Share Your Memories with Us

Callout for those touched by Spring Farm CARES! Take a walk down memory lane with us. We would like for you to share your memories and stories with us. This year marks our 30th Anniversary and the release of our book “The Magic Years” which is a compilation of articles from 30 years of newsletters. […]

Register Now Zoom – Life After Death Lecture

Registration is now open for Dawn Hayman’s lecture on Zoom, Life After Death. Find out more and register for this August 21 at 2pm ET event with the link below. Register Now    

Memorial to Flora

Flora – July 29, 2021 Today we lost our dear elderly goat Flora. Flora was 13 years old. She came to the farm at only a few months old with her mother Sage, her sister Fauna, and another young buck named Chip. Their lives didn’t start off well at all and they suffered a lot […]

Free Zoom Lecture with Dawn Hayman

Registration is now open for the next free Zoom lecture with Dawn – How Animals View Death and Knowing When it’s Time to Let Them Go – July 24, 2021 at 2pm ET. Registration is a must and space is limited. This lecture will also be recorded and available within a few days later on […]

New Arrivals to the Herd

We welcomed Mia (paint mare) and Waylon (palomino gelding) to our herd in June. Both came from a bad neglect situation. Waylon is in worse shape than Mia although she also is in very poor condition. Although not out of the woods yet, they are making good progress and have improved a lot already. Thanks […]

Remote Learning with Dawn

Dawn will be offering another free one hour Zoom class on July 8th at 7pm ET. This one is: The Emotional World of Animals. Space is limited and registration is necessary to attend the live event. We will also be recording this event and make it available on this website after the event. You do […]

Update on Re-Opening

As of today, June 16th, New York State has lifted most of the Covid restrictions. We are constantly monitoring the situation and carefully assessing the risk level of our staff as to when to fully reopen to visitors. There is nothing we look forward to more than to welcoming visitors back. We have missed you! […]

Our Latest Newsletter

Please follow this link to download a pdf of our latest newsletter for June 2021

Spring is Springing!

The grass is growing. The flowers are blooming. The birds are singing. And the animals are getting back out into their pastures and garden beds. Joy abounds!

Unsolved Turkey Mystery

Sometimes things don’t turn out the way we always think they will. Someone called us about taking in a turkey that all believed to be a domestic fellow since he was so incredibly friendly. He followed someone all the way home and then stayed at their house for a couple of weeks. He was loving […]

In Memory of Laney

In Memory of Laney – April 2, 2021 It is with very heavy hearts that we have to announce the passing of our dear sweet Laney. For those of you who have been following her story, you know that she had been through a lot. Although she only graced this world for 14 weeks, she […]

Meet Laney – A special kitten with special needs

Meet Laney, a very special little girl with very special needs. Laney is 7 weeks old but is extremely small for her age. She just came in on Thursday. We are asking you to join us in sending heart energy and prayers to this amazing dynamo who has a big challenge ahead of her.   […]

Miss Dandy Update

Dandy was born with a birth defect called Atresia Ani where her colon did not connect to her anus properly. She then developed megacolon as well. Major surgery was her only option to offer her any chance at life. Many of you donated for her care and we are so grateful! Dandy now can poop […]

Meet our new Director of Animal Welfare, Christine Schneider, DVM, cVMA

Spring Farm CARES is thrilled to announce and welcome our new Director of Animal Welfare, Christine Schneider, DVM, cVMA. We have known Dr. Christine for many years and know that her dedication, not only to the animals but also to our mission, will serve our organization well into the future. Dr. Schneider’s focus on preventative […]

The Amazing Miss Dandy – A Success Story

We’d like to share with you the story of little Dandelion, or Miss Dandy as she has come to be known. Our Serenity Fund is set up to help animals such as Miss Dandy who find themselves in dire circumstances with no where else to go. Your donations make all of this possible. Dandelion arrived […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Today, we turn the page to a new chapter. So many are feeling relieved to leave 2020 behind and step into a new year. Let’s face it, this is the first time we can honestly say that hindsight is 2020. But it is important to take a deep breath and also look […]

Animal Message of the Day: Brandy

From Brandy:  “I am grateful for the caregivers of the world. I am grateful for all who come seek me out to pet a horse for the first time and decide to trust me.  I am grateful for the sad at heart who smile when they come in our barn. I am honored to be […]

Animal Message of the Day: Santino

From Santino: “There is a certain gracefulness about being a cat that I am only recently discovering. I spent most of my life being rather aloof, but now things have changed. I love a good snuggle session with my human friends scratching me under the chin or behind my ears. And I love snuggling them. I […]

Animal Message of the Day: Libby

From Libby: “People have often thought I was shy when in fact I was timid. I didn’t see the point in trusting people as nothing was ever permanent. But it is clear to me now that this time is different. Our donkey family unit is intact and we have been invited to participate in something very […]

Animal Message of the Day: Merlin

From Merlin: “There is so much of life to be grateful for every single day. I love to interact with humans. You are actually quite wonderful creatures. You learn quickly. You are good mimics. And you are sometimes easy to train. The only thing is that you get distracted so easily. What I love most about […]

Animal Message of the Day: Bayberry

From Bayberry: “There is just so much to be joyful and grateful about in life! There is never ever a shortage of things. If you feel stuck, go outside and stand under the sun. If it’s raining, that’s ok too. Without rain, the grass doesn’t grow. Go stand out under the stars at night and look […]

Animal Message of the Day: Piper

From Piper: “There are so many wonderful things in life that inspire me. I may have no eyes but my world is far from dark. Colors light up my inner vision. I can sense height and depth and I can feel everything around me. I am lightening fast at maneuvering and zigging and zagging and most […]

Animal Message of the Day: Mary Beth

From Mary Beth: “I am grateful for a gentle touch or a soft scratch behind my ears. I love to hear people speak softly to me and let me lean in to them. I love my donkey friend Mabel who watches over me and shares all of the things she knows in life. She has been […]