Hummel Pet Service provides a place for tribute to animals who have passed. Jason, Rico, Venus and Serena all have a tribute section for personal notes to be recorded. The support and prayers received by all who have felt this loss are appreciated.
We here at Happy Trails appreciate all of your concern, prayers, donations and kind gestures. We promised you updates explanations and details. Amidst the flurry of phone calls, messages and interviews, Annette, our Founder and Executive Director, has been able to deliver. Read the complete report of the February 14th Fire (pdf) including a recounting of the fire, personal thank yous, a memorial to those animals we lost and much more.
STATEMENT FROM HAPPY TRAILS FARM ANIMAL SANCTUARY
On the night of Friday, February 14th, Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary located in Ravenna suffered a devastating loss. A quickly-spreading fire was discovered in the goat/sheep barn by a staff member early in the evening. Two goats named Natasha and Odessa who are part of our Farm Animal Visitation Program, were rescued and moved to safety along with two barn cats named Myles and Lola. The goats and Myles are healthy and doing well. Lola is being examined by the vet for possible smoke inhalation, though we expect a complete recovery for her. Sadly we were unable to save two other goats, a pot belly pig and a rooster.
We are very grateful to the four fire departments who arrived at the scene to contain the fire. Fortunately the fire did not spread to other nearby barns and shelters and was isolated in the one building. The barn is a total loss. The cause of the fire is not verified at this time, but it is suspected that either a heat lamp or possibly an electrical cord may be the source of the blaze.
We appreciate everyone’s prayers and support at this difficult time. More details and photos will be provided as they become available.
Thank you, Annette Fisher
As we work to rebuild and heal our hearts, we have received great media coverage to spread the word of our recent tragedy. With the love, support and donations we received Happy Trails cannot help but know we were meant to overcome.
Thank you to the many news stations and reporters who took the time to visit and to care.