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 […]

Animal Message of the Day: Eloise

From Eloise: “Have you ever noticed all the wonderful things to smell in life? The smell of apples in the air on a fall day. The smell of clover in the summer. And then there is the smell of watermelon which is like the best ever. And grapes. And fresh mud to wallow in. There […]

Animal Message of the Day: Belle

From Belle: “Sometimes we find ourselves in places in life we never expected to be. I once was a part of a herd of four horses. We lived together for 20 years and were a solid unit. Over the past 5 years, one by one my friends have passed into spirit and I am now the […]

Animal Message of the Day: O’Malley

From O’Malley: “There are things in life that can only be savored and sometimes it is hard to explain that. Simplicity is a gift in life that we don’t always see well. Like how the warmth of a hand feels on your back. How a gentle nudge by a fellow cat can mean everything on a […]

Animal Message of the Day: Felix

From Felix: “Once upon a time, my friend Leo and I were among the first donkeys to live here on this farm. We had the honor to be with the very first donkey on the farm, Amber Donkey. Amber was a very old wise woman. The humans say she lived to be 50 years old. We […]

Animal Message of the Day: Yeti

From Yeti: “I love my physical body. I love to feel the strength of my legs when I run in a big circle. I love to leap. I love to play. Nothing feels better than to feel appreciated. I think it is a good thing to let the ones you appreciate know how much you appreciate […]

Animal Message of the Day: Charlie

From Charlie: “Yep, Charlie here. I do this every year and I begged to be included again. Never let an opportunity pass you by. Sometimes you hold back because you are afraid you might fail. But you fail yourself when you don’t step through the doors that open for you. I know this is true. I […]

Animal Message of the Day: Lorinda

From Lorinda: “I was born with legs that are not normal but I am not hindered one bit in my life. People need to look past what is not normal about me or else they miss who I really am. I am very happy in my life and I am so happy to be here. I […]