Featured Animal of the Week: Eloise

Meet Eloise!

Eloise came to the farm in spring of 2018 from a horrific neglect situation. She was in bad shape and had been bullied by the other pigs. She came to our sanctuary to be by herself where she could decompress and heal. And Eloise did just that! Within a few weeks of her arrival, Eloise started to trust her caretakers. Soon, she began coming out of her pile of straw to receive her food. And it wasn’t long after that she began to let us touch her. Eloise, as it turns out, is quite a love.
But Eloise started putting on weight quickly and we began to get suspicious. Our suspicions were confirmed by the veterinarian when it was discovered that she was pregnant. In the summer of 2018, Eloise gave birth to 6 piglets – four females and two males. The males have since been neutered and all 7 of the pigs will live out their lives here with us in their newly renovated pig habitat – complete with field to graze in, a nice big stall to shelter in, and a creek to wallow in on summer days.
Eloise is a perfect example of how your support makes all the difference for animals in dire straits. Eloise would not have survived much longer where she came from as the conditions were so poor. Now she enjoys a life the way a pig should be able to enjoy life!

Featured Animal of the Week: Kernel

Meet Kernel!

Kernel is estimated to have been born in 2010 and came to the farm in 2017 from an animal cruelty case. Kernel came in with three other horses from extremely poor conditions. While he has healed from his physical neglect, Kernel still struggles with confidence issues in life. However, he has made huge strides forward. For his first few years with us, he was kept together with a mare named Cami who came with him from his previous place. The two of them are very bonded. Then two years ago, another gelding named Finnegan arrived at the farm. He is a very easy going and affectionate guy and we thought he might fit in the pasture with Cami and Kernel for turnout. It was an instant friendship between the two geldings. Every day when they go out, the Finnegan and Kernel stop to groom one another. Their friendship has really helped Kernel to settle down even more and be more confident.
 
 

Featured Animal of the Week: Dusty

Meet Dusty

Dusty is estimated to have been born in 2008. She came to the farm in 2009 after she had been found as a stray. Dusty had some sort of trauma to her tail when she was found. This injury causes her to leak urine. Because of that we need to be sure to keep her clean and free from any infections. She also needs to have her bladder expressed a couple of times per day to help empty her bladder completely.
Dusty is a sweetheart and loves her life here. In fact, Dusty is a bit of a human magnet. She knows exactly how to work a crowd and when visitors come, she knows just how to get their attention. People are always asking, “Oh my, who is this beautiful cat?” And Dusty then knows she has once again worked her magic.
With all the admirers though, Dusty is currently without a sponsor.