Temporarily Closed to Visitors, Tours, and Volunteers

Announcement for our volunteers, visitors, and those looking for tours

We know with the schools closed now especially, that people are looking for tours to come visit the animals. However, we are temporarily suspending all tours, visits, and volunteers for two weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak. The greatest responsibility we have is to the care of our animals. And the greatest way we can care for them is to ensure the health and safety of their human caretakers. We need them all here to care for the animals 7 days a week.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. We will reassess the situation April 1st.

Animal Message of the Day: Beeker

From Beeker: “Let’s see, what do I appreciate? The list is long but I’ll try. Bananas, apples, carrots, lettuce….. Oh, wait, do you mean like the bigger things…. Other than food? Well, I like food a lot so that has to go first. But I like smelling the air first thing in the morning. You can tell a lot about what the day is going to be by how the air smells first thing in the morning. I appreciate the sun. I appreciate my friends. I appreciate the earth. Life is all about enjoying it. Don’t you think?”


In an effort to help us all through the stress, fear, and challenges lately, we are posting an animal message a day through the end of March. (All messages through animal communicator/co-founder Dawn Hayman) The animals were each asked: What do you feel appreciation for in your life?

Animal Message of the Day: Hillary

From Hillary:“I am an old woman now. My ears no longer hear the sounds that used to fill my world. My legs no longer are as agile as they once were when they carried me to great heights and leaps. My eyes may not see as clearly as they once did. But, I appreciate every breath that I am still able to take. I appreciate a nice warm blanket. I appreciate the ability to find a beam of sunlight and gloriously bask in the rays. I deeply appreciate when people stop and notice me for who I am and aren’t looking around for who I once was. I appreciate being me and being given the chance to be me. I appreciate every single second of life.”


In an effort to help us all through the stress, fear, and challenges lately, we are posting an animal message a day through the end of March. (All messages through animal communicator/co-founder Dawn Hayman) The animals were each asked:What do you feel appreciation for in your life?

Animal Message of the Day: Ginny

From Ginny: “I am grateful to know love and tenderness. I have had moments of pain in my life that were fairly challenging. Yet, what got me through them was the love shown to me by others who were helping me. The gift of love is a most amazing gift. And out of the love others showed to me, I found gratitude not just for them, but for every experience I ever had that brought me to them. Love is powerful. And gratitude is just as powerful too. The world needs love and gratitude. It takes so little each day to stop in wonder at the gifts around us. The sun. The moon. The stars. The grass. The flowers. My friends. This amazing planet we all share. Don’t forget to stop and give thanks. The world needs to know it is loved just as I needed to know that too – and so do all of you.”


Note: We will be running these messages until the end of March to help remind us all that there is much to be grateful and appreciative for in this world. There is so much fear right now and we hope these messages can help us all take a collective deep breath and remember that there is so much in this world to be thankful for…. and it’s going to be okay.

Special Message

Special Message:

This is a time of great turmoil for so many. But it is also a time for coming together and to remember the beauty of what life has to offer. Everywhere we turn, there are continual messages about COVID-19. And the level of fear and anxiety keeps ratcheting up higher and higher. Spring Farm CARES has a special statement about COVID-19.

We are taking some very practical steps to see to the continuing care of our animals. Key to that care is the well-being of their caretakers. For the next two weeks we are suspending tours of our facility. We will reassess the situation at that time and act accordingly. However, there is much more to say.

If we have learned anything during this time, it is that our planet is indeed very small in the grand scheme of things and we are all inter-connected in so very many ways. When we are faced with things that are unknown or conflicting, it is human nature (and animals too) to go into survival mode and, for some, great fear and panic. But this fear only makes things worse. Fear cripples us and separates us when we need to feel connected even more than ever. Fear lowers our immunity and creates disharmony with our connection to all of the positive things in our lives. When we are afraid, we forget about all of the joy and love and wonder in the world around us.

Please, join us in taking a few moments each day to breathe deeply from your heart center and think of a person, animal or place that brings you great joy and love. As you breathe, hold that feeling of love and appreciation and gratitude in your heart. Remind your heart and body what that feels like and breathe from that space. Your energy will change. It will help your physical and emotional well-being. It is so simple and so powerful.

In an effort to help us find that beauty and gratitude and appreciation, I am going to post an animal message a day as we usually do during the holiday season each year. I will do this for at least the next two weeks.

We are all connected and in this together. Let’s not forget the strength in love and gratitude and appreciation.


Willow and the Wheel

Watch our cat Willow enjoy her exercise wheel on her porch while enjoying a sunny day.

A few years ago, some wonderful human donated us this cat wheel after their own cats wouldn’t use it. Over the years, we have moved it from cat room to cat room but never found any real interest in it either….. until Willow came along. Willow is a cat who prefers little human interaction. At first, she spent all of her time hiding after she came here. But then…. she found the wheel. The wheel sits out on the porch of her cat room where she loves to go out and take a spin multiple times a day.