Memorial – James Bond – “JB”

James Bond – “JB” Today we feel the shock of an enormous and unexpected loss, leaving us with the reminder of how fragile life can be, how precious each moment is, and why we are here. James Bond, lovingly known as JB, came to us in June of this year. We didn’t have him with […]

Be Kind to Animals Art Contest Winners!

We are pleased to announce the winners of our Be Kind to Animals Art Contest!   Below we feature the winners’ submissions. The winners are: Matilda Terrell, Age 11 for her poster submission (bottom) Ave Copeland, Age 13 for two photographs ( left) Haley Copeland, age 11, for her drawing and photograph (right)   All […]

A New Life Walks onto the Farm

Life is Beautiful! In today’s example of the beauty if life, I have to share a story. For the past couple of weeks, a doe has come down behind our house every evening and some mornings. She caught our attention because she always was looking for something in the grass and we assumed she had […]

A Reminder That Life is Beautiful from Mary Beth

A reminder that Life is Beautiful:   From Mary Beth: “I find the most beautiful things in life can be very small things, but they make me feel so good inside. It can be just the rays of the sun shining through my window, filling me with warmth, and the knowing that life is full […]

New Digs for Goats Clark and Snowball

For today’s installment of Life is Beautiful: Our two little pygmy goats, Clark and Snowball, moved to their new summer digs in our newly built goat yard. This yard is complete with their own little shed. Now we are seeking to make them a play yard inside as well. Goats love to have their own […]

Simple Beauty in Life

Life is Beautiful   Today, more than ever, we need to remind ourselves about the beauty in life and the connection we hold with nature, the planet, and each other. We can find beauty in the simplest of things. This photo I have shared is just a tiny space where I stopped to breathe for […]

Inner Vision

Meet Piper We don’t have to have eyes to see inside one another. But in order to see another, we must first be able to look inside ourselves and understand who we are. Vision comes not from the eyes, but from within the heart. To be able to look at ourselves without judgment, allows us […]

Look Inside for Change

Today I’m sharing a message from an amazing horse who taught me so much and continues to do so from spirit. This is my reminder of beauty for the day. I look forward to more of yours. From Deeteza: “The world can change in the blink of an eye when you realize the power you […]

The Beauty of Life

Ok, folks, we are starting a new series to try to help us through the challenges! There is no doubt that these are trying times. It also seems that something is trying to happen within the heart of humanity. Something is trying to awaken deep within us. A wisdom of the human heart is inching […]

The End of an Era – Memorial to Ember

  Ember – May 27, 2020 Today marks the end of an era at Spring Farm CARES. Today, we said good-bye to Ember who is the last remaining horse of our original herd. Ember was born here on the farm before we were actually an animal sanctuary. As a Thoroughbred, she was bred to be […]

Special Message from Dawn

Special Message from Dawn Regarding Animal Messages On March 16th, I began posting an animal message a day to help us all through the COVID shut down. Many of us are starting to open back up, and still others are still on pause. Regardless of where you are in the process, you are still experiencing […]

Animal Message of the Day: Henry

This message today is a repeat from April. On Saturday, we lost our horse Henry. I thought it appropriate to honor him by reposting his last message.   From Henry: “I think it is important for everyone to understand that sometimes you need to be patient with one another. Not everyone shows their pain the […]

Memorial to Horse Henry

Henry – May 23, 2020 Today our hearts are heavy as we said good-bye to our beloved horse friend Henry. Henry was estimated to be about 28-30 years old and he came to the farm in 2017 from a horse rescue who realized that Henry needed a sanctuary to retire and spend the rest of […]

Animal Message of the Day: O’Malley

From O’Malley: “When one is as handsome and wise as I am, it is important to stay humble.  Just because we are good at something, doesn’t make us right all of the time. We can know a lot of things but it is important to know that what we don’t know most of all is what […]

Ask Dawn – May 23, 2020

How Do Animal’s Past Experiences Influence Them? Q: My animals are all rescues. I feel like some memories they have are strong and not positive ones. I have a 14-year-old dog that was a street dog. With all the training, reassuring etc. he still, after many years, has separation anxiety. We deal with it. I […]

Animal Message of the Day: Flora

From Flora: “I have seen a lot of things in life. Sometimes, more than I wish I had to see. Some things were more than I could bear. Some I thought would break me. Many times, I didn’t think I could survive. But what I’ve learned more than anything is that love has a way of […]

Animal Message of the Day: Coco

From Coco: I have felt great defeat in my life. I lost a lot at one point and I gave up on hope. But time and love has helped me heal. I’m not a tough guy but I had to become that way to survive. It wasn’t who I am but it was who I needed […]

Animal Message of the Day: Piper

From Piper: “While you heard from my friend Teddy yesterday about how he was born unable to close his eyes, I was born without eyes at all. But please don’t for a minute feel sorry for me or think I’m blind. I see more than most of you do. I understand my world at a depth […]

Animal Message of the Day: Teddy

From Teddy: “I am a cat with a definitive purpose in life. Some people have said I’m uncooperative and difficult, but they really don’t understand who I am. Because if people truly got to know me, they’d understand that I am just being me. If you don’t feel people understand you, you are not alone. It’s […]

Animal Message of the Day: Kermit

From Kermit: “I think you all need to learn to play more and worry less. The problem as I see it is that you even worry about what you play. Humans need to be more spontaneous. You see, if I feel a wave of happiness suddenly come upon me, I go with it. I might jump […]

Animal Message of the Day: Cora

From Cora: “People think I’m shy but that is not totally accurate. I am actually just quiet. Well, quiet for a donkey that is. I like to watch and observe things. Life hasn’t always been that easy for me. I’ve seen some things that were very difficult and that I didn’t really understand. So, I like […]

Animal Message of the Day: Tessie

From Tessie: “People have a lot of stress. The animals who care about you, worry about how hard you seem to make things for yourselves. I think the worst human invention is the clock. You set all of the things in your life based on the clock. It is your master. It doesn’t matter if you […]

Animal Message of the Day: Molly

From Molly: “I have a message to all of you who feel like you are not understood and seen for who you are. I once was in your shoes. I had a grand career as a show pony. I was spectacular. Sparkly and beautiful and built with all the right moves. And I’m pretty smart too. […]

Animal Message of the Day: Marty

From Marty: “Life is a song. Each one of us has our own unique tune and tone and sound. Each of us is just one instrument in a symphony of musicians. Your song is meant to be sung. The world needs to hear what notes you are expressing. Each of us is a great composer and […]