Meet Sonyador! This beautiful Percheron mare just arrived at Happy Trails on Thursday evening, December 29, 2011. An email came across my desk earlier that day listing three Amish-owned horses that were already at a broker in Pennsylvania. They would be on their way...