Mini-Donkey Mini-Parade

Just a short video of one of our daily turnouts for some of our mini-donkeys. They look like they have a little parade.

Animal Message of the Day: Shawnee

From Shawnee: “I have been touched by the wisdom of many elders before me. I have been so fortunate to learn so much. I think it’s important to store the wisdom of those who have lived before us and to then add our own findings in life to theirs. We can’t start out to do things […]

Animal Message of the Day: Misty Mew

From Misty Mew: “Life is simply wonderful. I know you humans are all struggling right now. But don’t give up. Stick with this. Any mess I’ve ever been in ends at some point. It is hard to see that at the time, but life will move you through and out the other side. We have not […]

Animal Message of the Day: Ginny

From Ginny: “I am inspired by trees. Big trees come from the same size seeds and flowers. Yet they come to be bigger and stronger. They grow into their unique identity. We all start as seeds but we grow to be the unique beings that each one of us is. And we all offer something unique […]

Animal Message of the Day: Cumin

From Cumin: “Hey there! Take it from someone little, who doesn’t get around much, but understands more about the world then you know, there is so much to be grateful for in this world! What would a guinea pig know, you ask? Well don’t let my little body fool you. I see more in this world […]

Animal Message of the Day: Mabel

From Mabel: “I am grateful for being old. Yes, you heard that right. I am blessed to be elderly. The alternative would be that I wouldn’t be in this body right now. Bodies are not meant to stay young. Youth is not to be envied or looked back upon with desires to go backward. I know […]

Our December 2020 Newsletter is Here

This year has been a challenging year for most everyone. The animals of Spring Farm CARES have really missed their visitors so they decided to come find you for themselves. This special edition of our December 2020 newsletter is written by the animals themselves. We hope you enjoy it. Please use the link below to […]

Animal Message of the Day: Evelyn

From Evelyn: “I am grateful to know the heart of a family. My mom tells us all the time how lucky we are to be here now. She knows all sorts of sad stories of other pigs she knew that didn’t make it to safety.  She lived through some dark times of having no food and […]

Animal Message of the Day: Kernel

From Kernel: “Every gesture of kindness is like a drop of rain. For those who are like a desert and are starving for kindness, it will take many drops before their thirst is quenched. It will take them even longer to trust that the drops will continue to be there when they need them. Kindness grows […]

Animal Message of the Day: Mary

From Mary: “Someone told me once that if you can’t quite reach something you are trying to get, then it is best to move to another position and find something else. Like when there is a great patch of clover but it is just over the fence out of reach. It does no good to stand […]

Animal Message of the Day: Jose´

From Jose´: “There is nothing in this world more beautiful than love and friendship. You can have all the food in the world and still be starving if you don’t find a way to nourish your heart and soul. I have known lean times, both of food and of love, and I have nearly withered […]

Animal Message of the Day: Mr. Kitty

From Mr. Kitty: “One should never underestimate the power of the purr. Purring is pure love and gratitude. It is a sound cats make that is meant to be shared and not stored inside. Each cat has their own unique purr. It is our signature and special gift for those we choose to share it with. […]

Animal Message of the Day: Finnegan

From Finnegan: “There is nothing more joyful than understanding when you have found your home in life. Home is not just a place to live but it is the place where you know the deepest part of yourself is safe to rest. It can be that home is found in the hearts of others who […]

Animal Message of the Day: Marty

From Marty: “Life is like a song and each of us carries our own piece of the music. I love to feel my own song inside myself and then push it out there for others to hear it too. I’ve noticed that humans don’t take the time to stop and appreciate each other’s songs. I […]

Animal Message of the Day: Leo

From Leo: “I have a love for the mystical things in nature. Have you ever watched a dragonfly? I mean really watched them? They glow with colors that illuminate them like a little beam of light. I love watching them hover near me in the pasture. They are so delicate yet so strong. They are […]

Animal Message of the Day: Marsha

From Marsha: “People see me as being blind, but actually they are not seeing me but are only seeing the lack of function in my eyes. My world is far from dark. I see things in a different way. Maybe even in ways that those of you with sight never get to see. I see […]

Animal Message of the Day: Lizzie

From Lizzie: “I take such comfort in the warmth of the sun. I love slow days that are soothing to the soul. I am healing. I didn’t even know that I needed to, but I did, and I am. I can see that now that things are looking brighter. I had let a sadness kind […]

Animal Message of the Day: Flora

From Flora: “I may seem like a plain white goat. I used to think that too. Just a goat with nothing to offer. I had no purpose. I had run out of hope. I just kind of survived each day with my other goat friends. But as I grew old, I outlived all of my […]

Animal Message of the Day: Noah

From Noah: “There is so much in life to be grateful for but sometimes difficult times can cloud our minds from knowing the truth that is in our hearts. Our hearts know the truth of love and gratitude and kindness. Anger, bitterness, hatred, and judgement are not natural to the heart at all but are […]

Animal Message of the Day: Pizazz

From Pizazz: “I’ll tell you what I appreciate is when someone takes the time to get to know me before they label me and judge me as something I’m not. I’m frequently misunderstood. I’m different. Not difficult. Just different. The only thing about me that is difficult is that people don’t try to understand me. […]

Animal Message of the Day: Nell

From Nell: “I love to feel the wind on my face on a nice day. I love to feel the sun on my back. But none of that would be as meaningful without my friends beside me. I have come from great pain and upheaval and even lost an eye. But I am grateful for […]

Animal Message of the Day: Clark

From Clark:  “Oh my goodness! Let me tell you how fun it is to be a goat. I mean, seriously, it is an absolute blast. I love my goat body. I’m little and cute and people like to hear me make my cute little goat sounds. It always makes them laugh. So when I see […]

Daily Animal Messages Start November 26th!

Each day from November 26 – December 31, as has been our annual tradition now for many years, we will share with you a message from one of the animals of Spring Farm CARES. We hope this will provide you with a bit of inspiration for your day. But first, Dawn’s dog Jessie just had […]